So... This story is a headache to review, but most of the views either hate or love this novel. It deserves neither. The Galactic Dark Net, as many greatly negative reviews point out, has quite the interesting premise. It is kind of like this:
'Earth has recently entered into a galactic stage, and ability users, Aka espers, are the representative elite of each world. Earth avoided colonization by the skin of their teeth. but their hero, Ke Lake, has mysteriously disappeared. Meanwhile, a guy named Han discovers the existence of the dark net, and begins his rise to become a hero for not just earth, but for the entire galaxy!'
Yeah, boils your blood right? Well, although this premise and the ideas that follow are exceptional, certain obvious contradictions and oversights from the author make this story go from exceptional to mediocre. For example, his wolf fang battalion tactic operates on the basis that his void domain nullifies all powers without the victim being aware of it. Well, the author will drop this explanation at the drop of the hat whenever it doesn't suit the main character, or the battle he is in.
In fact, the author even uses the void domain as a replacement for a simultaneous signal for a couple of masters to withdraw their source energy at the same time. Then, in the very next chapter, he uses the fact that it is unnoticeable to surprise one of his enemies... Sigh.
Anyways, the translation is ok at times, sub-par at others, but the idea always remains clear. So its not like you will encounter issues understanding the plot, although at times you will question the infinitely numerous layers of plot armor revolving around the main character. Character development focuses mainly around important characters that often interact with the main character, while he himself remains largely unchanged.
Of course, development ceases beyond this sphere of influence, besides the occasional 'oh he's such a genius' or 'wow, he's badass.' But this is typical of most Chinese novels; the story isn't necessarily worse off without good character development. Although this can lead to repetitive situations, the author avoids ****** the reader sick of the novel by constantly inserting new ideas, new unique elements to make the story more entertaining.
Thus, considering all that I've said, this novel deserves around 3.2 stars. It's better than average (3 stars), but the drawbacks mentioned makes this story a favorite for some, and a blight for others. As you can probably tell, I like the novel a lot, despite its obvious drawbacks. Now I'm not saying that you will necessarily like this novel, but I encourage you to try it out. You might find that it's better than you originally thought!