Sword Art Online’s usual pre-debut episode preview is now out for the 10th chapter – and one can already see the lackluster still frame fighting to be quite prevalent, mixed in amogst heavily abused slo-mo action.
Assuming this clip below is indeed a valid hint towards the contents of episode 10, then it would mean the series should be packed near strictly with a battle between the protagonist and some expendable side-character. One would like to say such is s a fine development, and great progress towards establishing a conflict in the plot which the series will at least thresh out – unlike the fact that the characters are all trapped within a digital world at the mercy of the game, its creator, and one another, which hasn’t moved much since the first episode.
Then again however, this is episode 10, practically halfway into the series – and if the fighting is to be dished out to the typical stylings of Sword Art Online, then it won’t be anything more than absolutely horrid.
Nonetheless, at least one can place hope in that perhaps the protagonist may not prove ridiculously overpowered this time around – since one would like to assume that two high ranking RPG players would be relatively capable of meeting one another in skill. However, seeing as that would be accurate to the mechanics of an actual RPG genre based title, something which Sword Art Online seems to avoid despite being “an RPG genre based title” itself, that hope is likely spent in vain.
Essentially, the future remains grey, gristly, and cliched in the case of Sword Art Online.