For some reason people are under the impression that I don’t like Sword Art Online – this may have something to do with my saying that it’s the worst popular anime series in recent memory, but don’t misconstrue that. Sword Art Online is terrible, but despite that I did enjoy it immensely up until it became tentacle porn. Recently I watched and enjoyed the Death Gun arc even though it was ridiculously stupid and predictable. What I’m trying to say here is that, while the Sword Art franchise is riddled with flaws, I don’t hate it, and I’m completely open to enjoying a game based on it.
Just… probably not this one. Alfheim Online is the ultimate low point in a series comprised entirely of low points, and I’m not exactly eager to subject myself to its bland, uninspired fantasy tropes again, especially not after the half-season of stupid flying elf filler that followed the aforementioned Death Gun arc. All that aside, this looks like more of the same “gameplay” we saw in Hollow Fragment, though I suppose it will be mildly cool to fly around while the game isn’t playing itself. Promises of a less insulting translation do little to inspire my confidence.