This was a lot of fun. Following the villain path is always more interesting. The story shows the MC’s struggle to be just a villain or just a hero without making things too heavy. The game elements are interesting, if on the lite end of the genre. The dungeon-building is fun and the cast of characters are very colourful. If I had two wishes for book two they would be greater threat to the MC and his team (it seemed a bit easy at times), and a hope that it doesn’t descend into yet another harem romp. Well worth a read.
Recommended for fans of litRPG. Although some skills/spells are not quantified I find that doing so often breaks the flow of the narrative, so it was not a problem for me. Overall I enjoyed the characters, story, and game system. Interested to see how the tale unfolds in the next book.