Sword Art Online: Extra Edition
The first post of 2014! Happy new year everyone! What better way to celebrate by watching a great special? Too bad this one wasn’t all that great. I knew that there’s going to be a second season and that a special was going to appear soon, but I expected so much more…
The first barrier that you have to overcome is the fact that it’s no longer Sword Art Online-ish, you know what I mean? It’s about a teenage boy and a couple of teenage girls and their regular teenage lives after having endured many hardships in a virtual world that almost ended up getting them killed. You don’t just get used to seeing them happy in the ‘real world’. I was still used to seeing a lot of game-like stuff, which I got loads of actually. Oh well, I got to see bikini’s and lots of other good stuff that put a smile on my face (for a short period of time).
This just wasn’t what I expected. One and a half hour of Sword Art Online content and more than half of it consisted of recaps. Recaps, recaps and just a few more recaps. They didn’t even cut out the good stuff. It might as well have been watching a ruined version of Sword Art Online today. Maybe I’ll try again when I’m drunk to see if it gets any better.
Frankly, this isn’t really worth watching. Skip through the recaps and watch the “nice” parts. Just give it a try, grit your teeth and wait till the second season arrives. It’s scheduled for 2014, so I’m guessing that it’ll arrive during spring. I’d really hate to have to wait until the summer to get to see the second season.