Do You Love Your Mom And Her Two Hit Multi-Target Attacks Vol 1 Light Novel
Synopsis: A new kind of mom-com roleplaying adventure!
1. I enjoyed the story for the most part. Adventures, shenanigans, and the like. The final act of the book hams in the message and alluded to a possible villain for the future. But, does the series need some big bad behind the curtains?
The characters the book mostly follows are stereotypical in anime/manga: the normal male gamer, the loli character, the tsundere love interest (sage), and the doting, young looking, & not “up-to-the-times” mother. The loli is just a tag along because of her useful skills, no development or back story. Nothing much to say about the sage, her conflict with her mother kinda resolved at the end.
The male MC was really depicted as a stick in mud in some moments and other moments where I (kinda) get where he’s coming from. For the most part he gets rolled over by his mother. He didn’t get any positive limelight except a little bit in the last battle.
No opinion regarding the relationship between the son and mother. In the afterword, if anybody was wondering if there’s incest, there’s not and no plans to. But, there’s ecchi moments (I think the son is about to crack).
A negative for me is that the game world being too favorable for the parents. The objective of the game world was suppose to be repair/build strong bonds between parent and child. But things were going the mother’s way.
Sorry for my ramblings, just letting my thoughts flowing out. I do like it and hope for it to get better in the next volume.
2.I picked this up with the idea it’d be a nice joke novel, like the Reborn as a Vending Machine novel. It’s not. It is absolutely awful. The writing is non-stop cliches, and every joke that is made is pounded home repeatedly. Most of the characters are irredeemable. The primary main character is told to be decisive multiple times throughout the book, and then ignored, belittled, or told he’s doing it wrong. Over and over again. He is actually pretty indecisive, but how exactly is he supposed to get better if he’s repeatedly denied the chance to? Secondary main character is more than happy enough to comment and butt in on matters that aren’t any of her business, but the second the same is done to her it’s a huge problem. She literally doesn’t even have a reason to be in the party other than to add more tropes to ridicule the primary MC. One of said tropes being the fact she’s over-the-top violent, with it constantly played as a gag since it only affects the primary MC. The mother is just played as a hugely oblivious character that you’re somehow supposed to sympathize with, repeatedly, but nobody is this clueless.
If you’re a fan of novels where a character gets treated as a punching bag for the entire novel, and the only character growth is that he needs to learn his place as a punching bag, then this is the novel for you. There’s a lot of it too, because literally every other character is practically the same from start to finish, almost zero character growth. The moral of the story is hypocritical, and delivered in a shallow ham-handed fashion. Even ignoring those points, and focusing on the fact it’s supposed to be a comedy novel, it fails at comedy as well. Repeating the same joke setups multiple times (or repeating the same joke literally more than ten times over five pages) makes any potential humor a rapidly draining reading experience.