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SWORD ART ONLINE + Why Does MMO-Based Anime Usually Stink?

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Lowon July 14, 2014 at 8:33 a.m.

I agree with you.

metalsnakezeroon July 14, 2014 at 10:36 a.m.

I think you're looking at Sword art online the wrong way. It has the mmo talk but that not the main focus as it more of a framework for the series. The main series deals with people using the mmo as a stage for some crimes and the people who are playing the mmo getting choice up in the events while trying to enjoy themselves. Is it good, well it ok but it not because it mmo being real.

Other than that mmo themes should be use as a stage for something and not completely be the story.

sickVisionz moderator on July 14, 2014 at 10:47 a.m.

I think the easy answer is because your tastes are bad. SAO is hugely popular. There's a vocal minority that hate it but you can find a vocal minority that hates literally anything.

EVA_01on July 14, 2014 at 11:52 a.m.

@sickVisionz said:

I think the easy answer is because your tastes are bad. SAO is hugely popular. There's a vocal minority that hate it but you can find a vocal minority that hates literally anything.

So much of this

Marshal Victoryon July 14, 2014 at 1:12 p.m.

1st No Game, No Life has no mmorpg basis in the show at all.

2nd. Blade & Soul was about the events in the world story lore not the mmorpg it self. No actually players were in the show. Also just like the "man with no name" much can be projected onto a blank slate to make it more enjoyable. GONZO should be praised they had a few paragraphs to work with only on the world lore. I'm sure NcSoft will take credit for their "deep" world tho.

3rd um Fantasy Baseball is popular enuff that espn has a web page devoted to it. http://games.espn.go.com/frontpage/baseball They even have other fantasy sports sites that are paid to use like http://www.footballguys.com which was said to have over 40,000 subscribers. Which means more people pay for a fantasy sport site than hate SAO.

An 4th, since neither of ya have played mmorpgs let me inform ya from some one who has played multiple games over 13 years. You do not spend your time looking at a bar, Xp or hp even. Many mmorpgs have stories well worth reading an being a part off. http://www.thesecretworld.com/buy/ would be a good example of deeper storied mmo.

Opinions vary. Also note popularity does not guarantee quality. Nor does deviation from what is popular make a truth either. it can make opinions, an word has it they vary.

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