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  • Summary: Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is a Role Playing Game based on the novel, manga and anime, Sword Art Online, and reflects the charming characters and breathtaking environments from the virtual reality world called Aincrad. In a simulated Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing GameSword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is a Role Playing Game based on the novel, manga and anime, Sword Art Online, and reflects the charming characters and breathtaking environments from the virtual reality world called Aincrad. In a simulated Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game setting, players find that they are captured within the game and must explore and defeat enemies until they reach the highest floors of Aincrad to beat the game and free themselves from the fantasy world. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Aug 22, 2014
    88
    Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment transcends its license to become a truly engrossing portable role-playing game. Unfortunately, this lengthy adventure is far from perfect, with problems ranging from bad translation to simplistic missions. But none of that gets in the way of one of the most ambitious anime games ever constructed.
  2. Aug 26, 2014
    80
    A great combat system alongside an abysmal translation make this one very mileage-may-vary.
  3. Aug 19, 2014
    75
    This is a big, ambitious game, and like any big, ambitious game, there's some stuff that goes wrong, but a lot more that goes right. And with all that right stuff…well, that's what makes the game so worth playing.
  4. May 23, 2014
    70
    The combat feels slick, the design mirrors the anime really well and there's enough content to keep you going for weeks. Just know that the experience starts to drag after the exciting opening levels.
  5. Aug 20, 2014
    70
    If you’re a fan of Sword Art Online then this is a must buy, with it’s alternate reality separating it from the series.
  6. Sep 9, 2014
    60
    It’s unclear whether or not I would’ve enjoyed this title much more if I were an avid fan of the series, but since I can only speak from my perspective alone, I will say that it was a difficult one to enjoy with a myriad of rough spots that were impossible to ignore.
  7. Aug 19, 2014
    30
    Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment isn’t just a bad game. With its awful story, tedious combat, and inexcusable translation, it’s an out and out insult to anyone who might buy it – fans of the series especially.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Aug 19, 2014
    10
    If you're a fan of the series this is a fantastic game, comes with a HD remake of the first game previously only released in Japan, so you areIf you're a fan of the series this is a fantastic game, comes with a HD remake of the first game previously only released in Japan, so you are getting 2 games in one! Expand
  2. Aug 22, 2014
    10
    If you know the anime Sword Art Online, you will know what awaits you in this game, or not. The Story is about after the floor 75 in theIf you know the anime Sword Art Online, you will know what awaits you in this game, or not. The Story is about after the floor 75 in the anime, where Kirirto defeats Heathcliff and if you are a true fan, you want to know what happens there. There is a lot to explore, to loot and there a lot of enemies. Thanks to the HD remake of "Sword Art Online Infinity Moment", you will at least need over 200+hours to clear the game. With the Hollow Area, you get an additional gameplay time for more than 30 hours. Two games in one. Nice!!!
    You should get it! Don't think about it twice, if you are a true fan. I bought it Day 1 and totally worth it.
    11/10
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  3. Oct 1, 2014
    10
    Great game! love the story, and has over 100 hours of play. it would be my favorite game if it wasn't for the horrible translation butGreat game! love the story, and has over 100 hours of play. it would be my favorite game if it wasn't for the horrible translation but besides that i love this game, cant wait for a sequel Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2014
    10
    awesomesauce... insert the good parts others have already said, yatta yatta, ditto and all that. love the game.awesomesauce... insert the good parts others have already said, yatta yatta, ditto and all that. love the game. ................................................ Expand
  5. Oct 3, 2015
    9
    Being a fan of sword art online i also ordered the Japanese import of lost song. This was a great game but the not being able to open doorsBeing a fan of sword art online i also ordered the Japanese import of lost song. This was a great game but the not being able to open doors when targeted or being able to properly run made it very time consuming. Also sometimes if a enemy is targeted to you and you press O you wont target the one targeting you. It will engage battle with a completely different enemy sometimes which can cause easy game over depending on the area.The story line was very good however and the hollow area was brilliant. It was nice to see the remaining floors because i always wondered what they looked like apart from the few cons i would recommend buying this. Its not that expensive and all round its a good game graphics are good and little to no lag on PSvita and it deserves more fame i think. Expand
  6. Jan 7, 2015
    8
    Im sure this game would have been 1000 times better had i actually watched the anime before playing the game. That being said this is an EPICIm sure this game would have been 1000 times better had i actually watched the anime before playing the game. That being said this is an EPIC title for any vita owner. The world is HUGE, the characters are many, the graphics are top notch and the combat system keeps you engaged (especially if you don't like your '0' button as your gonna beat it like it owes you money). There is also a small dating sim element that feels for organic than the traditional 'scale walls of text to get the girl'. Your also not confined to being with Asuna, tho the story assumes you are and makes you feel a little greasy if your going for another girl.

    On the negative side however, this game suffers from a translation that would make Ar Tonelico 2 look like it came off the desk of a university professor. Avid JRPG gamers such as myself might read this and ask 'how bad can it possibly be? Ive played many poorly translated games and they don't really bother me'. trust me, you will understand. Other than the occasional frame rate drop while there are many NPC's on the screen or landing yourself in an area WAAAAAAYYYYY out of your level range (and thanks to cannon this happens fairly often) there is little else to complain about with this title.

    over all wicked game deserving of being in your library.
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  7. Aug 21, 2015
    0
    Cory in the house for the DS is much better
    SAO is very overrated
    Cory in the house is the alltime best anime and if you dont agree you can
    Cory in the house for the DS is much better
    SAO is very overrated
    Cory in the house is the alltime best anime and if you dont agree you can check your presidential privilege you cis scum
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