LCD The Devil's Cage

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  1. Overclock

    Overclock Well-Known Member

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    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-devil-cage/

    The Devil's Cage is the far better Ultimate Evolution. It has some of the things I did like about Ultimate Evolution without as much of the info dumps. Kinda has a infinity style to It, but for you guys who like to complain about copyrights don't worry, all the worlds are original.

    68 chapters as of now, so go read this if you haven't and discuss this amazing story!
     
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  2. Azure

    Azure The True Blue Sky

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    I enjoy it a lot
     
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  3. TimeTraveler

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    i higly recommend it
     
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  4. Juno

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    When I looked at your title, I thought u were talking about the sharingan
     
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  5. Overclock

    Overclock Well-Known Member

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    Why?
     
  6. AardwarkThe2nd

    AardwarkThe2nd (R-18 writer) Aardwark, the king of aardvarks!

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    Can anyone rec this for me please? Just give a short story synopsis and tell wut you liked.
     
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    Anyone understands how the leveling works? Like how does the stat cap rise?
     
  8. Azure

    Azure The True Blue Sky

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    Skills have related stats and when you level your skills, they raise the stats in turn, but the stats get harder to raise the higher they are. Skills are divided into rarities and the more rare a skill is the more it raises a stat/the more it is unaffected by the increased difficulty to raise stats.
    For example, if you get some common skill that's tied to your agility, and then you raise it from the first rank to the second rank, but you already have rank B agility, obviously the common skill won't raise your stats to rank A, but a legendary skill might.
    The whole system isn't clearly defined yet, but that's the gist of it.
     
  9. Black Parcher

    Black Parcher The Eternal World Wanderer

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    I think that's Obito's ability when he traps people
     
  10. criticalmind

    criticalmind Enter Chunni Name Here

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    Basically, MC is a guy with a serious illness, and also broke. So he starts playing a death game which is illegal but has potential to make money. Good story. He tries to maximize all his skills and uses his head. One can argue that his instincts are basically plot armour because he is never wrong, but it is really well written.

    After the tutorial arc, he enters the game world where he can interact with other players. From there he can enter dungeons which are basically another world like in Terror Infinity, only they are original worlds, not based on movies.

    That was my one complaint against Terror Infinity, that it was based upon movies that you needed to watch in order to understand what was happening.
     
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    Overclock Well-Known Member

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    The ability name translated is called "Authority of the Gods".
     
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  12. Okuri Ookami

    Okuri Ookami 'Chi Chi Chi' calls the Sparrow

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    Ah I remember reading the original TL up to the part he met the chick a 2nd time or something. I was planning to reread it (something I never do) because I barely remember the story... I stopped at chapter 2.... Didn't even finish it.... Actually I'm probably not even halfway through:sweating_profusely::notlikeblob:

    I've looked at the titles of each chapter and it killed my enthusiasm. I'm now waiting till I see a good title unless someone can tell me the story is overwhelmingly great and a must read :aww:

    Till then :blobpopcorn::cookie:

    But I'm still hyped for it's future, it gives me a Terror Paradise feel. Another great novel
     
  13. Overclock

    Overclock Well-Known Member

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    All men! Lame! At least give me a girl player, and one not falling for mc within two minutes.
     
  14. Mrots1

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    Is there somewhere where we can see which are the different attributes that a character can have? I don't remember where on the novel it was showed...
     
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    It's a bit similar to terror paradise with the 'detective' stuff. MC figuring out what the missions are, the consequences, etc.

    That said, maybe it's because I haven't read a lot of terror paradise, but I feel like the novel is more similar to The Ultimate Evolution and Infinity Armament. It's a bit faster paced though, and the details are focused more on the plot than a lot of useless information, plus the TL is also taking quite a lot of liberties to localize the novel... So it's faster paced and it's not as 'heavy' or 'tiresome' to read through as with Ultimate Evolution for example.

    Anyway, I highly recommend reading this novel, I personally ended up binge reading the translated chapters and now I'm MTLing for myself so...


    That said, I have some complaints about the TL... I did briefly mentioning the translation taking some liberties, I think for the most part it's fine and it's a good localization to English. It did take away some of the 'Chinese' feel out of the novel. Maybe I just liked the name Kieran because a character in a game I used to play had it, but I have no problem with the names being westernized either...

    But anyway, sometimes details are removed. I'm ok with it for the most part, often times in these chinese webnovels they're being overly explicit and the author repeat himself over and over, but I did notice that some details are just removed. I can't think of any good example off the top of my head, but a simple one would be for instance with the "dungeon" (technically more like "setting" or "script/plot", but choosing dungeon is understandable...) completions and the grades.

    another would be the skill/attribute level ups: 已达到此类型技能,当前等级提升上限,无法提升!"Capped for this specific skill at current level."

    Maybe it's just because I don't really know chinese, but "type of skill"(类型技能) would suggest that it's not at all specific skill.

    Then there are some bad translations, recipes/formulas for potions/medicine or whatever, translated as prescriptions, really?

    ancillary instead of auxiliary/supplementary skill for the supportive skills.

    A lot of strange word choices imo, some that I'm pretty sure are just wrong...

    Also, the ranks/grades... >.>

    Basic -> Entry -> MASTER??? -> PRO(FFESIONALL)??? -> GRANDMASTER?!

    PLEASE, it's at these times I wonder whether the TL actually know chinese and/or if the editor actually know english...

    It should be obvious that it's more like Basic[基础] -> Entry(-level)[入门] or perhaps Novice -> Proficient/Skilled[精通] -> Specialist/Expert[专家] -> Master[大师]

    You can tell why someone could make the mistakes, but then if you put them together and just think about it for a moment it should be obvious how stupid the ranks were...


    Now, overall the translation was actually surprisingly good. Better than most, and I honestly wasn't really expecting that coming from webnovel/qidian international, and I obviously liked the novel itself as well so I do recommend reading the novel.

    p.s. oh yeah, one of the changes I liked quite a bit and was obvious right away when I started MTLing for myself, the Yes/No message/questions were rephrased way better in the TL. Perhaps someone might think that these changes aren't that noteworthy, but being able to read smoothly is even more important than spellings etc imo.
     
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  16. Okuri Ookami

    Okuri Ookami 'Chi Chi Chi' calls the Sparrow

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    I honestly read further into it (not much), maybe up to where he destroys the bandits hideout and steals the jewelry and stuff. I got to where he left the new chick and old chick and went to negotiate with the rebel forces over the jewelry I think. Anyway I noticed a lot of term problems as I read it over again (a few months ago) I couldn't really get into the story because of it and other reasons so I left the story alone and haven't been back since. It's still in my library but I doubt I'll be going back to it anytime soon though.
     
  17. Overclock

    Overclock Well-Known Member

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    My opinion as of 140 chapters is that this is getting better and better. Its only flaw really are just the shorter than average chapters.
     
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    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    This has quickly become one of my favourite novels on NUF, it's just that a single chapter doesn't really get you there, so i'll probably let it stockpile it up an arc before i cotinue reading it. I'm going to guess his genetic disorder IRL , the 'knights of dawn' and the 'DAYbreaker' unique title will all connect in some kind of way and he'll actually be 'a son of god' as spoken by the knight of dawn, curing his own genetic disorder through the game or the exercise he learns there, as opposed to just using a game to make money and pay for his daily life.

    At least i hope so, this novel has given me more of a terror infinity vibe than a mmorpg one, there are some similarities here with Terror Paradise but this one has better action scenes and the items/skill system is really good.
     
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    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    Kind of suspicious though, *kills the Shaman's henchman that was trying to F them over*
    *gets invitation by a shaman to come to a bonus dungeon*
    Not suspicious at all or anything.
     
  20. NeurogamiPrime

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    I am surprised no one is talking about this novel on this site. It is pretty good. This latest chapter with the botched double heart transplant was shocking. but i gotta say, if this MC doesn't come out of this game with real life super powers, i am going to be mad. they do so much "I feel like my very soul is burning" type stuff, along with the Final Destination style accident deaths for people who die in the game. If there isn't something more to this game than it just being a hyper realistic VR game then i don't think it is possible to have a satisfying end to this novel.