Stating my review as of C51, I held the top Non-Author review on the original so please read the whole review.
I would check on it daily till it finally was removed by the author himself. It was a great book that I rated 4.5 Stars for having great Writing Quality, Stable updates, Good Character Design, the only issue was the lacking story development which was due to low chapter count, and lower world background due to the main character as of then not expanding his horizons past 3 places, all described and imaginable through context, just a lack of world knowledge.
This story has, in my opinion, different from the original too much for it to be considered a replacement.
The Writing Quality is lower, at 3.5 stars, but I rounded to 4 due to the rating system in place. The author can't seem to stay on topic and butts in the story to explain things that need no explanation, and could if was a good author, be explained in dialogue or thought.
For example, the heart cultivation system, they deviate for a minute to explain the heart cultivation system, how it's based on the soul and therefore one of the hardest things in the cultivation world to raise, and how only the 3 top immortal emperors have reached its peak.
He can think back on his death while cultivating in his store,
" I could have caught up to him and beat him if I had raised my heart cultivation to Heart Void... I'm still stuck at Heart unmoving mountain, I may have had a glimpse into it previously but my cultivation now is simply too low ", and the two earlier realms explained which he teaches his future disciple.
The stability of Updates is fine, I give it 5 stars.
Story Development is butchered, the original was much more of a casual yet satisfying read and had you interested in the side-characters, this is my main point of critique and the one I hope my comment readers sit up from there seats to read.
The Side-Characters in the original you would learn about more, they would attempt to talk with the store owner and the store owner would be unresponsive, giving nods or a smile, they would say a qualm they had which silently built the depth of the world, they would talk with each other, you would see the bandits leaning to each other and appreciating seniority and looking up to there boss even in the presence of a 9-saint.
In this it feels like their props, put there to show off the MC, this ruins the original novels likeness and lowers it to be just another novel on the board, making it nothing special to read, just another interesting title with a forgettable narrative. I would normally give it a 3, but due to remembering the original, I must give it a 2.
Character design is also a 2, the main character is given no prior explanation like in the original, you learn from the context in chapter 2 or 3 that he was transmigrated, but then he talks about how he used to be a top expert if I hadn't read the original I don't think I would've understood the situation immediately. As previously said the characters have become props to show his greatness, and are no longer interesting, the two girls have no personalities, there just prizes unwarranted for the main character to show off to his customers, who he never talks to and shows no appreciation nor affection towards.
World Background, this was a complaint I had for the previous author as well so I can't be too harsh in reality, luckily though we're on the internet and I can be hypocritical in my choices.
If I remember correctly I gave the previous author 4 stars for world background because he at least depicted the environments and I could imagine them, but now, it's a small shop in some area is some kingdom with a history we know little about and can only correlate to the very simple and unbuilt world history (which this world history is new and was not mentioned in any of the originals chapters, I do not know why the empire is suddenly founded by a long-dead hero who fought in this great war that would be unimportant if it followed the likeness of the original).
We don't get to imagine the interesting black wasteland like in the last book with a quaint village on its bordering coast that live off the sea and cultivators explore the deadlands for rare ingredients, where our MC meets up with the two best cooks on the continent or at least proclaimed by there elder, who is acknowledge as the best cook on the continent, who then follow after to find our MC cause he shows off his cooking skills without even knowing. World building is 1 star.
Is this all just me complaining about how it isn't faithful to the original? Yes. Is that bad? To most no.
But to me, this author could always just write his own book, sense he clearly has concepts for them by introducing this random world history with a great war. But instead, he tried his hands at reviving a very great book in my eyes and turned it into a second-rate book, and now no one else can ever read that original book, even if it would've never been completed, it was a good short run that left you with an idea in your head, one that could let you imagine that world and the character's future just in your mind, without needing to continue it.
If this is the same author who just didn't like his old book and made a new account saying that he transferred rights, then you have made a downgrade, and if it's a different person who has taken the reigns of this, you have removed a great book from this site, and no one will be ever to read that original again.
If I could rate this anything, personally id rate it 1 compared to the previous, but on its own, 3.5-4 , but I acknowledge it will never be what the previous was, but I can not forget the previous so in the end I will leave it with 2.8.