Sword Art Online 2 episode 02
I thought I was watching Kazuto at work. Why not? It’s possible for guys to create female characters and vice versa. I have been told that it happens quite often, actually. It’s one of the reasons why I choose not to play any MMORPG.
We meet Shino, a girl that plays the role of a skilled sniper that attacks players after their hunt and steals their loot. She does this with a couple of ‘friends’ and they seem quite successful at it. I, back in the day, played a simple MMORPG and used to do something similar. I waited until “Noobs” came back from hunting gold and elite and super items and killed them and picked up every single thing they dropped as they were trying to make it to the city, one of the few spots where they can’t get killed by other players. It’s nice to remember the good ‘ol days.
I thought for sure that Shino was Kazuto in disguise. She was good. She sniped targets from many miles away and defeated a guy three or four times her size by giving his head another breathing hole with her sniper rifle. I will say, here and now, that I don’t like the idea of players being able to lose limbs without dying like you’d expect from a regular MMORPG character.
I’ll just end this post by saying that I liked what I saw so far. Shino is no Kazuto, so I can only imagine that she, just like most female characters from season one, will probably fall in love with Kazuto. That’s how it usually goes, isn’t it? I just hope I get to see more of her and her skills. I love characters with sniper rifles. I would pick that character, too, if it were me… The idea of being able to take down my opponents from miles away is great!