Webtoons Wednesday: DICE (Season 1) by Hyunseok Yun

Webtoons
Published June 30, 2014

What if you can restart your life with a different setting just like a game? DONG TAE always get bullied by his classmates, but TAE BIN, sits right next to him, is handsome and popular at school; and now, TAE BIN suggests DONG TAE to play a little game.- Webtoons

This was good. Like really good and I am very happy it is still an on going series.

First and foremost, Dong Tae is a tool. I didn’t like him before the Dice and after the Dice and that is just personal. However, he keeps the story going and is perfect for this world and environment.

You can look at this comic like entering a video game because it is slightly based off that. Dong Tae’s environment doesn’t change but he is able to “level up” in real life by completing quests. As a semi-gamer, I loved this idea and the creativity the author puts into this.

However, when you first initially begin the story, you think that it will be creepy but it really isn’t. The story moves pretty fast and goes pretty deep with good, evil and of course the abuse of power. I do appreciate the growth of Dong Tae throughout the storyline. He doesn’t realize what he bargained for but at the end of the day he goes through a battle of what is right and wrong within himself. He redeems himself a bit but it took a while for me to enjoy his presence.

What I didn’t like about this was the love triangle or actually the motive for why Dong Tae does what he does. Getting bullied sucks.. alot but why Dong Tae decides he want to change or go through with the Dice is bull and I kind of wanted more from that intent.

Other than that artwork is amazing and in full color. There are a bunch of Easter eggs in it as well and the author proves not everything has to be so serious. I was surprised with how much I liked this comic. I was expecting the usual character enters the game world, either decides to fight to go back to real life or decides to stick around. This is not that.

Overall,

4 Pickles

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