A useless soldier who becomes a monster. But with a good plot.
the protagonist is an ordinary soldier from an empire at war who gets used as a guinea pig for genetic engineering experiments, turned into a monster and put into cryosleep.
200 years later he wakes up in a sword and sorcery world. The empire is gone and he has to survive alone in the body of a monster whom everybody wants to kill on sight. Meanwhile he encounters various pretty ladies in need of rescue, including the elves we see in the above illustration.