Levels. Skills. Dungeons.
As a nineteen year old living in modern society, these are terms Zoey is aware of. But had she ever expected to experience these videogame abstractions in the literal sense? To struggle through monster-infested realms, earning skills, casting spells, and acquiring rare and magical items?
And more than the strange environment she finds herself in, Zoey contends with the bizarre reality of her class. Of being summoned by a sensual, perverted goddess who has gleefully bestowed a throbbing length between Zoey’s legs, then sent her off with a single unhelpful instruction: to save the world, and ascend to divinity while doing so.
It’s all a bit much.
But with so many cute girls to lay conquest to, and a new piece of equipment to help her along the way … well, things could be much, much worse.
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❤ = Bulk of the chapter is erotica.
❤❤ = Same, but with content warnings
This is one of the quality smut stories on this site.
At the time I wrote this review, it seems like the story is still taking place in the tutorial zone but the plot so far is interesting, with some teasing for what this world has to offer, the same goes for the characters. The flow and the grammar are great (from my non-native viewpoint at least).
But the selling point of this series is how absurd and hilarious it can weave the erotic elements into the story.
TLDR. If you like an erotica fantasy story with lesbian, futa on females element and monster girl, I recommend you to read it.
I gotta say this is one of the most well written smut stories that I have had the pleasure of reading (and I have read a lot). The dialogue flows naturally to flesh out the characters in all their complexities and the s*xy scenes are rather s*xy.
I'm also going to vehemently disagree with Raeldeer's 2-star rating for his complaints about "not enough plot, too much porn, blargh." Winterwhereof picked an ero-dungeon as the starting setting to set a tone for the rest of the story and given that the title of the story is "This Ascent to Divinity is Lewder than Expected", what did you expect?
Readable, written competently, but still just out and out smut.
Gets tiring very quickly with how thinly veiled in the trappings of a real story it is, because there could be a decent story alongside the smut if it was balanced better... but I get the distinct impression that that's not the goal, and that's disappointing.
That said, I'm of the opinion that good smut earns its climaxes with a good story, good characters, and this (granted I'm stopping to write this at an early juncture) feels like a series of climaxes briefly interrupted by story and the bare minimum of character, so perhaps I'm biased.
Edit: since another reviewer decided to make things personal-
1. The issue is not that there is too much porn in the porn story, my reading comprehension is entirely functional, the issue is that the plot is attempting to appear deeper than the shallow puddle it actually is, when it could be as impressive as it wishes it was if it wasn't taking a break every five seconds for some dubiously consensual s*x. You think I'm impressed that the refractory period between s*x scenes is so short? I've seen bad hentai with more breathers for actual development. Reading through a few more chapters does not change this opinion.
2. I too have read plenty of stories, smut included, and while this has grammatical structure going for it, it lacks in almost any reason to be invested in it... other than beating your preferred organ silly. I can handily count a dozen more effective methods for that purpose.
3. I am not a man, and I am annoyed by the assumption.
Closing note: It can be dumb fun if it wants. It just shouldn't pretend to be anything else. And If it wants to be taken seriously, in any capacity, at any point, it's failing in the execution.
It's not often I can enjoy a series that revels in its fetishism while still caring for its world and those within it. Thus far the author has done a great job balancing the many different elements this series has and keeping a solid tonal throughline. I think the core of this success comes down to the strong, thoughtful characterization of our current main cast - who all both likeable and contextually grounded in their own unique ways. I love their different relationship dynamics, and look forward to seeing how everything progresses.
Overall a very fun mixture of erotica and RPG themed fantasy that I would heartily recommend. Most especially, I would recommend this to those who want a Futanari story with a focus on characters and gradual building up. The only people I would advise to skip this are those looking for a quick fix.
Really hot and really inventive. Hits a lot of unusual but very pleasantly-done spots, in both lewd and non-lewd ways. The interactions between characters are a delight, and the nibbles of worldbuilding we're fed inbetween the quality smut have me hooked. Delta Gang!
Review- This Ascent to Divinity is Lewder Than Expected
Must like futas with a cock the size of a small monster girl, Chosen ones, harems and LitRPG (if you do not, why are you even considering this erotica?)
s*x + Magic + Murder Hobos = anything you can imagine
Happy reminds me of the old, third party, Explicit s*xual D&D rule books (I still have several around somewhere)
Too early in the story to comment on magic system
So far impressed with the lack of idiot ball trope
Mid range (more realistic than a gaming group in a VRMMO with a functioning log out, but less realistic than a financially wealthy individual starting their own business) on the scale of realistic personalities (wage slave / grim dark/ apocalypse survival) to Visual Novel Fables (cute characters doing cute things with infinite time and infinite resources)
So far clothing in erotic scenes have a good variety for written fiction (forced nudity to clothed handjob in public) on the scale from chaste (fade to black) to mainstream videos (nude as soon as possible, penetration as long as possible including looping / dialogue not related to current s*x act) to cosplay videos (clothing for the entire scene)
And yes, I have a clothing kink, I blame the Sears catalogue growing up
So far stages in erotic scenes are standard for written fiction (mostly set up, some foreplay, short exchange of bodily fluids, fade to black for repeats within same scene) on the scale from chaste (fade to black) to mainstream videos (nude as soon as possible, penetration as long as possible including looping / dialogue not related to current s*x act) to edging videos (as much foreplay as possible, including participants partially, or fully, clothed with very little time spent on exchanging fluids)
I prefer longer exchanges of bodily fluids, but this is incredibly difficult to write since most writers are not ob/gyn doctors, or multiple orgasmic (I blame this on a biological numbness problem. Pro tip- once a partner orgasms, they usually want to stop, continued s*x usually leads to abrasions. Multiple orgasms are rare for a reason. Yes I have several partners, and friends, who have managed this magical unicorn with witnesses or video)
loving the story and every character so far, the world feels real and is very well fleshed out. I recommend this to anyone wanting a fun s*x filled but cute and happy story
i am looking forward to meeting the family and secrets coming out since it sure to be a fun time
I love so much of what this book has to offer, but like the MC I’m a sappy loser. After a while the pacing doesn’t feel right due to the non sappy goddess messing with things and also just the characters (maybe author?) being more of a voyeur than I am. If you are full of greed like I and can’t stand a harem with members who are down to f**k around a bit more beware. This book is great if you like emotional development and aren’t so sappy that things in an order that you aren’t perfectly happy about will upset you. I’m off to read another one of the books by the author and hope it’s more to my taste.