Codename: Freedom - Survive Week One!

by Elorion

Original Action Fantasy LitRPG Sci-fi Cyberpunk Male Lead Martial Arts Virtual Reality

LITRPG, SCIFI EPIC

War is coming.

The government must accelerate their super soldier program. They have pushed beyond what was thought possible and developed a new Virtual Reality system; the perfect tool to weed out and train recruits.

Against all odds, Lucius, a semipro gamer, is selected to participate in Codename: Freedom, a VRMMO that promises to blur the lines between game and reality.

With the world watching live, Lucius is faced with the opportunity to gain a following and impressing sponsors. His dream of going pro and proving his father wrong is within his grasp.

Unlike normal games that start easy as you learn to play, Codename: Freedom doesn’t give that luxury. The government has no time to waste. After years of hard work to rise in rank, this new game will challenge all that Lucius has learned to the point of breaking and beyond. Will he quit, go mad, or become something altogether different? Something better?

The Codename: Freedom Saga - Book 1

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LiquidOcelot
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Let me take the honor of dropping the first review

It's been awhile since I wrote any rewievs, but this fiction, or rather it's first draft, made me go through effort. I just finished reading the draft and was looking for more when found this edited and more polished version. Let me be straight, this story is real deal, for more then one reason. I could go through great lenghts prising style, grammar, character development etc. I feel I should actually. The problem is, I don't know how much is this version different from the first one so it would be only fair to be patient and wait for more content before comparing them.

Most of amateur authors tend to shower their MCs with powers early on, ruining the progress and denying their readers the sence of fulfilment a good story brings. Others set up the pace too quick for their own good. Both mistakes are signs of immaturity to me and their absence in Codename: Freedom is what drove me to it originaly.

Reading one of my favourite stories on RRL is such a thrill. I'm totaly going to enjoy it.

Cym
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One of the best story in Royal Road is back!

Codename freedom is back!!

So far the story hasn't really started but it's really similar to the previous one so I'm writing a review based on the ancient one.

The story is interesting and advance at a good pace, but what's is really catching are the emotions we got to feel along the story. The author is really good at capturing horror, pain, doubts and epic moments with his words. This is a war, a brutal one, and we got real heroes in the making to respond to it!

The addition of the future daughter is a little weird so far, but I will wait to see how it is going before updating my review. Anyway, welcome back Elorion!

markostaras
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Interesting plot with some flaws

First i would like to say that i like the idea, how the story starts and the prospects it has for a solid and massive world building. This first volume doesn't dissapoint but as i stated in the title there are some things i don't really understand/like which i will try to state mostly bcs the author asked for feedback.
 

Spoiler: Spoiler

 

 There are more things and the above can be documented much better but i am not good at writing and i am not sure if the author will check it so that's enough.

Cheers for the nice story!

p.s in the miniscule probabilty that you find my statements interesting feel free to text me

Greywolf
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I have come to really like this, and I would buy it if I can. Lucious is cool, for the most part.

I like the action.

The by-play betwen Lucious and Kline, and Lucious and Victoria is great.

Would I be able to buy it on Kobo?

lutexv
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VRMMO + SciFI + Supersoldier Experiments + Military Literature

I read it on Kindle Unlimited and liked it quite a bit. It is a blend of a fantasy VRMMO story with SciFi and a bit of military literature. I liked the aspect of that the bodies of the characters are actually being pushed to their limits in order for the players to accomplish the feats they do inside the game. It adds a whole self-improvement aspect to the thing, as if they are actually lifting or something similar when they are killing goblins and such.

 

The only things that bothered me were the emphasis in party play (an aspect of RPG lit I usually dislike) and the use of the word "gamer", which I loathe (If you play games, you just do that, it doesn't define yourself as something else). But those are personal opinions, they are not faults at the novel.

I await anxiously for the sequel. Thanks, and keep up the hard work!

Raph772
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Good but boring MC ruins it

Well written and the author is obviously skilled however there is one glaring flaw and that is the fact that the MC is BORING, honestly i'd much rather read the story from the POV of almost any of the side characters at this point as they seem to be more interesting, may change in time but so far there's nothing SPECIAL about the MC that makes me care/want to read more about him.

baengi
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I liked the first draft

 Overall, i liked the first draft more, with the super powers, the space opera ''meta'' and everything. The only part i really  from the second draft that was Destiny storytelling the MC history to his girl, otherwise the second draft was mildly boring, especially in comparison with the first. The third draft was better written than the first 2, grammatically speaking, but since the number of chapter available is limited, i can't say if it will be on the boring side of the second draft, though it seems likely from what i read, it is quite likely. Even though, the story is reaching a certain degree of maturity, as it is the 3rd draft. so overall it is a good read

Overall, the grammar is good, there are not a lot of error, though something the writer make error with the weapon the MC is wearing, since it happen often that the MC switch between a spear and a sword.

ScottM
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Enjoyed reading it, and picked it up on Kindle. I'm interested in where the story goes.

Pros:
+The main character is interesting without being OP.
+There is a good supporting cast.
+The game-world has some promise. 

Cons:
-The game 'super soldier' aspect of the story is tacked on.
-More Magic please.