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Targaryen
04-06-2014, 10:18 AM
Hello! Any sword art online fans out there? Anybody else think this is the SAO like game we have waited for?

JoeDragon
04-06-2014, 10:20 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sdxog_6EuNs/UtGt-_py49I/AAAAAAAAAwU/Qa3CO31C6ho/s1600/Log+Horizon+-+Nyanta.jpg

Senichiro
04-06-2014, 10:32 AM
for sure they are here !!!!

Principe
04-06-2014, 10:37 AM
In a way it is, but there's never a perfect SAO imitation. Mabinogi is the best one in the market for "SAO MMMORPG" but in this case, AA might beat it :)

Jazz
04-06-2014, 11:48 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sdxog_6EuNs/UtGt-_py49I/AAAAAAAAAwU/Qa3CO31C6ho/s1600/Log+Horizon+-+Nyanta.jpg

Ha I see what you did there.

Can't wait til fall myself.

Rumaskin
04-06-2014, 11:52 AM
Well, i guess you could say im a huge fan of the entire virtual world genre. Things like Serial Experiments Lain, and .hack//[insert name here] always caught my interest. Even the Guardians of the flame series caught my interest which is about kids being stuck in a D&D game.

VMBarbosa
04-06-2014, 01:10 PM
SAO Was pretty good until the second half of the season started...Also that Christmas Episode ;_________________________;

Braiking07
04-06-2014, 01:26 PM
This game, if anything, is probably more like Log Horizon.

I'm with VMBarbosa. SAO was a decent anime with the first half, but the way the first half ended was just stupid. Then the second half left much to be wanted and got dull.

xDrac
04-06-2014, 01:28 PM
Total SAO fan here as well :) I much prefered Aincrad over the Alfheim parts of the series though.

Mavol
04-06-2014, 01:33 PM
I'm a pretty massive SAO fan but i really don't think AA is going to be the SAO we waited for that's just crazy talk

Targaryen
04-06-2014, 02:39 PM
In a way it is, but there's never a perfect SAO imitation. Mabinogi is the best one in the market for "SAO MMMORPG" but in this case, AA might beat it :)

I agree, there will never be a true sao game :/

Targaryen
04-06-2014, 02:41 PM
:cool:You guys ready for gungale :D

takuroku
04-06-2014, 02:49 PM
this game and oculus rift...we are getting there, maybe 20 years....

Targaryen
04-06-2014, 02:55 PM
this game and oculus rift...we are getting there, maybe 20 years....

Lol, come on Archeage!!! Hurry!

Mavol
04-06-2014, 03:06 PM
this game and oculus rift...we are getting there, maybe 20 years....

Hell yeah! :)

Apophis
04-06-2014, 03:18 PM
this game and oculus rift...we are getting there, maybe 20 years....
Do you want to share your ArcheAge new achievement on Facebook ?

Garbaz
04-06-2014, 03:27 PM
Sword Art Online <3

SAO
04-06-2014, 03:49 PM
SAO :D

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/1d/03/78/1d03783ee72b538f3c2bc43c580abb8c.jpg

Darkedone02
04-06-2014, 09:27 PM
I watched the anime shows and it was great, I liked it compared to both Log Horizen and .hack//

Principe
04-06-2014, 09:52 PM
Basically the difference is that Sword Art Online catered the general audience instead of a specific audience. And they were successful at it too! We were moved when Yui disappeared. We were moved when Asuna and Kirito moved togethere. We were moved when Asuna disappeared...

If you're a gamer elitist, then i can imagine Log Horizon dominating you; whereas if you're like me, someone who value life and romance in some cases then you'll like Sword Art Online more. :)

Mavol
04-06-2014, 11:58 PM
Basically the difference is that Sword Art Online catered the general audience instead of a specific audience. And they were successful at it too! We were moved when Yui disappeared. We were moved when Asuna and Kirito moved togethere. We were moved when Asuna disappeared...

If you're a gamer elitist, then i can imagine Log Horizon dominating you; whereas if you're like me, someone who value life and romance in some cases then you'll like Sword Art Online more. :)


Yea the biggest turn off to me in log horizon was the 3 characters you're introduced to first in the series were just awfully awkward and boring. I couldn't form an attachment to them and then turned it off by episode 6 not wanting any more whatsoever. Really hate the kind of humor in it too it was kind of pervy and just not at all funny most of the time.

Kit7ycat
04-07-2014, 01:43 AM
what i have read about AA, it does seems a little bit like SAO .. specially the pvp and crime system.

I Loved SAO was one of my favorites!!

Itaremustbedangeres
04-07-2014, 02:03 AM
not a fan of the series. Never really got into it.

For those interested in the show, here's something you might wanna look into:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfiSJWcs33w

it's an RPG for the PSVITA (mah favorite handheld)

it's getting a taiwanese version which is going to have english subtitles and english menus/hud (plus everything on the vita is region-free)

I just thought I'd let you guys know :D

Piko
04-07-2014, 04:09 AM
SAO Was pretty good until the second half of the season started...Also that Christmas Episode ;_________________________;

I can tell you everything after Phantom Bullet is incredibly neat, even Phantom Bullet is cool but the other 4 books that come after it are hella good, even tho it probably won't make it to anime until 2088.

Euphorius
04-08-2014, 01:29 PM
SAO first arc was amazing. :)

Still one of my favorite arcs in anime to date.
http://a66c7b.medialib.glogster.com/chrom/media/db/db645cc4f0a9e00ed5e129e3ece8e6b58c4fbbe3/tumblr-mvw7s3iyub1t0upfyo1-500.gif


Though I'll be the first to admit Kirito was OP as all hell.

Braiking07
04-08-2014, 02:11 PM
Yea the biggest turn off to me in log horizon was the 3 characters you're introduced to first in the series were just awfully awkward and boring. I couldn't form an attachment to them and then turned it off by episode 6 not wanting any more whatsoever. Really hate the kind of humor in it too it was kind of pervy and just not at all funny most of the time.

To be honest they seemed pretty much like standard people I've played with so if anything I was able to connect more to them than anyone from SAO. The humor wasn't even that pervy, but it had it's hit or misses just like irl.

SAO on the other hand, I couldn't connect to it at all after the end of the first half. It had the potential to be great but fell flat and I would rewatch the first few episodes again and again amazed at how good it was when it was being released week by week. I got annoyed how the first arc ended and the second arc I was hoping it wouldn't have been the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ that it was.

Rumaskin
04-08-2014, 02:31 PM
It gets better. Dont give up on it yet. The Phantom Bullet gets good and so does the Alication Arc

Scapes
04-08-2014, 02:39 PM
Hello! Any sword art online fans out there? Anybody else think this is the SAO like game we have waited for?

Liked it right up until episode ten when it fell off the anime tree and hit every trope on the way down.

Targaryen
04-08-2014, 03:27 PM
Liked it right up until episode ten when it fell off the anime tree and hit every trope on the way down.

I agree that SAO's best episodes are the first few episodes, but I still think SAO is a really cool anime that gives us an idea about how video games are going to work in the future. Who else would want to nerve gear to be a real gaming ? (._.)/

darkALYE
04-09-2014, 08:41 AM
I liked the first SAO arc and even if I liked ALO setting, the second arc was just stupid fanservice!!

brittleheart
04-09-2014, 08:50 AM
I enjoyed mainly the first arc of SAO but I like Log Horizon more.

Baron Zemo
04-09-2014, 11:44 AM
I love both Log Horizon and SAO but personally I feel the season/arc of sao felt a bit....ehh..

Darth Futuza
04-09-2014, 11:57 AM
Episodes 1 - 14 were great. Things got crappy after that.

Log Horizon did a lot of things better, but I'm not really going to compare them since they're really very different. Personally I preferred Log Horizon and felt like there was a lot more depth/humor, but I'm not going to say it was necessarily better.

Booyah
04-09-2014, 12:03 PM
I couldn't stop watching SAO. The damn feels of that show where real. We should make a SAO Guild. haha and play it like it's SAO, no logging off and if you die we kick you from the guild!

Tasteycakes
04-09-2014, 12:15 PM
lol that is almost tempting Booyah

Zohnar
04-09-2014, 03:30 PM
I loved the 1st portion of SAO and the 2nd part was interesting as well. I am a great fan of shows like SAO, .Hack, and now Log Horizon.

Targaryen
04-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Hmmm, what's long horizon?

Darth Futuza
04-09-2014, 09:17 PM
Hmmm, what's long horizon?
Go, watch it all now: http://www.crunchyroll.com/log-horizon

Targaryen
04-09-2014, 09:20 PM
I can't right now but I read a bit on the plot and it sounds really cool xD there goes tomorrow...lol

Darth Futuza
04-09-2014, 09:21 PM
I can't right now but I read a bit on the plot and it sounds really cool xD there goes tomorrow...lol
http://i.imgur.com/AOSxov1.jpg
Akatsuki is not pleased with your decision to delay. XD

Targaryen
04-09-2014, 09:35 PM
Lol . Patience child! I shall find time....eventually xD

SaraNeto
04-11-2014, 02:18 PM
Yes! I hope so! Let's be free!! >,<!! I'm a very BIG fan of SAO!!

Legion
04-11-2014, 02:23 PM
Sao now and forever =]

Mikellon
04-11-2014, 06:35 PM
Exactly why im so hyped for this game. Its the log horizon and SAO game of my dreams i cant wait:D

Targaryen
04-11-2014, 08:33 PM
Just a few more months, and we will be doing our thing in an amazing world called ArcheAge !

Jred09
04-11-2014, 11:05 PM
the new season Gun Gals is coming out in July :) http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2014/03/17/sao-ii-airs-july/

Serpentfly
04-11-2014, 11:16 PM
I get the general opinion that SAO's first arc was the best, and I agree. Rest of the series faltered though in the light novels it got better after Aincrad.

VMBarbosa
04-11-2014, 11:49 PM
I get the general opinion that SAO's first arc was the best, and I agree. Rest of the series faltered though in the light novels it got better after Aincrad.

I couldn't agree more. The second half of SAO was so...Terrible? The first half was awesome! But that Christmas episode.

;_;7

Chinomi
04-12-2014, 05:53 AM
I loved the beginning but It got down when Asuna and Kirito moved together and when they moved to that other game it went worse , but I watch it till the end :)

Akito2y
04-12-2014, 06:16 AM
I am anime fan, specially the ones that are like hack or sword art online

Shmigory
04-12-2014, 10:27 AM
SAO is amaizing anime series but i dislike alot about game systems it self.
Modern MMOs shoud have tools for players to create their own content
thats one of the reasons why we all here. Building your own things (houses, castles, Empires!) and destroing your neighbors things. what make games like AA (EvE if you space games fan) so great.
New EQ game you might wanna look for. They will have part of Beta where players will help to build the world it self.

Mikellon
04-12-2014, 04:25 PM
i honestly cant tell what im more excited for log horizon 2 or SAO2/ gun gale online

Targaryen
04-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Both lol!:cool:

Jengo
04-14-2014, 03:52 PM
I was a sword art online fan, but i died in-game (the returned shall rise)

Shane
04-14-2014, 03:57 PM
I loved the first world!! The second I found quite a disappointment to be honest!!

OvelhaK
04-14-2014, 07:52 PM
Sap secod half makes my heart die a little.. such a great anime with such a bad second season. Log Horizon 4life now

DarkOkami
04-14-2014, 09:58 PM
Present!!!!!!! lol I love Log Horizon as well.

ZiggaWaTT
04-14-2014, 10:11 PM
Loved the first half of SAO the second half was good but no where near the greatness of the first. Also, I just started watching Log Horizon and I am already in love with it!

Finch
04-14-2014, 11:03 PM
Ive yet to watch SAO my brother recommended it to me because Im a fan of the .hack series.

Targaryen
04-15-2014, 08:28 AM
Am a start watching long horizon today! Also recommended it to all my SAO fan friends.

JoeDragon
04-15-2014, 11:07 AM
Am a start watching long horizon today! Also recommended it to all my SAO fan friends.

http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire3/f03934504f1e7d62927cbce4598451d91386474788_large.j pg http://1-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/a/image/1382/21/1382212029560.gif

Senpai
04-15-2014, 05:55 PM
I hope we get trapped in ArcheAge like SAO and Log Horizon. :p

I know you guys want it don't prettend you don't. ;)


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/845/p888.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nhp888j)

Darth Futuza
04-15-2014, 08:10 PM
I hope we get trapped in ArcheAge like SAO and Log Horizon. :p

I know you guys want it don't prettend you don't. ;)

Yes I want to sign up to die and have my mind obliterated in a video game while my body slowly rots on a hospital bed. That sounds terrific! /sarcasm

ReVenTionXII
04-15-2014, 08:58 PM
I loved the first world!! The second I found quite a disappointment to be honest!!

Would you still say that if i a company went and made a MMO based on ALO? Tbh, i think it'd be quite fun..

TheDeathShades
04-15-2014, 09:34 PM
it is a sandbox game just like and with ocliftrift VR head set its sick

Halcyon
04-15-2014, 09:38 PM
Liked it right up until episode ten when it fell off the anime tree and hit every trope on the way down.

I agree with Scapes, but it was still watchable. I dunno, I feel like I've seen most of the anime worth watching, so my bar gets lowered somewhat.

Regardless, watching SAO was one contributor to making me want to play MMOs again, so in a way it helped put me here, pining for ArcheAge. Not sure if that's good or bad :P

Kirito956
06-13-2014, 06:21 PM
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/30739_376319389113782_1808124566_n.jpg


Hate to ressurect a dead thread, but didn't feel like getting flamed for not searching through old threads.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/30739_376319389113782_1808124566_n.jpg

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/36/4c/16/364c16a4141063fab55dd235c5810b08.jpg

Curious if this'll work.

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/c9/da/e7/c9dae735f9c8842252852bce2b61a00d.jpg


Oh my Yes!

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/ab/41/4f/ab414f74722f08780d7e7b1bb4d00fee.jpg

xDrac
06-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Can't wait for GunGale :)

Kirito956
06-16-2014, 02:25 PM
Any idea when GunGale is being released? And if it'll be in full season or weekly episodes?

Deathdimension
06-16-2014, 03:00 PM
I very much enjoyed Sword Art Online. I felt like the second half was a little shaky, but overall it was one of my more favorite recent animes.

Ilfri
06-16-2014, 11:43 PM
GGO needs to hurry. <3

PurelySavage
06-17-2014, 12:33 PM
This made me laugh hardcore. This has to be the one anime that proves that romance ruins a story drastically. And i mean like cringing drastically and I couldn't stop laughing at how pathetic it is. (rude as it is, it really was the one anime that hit rock bottom the fastest)

BrickMeat
06-17-2014, 01:58 PM
no,,,many many good anime out there,,try watch realistic dorama/slice of life anime genres so you didnt become/influence by KAWAIII complex,,

but,,,
a bit ♥♥♥♥♥♥ still no problem,,

Ilfri
06-17-2014, 08:31 PM
This made me laugh hardcore. This has to be the one anime that proves that romance ruins a story drastically. And i mean like cringing drastically and I couldn't stop laughing at how pathetic it is. (rude as it is, it really was the one anime that hit rock bottom the fastest)

♥♥♥♥posters be ♥♥♥♥postin'

Quifer
06-22-2014, 02:07 PM
Hello! Any sword art online fans out there? Anybody else think this is the SAO like game we have waited for?

That would be Wizardry Online which has been closed mostly because they wiped characters on Open Beta to Live. Western SONY sure knows how to screw things up.

iSlippY
06-24-2014, 01:15 PM
I do I do! Still waiting for GGO this coming July! Weeeee

Principe
06-24-2014, 03:39 PM
This made me laugh hardcore. This has to be the one anime that proves that romance ruins a story drastically. And i mean like cringing drastically and I couldn't stop laughing at how pathetic it is. (rude as it is, it really was the one anime that hit rock bottom the fastest)

Sounds like you hate romance. If so, you should stop watching anime that or decrease it. You should know for a fact that romance is a major part for an anime. And frankly speaking, without romance, an anime stales in my opinion because they're practically fighting without a major reason -- except Gundam 00 of course.

Get off the thread, thanks.

Deathshades
06-24-2014, 04:16 PM
i love SAO and Love this game and with http://www.oculusvr.com/ make this game sooooooo sick to play i never get off lol

Ghosty
09-04-2014, 11:45 PM
anyone who wants to do PVP and piracy message me, I'm making the laughing coffin guild

TrappyGom
09-05-2014, 08:07 AM
Maybe not the SAO but Archeage will be one of the most impressive MMOs since long time for sure.

FeralTurtle
09-05-2014, 01:01 PM
The way players run the game remind me of the anime, but I'm playing this because I left Runescape after it really went downhill and I think I've finally found an MMORPG that I can once again enjoy :D

Barachiel
09-10-2014, 05:44 PM
SAO fan here. Eagerly awaiting Headstart.

Zelhart
09-11-2014, 06:59 PM
SAO Abridged

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6kJKxvbgZ0&list=PLuAOJfsMefuej06Q3n4QrSSC7qYjQ-FlU

^^

Seanidor
09-11-2014, 07:26 PM
If anyone enjoys reading light novels about VRMMOs you might want to check out Legendary Moonlight Sculptor. It's as good as SAO, maybe even better for some people. :-)

Kayzek
09-11-2014, 07:28 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sdxog_6EuNs/UtGt-_py49I/AAAAAAAAAwU/Qa3CO31C6ho/s1600/Log+Horizon+-+Nyanta.jpg

log horizon es #1

♥♥♥♥ sao lol

AresRage
09-11-2014, 08:44 PM
I'm glad that Kirito is finally accepting what he really is ingame and outside of the game in this new season ... a little ♥♥♥♥♥ hahahaha

Kayzek
09-11-2014, 09:09 PM
I'm glad that Kirito is finally accepting what he really is ingame and outside of the game in this new season ... a little ♥♥♥♥♥ hahahaha
he will win with the power of p2w hue

AresRage
09-11-2014, 09:13 PM
I honestly am watching it hoping Death Gun will blast him in the face. *crosses fingers* Please don't disappoint meeeee! hahaha

Alt3r Ego
09-15-2014, 02:26 AM
There is a Laughing Coffin guild in the server Ollo

Asuna
09-15-2014, 04:36 AM
Laughing Coffin is also on Tahyang

Memories95
09-15-2014, 05:40 AM
Im not a SAO fan. But while i was playing i kept wishing this game was a VRMMO

Reiikaap
09-15-2014, 12:49 PM
I have seen many Kiritos and Asunas back on beta, I bet we'll see them back when f2p join tomorrow
and we'll se more Heathcliff (SAO guy) and Kleins and a Laughing Coffing guild (already saw one on forums)

and btw, those days were fun http://i1.ytimg.com/sh/rFSGy6sxOv8/showposter.jpg?v=517c214d

Rayofunny
09-15-2014, 02:29 PM
SAO best anime <3

Electric
09-15-2014, 10:25 PM
SAO is ♥♥♥♥ty now, the first half of the first season (before they went into Alfeim online) was absolutely RIVETING, but the whole allure of the show for me was PERMA DEATH in and out of game. Once that left the equation and it was all about Asuna and Kirito trying to get her saved it went down hill FAST. GGO is TERRIBLE. Sinon is a whiney ♥♥♥♥♥ that needs to get shot real quick. Kirito is a ♥♥♥♥ing girl now? Wut? Not a girl but looks like a girl... wtf you weird japanese ♥♥♥♥s just butchered the show. I mean come on... The story is all over the place, they are just putting ♥♥♥♥ in randomly to further a plot that i bet only 10 percent of the original viewers even care about. Well, whatever. All i can do is wait for S3 of Magi and watch Tokyo Ghoul and Akame ga Kill. Admittedly I was told T.G. is going a bit fast compared to the manga though since I never read the manga I am enjoying it. Magi: Sinbad no Bouken is leagues ahead of SAO (as is S1 [labrynth] and S2 [kingdom]) Akame ga Kill is more watchable than SAO by far. I can sit there and watch the whole episode and I kind of get sad at the end of the show, in the last few episodes of SAO it wasnt that hard to take a break and go do something and come back watch the rest and just go back to doing whatever I was before. When I first watched the show I was obsessed now its just a weekly show to keep updated on just incase it gets better (which it wont).

whitERaven
09-15-2014, 10:32 PM
I like SAO.. kirito not much lol

Anyway SAO is not that similar to AA at least the first arc isnt..
In aincard there was no magic, players are imprisoned in aincard,and has to pass levels (floors) this seems like an instanced themepark mmo unlike AA..
and there are no Cat people in aincard

I agree though as mentioned .. log horizon is more similar to AA
Open World.. check
Sandbox .. err they make hamburgers there so check
Cat people .. Check

Lapuka
09-16-2014, 05:51 AM
SAO 1 season was good and very promising, 2nd season was meh but had pretty nice ending (hospital scene was probably best thing in 2nd season) gun gale online seems to have nice visuals but haven't seen it yet so I'll keep it for myself :>

Rapsod
09-16-2014, 09:29 AM
love sao but since ppl mention Log Horizon here it kinda reminds me on AA ...... can say most of the stuff is kinda similar xDD all tho LH is post apocaliptic world

Irrstern
09-16-2014, 09:34 AM
Dont hate me but i disliked SAO because it was boring to watch all time.

Ogata Rina
09-16-2014, 10:52 AM
Yep, huge fan here! SAO is currently my top 1 anime~

Emerald Fox
09-29-2014, 12:29 PM
You never know it could be. After all the game has just launched you know. Its still in the early stages. We have no idea what the plans for this game in the far future could be. It very well could be the start of what us includeing myself SAO fans have waited for.

As for the question though of is there a lot of SAO fans in this game with the amount of laughing coffin guilds going around the server's im sure that answers your question lol

Red Storm
09-30-2014, 10:11 AM
SAO fan reporting in

Thc
09-30-2014, 03:38 PM
LOVE SAO AND I WATCH TEH NEW EPISODES ON CRUNCHY ROLL EVERY SATURDAY WITH MY GF EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEE if only she played games tho ;___;

Duoswordsmen
10-01-2014, 03:37 AM
AA is nothing like SAO, you can't even compare the two

devilronin
10-02-2014, 11:16 AM
I'm a pretty massive SAO fan but i really don't think AA is going to be the SAO we waited for that's just crazy talk

im trialing ff14 as we speak the sao opening theme popped into head while playing, whether its temporary or longer lasting is different story.

and the tribulations of AA kick in where i cant pick the right triage to play as due to pointy sexy things not having magic attack, while blunt average/ugly things have it in spades, and even worse is when i hate rapid strikes but love wallop, love triple slash and charge but the rest of the skills leave things to be desired, and i want to be BR/SP/Sorc, but can't with staff/DW scepter being the only way for lightning strike to have power.

class freedom is a step down from mabinogi, crafting cannot in fact be a lifestyle... for f2pers anyway, barely for the patrons as well

ArchGaden
10-02-2014, 12:01 PM
If we had 100 zones, there might be enough land for people to buy a cabin on a lake, on a whim, and retire from adventuring for a while. AA isn't the SAO we want... but you know... that oculus isn't at commercial release yet, and nueral links are still just a thing in labs. Give it some time!

devilronin
10-02-2014, 01:59 PM
If we had 100 zones, there might be enough land for people to buy a cabin on a lake, on a whim, and retire from adventuring for a while. AA isn't the SAO we want... but you know... that oculus isn't at commercial release yet, and nueral links are still just a thing in labs. Give it some time!

sony's hmz 1-2 are out for under 600, this one on the other hand...
http://store.sony.com/wearable-hdtv-2d-3d-virtual-7.1-surround-sound-zid27-HMZT3W/cat-27-catid-3D-Personal-Viewer

any game that uses dual image 3d over stereoscopic is compatible with it/them

and project morpheus for ps4 is likely to come out at the same time as oculus

Lunalepsy
10-03-2014, 03:46 PM
Not my thing.

Athalahelm
10-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Occulus Rift is a start; but it's a pale comparison to what Sword Art Online was... I look forward to a deep dive game experience; but I doubt I'll live to see it.

Turbotailz86
10-06-2014, 01:41 AM
Yes I am one :). DW Kirito has always been my favorite.

Kei Shirogane
10-15-2014, 08:32 AM
Okay, I'm just going to put this out there. AA is much more like Log Horizon. I've watched both animes up to this date. Log Horizon has a lot of tactical elements to it, and a lot more depth. Instead of only focusing on getting out of the game, then explore the lore of the game, and the history behind it. If you're looking for a game that is very similar to SAO, try out Mabinogi. Lots of different life skills, anime based. It's kinda old, but a lot of fun. Hopefully someday someone will make a game like we all want right now. But for now, AA is pretty damn good.

MagnumMack
10-15-2014, 12:50 PM
Honestly, I felt more for the Aincrad players than I did the people in Attack on Titan. All of them were annoying as ♥♥♥♥. The aincrad players choosing to just sit back and adapt to their new world is amazing. Look at how many people just ended up doing what we're doing. They became farmers purely. They only crafted weapons and opened their own shops. Some did nothing but cook.

They gave up trying to escape. They just accepted their new world.

Once the show lost that aspect, it suffered. It suffered for the same reason we don't hold such connection to things in game. The risk and feelings of loss were diminished. Sure, SOME risk of death existed in Alf and GGale by nature of the storyline, but for the masses they no longer had that fear and REALITY that death in game was death in "reality" as well. The term "PKer" was SYNONYMOUS with MURDERER. The entirety of LC were ACTUAL murderers. The fact that they were allowed to assimilate into normal life annoyed me greatly. They actively murdered people. They were not victims.

That whole aspect of the show, the Grimlock episodes, the struggle between individuals that only other "survivors" would understand after release was incredible.

If SAO had ended after the first half of the first season, then I would have been content. If SAO took more of a Shadowrun or Serial Experiment Lain turn where it was a game "overlay" to help the brain process real world data then I would be intrigued. Like Commander Shepherd killing off Reaper programming inside a "virtual geth" cluster from Mass Effect 3. Imagine fighting viruses that were image mapped so the brain could understand combat. That might bring me back in.

Yeah, I still watch it, but I'm not too sure as to how long it will retain my interest. Log Horizon I hear is okay but not astounding.

SAO had the fear or real world consequences on a large scale that I really enjoyed from .Hack//Sign and the like. And Alf arc had one of the greatest deaths so far. I enjoyed that more than any one should admit too.

MagnumMack
10-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Also, these guys.

http://i59.tinypic.com/28klleh.jpg


Coolest dude on Aranzeb. Laughing Koffings

Miru
10-15-2014, 01:03 PM
Sao is overrated as ♥♥♥♥ ... Look some good anime :D

MagnumMack
10-16-2014, 08:44 AM
Ergo Proxy, Kill la Kill, Yukikaze, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, FLCL, Cowboy Bebop, and a host of others. Honestly, the old school stuff looks and tells a story better than this new stuff nowadays that goes for the moe edge almost exclusively.

Relient
10-16-2014, 02:42 PM
Log horizon is better but Sao wasn't so bad...

Its not about old or new anime Magnum, its about preference. Some old anime are weird and boring while others are really good, same with stuff today.