Reviews: A Demon Lords Hero
This fic's quality or lack of it largely depends on how much you tolerate OO Cnes and wide breaks from Dx D canon because the author changes a LOT. Issei loses any plot relevance and the Boosted Gear while having no bearing on the story, which is a turnoff to fans of the character. A OC based on Karasuba from Sekirei gets Ddraig instead and despite being Issei's twin has no real interaction with him. Likewise Shirou ends up as a definite case of spotlight stealing crossover character. Rias and Sirzechs get some character assasination as well. While the writing is generally good, especially with the fight scenes, the plot is overly exposition reliant. There is some good characterization for some individuals but for other it falls flat especially where it wasn't needed. The author shows a lot of favoritism towards Nasuverse elements. The tone is inconsistent and tries too hard to refit the Dx D universe with Nasuverse themes. This results in a mess of mood whiplash and elements at odds. It's a mixed bag. Fans who come solely for the Nasuverse elements will probably enjoy it, but Dx D fans will probably take issue with it. I liked some elements but would not recommend it as a fan of High School Dx D
Good story, it's a complete AU so you have to forget anything that is not basic in DXD but it's used very well. A lot of World building well explained. Good characterization. Some characters a more likable. There are logical explanation like the differences with shirou is because he as 2 origin instead of one. A must read
Avoid at all costs
A Demon's Lord Hero looks like it's a diamond, however, truth is, that sadly it is not. Fahad has refused to read beyond the initial volumes of Dx D and insists on that he is doing things better... by utterly altering the Dx D setting until it does not resembles _anything_ like we know. Devils are a lot more selfish, Kokabiel is a bigger idiot and so on. Issei is stripped of his most useful tool: The Boosted Gear and his accomplishments with it are handwaved away and given a swift kick in the ass. Issei won't become the Oppai Dragon, won't break the cycle between Ddraig and Albion, etc. Why? Because the author has decided to give the boosted gear to the totally great Original Character: Karasuba, a bloodthristy psycho, who for all intents hates her brother and seeks to constantly pick a fight with Shirou. Serafall's character is twisted so she is a sinful girl... as in her personal indulgence needed by all devils here is the Sin of Wrath. For reasons never explained devils now need to sin a lot, or they uh, idk. Fahad never specified the downside of it. Sizerchs is bumped to magnificent bastard who works 'For the Greater Good.' In short, avoid at all costs.