So is this shit worth finishing? I'm on episode 10 and it feels like I'm watching a dating sim.
Do they ever go deeper into social conflicts within the game or expand on why the fuck they're stuck in it in the first place, or is it just one big excuse to throw a bunch of characters in a fantasy world back drop and have them blush at each other and say cute things?
Short answer, no.
Long answer, finish it to think about why they copped out of going further into how fucked up it was being trapped in fantasy land. Skip the fairy shit and watch Kirito become a trap Jedi.
they kinda expand on why they're stuck. The reason was pretty fucking stupid. And either way it's just an excuse to have everyone fall for the great Pussy Slayer in Black.. If you like watching hilariously bad things, I suggest watching till the end. Grab a friend if you can, misery loves company, after all.
Isn't the new season coming out soon? Maybe it's kinda reviving interest.
Its ok-ish,not good, not deserving so much hate either.
Just finish it so you dont have to think about it ever again.
nah, if you want closure on kiritard and Assuna's relationship, watching more of the series is permissible, but I'm warning OP that the action never stays good because the characters arent in danger of dying so the dramatic tension and plot becomes extremely contrived and it shows.
Disagree immensely on the hate part. People as of late seem to be writing off the hate posts as nothing more than contrarian shit posts, but I feel that this show's popularity is completely unwarranted.
I won't even go ahead and say watch the first half like most people do. Even from the start, the premise doesn't serve as anything more than a means to have modern teenage characters in a fantasy world. While the setting isn't bad to look at, there isn't much more to it than colorful backdrops scattered throughout the show's run. Unfortunately, the setting is really the only thing worthwhile about this series, and even that is nothing more than a typical location with the "video game" factor plastered on.
To put it bluntly, there isn't a single character worth writing home about. Everything is so by-the-books about this shit. You have Kirito, the edgy wish-fulfillment swordsman special loner shit that exists for the sole purpose of appealing to the socially awkward fags that sit around watching anime and pretending to be good at video games all day. This whole "don't underestimate the loner underdog, he's actually really cool" thing is just a way to appeal to the typical mouth breather that watches this shit. His love interest isn't much better, either, being as bland and copy-paste as they come, but serving as typical 15 year old boner bait like in most anime. No one else is of interest, really.
As for plot, the first several episodes seem to do nothing but emphasize personal struggle and loss for Kirito with the same themes and examples on repeat. Then shit hits the fan as the two lovers fuck like bunnies and move out to the country, and the shitty kid happens. There are people who kid themselves into believing that this show explores mature themes. Ultimately, it's just two kids pretending to be something they're not, and it only gets progressively more awkward as it goes on.
Don't bother with the second half. Most can agree on that.
>wall of text
>in an SAO thread
Ya blew it.
>falling for the same bait
I think the anime wouldve been better if season 2 either never existed or took place mostly in real life, having to deal with the aftermath of the first season despite actually being a pathetic skinny loser.
>Skip the fairy shit and watch Kirito become a trap Jedi.
>Isn't the new season coming out soon?
No announcements yet. We have a movie coming up, that'll apparently have something to do with AI maybe.
>cours/arcs are seasons
>shit-tier meme anime
>go deeper into social conflicts
You're in for a nice surprise anon.
>final boss is asked why he did all of this
>lol i forgot
They could have just actually told us his reasons instead of trying to be deep and mysterious.
If I openly confessed to the last one I posted, why would I try to disclaim ownership of this one?
I'm pretty sure I posted everything I had, and then some! Still, not the point.
My only real gripe with the series is that, if you don't understand a particular technology and don't have the resources to research it, then just leave the details unsaid. How the NervGear worked was really plot-irrelevant, and by coming up with the BS microwave technobabble, he ended up introducing some internal and external plot holes that really could have been avoided.
>main character is that guy who can do anything and is the best at everything
>gril was very ~mysterious~ in the first episodes and was the fucking leader of a guild, ended up being main characters uguu house wife
To each his own, anon. I don't mind the later parts where there's no longer that "if you die in the matrix" drama looming overhead, but maybe that's because as a former gamer, I actually like watching a fictionalized version of people playing a vidya game. Look at how vidya streams have taken off in the last few years.
I don't know what's worse, OP asking /a/ if he should finish watching something or the fact he needs to ask someone for help despite losing interest on something. Jesus Christ. If you don't have an interest in it anymore then just drop it. You aren't at school anymore, so you don't need to be spoonfed and if you are still in school then you shouldn't be on /a/ in the first place.
But to answer to your previous question. Yes, it gets a hell lot better towards the end. Masterpiece material, especially the Fairy arc. Make sure you watch this until the end and I mean to the very end otherwise you'll regret it. Trust me.