[Story] Trash in the Apocalypse

Title: Trash in the Apocalypse
Author: Arba
Genre(s): Magical Realism
Tags: Apocalypse, Kingdom Building, Zombies, Survival, Video Game, Game Elements, Anti-Hero (excludes some non-tags)
Audience:
Main Lead: Male
Status: Ongoing
AVB Assessment Score: PDE 2 CDD 2 SWB 2 || TQ 3 SV 2 || Overall: 11 (score explanation)
Number of Chapters: 359
Chapter Length: Medium
Reading Level: Medium
Date of First Release: December 17, 2019
Date of Last Update: January 10, 2021
AVB Reviewed? No
Available on Platform(s): Webnovel
Number of Views: 2.1M
Number of Reviews: 76
Synopsis:
In less than a minute, the world that we knew had changed. A mass vertigo occurred and for a brief moment, everyone fell unconscious. When people woke up, they learnt that their bodies were strengthened and that they also gained unique skills for themselves. Zombies and mutated monsters began to rampage on the streets.
Jun was a casual thug. When he woke up, he gained an extra ability that will help him survive in this new world. Join him as he journeyed through this apocalyptic wasteland in search of his remaining family. Watch him build his own underground empire and make a haven for his own.

Review(s)

KingofMortals: A new Apocalyptic- game-genre novel.. Thank god it’s happening in another country… Unlike other CN… 
The background is based in semi realistic world… The style of narration is simple and easy to understand.. And makes you feel the simulation as if we are watching… 
The characters are excellently fleshed out.. With their own unique temperaments and backgrounds… 
Author incorporated both game and system fiction into the world building.. To create a fantastical fiction novel… 
With the same stable updates and writing quality.. I hope author continues writing this amazing book… And journey us through the end…

Leyheart: I assume writing quality refers to grammatical errors and the like so I gave that lower ratings. I’ll be honest, this story is a copy paste of Shovels in Spades but I don’t mind that. It’s a great story, and author if you haven’t read it yet, I suggest trying it. You might get some inspiration. Work on your “his”/”her” grammatical errors, you often say “her” when referring to a man. Also, stop saying dying times. That’s not the expression, it’s trying times. I find the story really well written and I’m thankful for this, though the system could’ve been improved on from the start. It’s a pretty trash and worthless system, a system shop would’ve been extremely poggers. Or being able to talk to the system. Not a fan of how much the system lacks substance.

8Eight: writing is pretty good for the most part, plenty readable, however occasionally some explanations get somewhat convoluted, but not really a deal breaker. 
updates arent exactly fast, but writing is difficult so i cant hammer the author for it really. 
story, honestly it starts out pretty good, till chapter 30-40ish the story is pretty interesting, new things happen, but after that i feel like things starts to get stale pretty quickly, combined with the fact that i feel like the author almost forgot that the game system was a thing between chapter 40-100. theres just a lot of repeat fighting. the power ups feel boring in a way, “i want to see the world in chaos” and he gets time dialation? and then its never brought up again. the cross/church is talked about being something good for like 15 chapters. and its just exp bonus?. ive rambled enough here lets move on. 
characters. they arent bad per say, just occasionally bipolar. i kind of expect a “reasonable tyrant” type of mc, but he just switches between dumb violence, and stupid sympathy. 
world background is fine-ish, and is fed pretty dynamically, eg not info dumps. but i still feel like i know nothing. 
i think alot of this can be attributed to the small scale of the current “world” since its effectively like a 1km radius and its being described almost a bit too much for whats actually there? 
anyway i ended up putting it on hold at chapter 128, i dont hate the story, it just feel really dull to binge. good luck

Alakabam: Started reading yesterday and have caught up as of just a few minutes ago. I had been searching for a kingdom-building novel for some time now and this really scratches that itch. 
The characters Jun meets feel genuine and fleshed out, the dynamics/feelings between them seem realistic. The worldbuilding is also quite detailed and the video game elements give it a nice spin opposed to a regular apocalypse novel. The writing is decent and stays consistent throughout the chapters I’ve read, slight improvements have been noted but there’s still some grammar mistakes here and there but one easily reads past those, it’s not annoying enough for me to call it a flaw. And I’m sure that the Author over the time of writing this novel will slowly improve his style. 
All in all I love the novel so far and have enjoyed every minute of reading it, keep on trucking Author and I hope this gets the attention it deserves. 
** if you’re in need of reviews maybe swap some with other writers on the Webnovel forums, that could also give you an insight into what other writers think could improve or what you do really well. 
Thanks for writing Author! (っ˘з(˘⌣˘ )

MarcGem: Writing quality started off alright, then slowly came to sh!t. The grammar mistakes (lots of em) come at around chapter 40. At this point, the writing is not even a fraction as smooth as it had been when the story started. 
Can’t say much about story development since I’m only up to chapter 58. All I can say is that it’s quite boring at the later chapters, like you can predict what’s going to happen. MC’s merry band is equipped with thick plot armour and his only goal is to lead them to build a shop where they can sell goods.? I feel that author is downplaying the sense of danger in an apocalypse. It’s like I’m reading a book about a party in a videogame farming for exp instead of an apocalypse story…
There’s plus sides though, in the earlier chapters, the entire part showcasing MC’s history was done splendidly, but it all went downhill from there. The author only uses MC’s background to explain his skillfulness at killing zombies and doesn’t touch upon it again. Is he worried about his remaining family or does he not care and wants to forget them? And the other main characters (his best friends) are not emphasised upon. (at least not at chapter 60, maybe they will be later). They seem like the bland side characters instead of the mains because the author doesn’t put much of an effort to describe their relationship with the MC. Side characters are side characters. Up to chapter 60, we only now their names and their previous occupation or general information (she is a middle-aged woman!). 
World background is actually pretty okay. Typical zombie apocalypse stuff yada yada. I like what the author did with the system, and explaining that those who couldn’t take the pain at the start became zombies. He could build upon this and slowly reveal stuff about how it happened and why the system is in place. 
I stopped reading at chp. 65 because of the bad grammar. If it’s fixed, I may start reading again. The novel started off strong and i hope it can salvage it’s quality in future chapters.

Story Post Last Updated: May 11, 2021

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