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Ancient Strengthening Technique (Novel)  
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A human warrior cultivating the Ancient Strengthening Technique has transcended dimensions and arrived on Kyushu. Together with twelve ravishing beauties with looks that were unmatched in their generation, will he be able to stand on the summit of this world?


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Average: 5.9 / 10.0 (38 votes)
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Entertaining but nothing much to it   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by deathcoy
May 8th, 2016, 6:31am
fact12345 basically sums up most of points of the novel.

My personal take after 400+ chapters, the novel is too heavily riddled with chasing skirts and romance which gets dull after reading so much, trust me you will. Author should spread out the romance/harem rather have frequent bursts of flirting. Fights aren't the novel's strong point too depending how you look at it because they're for the most part short and sweet which i actually prefer(i hate long, over elaborate and draggy fights). Moreover theres not much to it for the novel's cultivation system and structure. It is not too complicated nor too simplified, just barely interesting and the author does spend quite some time explaining it to the readers. One thing to note is the MC's cultivation system is more MMORPG-like compared to the others, for example his crafting skills have experience bars.

Novel also dabbles in crafts like alchemy, medicine, acupuncture, blacksmithing, jewelcrafting and so on. MC is quite OP as he is literally like an MMO character and gets instant excess to the best crafting techniques, fighting techniques and cultivation techniques as he "levels up" his cultivation, they just get "unlocked" in his brain. Furthermore the special pendant he found in the cave at the beginning of the novel is a treasure trove that unlocks so many abuse-able benefits as he progresses and it in itself is a miniature personal space realm. Also, like most xian xia, theres little focus on side character development. Yes there are the different stages of courting a girl but in terms of maturing mentally, emotionally and physically(cultivation wise), nothing much there. Even though MC taught them overpowering techniques, boosted their cultivation, fed them treasures they're pretty much useless in battle much like TDG novel. Would even go as far as being all talk no substance despite being top disciples or figures. MC is the only competent fighter while his allies are apparently for deterrence which still fails as enemies come at them in droves. Novel is more of a solo journey with a few tag-alongs just for sex. Seriously, this gets in the way of the story. How bad? 1 fight scene or cultivation chapter followed by 2-3 chapters of flirting then rinse and repeat. Author needs to understand moderation.

Now the MC's personality is not up my alley to be honest. A modern student reincarnated in xian xia world who is extremely horny and blatantly courts girls in open sight and in front of his girlfriend, apparently every girl finds that behavior perfectly normal and acceptable. Whats worst is the frequency of this happening. There is never a town/city that the MC goes to where he does not bag a girl. MC is also hardworking but i feel author spoon feeds him too much with how OP his cultivation system works and his pendant that periodically provides top tier resources, it overshadows his determination and any hardships he overcomes. He can defeat enemies an entire realm above him, 10 levels higher than him. Whats disappointing is that he is the all-round good guy, kindhearted, samaritan and especially prone to making decisions based on emotion but again is an extremely horny bastard. No ruthlessness, cunning and he is definitely not the rationale type. He will not cut the weeds by the root nor does he have intricate scheming to overwhelm enemies. Everything is tackled head on.

Like the author mentioned- "To put it simply, this is a story about the rising up in ranks, and getting hot chicks along his journey to stand at the summit of this world."

... Last updated on August 15th, 2016, 1:38am
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focused on romance and little politic   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by fact12345
April 19th, 2016, 2:24am
after chapter 230 total review :

conclusion :

1. story focused on politic, almost similar to transcending the nine heaven but really soft not hardcore politic.
2. story focused on romance
3. almost no brotherhood / friendship like brother with each other
4. battle / combat really bad :C ( simple because author cannot describe good combat visualization using WORDS)

5. cultivitation not really bad.. i guess a little better than average

6. how to call this novel good or not? depend on the reader, if the reader like the main character personality, then you can say this novel good.

7. u will see less brutality / killing / massacre in this novel
8. story i guess its good enough unless the reader dont like romance story, that reader will call this novel story dull
9. since this novel focused on romance yeah.. the reader can guess many pervert things at the novel
10. the power up story at least not dull, i guess more better than average

11. another good things were : u will find many things like : herb, pharmacy, blacksmith, jewelmaking, and etc ( i would say this novel have many good profesion inside that help a cultivator, its a big plus for the novel )

yeah i guess i will rank this novel 7/10 or 8/10 ..but if the people dont like the main character and romance things then i'am sure the rank will be bad.

i suggest read until chapter 100+ or better until 230 + before decide this novel good or bad from reader perspective.

extra review after chapter 439 :

soon the novel will get the heavy story, what i mean heavy story was the novel took a dark path i guess..

note :

the battle i guess average now.. not trully bad ( almost like my review at novel "transcending the nine heaven" )

and another bad things was sometimes the author NOT good enough to describe somethings.. (what i mean describe something were explanation about visual skill, and etc)


review after chapter 739 :

1. The battle really horrible (too many assasination, and the battle progress / situation did not described completely by the author)

2. the romance getting less and less, i dont know if this good / not to the novel, since the BATTLE / COMBAT is not this novel strong point.

after all of that i guess my opinion for this novel rank was solid 7/10

... Last updated on April 23rd, 2016, 5:38am
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