Sword Art Online

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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby Eake4 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:07 am

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If they show the item of rivival next week, I have a feeling that its not gonna work.
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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby mirkosp » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:55 am

Jasta85 wrote:But I'm still a bit angry that there's still no continuity between episodes, they're pretty much all separate episodes at this point, it doesn't feel like the fight for survival like the first ep made it out to be. Also, there's new characters every ep and then they don't show up again. They'll probably all meet again in some of the final eps but I wish there was a bit more character development till then.

They're animating all the side story chapters from the second volume. Basically, the first volume has the stuff of the first two episodes, then pretty much does a 1 and a half year timeskip (in which the side stories take place) and then talks about the rest.
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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby CodeZTM » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:10 pm

Picked this up last night. I like the character of the day feeling to this. Reminds me of Pokemon, which I like as an anime plot formula. :up:

Although I wouldn't mind if there was SOME overarching goal other than the 100 floors.

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Episode 1 was a good introduction. I feel like it explained the majority of the plot in the anime in one episode, so that we don't spend 5 episodes with "OMG WE CAN'T LOG OUT WAT IS THIS" and slowly unravel the plot. I hate anime that does that. >_>

Episode 2 was just SAD. It took them that long to clear one floor? JEESUS. I hope they moved the bodies of the people trapped and are feeding them or something, cuz they'll be in there for YEARS. Also, I loved how Kirito totally did the zero requiem from Code Geass. So that people wouldn't hate each other and the other testers, he created himself as an object of hatred. Shows a lot for his character. I liked it. :up:

Episode 3 was just SAD. Wait, didn't I just say that? No, I knew that the poor girl would be dead before the episode's end. Although I don't play THAT many MMOs, can somebody confirm my thoughts that it was Kirito's fault that they died? I'm guessing the hidden room spawned enemies at the level of the party, and since Kirito was nearly double everyone else, that the monsters were ones that couldnt' be beaten easily. I loved the Christmas atmosphere at the end, and the setting/mood was just SPOT ON. Although I'm confused as to how Keita was able to take on the effing divine dragons. WTF.

Episode 4 really did a nice job of letting us in on the environment of the world. PKs and theives were something I would expect (although I'm saddened by it), and I loved how he helped the new character of teh day out. It was a really sweet episode, and NICE to finally get one with a happy ending. oh, and holy hell as his level and experience. Frontlining like a BAWSS. :up:


Yay! Now I have something to look forward to every week! :3
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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby mirkosp » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:36 pm

CodeZTM wrote:
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Although I don't play THAT many MMOs, can somebody confirm my thoughts that it was Kirito's fault that they died? I'm guessing the hidden room spawned enemies at the level of the party, and since Kirito was nearly double everyone else, that the monsters were ones that couldnt' be beaten easily.

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I think that the reason why it was Kirito's fault was just that, since they saw him killing enemies with ease, they thought they'd be fine on the next floor by then, which wasn't the case here (Kirito was fine there because he was already at a higher level). So basically, due to Kirito hiding his level, they overestimated their own capabilities at their current level, thus the issue.
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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby pacotacoshell » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:49 am

Oh god, the little girl....
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If she died I probably would have dropped the series out of pure hatred for the writers.
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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby ZephyrStar » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:49 am

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I laughed my ass off when all the guys were attacking Kirito and his health is barely even moving. "I'm level 78, noobs."
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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby ibabrak » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:37 am

ZephyrStar wrote:
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I laughed my ass off when all the guys were attacking Kirito and his health is barely even moving. "I'm level 78, noobs."

Exactly :D

This episode showed us that they do have choices to make everytime they level up.. leveling their abilities (track, detection, regenerationm, listening)
I also like that green|orange|red system.. it's a nice feature.
And Kirito was pretty badass
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You think I'm gonna waver over little bit of orange?! I'm solo player who's able to kick your asses

The gloomy character from the end of episode 3 was gone just like that, it's a shame that these extras don't have any kind of connection :) Can't wait for the main novel.
It's interesting to watch how his coat changes with every episode but it's not too noticable therefore it still doesn't matter in amvs :)
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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby TEKnician » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:47 pm

I have just ONE thing to say to you, Kirito... :|

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CAN'T TOUCH THIS :awesome:


Other than that...
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I felt more sorry for Pina than I did Sachi. I mean, at least Sachi could fight back! Pina was just an innocent wittle dwagon! :cry: HOW CAN YOU NOT CRY AFTER THAT??!!


Speculating that Asuna is being kept on the side until she ends up kicking Kirito's ass.
Almost as hard as fighting a Holy Paladin.
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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby Hagaren Viper » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:25 pm

This series kinda gives off an anyone-can-die vibe, so I was actually kinda surprised when
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Pina came back to life.
Considering how things went in ep 3...yeah...

Looks like Aniplex of America is releasing the opening theme single in the states or something....I hope they don't touch the series itself. Funi plz.
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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby Chained(E)Studio » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:40 pm

This is okay so far, enjoying the episodes focusing on different characters.
Would like to know more about in depth on Kirito though but its a bit early for that still..
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Sword Art Online

Postby TEKnician » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:35 am

Well, these episodes are good for setting the scene and making clear the mechanics of the game.

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Most likely the main story includes some yellow and red guys so it would be good to appease the fan base by showing a popular arc if the manga. It's easier than bullcrapping their own episode to explain it and it's safer.
Almost as hard as fighting a Holy Paladin.
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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby Jasta85 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:44 pm

finally, ep 5 looks like it will actually have a plot that will be continued in the following ep, although why the heck did they have that short scene in the beginning of the ep and then suddenly fast forward a month and continue without mentioning it again. I wanted to see a cool boss fight in a village where a huge monster goes rampaging around while a large part tries to take it down (and I really don't get why he doesn't want NPC's to die, would he rather they sacrifice some players instead?)

Anyway, nice to see some old characters showing up again, and this current plot is somewhat interesting. I just wish the series as a whole was a little more focused on them actually advancing floors to win the game, rather than all these little side adventures.
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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby CodeZTM » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:23 am

Episode 5 was interesting to say the least.

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PKs are a common think in these type of MMO anime, so it's nice to see them get a focus. Plus, this would be a really big deal to their world. A new way to murder people in-game would cause quite a bit of problems. Especially if a huge high level group could get together and utilize it to get amazing items.

Makes me wonder how they're being done. My instinct tells me maybe it's something to do with guild settings? I dunno. D:

Although Yoruko was WAY too nuts about all of this, especially that line about just doing what Griselda wanting. I don't trust her. >:| Then again, she's all dead so it's not really a problem now, although she may have done something pre-death to make all this happen.

Also, was it just me, or did Yoruko die REALLY quickly? The first guy took at least a few minutes, she died in seconds! Fall damage maybe?


GAH. I want episode 6 now. ;_______;
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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby ibabrak » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:03 am

Asuna chan finally gets screen time!
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I like the fact that she has this serious feel to her, I think it suits her and it's a good follow up to what she was in episode 2. Lying under the three scene was awesome.
I'm really glad that it seems that we're finally at a point in time where it won't be skipping floors every 5 minutes. In other words, welcome the main story!
This PK thing is really cool. I think it's as Kirito said due to some kind of rare item that allows you to beat the crap out of people even in safe zones. Or it could be bug but I don't see that happening.
I also liked the part where Kirito pointed out that SAO is pretty much fair.. since yeah, it basically is.

Now I need episode 6!
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Re: Sword Art Online

Postby Jasta85 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:27 am

I agree with CODEZTM on this point

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Yoruko did die way to fast, don't know about the falling part, but a single dagger thrown at someone in an MMO is not going to do much damage, and usually when players take damage their HP bar just goes down a bit. To get hit by just a single attack that either kills you or completely disables you means it would have to be really high level. But I figured the anime was blurring what might actually happen in a game vrs what would happen in real life.
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