Well, that… was anti-climatic. How’re you going to fill the other 20 minutes of the show now?
Oh man! What an amazing conclusion, except I totally saw that coming along with the really lame open ending! It wasn’t rushed or unevenly paced at all! And how incredibly inspirational and heroic it was when Kazuto walked down a hospital hallway without meeting a nurse for a minute and a half. I’m just so overwhelmed with my dissapointment, it’s making me gag.
Anyway, for those of you that know the story of Sword Art Online, I can’t really see you guys being any happier than I am. If there was any time to up the ante and really go for broke for the action sequences, this was probably one of those times. Though, let’s not be too rash; there’re plenty of other bigger and better chances for that to happen.
Okay, it wasn’t bad. It just didn’t rise to the occasion as I hoped it would. If anything, the quality has been pretty much the same throughout the series. But because there’s no real variation and the action sequences are so short, everything about this episode felt routine. And no matter what you thought, it’s a bit of a bummer when what is essentially a midseason finale doesn’t feel special. End of a season, end of a novel, but no fanfare? Feels wrong.
Now that SAO is over, we move onto Alfhiem Online or ALO. And we get to see Kazuto’s little sister. Honestly I’m more excited for a new female lead than for the new storyline, but I’m sure both will be good.
GO Rating: 3/5