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  • Summary: For the first time ever, players can experience SWORD ART ONLINE's anime storyline in game format with SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris! Play as the protagonist Kirito and immerse yourself in "Underworld," a mysterious virtual world set in the anime's Alicization arc. Featuring intenseFor the first time ever, players can experience SWORD ART ONLINE's anime storyline in game format with SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris! Play as the protagonist Kirito and immerse yourself in "Underworld," a mysterious virtual world set in the anime's Alicization arc. Featuring intense battle action, stunning JRPG visuals, and an expansive world to explore; your journey through the latest VRMMO SWORD ART ONLINE game is ready to begin! Expand

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  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jul 10, 2020
    70
    Optimization issues aside, Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris is a solid entry in to the SAO game series. Inviting visuals, recognizable characters, and action packed battles await those willing to put in the time to get past chapter one.
  2. PC Games
    Aug 3, 2020
    60
    For my taste there is too little gameplay between the many dialogue sequences.
  3. Jul 20, 2020
    50
    Fun combat and decent characters aren’t enough to save a convoluted story, terrible pacing, and tons of performance problems.
  4. Jul 13, 2020
    48
    Overall, the game is a mess in its current state and desperately needs patches.
  5. Jul 23, 2020
    40
    With an expansive main campaign that takes far too long to get started and quite a few underdeveloped mechanics, this Sword Art game is a tough sell for anyone but the most dedicated fans.
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  1. Jul 10, 2020
    Most games will attempt to “hook” you within the first couple of hours — this includes RPGs with run-of-the-mill introductory and fetch quests — combined with epic moments and multiple concepts. In Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris‘ case, those epic moments and engaging concepts happened far too little too late, and you had no choice but to sit through hours of banal and monotonous linearity.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Jul 12, 2020
    10
    Очень добротная игра по аниме, несмотря на некоторые проблемы с оптимизацией. Но думаю, что это исправят. Советую к прохождению, если вы фанатОчень добротная игра по аниме, несмотря на некоторые проблемы с оптимизацией. Но думаю, что это исправят. Советую к прохождению, если вы фанат данного жанра и вселенной SAO Expand
  2. Jul 12, 2020
    10
    EPIC GAME WITH EPIC Gameplay the story is rich it makes me want to actually finish myself off.
  3. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    Despite its technical mishaps which has been acknowledged and will receive a patch soon (FPS and input lag) this game is huge! And packed withDespite its technical mishaps which has been acknowledged and will receive a patch soon (FPS and input lag) this game is huge! And packed with content. Massive world. Deep customization of skills, arts, etc. combat is strategic. Not too fast and not too slow. Timing is key. The story so far is great. It follows the anime for the first chapter (prologue) and then branches into its own original story. After the first chapter the games opens way up. Graphics are great. Best SAO game to date and a solid JRPG on its own merits. Expand
  4. Jul 13, 2020
    7
    Lots to do.
    Graphics are decent.
    Way to many cutscenes in the first chapter but most can be skipped. But you kind of expect it in an SAO
    Lots to do.
    Graphics are decent.
    Way to many cutscenes in the first chapter but most can be skipped. But you kind of expect it in an SAO game.
    You have to teak graphics settings to get the load times reasonable.

    i7 4790 3.6GHz / RTX 2070 8GB / SSD / 16 GB DDR3 PC3-12800 800 MHz, Dell Alienware AW3418DW GSync 3440x1440
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  5. Jul 15, 2020
    4
    I got the game on PC.

    The game is pretty and it's fun however there are some pretty drastic fps issues and game features that are broken
    I got the game on PC.

    The game is pretty and it's fun however there are some pretty drastic fps issues and game features that are broken like the records and the extremely long load times. The MP and Character creator are gated behind finishing Chapter 1 which can take 10-15 hours. You will spend a good chunk of time to get through the cut scenes. So if cut scenes aren't your thing you may be lost in the story since its the game verse and not canon after chapter 1 but you can skip them

    Personally, the combat felt somewhat flashy but slow compared to the other games but it still seems interested. Hopefully, once records (AI) are fixed on PC it will be a better combat experience. Cut scenes for Enhanced Armament and Release are cool but the cut scenes get old really fast during combat.

    Hold off on buying and see what the patch fixes performance and gameplay-wise. Other than that wait for a sale as in its current state for PC it's not worth the 60 dollars
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  6. Apr 13, 2021
    2
    Graphics look really outdated. It feels like half of the models were taken from previous games. There is a ton of flashy effects, but noGraphics look really outdated. It feels like half of the models were taken from previous games. There is a ton of flashy effects, but no physics or hair animation. How can the game both look bad and perform bad at the same time? Expand
  7. Jul 15, 2020
    0
    The game needs THE BIG patch. Игра нуждается в огромном патче.

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