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Sword Art Online

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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Squanders its setting
    This is a series that doesn't know what to do with its setting.
    I could talk a lot about numerous other problems the series has (there is an amazing number of poor design choices in both plot and setting).
    The ultimate problem of the series though is that it uses an MMO setting to simply create action scenes, without any regard for the truly social aspects of such a thing. It's absolutely ...
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  • 0 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Dear Haters, I'm proving you wrong.
    I personally think that this is the greatest anime ever. It has a lot of gaming in it, well the whole thing is basically a game itself. Below I am going to address some of the doubts that people have about it, but there are spoilers.
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    This series was absolutely stunning!
    Not only did this anime exceed expetattions, but it was the best I've ever seen. Now let me tell you why this series will blow your mind. The basic concept of the series is simple, the main character, who goes by the in-game name "Kirito" enters a realistic MMO using a head set that places your body into the game. Yet almost immediately, the players in the game are told that they cannot leave the ...
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  • 0 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Not quite to Log Horizon's standard
    Yet the characters are still strong and engaging.
    The romance is slow developing and yet more convincing than most relationships I've seen portrayed in anime or movies.
    They've left more than a few plot holes open and plot hooks dangling - but it's not done so I won't get vicious about that.
    I rarely give 5 star ratings on any media (ff.net, lit, netflix, etc) however I'm stuck looking at a ...
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  • 0 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    SAO II...A must watch
    This season was actually really good. It had its action in the beginning which was awesome. I enjoyed seeing that they can put something that is realistic on this show, like seeing someone overcome their fears but overall you won't be disappointed. And I can't wait for them to come out with SAO III.
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Sword Art Online! Worth Watching!
    Sword Art Online is a really great anime that I would recommend to both people that have watched a lot of anime or starting new. The story is really great and is very exciting. The only issue I had was after episode 12 of the first season it kind of started going downhill slightly for me but was still enjoyable.
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    SkittlezMagic's Blind Review!
    To be honest I didn't know anything about the Sword Art Online series until I started watching the anime, and like all anime I watch I went in blind! An anime that is fantasy and action? This anime may not be for all, but if you are a fan of fantasy action things, (Eg. anime or games) Then give Sword Art Online a try!
    You may or may not like it, but at least you can say you tried!
    Personally I ...
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  • 4 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Only has a decent first season
    The rest is terrible. The writers obviously sacrificed the plot in order to turn Sword Art into just another cheesy fan-fic. Also, where did the one black dude go? Seriously. There need to be more diversity in this show. This show is a misogynistic harem built around zero plot whatsoever. If you want a better show about MMOs, try Log Horizon.

    Also, how much rape can you put in one show?
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Okay, Suffers from a lack of focus
    Like any triple-A video game, Sword Art Online comes with just as many problems as it does moments of satisfaction. The most glaring issue the show has is that it lacks focus. Instead of focusing the entire series on the titular game, the show visits multiple games, each of them essentially being defined with a gimmick, such as perma-death, flying, or guns. Unfortunately, all of the games ...
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  • 1 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Loved this Anime!!!!
    Character development in this anime is outstanding. The storyline is brilliant and keeps the viewer wanting more episodes. There are points were information lapses, but the anime does a great job at touching back on the lapses to fill the viewer in on what happened. Graphics are great. Great romance between characters and enough action to keep anyone satisfied. Loved this anime.
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