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Starting this to keep the PS4 thread clean.


Some simple rules, mark any spoilers from the games, anime or manga with spoiler tags. List what the spoiler is from.


(example - Episode 1 spoiler)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Everyone is trapped in a virtual MMO!


I'll add more to the OP once I am home, including some descriptions of the series and where to watch it.


To watch for free on any device, youtube. Sub only. Here is a link to the first episode. (It looks to be an official upload)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QEv2y6dH_A


The series is dubbed on Netflix. Crunchy Roll has it subbed, but is only free if you watch on PC with ads, to watch on consoles requires a sub. (Episode 1 is a free preview)


The official DVDs and bluray releases were limited and are overpriced thanks to scalpers.
 

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Crunchy Roll is only free if you are on PC. To watch past the first episode on any other device requires a monthly fee.
 

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The game is sword and mele only. No Magic or Clerics. During one of the big boss fights I kept wondering where the 'Tanks' were and why no one was throwing any Area Effect Spells or healing. Then I'm like.... oh... I see how it is.

Need to develop the Gustatory Rift. Leveling that cooking ability needs a taste simulator.
 

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Originally Posted by Arcadia88  /t/1525268/sword-art-online-game-anime-manga-vr-discussion-topic#post_24555076


The game is sword and mele only. No Magic or Clerics. During one of the big boss fights I kept wondering where the 'Tanks' were and why no one was throwing any Area Effect Spells or healing. Then I'm like.... oh... I see how it is.

Need to develop the Gustatory Rift. Leveling that cooking ability needs a taste simulator.

Why do you think Facebook bought the Rift? They want in on the next gen version that takes place in your mind like in SAO. The story of the show isn't far off from what might happen.
 

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Is this show as good as Attack On Titan?
 

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It is pretty good, I can't compare it to AoT though since I haven't watched past the first episode. It is worth a watch if you are a gamer, I want a sword based MMO that is actually based on player skill and not animations and stats. (Not just skill with a controller, but actual skill based on your real world ability to use a sword)
 

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Originally Posted by PENDRAG0ON  /t/1525268/sword-art-online-game-anime-manga-vr-discussion-topic#post_24556500


It is pretty good, I can't compare it to AoT though since I haven't watched past the first episode. It is worth a watch if you are a gamer, I want a sword based MMO that is actually based on player skill and not animations and stats. (Not just skill with a controller, but actual skill based on your real world ability to use a sword)

Facebook wants you to have that also. AoT was weird for me. I tried three different times to get into it and could not. Tried again and it clicked. Most likely not second screening helped.
 

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Originally Posted by PENDRAG0ON  /t/1525268/sword-art-online-game-anime-manga-vr-discussion-topic#post_24554558


Crunchy Roll is only free if you are on PC. To watch past the first episode on any other device requires a monthly fee.

Crunchyroll app on iPad gives same access as PC and does not require a subscription.
 

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Originally Posted by darthrsg  /t/1525268/sword-art-online-game-anime-manga-vr-discussion-topic#post_24556419


Is this show as good as Attack On Titan?

Much, much, much better.


Attack anime was hit/miss and felt like they forgot the story they were trying to tell.
 

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Only thing I wish was done different with the first part of season 1 was that it didn't have such huge jumps in between episodes. Wish we could have seen more details regarding the progress to clear the different levels.


I wish an MMO or a Co-Op RPG would adopt the elements this show has in regards to some players choosing the merchant life vs adventurer.


side note: finally clicked what "twist" you all keep referring to, the mid-season point
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) before Kirito wakes up
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Originally Posted by Conspiracy*  /t/1525268/sword-art-online-game-anime-manga-vr-discussion-topic#post_24556879


Much, much, much better.


Attack anime was hit/miss and felt like they forgot the story they were trying to tell.

I have three episodes to go and have really enjoyed it despite that.
 

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Crunchyroll app on iPad gives same access as PC and does not require a subscription.

Android doesn't get the same treatment sadly, nor do the consoles.


The manga is getting an official release starting the 22nd of this month, I'll be picking it up to see if the time jumps are as bad as the anime.
 

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Originally Posted by PENDRAG0ON  /t/1525268/sword-art-online-game-anime-manga-vr-discussion-topic#post_24556500


I want a sword based MMO that is actually based on player skill and not animations and stats. (Not just skill with a controller, but actual skill based on your real world ability to use a sword)

You'll get DDR first.
 

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You'll get DDR first.

True, gotta wait for The Matrix headset from SAO before we get that kind of game.
 

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I finished the show. I really want to own this now, so hopefully it gets a non limited edition bluray soon.


Gotta drop this in here since one of the singers I follow on youtube added this today. Intro 1 of SAO, Crossing Fields April Fools style. She uploaded versions of each intro and ending that are not a joke a while back and are pretty good. (With mediafire links for downloads as well!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LJ8hBZx71k



Ending spoilers and a few spoilers from throughout the series, beware.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Too bad the final fights were so lackluster, I expected something grander after the midway showdown. That guy was a total letdown and went out like a ***** I wanted to see Kirito in a fight in the real world and actually use his in game skills like in the sparring match. Hopefully series 2 gives us that.


I still feel that this series should have stuck to SAO only and never added another MMO to the mix, it brought the core story of the second act down a little.


The romance with Sugu was not needed and felt forced, the author felt the same way based on an article I read about the upcoming Series 2. I was disappointed that they never had a proper duel in the game, that ending of their fight was a cop out.


I wonder if they could do a what if version that stays in SAO and fleshes out more of what happened inbetween episodes and adds a new ending? (I think the PSP title did that but it is Japan only and staying that way)


Now someone non evil just needs to create a NRV headset and create a true virtual MMO.
 

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I finished up Attack on Titan last night and started SAO this morning. Hasn't quite grabbed me yet but the presentation is good.


I've worked in the tech field for 10 years now and actively seek ways to unplug and it's even more of a priority with a 2 year old in the house. TV is less and books are more and physical activity is increased and I can't find a negative thing about those. While cool, VR doesn't really seem to be pulling me in just yet. I'm sure there are some very cool applications for it in many fields beyond games. Somebody mentioned Surrogates and that seems likely as soon as the bots are ready. I think we've lost a bit of intimacy with our fellow man along with the layers of tech we put between ourselves. It's still interesting to see how it unfolds and it does appear to be a bet for the future. I just hope the folks that growl when you avoid hitting them with a car when they walk into intersections while texting with headphones on get weeded out for more aware and polite people. On the upside VR will keep them home and off the streets.
 

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 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Episode 20. We've gone from one big bad to another. If you were trapped in a game for over 2 years would you still have the helmet in your room after you escaped?


One company develops while an evil company takes over. I'm not sure but it seems I've seen this same situation before somewhere.
 

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Can you imagine the people laying bed covered in doodoo and starving to death? Sign me up.
 

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 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) If Zuckerberg is the big bad. Then that means Carmack is in the bird cage and someone from Valve will have to Don the wings to save him.
 
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