Motif by Tanya

Webtoon Wednesday: Let’s Play by Mongié

Published Nov. 6, 2017

Sam wants to be a game developer, but before her career can get started, a popular gaming personality posts a video of himself playing her first game and gives it a bad review.

To make matters worse, she soon finds out he’s her new neighbor!

A story about gaming, memes, and social anxiety. Come for the plot, stay for the doggo.- Webtoons

I kept putting this comic on the back burner. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read this because although the video game aspect is not only near to my personal life and although it provides a creative theme, I didn’t want to get into the romance aspect of it. Because being honest, it comes off a bit cliche.

But I adore this read. I love the idea that the comic centralizes around video games and what can happen when a popular reviewer gives a bad review. I love how real Sam is. Between the bull crap she goes through at her work, her game, her interactions with her friends and even the blindness to those interested in her. I liked her a lot.

But my favorite part of this is how the author talks about what can happen when you receive a bad review from a popular reviewer. Bad reviews happen and they should happen not everything is good. But what the author touched upon is when you review something and have no idea what it is about or what is going on. Reviews like that suck and although they may not be as hurtful as a bad review from someone who knows exactly what it is happening, it is frustrating, rude and disappointing. Taking a look at this other side adds a lot of intrigue to this comic.

The series is still new and it hasn’t taken too much of a dive into the romance and I am okay with that. I want there to be a build up to actual feelings and getting to know each other as opposed to insta-love. I want to see Sam break out of her shell.

One thing I don’t want to see even though it is already there is a love-triangle. I am hoping that the author doesn’t go to deep into that clutch because it will stall the plot. What I am hoping for is more about gaming and creating games. The author is doing a really good job with that aspect and I hope it keeps going.

As a on going series, I look forward to reading this and of course when season one is complete, an update to this review will be added.

4 Pickles (so far)

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