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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. Jul 10, 2020
    80
    Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris marks a new era of Sword Art Online games, both graphically and narratively. This is an adventure for fans and newcomers that truly builds upon this virtual world through new characters and hundreds of quests. The downside is that you may have to clear a lengthy first chapter to discover everything it has to offer, but luckily for those who do, there’s so much awaiting them. There’s still some quality-of-life work that needs to be done in terms of loading times and assist pop-ins, but as a fan of the previous SAO games, this entry simply blew me away.
  2. Jul 10, 2020
    70
    Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris is not particularly memorable but is also an enjoyable action JRPG for every SAO fan.
  3. Jul 27, 2020
    70
    In the end, the story is interesting, the graphics are beautiful, and with the open-world concept with much to do, it’s definitely a great game for SAO fans and is definitely a step up from the previous titles.
  4. Jul 13, 2020
    60
    Multiplayer is a really positive experience, and it becomes very easy to sink hours into just exploration and small side quests, with no attention being paid to the main story. Pick up and play is a feeling so rarely found in JRPG titles that it feels like a really positive step towards what should be seen as the new normal. What is baffling, then, is hiding such a great feature, along with all the other main parts of Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris behind 12+ hours of repetitive story. The honest truth is that players with a passing interest aren't going to put the hours in to get past the initial chapter, and in doing so, are going to miss out on an enjoyable experience with a lot to offer for both casual players and hardcore fans. Stick with it.
  5. Aug 11, 2020
    60
    Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris attempts to revamp the franchise and breathe new life into it, with very polarizing results.
  6. 50
    People have been waiting for years to finally get what could be considered a really good Sword Art Online game, but the fourth time is certainly not the charm for developer Aquria with probably the most disappointing attempt yet due to the overall squandered potential in Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris.
  7. Jul 22, 2020
    10
    Truthfully, the only kind of person I can recommend this game to is a diehard Sword Art Online superfan who has never played a JRPG (or honestly, any other video game) in their life and therefore has no basis to compare the trainwreck that is Alicization Lycoris to anything else that has substance. Otherwise, just watch the anime. Or play a different game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 45
  2. Negative: 16 out of 45
  1. Jul 12, 2020
    10
    Игра отличная и стоит свои— денег
    На PS4 Pro хорошо идёт )))
  2. Jul 12, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Best Sword Art Online-game and a must-buy for every SAO- and jrpg-fan! Graphics look stunning (for a SAO-game at least), gameplay is much slower (thus more authentic) and more direct, story is also far more detailed and interesting (Kirito strands in a VR-world and he doesn't know why and how he gets out of it) with several mysteries that are to be solved (like the overrealistic NPCs and Kiritos memories of his past that did never happen (?) etc.) while exploring a semi-open world with many side stories and quests. A step forward in every aspect from Hollow Realization (the last SAO-game from developer Aquria). Expand
  3. Jul 11, 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. Aug 9, 2020
    7
    Bandai é a empresa que consegue pegar um jogo que nunca foi grande coisa, e piorar ele em todos os sentidos. De início eu estava ansioso pelaBandai é a empresa que consegue pegar um jogo que nunca foi grande coisa, e piorar ele em todos os sentidos. De início eu estava ansioso pela proposta do jogo, tinha gostado do que vi e queria muito jogar pois sou fã de JRPGs, porém quando lançou, me deu vontade de chorar, ele é ruim em muitos aspectos, mas principalmente na jogabilidade, só vai conseguir jogar quem é fã do estilo, quem não é, vai odiar e dar zero provavelmente. Expand
  5. Jul 12, 2020
    5
    TLDR:
    An ambitious game with potential to be the best SAO game yet. More variation in quests and a bigger world than the previous instalments
    TLDR:
    An ambitious game with potential to be the best SAO game yet. More variation in quests and a bigger world than the previous instalments of the series and a good upgrade in combat and charachter graphics but the environment textures are still lacking. Combine that with slow, clunky combat and some serious performance issues on regular PS4s makes this a step down from the previous SAO game right now.



    This game has great potential but there are too much issues which are holding it back from what it could be. The each area is quite a lot bigger, or at least feels like it is because the areas are a bit less linear, and has more interesting quests to do. And finally there is a story that follows the anime. Not that the stories of previous games were bad but me personally like the game to be in line with the anime.
    The graphics of the characters and the combat moves has been improved greatly compared to hollow realization.
    But for me that's where the positives end.

    The gameplay feels really clunky and glitchy, the combat is slow and not nearly as polished as the combat in hollow realization. The environment may have look better resolution wise but the textures are still the same low quality as in the previous sao games. And even with these low quality textures the game has some major performance issues on regular PS4s. The game 'tries' to run 30fps but it suffers from major frame drops regularly and in some instances I would classify it at unplayable. The menus and quest lists could also use a quality of life update but this is not that big of an issue, it's just annoying to have to go through 10 tabs sometimes to check your quest progress.

    I think overall this game is a step down from hollow realization and while Alicization Lycoris has the potential to be the best SAO game, right now (13th of July 2020) it has to much gameplay and performance issues holding it back to really make it an enjoyable experience.
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  6. Jul 17, 2020
    1
    El juego tiene muchos problemas de diseño. El contraste y saturación de color molesta y recuerda a un juego de PS3. Además tiene mucho lag yEl juego tiene muchos problemas de diseño. El contraste y saturación de color molesta y recuerda a un juego de PS3. Además tiene mucho lag y no permite disfrutar de la batalla. En mi caso se me ha ido el personaje fuera del mapa del juego, reiniciando varias veces el mismo. Todo el tiempo necesita pantallas de carga, el peor juego que he visto jamás. No recomiendo su compra. Expand
  7. Jul 19, 2020
    0
    Являясь поклонником Sword Art Online мне игра очень понравилась, неплохое продолжила серию игр. Что меня сразу подцепило так это превосходныйЯвляясь поклонником Sword Art Online мне игра очень понравилась, неплохое продолжила серию игр. Что меня сразу подцепило так это превосходный опеннинг, в игре красивая графика 2D и 3D, приятная музыка, интуитивное управление и система прокачки, сюжетная линия которая заставляет переживать за героев. В игре также качественный локализация. Есть конечно и придирки к игре (очень порой длинные диалоговые кат-сцены) но с этaим можно смерится. Также очень понравилось быстрая реакция разработчиков на исправление ошибок и оптимизацию игры буквально с первых дней, и продолжают исправлять (всем бы так). Советую всем поиграть. Оцениваете эту игру каждый на свой вкус, но мне она понравилась. Expand

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