Dec 2, 2013
bunny1ov3r (All reviews)
Before you read this review, you must know that it is this reviewer's opinion that an appropriate ending is an integral part of a good story.

Legend of Tyr is a manhwa that has humongous potential, but much of it is not realized. The setting of this manhwa is one that every fantasy-adventure fans would love: a world full of magic, mercenaries, and monsters. In the beginning, the manhwa starts off with a mysterious element: the disappearance of MC's brother. Thus, MC sets sail to explore the unknown world of magic. Amidst his adventures, he finds himself entangled in a dark conspiracy.

For the first half of the story, the quality of writing is simply amazing. However, it is quickly evident that this manhwa suffers from a case of poor overall planning. As a result, the ending arc totally subverts everything good about the first half of the story. The conspiracy is hurriedly and unconvincingly resolved, and mysteries are uncovered in the most unsatisfying way. The manhwa feels abruptly cut off, and an shabby ending is crudely pasted onto the story.

MC in this manhwa is somewhat flat, with other characters even flatter. That being said, in an adventure story, quality of characters are not as important.

The art is somewhere between good and average. If you like the artist's artstyle, you might even call it nice art.

Overall, Legend of Tyr is a manhwa that has potential to be better than it is, but does not achieve its full potential mainly because of a bad case of overall story planning. In fact, the ending (the second half of manhwa) is so laughable that personally, I would give it a below average score.

Story: 4
Art: 7
Character: 4
Enjoyment: 7
Overall: 5