May 28, 2018
dadnaya (All reviews)
After finishing the first arc and entering the second one, I can already see what SAOA:GGO is all about.

Jumping into the Battle Royale trend while it's hot (with PUBG and Fortnite going strong), there's not much to tell you about the story.

The premise is a battleroyale and that's about it. So what's the problem with it?
Do you know that in team games you are always told to stick with your team? Well of course in SAOA:GGO there are these teams. They are all friends who make a premade team, work as a team, and even they know each other's strengths and weaknesses.
Fights between these teams would be pretty interesting. But then we got LLENN.
Loli? Check
Wearing pink while everybody wear camouflage? Check
Calls her P90 "P-chan"? Check
P-Chan can speak? Check
Super OP even more than Kirito? CHECK

I'm a shounen anime fan, I can somehow be fine with weird powerups but here it's just so stupid. LLENN is pretty much a solo player (besides teaming up with M) so of course she'll go 1vs5.

There are no special tactics, just go in there and swat 5 enemies like flies. Classic.

Now, what if I told you that there is a couple of characters who are psychopaths just for the sake of it? And they don't really seek medical help.

Oh and also, if we're going already for lolis, why not introduce MORE lolis? Don't forget to have one of them have a really damn annoying voice (The blonde girl) like Flora from Asterisk War or something.

As for the art and music- OST is fine, not something memorable and OP/ED are nice which give a SAO-ish feel.
The art is mediocre, many times you could see missing details or just weird teleports of characters like frames were skipped.

That's all there is to it. Basically no story, very OP MC, psychopathic side characters + many loli side characters, but all in all, it's not that bad. I've always been a fan of Isekai/Video games anime, so at the end of the day it depends what you seek. 6/10