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  • Summary: An action RPG written under the supervision of Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara! Kirito receives a single mysterious message — a cryptic “I’m back to Aincrad” — and is drawn once again into a familiar world in which he was once trapped.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Nov 23, 2016
    85
    Sword Art Online Hollow Realization is an almost perfect imitation of an MMO. The game feels like one, but is more JRPG than MMO. There is tons of stuff to do in a massive world. And it is lots of fun for fans, but also for newcomers to the franchise.
  2. Oct 23, 2017
    79
    Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is a good JRPG. It's made with diligence, dedicated to anime fans from which it's drawn, but also suitable for simple lovers of the genre.
  3. Nov 29, 2016
    75
    An MMO without social obligations is a nice concept in and of itself. The story's decent and the gameplay amusing. Mediocre graphics put a bit of a damper on things though.
  4. Nov 14, 2016
    70
    It’s great to see how far the games have come in terms of managing all those damn menus, presenting an experience that is true to the source material, and figuring out how to take the combat system and make it fun and fluid. But in the end, it feels a bit too safe.
  5. Nov 22, 2016
    70
    Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization does not depart from the fluctuating quality of its predecessors, with a pleasant story, though designed specifically for fans of the original work, accompanied by a complex and layered gameplay, which, however, has unclear mechanics to challenge even the most experienced of players.
  6. Nov 16, 2016
    67
    A lot of effort was clearly put into Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, because almost every aspect of its gameplay has an underlying set of properties and nuances to come to grips with. While I usually love that kind of complexity, here it rarely felt meaningful or even coherent. Paired with a story that lacks the stakes and urgency of the source material, it leaves Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization feeling pretty tepid aside from its enjoyable combat.
  7. Nov 28, 2016
    50
    Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is a game that places too much of its emphasis on its dating sim mechanics rather than a polished RPG experience. Dodgy armor designs mar the progression that the weapons add to the game, and a rather stale storyline does not give enough motivation to want to progress through the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. May 4, 2020
    10
    I wish they made a good game for a good anime, a high budget AAA game.Keşke yüksek bütçeli bir oyun yapsa vr versiyonu olun bir oyun aaaI wish they made a good game for a good anime, a high budget AAA game.Keşke yüksek bütçeli bir oyun yapsa vr versiyonu olun bir oyun aaa kalitede bir sword art oyunu olmalıydı ama hiç olmadı . Expand
  2. Feb 21, 2018
    10
    Game is very well made and easy to pick up if you have ever played an RPG with depth before. Cut scenes may run a little long at times, butGame is very well made and easy to pick up if you have ever played an RPG with depth before. Cut scenes may run a little long at times, but the world is big and full of things to collect and fight. Just don't expect tons of quests as most are narrative and reward nothing but progression in the story. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2016
    10
    I love this game! I'm a weeb but that shouldn't taking away this game being great the characters and waifus are amazing you'll get addicted toI love this game! I'm a weeb but that shouldn't taking away this game being great the characters and waifus are amazing you'll get addicted to the skill system Expand
  4. Mar 26, 2017
    8
    Als Fan des SOA Anime und eingefleischter JRPG´ler war es nur eine Frage der Zeit bis ich mir ein SAO Spiel zulegen würde. Nun nach ca. 50Als Fan des SOA Anime und eingefleischter JRPG´ler war es nur eine Frage der Zeit bis ich mir ein SAO Spiel zulegen würde. Nun nach ca. 50 Stunden Spielzeit habe ich die Credits gesehen und muss sagen ist ganz gut geworden.

    Das Spiel bedient sich wie der Anime dem (noch) fiktiven VRMMORPG. Somit ahmt das Spiel ein MMO Umfeld nach ist aber im Kern ein Singleplayerspiel.#

    Auch das Kampfsystem ist gespickt mit MMO Anleihen. Es braucht einiges an Angewöhnungszeit, ist aber definitiv sehr gut gelungen. Es macht Spaß mit aktiven Swordskills und passiven Buffs den Gegner ins VR Zeitliche zu schicken. Des Weiteren gibt es mehrere Waffengattungen aus denen man frei wählen kann (und je nach Spielstil oder Situation ändern kann) die wiederrum ihre eigenen Skills (Aktiv als auch Passiv) mitbringen. Die Swordskills sehen effektgeladen aus und das Feedback ist durchaus gut nur hätte ich mir flüssigere Animationen gewünscht.

    Die Story kommt schleppend in Fahrt nimmt aber gegen Mitte ordentlich an Tempo zu. Allerdings bleiben Überraschungen aus. Aber durchaus solide.

    Die Grafik ist im Animelook gehalten (was sonst :-)) und wirkt zeitlos wenn auch etwas detailarm. Die CG´s der Charaktere sind animiert und sehen sehr gut aus.

    Der OST ist mit einigen Ausnahmen leider durchschnitt. Nerven tut es aber zu keiner Zeit.

    Die Nebenquests sind, wie in alten MMO´s üblich, auf Sammle 10x hiervon und töte 5x hiervon beschränkt. Die Charaktersidequests sind aber durchaus spaßig (aber bestehen nur aus Text!).

    Die Charaktere selbst sind dem Anime Universum (mit einigen Ausnahmen) entnommen und deren Persönlichkeit diesem angepasst. Wer also die Charaktere aus SAO mag wird hier nicht enttäuscht werden.

    Alles im allem ein solides und spaßiges JRPG
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  5. Nov 16, 2016
    7
    Sword Art Online Hollow Realization es un juego que presenta dos graves problemas: por un lado, en un afán de innovar y ofrecer algoSword Art Online Hollow Realization es un juego que presenta dos graves problemas: por un lado, en un afán de innovar y ofrecer algo diferente, peca de uno de los sistemas de personalización de personajes mas absurdos y ambiguos que este servidor se ha encontrado en el género. Y por otro, no tiene bien claro que quiere ser, si un MMO o un juego que imita el aspecto de un MMO.

    Y al final, en esta indecisión es el jugador el que acaba pagando el pato, dejándole un mal sabor de boca y sin saber a que demonios esta jugando.

    Pero cuando uno esta enfrascado en una batalla, o mejorando el equipamiento con nuevas armas y armaduras, estas fallas quedan en segundo plano y queda un RPG de acción tremendamente divertido, con contenido para aburrir (y con DLCs en camino).

    Si eres fan de la serie y te gustan los ARPG, este es tu juego del año. Sino, hay opciones mejores, tanto en MMOs como en ARPGs.

    -Lee el análisis completo en Letiste Gaming!!-
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  6. Nov 9, 2016
    4
    A virtual MMORPG that sadly replicates the hundreds of by-the-numbers, uninspired MMORPGs available on PC( without the "fun" of playing withA virtual MMORPG that sadly replicates the hundreds of by-the-numbers, uninspired MMORPGs available on PC( without the "fun" of playing with other "real" players). Graphics look like PS3 quality and the quests are nothing but tiresome "run around and kill x amount of boring monster x" . This game caters to the Japanese and weebo market where anything that involves mostly female characters drawn in the typical anime style means a game is awesome. 4/10 Expand
  7. Nov 21, 2016
    1
    Really boring games, fell asleep several times, the only thing good about it is the fighting, even with lots of lag trying to jump! SureReally boring games, fell asleep several times, the only thing good about it is the fighting, even with lots of lag trying to jump! Sure glad I didn't pay full price. Expand

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