Overgeared (템빨) Web Novel Review

Overgeared (템빨) cover

Webnovel Details

Novel Title : Overgeared
Associated Names : 템빨
Type : Web Novel
Language : Korean
Translated Language : English             
Genre : Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Harem, Seinen, 
Year : 2015
Translated Chapters So Far : 1548 (On-Going)


As Shin Youngwoo has had an unfortunate life and is now stuck carrying bricks on construction sites. He even had to do labor in the VR game, Satisfy!.

However, luck would soon enter his hopeless life. His character, ‘Grid’, would discover the Northern End Cave for a quest, and in that place, he would find ‘Pagma’s Rare Book’ and become a legendary class player. Yes, it was a Legendary Blacksmith!. See how Grid becomes the best with his class. Let see what Overgeared means.


I like the mc's personality in the beginning, even though the character will be going through character growth based on the announcement in ch1.

MC has clear goals but doesn't seem to be obsessed about it in the game, even though he gambled his real life on it. I like how the MC is not perfect or in other words; a robot hunting for the item. He still has persistence in his gaming, but it was focused on quest and reputation, which seem to normally be a bad move (?).

Based on his circumstances, he finds a legendary class book. The class does seem really OP but at the same time, it's not in the beginning. So far in the story, that class seems to emphasize his new skills rather than levels to improve his "production" in money-making. Just to reinforce my statement, I like the mc's personality very much; and he has a similar personality as the characters in my fav top novels. I mean something random and trivial reason he became a keyboard warrior for a moment--was pretty funny (and there is more humor towards that end).

People seem to compare this with LMS (Legendary Moonlight Sculptor), so to let my thoughts out; LMS is meh. The world-building is phenomenal and the story is epic, but the characters seem to be lacking (MC included). There are many different humanoid races/species, but their individuality seem small and is the reason the MC affects them hard (even if the process of him doing it is clever). The MC in LMS too perfect for my taste, but if you could call his negligence toward his real life, a flaw; then it probably is. But that's not interesting. LMS is basically about a robotic workaholic with epic achievements in his dream job and develops mostly one-sided social connections with real people--from their end. I'm glad that I didn't trust the reviews or this would have slipped through my hands. I already don't have many novels to follow, so this is good.

As of chapter 110, I know this will be more satisfying than LMS. Why? Because the MC interacted with his family and realized his filial piety. Now he is a member of a guild--a small one--which I suspect the MC will be exposed to camaraderie he never had. This MC will grow as he progresses throughout the story.

LMS was exhausting to read when I was waiting for Weed to do something big, and every achievement brought a change in his surroundings and more power, but NEVER made him grow. Hopefully, the MC in Overgeared will incur some losses along with his Guild; and do self-reflection and redetermination.
Wuhuu - Lifebrown
If you wanna read the story that has a really nice MC (Main Character) growth, how a childish grown man becomes a real man, how a coward, unconfident, greedy, stupid men becomes aware of this side and gradually overcome all the obstacle. Yep, The story that pretty much alike in real-life nowadays, This novel teaches me in many ways. This is the one!.


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