I normally do not write a review while a certain series is airing, but my expectation for this show *literally* blew my mind away.
Judging from the cover art of what seems like a generic plot, I watched the first episode of Quan Zhi Gao Shou with low expectations. To my surprise, after the first episode my mind keeps wanting more of those.
Quan Zhi Gao Shou follows a man named Ye Xiu, a competitive player in the online multiplayer game Glory, and is regarded as a textbook and a top-tier pro-player. He was then kicked out of the pro-team, which also costs his position to keep
his avatar. He then work in an internet cafe manager, and when Glory launches its tenth server, he throws himself in to the game once more, using his ten-year skills to climb his way back to the top. This plot seems kinda like eSports. I may not be an eSports fan myself, but being in Ye Xiu's shoes this seems very relatable in some way.
The art in this show is glorious. It has some sort of a Chinese touch to it and felt really original. Not to mention the CGI, they're really smooth!
Sound-wise isn't so bad because I'm fluent in Chinese. For some people who do not speak and understand Chinese, however, might have a hard time catching up its fast dialogue. I have a few friends who watched this show complained to me that they have a hard time reading the English subtitles (they're fansubbed) because they talked too fast. I have no trouble reading their default Chinese subtitles though. Depending on your fluency in Chinese, one might need to pause on some scenes to read what they're saying in order to understand parts of the plot. The OST used in this is alright.
Character-wise... well, there's nothing to say other than Ye Xiu bulldozing his way back up on top.
Overall, I simply loved every single second of Quan Zhi Gao Shou. A show that what seemed like a generic Chinese-made anime, turned out to be action-packed and enjoyable to watch. This show might give some light towards people who don't like Chinese anime.