Zenobys here, manager of EndlessFantasy Translations so I may be a little biased (don't think I am though). Translation Quality 3/5 I know the translations may not be fantastic. We have seen better translations especially in terms of editing... and you may find the occasional oversight in capitalization, tense or spelling throughout the novel. Believe me when I say that we are trying our best and we are also looking for great editors to edit future chapters (while I personally go through the old ones to improve them). Chapters 40 onwards should have better editing as well so please give it a try. Updating Stability 5/5 The updating stability for this novel is great. Our translator who is working on this novel is doing it full-time, and though he may not be extremely efficient in producing translations, churning out 20 chapters each week, I assure you that he is doing his best and we can guarantee a stable rate of at least 7 a week (with some held back in case of emergencies). Story Development 5/5 The story development of Masked Knight is fantastic. I have read and followed Chinese light novels for the past 2 years and have found that there were many cases in which the author begins to repeat content. MC gets stepped on, grows stronger, takes revenge, rinse and repeat. While this may be what many readers are looking for, as proven by statistics (no quote here, just pure assumption from the popularity of novels on frequented sites), I believe that Masked Knight can bring a fresh and amazing perspective to how Chinese light novels can also be done. The story picks up at around Chapter 20, for curious readers, so please do not hesitate to give it a chance if you haven't already read up till that Chapter. Character Design 4/5 I have learned that many of the readers who were dissatisfied with this light novel had felt dislike for the MC's 'pervy-ness'. It is true that the MC get muddleheaded quite often whenever Nicole or any other world-shattering bea
Initially, I was fascinated by the plot development of character switching but I am greatly disappointed by the personality of the MC. I wanted to see more on his identity crisis, I wish he should be disappointed by his work credited to someone and who justifies it's fine because of the Tulip family name. I felt it's really disappointing from the MC when he does not retort when he met Seth. At least punch him. Seriously, that worst character Seth is playing with women while u r send to get killed. Grow some balls. Snap sometimes, show u r human. I want MC to change his face to normal and tell Seth to.screw off or try to kill Seth to say there is no need for 2 Dukes. Wishing for good development from now on.
I had high expectations of this after reading the author's other excellent works like Law of the Devil and Gate of Revelation, but unfortunately this novel is just no where as good as the other ones. The writing is good up to ~c140 but after that, it seems the author abandons the original "masked knight" premise of the story. The writing gets worse and worse. The story turns into Dragonball-esque super power battles with dudes flying around. Thereafter it becomes clear less thought and attention are been put into the writing and the plot of the story. After the dragon arm incident, there's all sorts of haphazard and awkward arbitary adjustments in power levels that don't make sense. The characters, including the main character, become massive morons. More and more plotholes and inconsistencies crop up. The main character also becomes more dislikable. He becomes more hypocritical, more selfish, and turns into a philandering cheater. His morality basically goes down the drain. As for the translation. The syntax and flow is pretty decent, but unfortunately the translator has a terrible naming sense. Some of the terms used is just downright cringeworthy. I really wanted to like this novel. But, after reading it, it's a real disappointment. I think it'd be better to just skip this and chk out the author's much better written novels like Law of the Devil and Gate of Revelation instead.
TRASH, TRASH, TRASH. In the beginning it was interesting. His character was a bit bland but the storyline made it bearable. However as the story progressed the MC was turning into a coward and submissive beta male when faced against women especially the one that tormented him. He lacks a brain, his thinking only comes from his penis. He is the type that gets beaten and tormented by a woman and instead of getting angry, he just lets it be and have fantasies being with the woman due to her appearance. In short the protagonist is brain dead. I feel sorry for the storyline. It was such a unique idea but it was ruined by the characters. Don't waste your time.
Updating stability is the only reason the score is so high... since it was completely translated when I started reading. This is just terrible. The mc is 18, acts like he's 13. Female lead is 20/21. Acts like she's 13. Victim falls in love with her rap*st bullsh*t too. The whole thing reads like a filler chapter from coiling dragon.
The first 100 chapters were high quality etertainement. However it goes downhill really fast when mythological creatures come into play and it's just a mess after that. Just when you think the MC is not like the other MCs and grew up after his battlefield experience he becomes the author's self insert after his dragon power up.
This novel is a really good read, and just like what the other reviews said about the quality of this novel, (which includes the character, story and world development) is good relatively compared to some other novels I've read. However, the reason I gave it 3 stars is the fact that in the middle of the the released chapters the novel quality deteriorates. Some things that I find unpleasant to the story is that the author did not bother changing some names of the characters and events, while that is fine in some situations in this case it comes off as being lazy in the author's side. Another thing is that the author categorizes religions here in the extremes as if nothing really good comes out of it. But if that's true then the churches should've been abolished by internal strife and through people's revolts long ago. Some could say that it is an attempt to portray medieval times where religion is prevalent, however it feels more like it is heavily influenced by the author's desires and biases. Lastly, the MC is inconsistent with his beliefs that I find disappointing since I had high hopes for him. I hope this helps people who read reviews carefully and decide for themselves if they want to read it or not.