Kono Sekai ga Game da to, Ore dake ga Shitte Iru


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Popular for being filled with bugs, the virtual-reality game New Communicate Online (a.k.a. Nekomimi Neko Offline).

A die-hard fan of the game, Sagara Souma, is sent to the game world from the power of a mysterious device.

Though surprised by the sudden turn of events, Souma conveniently knows the laws of the world.

Mastering every bug, using the game’s logic against it, he is soon known as “Maverick Swordsman Souma.”

Kono Sekai ga Game da to, Ore dake ga Shitte Iru average rating 4.2/5 - 149 user ratings
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Kono Sekai ga Game da to, Ore dake ga Shitteiru
This World Is a Game, but Only I Know
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Latest Release

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01/27/18 Nanodesu v2c6 part2v2c6 part2
01/07/18 Nanodesu v2c6 part1v2c6 part1
11/26/17 Nanodesu v2c5 extrav2c5 extra
11/26/17 Nanodesu v2c5 part4v2c5 part4
11/05/17 Nanodesu v2c5 part3v2c5 part3
09/19/17 Nanodesu v2c5 part2v2c5 part2
09/07/17 Nanodesu v2c5 part1v2c5 part1
08/24/17 Nanodesu v2c4 part7v2c4 part7
08/13/17 Nanodesu v2c4 part6v2c4 part6
07/27/17 Nanodesu v2c4 part5v2c4 part5
06/28/17 Nanodesu v2c4 part4v2c4 part4
06/16/17 Nanodesu v2c4 part3v2c4 part3
05/28/17 Nanodesu v2c4 part2v2c4 part2
05/19/17 Nanodesu v2c4 part1v2c4 part1
05/03/17 Nanodesu v2c3 extrav2c3 extra
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GilliamYaeger rated it
February 15, 2016
Status: --
This is not a story about a guy trapped in a game world.

Well, it is I suppose it is. But thats not the point.

What it’s really about is New Communicate Online, the buggiest, most sadistic singleplayer VRMMO known to man. Come, marvel at the legend of the Master Torch and its Underground Dojo. Learn why repeatedly slamming your head into a wall at breakneck speeds is the true path to power. Weep at the tragic fate of the Armor Knights of the Cave of Trials. And fall in love with... more>> the greatest, most lovingly modelled cat ears in all of gaming.

Basically, its a glitch speedrun in novel form. And its amazing.

The non-glitch related parts are quite good, too, which doesn’t hurt. <<less
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ninthlite rated it
June 20, 2016
Status: --
A comedic spin on transported to game world fad. The novel satirizes the illogical nature of games, and the fact a game would never work as a real world due to the limitations of games. The main character is brought into a fantasy world that highly resembles a game that he is addicted to. The game was created by heavily flawed developers that loved to abuse their customers, and focused heavily on their fetishes while ignoring glaring bugs in the game. Its funny.
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spotmarkedx rated it
January 26, 2016
Status: --
Things I like about the series:

While the setting overall is fairly standard (MC transported into a game world), the execution on this concept is great. The MC is in some ways OP, since he has a complete understanding of the world mechanics while those living in the world do not. However, the author does a spectacular job keeping the tension of the world high by making the setting a place filled with a multitude of ludicrous bugs, odd quests, and exploits.

My summary of the setting doesn’t do it justice.... more>> Each new situation is made interesting, especially as the MC’s actions are pretty silly to a common person, since he is abusing bugs and exploits. The contrast between the MC’s thoughts, the game-world character’s thoughts, and the background information on the prior game world really does make for an interesting read.

The NPC (s) (which is so far mostly the first heroine) also so far well written. They have distinctive traits left over from the game world to start, but as time goes on, the character is getting fleshed out more and more as the story progresses.

Things I don’t like about this series:

So far, I haven’t run into any complaints (at the time of the writing of this review, up to V1c5 was released).

Overall Evaluation:

Read this. Especially if you have interest in reincarnation / gameworld stories, or just interest in humorous stories overall. <<less
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slay_mithos rated it
September 18, 2016
Status: v1c1
I really didn't manage to get into this story at all.

It's not that the story is terrible, or that the writing or translation would make it unreadable, it's fine on those points.

It's just that the flow, the descriptions and explanations, everything is just "this world is a game I already know".

... more>> The premise might sound interesting, but sadly the author forgot to make the NPCs into proper living beings, so the whole world feels dead from the very start, and we are left a story that's not really that catching.

It might have worked if the author had made us discover the quests and bugs along with the story, but we are introduced with quite a lot of the "bugs" and "quests" right from the start, without the character actually encountering most of it, making all of it even more artificial.

That said, as the writing isn't that bad, and the translation correct, it's ok to give it a go. Just remember, each "chapter" is really long, so don't think "meh, parts for each chapter, lazy translator". <<less
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Zyst rated it
May 3, 2017
Status: v2c3 extra
The description made me skeptical as hell. Oh, a buggy game and our main character is there. You're just trying to say this guy is a cheat aren't you?!

I was wrong, I am glad I was wrong. It's hard to explain the charm of the novel, but it's straight up a sh*t game. The main character gets transported, and you go through this super veteran attempt to play through in a completely unreasonable game.

The side characters are well developed and cute as f**k, the main character is interesting, the broken-as-f**k... more>> setting is lovingly crafted. Even if you don't normally like VRMMO/Transmigrated to video game world settings

I would still recommend this.

Seriously, give it a shot. <<less
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Aho555 rated it
May 21, 2017
Status: c120
This is really good, really enjoyable read.


-Unique setting of MC exploiting the game (now real) world's bugs and knowledge of future events, in order to become powerful

... more>> -However, he still has to work hard to win his fights (most of them, lol)

-Lots of humor; after all the game world was created by a crappy developer that furthermore likes to make life difficult for its players

-Very well fleshed out world, especially describing the changes when game world and NPCs become real people

-Supported by well developed relationships with side characters/heroines


-Can't think of much; maybe lack of introspective moments for the MC as the plot doesn't stop moving? This is more of a nitpick though considering this is a comedic story. Anyway, there's enough serious bits to make the characters feel real. <<less
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thenewattacker rated it
September 12, 2017
Status: v2c2 part1
The synopsis and initial setting are generic. However, the skills of the author allowed for a fun adventure. By reading the story, I believe that the author has had experience with RPGs before. The author describes in detail: the effects/bugs of skills, the consequences of said skills, the bad end of events, the player-abused exploits, and, most importantly, the perspective/reaction/actions of the general NekomimiNeko populous. The author stays true to the rules/boundaries that he set out even though he has used the fact that 'the world is no longer a... more>> game' to squirm his way around certain limitations like pre-programmed lines and invisible walls. He's also an adept user of the concept known as Chekhov's gun.

The audience that would best enjoy this story would be RPG players (Divinity: Original Sin 2) that enjoy the hilarity of watching videos of people messing around with bugs. This novel is similar in that the audience is reading about the hijinks that occur to our MC within this buggy world.

One doubt that I've had in my mind is about the sh*tty events. It has been described that there are many unsuspecting events in which if completed, the story becomes insane if not completely impossible to complete. However, while such broken events have been described in high detail, such GG events have not happened to the MC yet (though he has encountered his share of headache-inducing events). However, if I think about it from a narrative standpoint, once such an event occurs, then this story will basically end right there. Thus, I've come to rationalize that once the MC detects the possibility of such an event in the horizon, he'll do everything in his power to skirt around the event instead of overcoming it (which is fine by me). He's used such a principle when dealing with psychotic, narcissistic, or just crazy NPCs.

All in all, what I've read is great and I have faith in the author that the story will continue to be great.

P.S. I had a great time when I imagine this game as a trolly D&D campaign. <<less
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