Returning for a dreadful seventh episode, Accel World portrays an uninteresting conflict alongside irrelevant speech, succeeding in being as terrible as was last week – and only proving exciting through a promise of loli.
This episode’s preview for the next shows the porktagonist encountering a cute redheaded loli lacking of attire – and serving to show simply how awful this series is, that’s truly all there is to look forward to with the subsequent installment to follow.
On a consistent weekly basis, Accel World fails – and it does so again here with flying colors as it struggles to be insightful through what is apparently its best effort at logic. The pig is in the process of cheating his way out of a sticky situation in his beloved MMORPG – rebelliously utilizing the highly looked down upon tact of real-world trading. Unfortunately, even otherwise unsuccessful flops like the protagonist can pull through an RPG if they’ve the appropriate compensation to purchase or enlist aide from a real-world trader.
After arbitrary chatter, the event gets underway – the pig materializes in the blue realm of Burst Link, as does his partner in rule-breaking, who is apparently a furry rat creature with megane. The furry rat tells the pig how they must fight against higher level players in order to secure points – and how conveniently, fighting against players with a certain threshold of level difference results in no point loss for the weaker party if they indeed are defeated.
Pig and partner pick their opponents, and then unrealistically, this RPG ensues with dialogue akin to elementary schoolers attempting to speak like adults – versus what RPGs are renowned for actually having, adults or teens acting like elementary schoolers, and making battle cries of “noob” and “pwnage”. No matter however, both are equally pathetic in their own way – a fight initiates between the pig team and the expendable opposition characters as worthless socializing is made all throughout.
For the entire duration of the combat scene, the pig blabbers about how he loves his drug abuse faced friend – despite the fact this “friend” is one who betrayed him in an RPG game like a monster, deceived another friend of theirs for the vile purpose of multi-logging into the same RPG game, and sickeningly tried to engage in the unforgivable act of playing the game as it was made to be played when he sought, and sadly failed, to execute a PK, or player kill, against the pig’s very own girlfriend.
Apparently, the pig truly forgave this friend of his when he forcibly made this friend admit inferiority in the RPG gaming universe – and the only logical explanation as to why the pig is meaninglessly jabbering about that fellow now is that he’s using the memory of this forced praise to make himself feel confident enough that he can beat these two current enemies.
Now even though the two antagonists are clearly legions above his league, the pig still manages to succeed due to his special constant boost in everything – a side-effect of being the race known as “main character”. The pig’s health bar becomes a pixel’s width away from death – yet like a cheap hack in a horrible videogame, the pig simply does not die.
He suddenly turns invincible and sustains tenfold the amount of damage which depleted his health to begin with, all whilst his pixel’s width of health remains solidly in tact – and then he delivers a counter and conclusive blow to his adversaries, winning.
As this was happening, his addict friend was taking part in an altercation instigated by the butterfly for who knows why – the two got into one of Accel World’s typical grade-school level debates, and the drug abuser stated he wants to atone for his sinful, self-proclaimed “crime” of playing an RPG game. To redeem himself, the addict wants to quit the RPG game indefinitely – yet the butterfly will seemingly have none of this.
Perhaps she’s such a fangirl of the game that she’s desperate to keep player numbers up, or perhaps she doesn’t want the only larger “nolifer” than her to leave the game as that would subsequently make her first in that respect – yet in any case, her entire reason for making an assault against the addict is that she doesn’t want him to retire the obsessive life he currently lives.
And unsurprisingly, he doesn’t – he transfers into the same school as his whole band of two friends total, and the episode ends there, as vain and idiotic as any other of this exceptionally appalling series.