The Sword Art Online Game Is a Boring Slog, Unless You Are a Fan

Sword Art Online is an anime about 10,000 gamers trapped in a VR MMORPG where if they die in the game, they die in real life. So of course it was only a matter of time before they made a game about it. Unfortunately, if you aren't already a fan, there is little in this game for you but boredom. » 5/20/14 4:00am 5/20/14 4:00am

The New Accel World Episodes Are Little More Than Lighthearted Filler

Late last year, we took a look at Accel World, the sister series to Sword Art Online. But not all the episodes of the series aired on TV. Rather, two extra episodes were released as part of the collector's editions of the two Accel World games: Accel World: Awakening of the Silver Wings and Accel World: The Peak of… » 3/01/13 8:00am 3/01/13 8:00am

Here Are The Top 30 Games Japanese Gamers Are Looking Forward To In 2013

2013 is only 1/12th over. With 11 months left and new console news on the horizon, Weekly Famitsu asked its readers what games they were looking forward to for this year. Here's a list of the top 30 anticipated upcoming games for 2013 (note: All publishers and release dates are for Japanese release versions): » 2/07/13 8:00am 2/07/13 8:00am

Sword Art Online's Second Half Isn't Quite as Brilliant as Its First

Earlier this year when Sword Art Online hit its halfway point, I called it the smartest anime I had seen in years because of its in-depth look at the long-term effects of being trapped in a virtual reality world. This last week Sword Art Online finished its run on Japanese TV. And while the second half of the series… » 12/26/12 7:00am 12/26/12 7:00am

Sword Art Online Is the Smartest Anime I’ve Seen in Years (And It’s…

Sword Art Online is an anime based on a series of light novels which has just hit the midway point of its TV run. Twelve episodes in, it is the smartest anime I have seen in years—even including the recent Lupin III. But before we get into why this is the case, let's take a look at the story. » 9/28/12 7:00am 9/28/12 7:00am