Watch out, your wallet is next!
|Wow it is hard to believe we have reached episode twenty and with only five to go the countdown to the end of Sword Art Online begins, but I have a feeling we will end up seeing a second season of this series because even though it can be quite dumb it really is popular…anyway what are you thinking Overcooled? Are you ready to see the ending?|
|I’m prepared for SAO to close its final chapter and just end with this Alfheim Online arc. It already feels like it’s being dragged out and half of the time I don’t even remember the show is out until Fosh has already sent me his entire text for the post. So, er, yes…I should apologize for being late again. It’s very hard to care about other things in my life such as eating or blogging when Persona 4 Golden is in my life…|
Breaking the Game
Foshizzel // Last week things left off with Kirito and Leafa trying to stop a virtual war from breaking out, but of course Kirito managed to arrive on the scene like a bullet! I swear it looked like he crashed into the ground head first just to create a dramatic entrance to impress everyone! Whoa dude what are you even doing? After that crazy scene our hero wasted no time challenging and successfully defeating Eugene, the leader of the salamanders aka “the strongest player in ALfhiem Online.” However, during that big fight Kirito stole Leafa’s sword and used his giant two hander to win…I know…what? HOW? I seriously had to face-palm during that because I thought he couldn’t dual wield weapons anymore yet he was magically able to do it? I suppose you could just say “well Fosh this is a shounen themed series and it shows that Kirito as a bad ass player.” Personally I don’t think of him is a bad ass other than being straight up “lucky” all the time, I mean how long has he even played ALfiem online? And he defeated a veteran player that fast…YEAH whatever bro! At least the fight was entertaining to watch.
From Beater to Cheater
“We could help…but we don’t want any wardrobe malfunctions now, do we?”
Overcooled // It’s bad enough that Kirito is able to dual wield in Alfheim Online, but that’s not all that he seems to be capable of. He’s only played for a few days, yet he’s stronger than the strongest player in the game. I know his stats and dual-wielding skills transferred from SAO, but it just doesn’t seem fair. Kirito’s ridiculous power makes it seem like everyone in this world is just a shitty fighter and can’t defend themselves. Despite having a group of other players and Leafa – who is supposedly a talented fighter – Kirito is nominated as the only one who can save them. It looks really bad to see a bunch of women stand there uselessly and twiddle their thumbs as their knight in shining armour saves them. It’s especially insulting since Kirito is a newbie and should at least suck at flying or magic or one of the new Alfheim Online exclusives. But no, he flits in and out of combat like a hummingbird on speed and can turn himself into a towering beast by muttering a few words. How did he even get all that money? It makes him badass, but it also makes literally every other character appear to be useless. All they do is wait for him to save them and then fawn over him afterwards. Alicia and Sakuya probably just wanted his skills (thank God) but it’s still very tiring to see him covered in bitches head-to-toe all the goddamned time. Yui chastises him for cheating, but it’s not like he can help it that everyone else sucks and he attracts girls with every breath he takes. I guess by default, he’s just a cheater in every single way…u_u
New Girls all over Kirito
Foshizzel // We can add two more random girls to Kirito’s harem this week with Sakuya and Alicia who immediately put the moves on him…yep…I guess they are just impressed by his skills or by his in game riches? Either way those moments were pretty funny because the look on Leafa’s face was priceless and hilarious along with Yui who was quick to remind Kirito that he already belongs to someone else, but I kind of do feel bad for Leafa with the whole not knowing that her new partner she likes is really her cousin…that will not end well for her. Now for Asuna who surprised me with her escape, wait never mind I wasn’t that impressed because I don’t think she will actually get very far before creepy dude before he discovers that she ran away. Last I checked he was the freaking GM of ALfhiem Online and he probably has several ways to track people in the game, but I think she falls from the tree and then she lands in some water as we see in the opening every week? All I have to say is Kirito HURRY up and stop doing all these dumb side missions.
Overcooled // The state of affairs between the various classes interests me, and it’s a shame we don’t get to see more of it. The Cait-Siths and Sylphs form an alliance, and with some funding from Kirito, plan to tackle the World Tree. It must be a very amicable partnership if they don’t mind that only one of them will be granted the special wings. Perhaps Kirito will enlist the help of every race (except the Salamanders) and make his ascent with a huge army on his side. I hope to see more sides teaming up and forming rivalries to complicate things, although I’m not sure how much of that can happen when they have a whole tree to climb. Anyways, the Salamanders are set up to be the “bad guys” here since they antagonize every other race without discrimination. At least, so far. It worries me that a lot of other people might get the same idea as Sigurd and try reincarnating as a Salamander. If you can switch from the losing team to the winning team..wouldn’t you? Power-hungry people like Sigurd betray in a heartbeat, and will go with anyone who looks like they’re powerful. Once again, SAO isn’t so good at doing those “subtle” villains, so Sigurd is just a total megalomaniac who sits in thrones, sips wine, and has lady Sylphs drape themselves over him. And to think, real girls are behind those avatars doing this at their own will. Ugh, he’s such a creep. The Salamanders can keep him once the patch goes up. If there’s downtime for maintenance, maybe there will be some real life shenanigans again too.
There’s really not a lot to talk about (or that I particularly want to talk about) this week. Kirito is vastly overpowered compared to everyone else, so he solos things like a boss as crowds of women cheer and throw themselves at his feet. This is nothing new. Kirito has always been like this. It’s still a bit irritating to see just how much of his SAO prowess has carried over into this new game he should be struggling with at least a little bit. It’s because of his strength that we get these incredible fights, though. I loved the action this week! It always looks so frenzied and intense – especially when the dual-wielding kicks in. I just wish some other players would be just as strong, you know? I guess Asuna is free now, so maybe she’ll be super strong too. Can someone other than Kirito contribute more to battles? Please and thank you!
Well finally we get to see some kick ass fighting which pushed for a fantastic looking episode for animation, but I can’t say the same thing about the HOW because it felt really half assed to have Kirito suddenly show off his duel wield skills to defeat “the strongest player in ALfhiem Online” when he was only playing the game for a few days? Besides that over the top fight I liked the small bits of comedy thrown in with Leafa getting all jealous over Sakuya and Alicia putting the moves on him. Other than that I didn’t really care about the random villain that lost his position in a video game, but whatever I am sure it is relative to the plot right? At this point I just want to see Kirito fight through the world tree and save Asuna and defeat the main creepy boss character.
Extra wind resistance is tough..