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  1. Kenny Holmes
    October 26, 2018 @ 9:54 am

    The Anti-crystal zones are like Monster Houses from the Mystery Dungeon games, only worse in that the zones disable some of your capabilities as well. It’s this latter bit which makes them truly BS.

  2. edgy psychic
    October 26, 2018 @ 9:55 am

    When I said I like friendship killing games I didn’t mean literally

  3. CrouTheBlackwing
    October 26, 2018 @ 9:57 am

    I know it really doesn’t matter, but this has been irking me about a lot of youtubers who talk abut the show. The game within the show was actually called Aincrad Online.

    Other than that, epic video. I learned some good shit about good design, no joke.

  4. Austin Cook
    October 26, 2018 @ 9:57 am

    better reflexes in a lot of games will make you the winner, especially if they are overwhelmingly so. obviously its not the only important thing but if you can just click heads effortlessly than you can go very very far without having to learn anything else. nice touch with the kingdom hearts music in there

  5. somebody
    October 26, 2018 @ 9:59 am

    Much, much, [ad enters] DIRECTION ETFs

  6. Garza Davila
    October 26, 2018 @ 9:59 am

    Also SAO maybe cost a lot of money

  7. William Wissing
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am

    I can feel the hatred through the screen

  8. Zeph G
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:01 am

    My SO set up an SAO RP and even with just my own gaming background I had a better explanation for the main character being good than "so faaaaaast." I’m the sort of player that looks for odd quirks in weapons, equipment, areas, w/e, and how I can combine them in unusual ways. So my take was that the character had a bunch of tricks up their sleeve in how components worked together, combined with a thorough understanding of other player’s gear and thus how it would influence their playstyle.

    Seriously, that took me like 5 minutes, fits Kirito’s "neglected basic social skills to git gud" set-up, and is a plausible explanation for the ridiculous badassery he pulls off. It’s not that hard dammit!

  9. kristian perez
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:02 am

    Just wanted to throw this out here but…

    If a classless system is horribly boring, then Battle Royales would also be boring,

  10. Garza Davila
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:03 am

    Its suppose to be a game that is only launche in a certain place first and this past the first hours of it maybe only the ones that were first in the line or ore order the video game could have it, and if SAO was real I think it would be the most buy it game of all times.

  11. foca foxxi
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:04 am

    1:23 I’m laughing so much cause I can 100% relate XD

  12. Daniel Davies
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:05 am


    (Great choice in background music, by the way! ?)

  13. Dayanna Alvarez
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:06 am

    Honestly I would pay 10.000 to play SAO

  14. Gregory Godfree
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:08 am

    "this is true of most any real sports as well…."
    nigga what tha fuck u know about real sports?

    "watch any sports anime and…"
    lol there it is

  15. Yakend
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:09 am

    MB, the reason SAO had such a small playerbase is because it was a closed alpha (or beta cant remember) and only limited numbers of people in JAPAN where allowed to even get to play it

  16. Ivellios
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:09 am

    "Customer Customazation… is a video for another day."

    Yeah, I understand.

    MMORPG + No Customization = Game with 0 players.

    Blade & Soul released a Character designer because they know players spend hours designing a character (because it’s important to us), so they can, on launch day, already know what character they want so they can get in much faster.

  17. Ravioli With a side of granolis
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:14 am

    Maybe it’s just one server and when they ended it the other server were finished too

  18. Jacky Boy
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:14 am

    Use the same thing over and over again that sounds familia-

    *Quest 64 appears* ….


  19. Brendan Curry
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:15 am

    3:05 mother fucker, don’t think that i dont hear honeyhive from mario galaxy in the background.

  20. Wen For the Win
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:16 am

    Why would anyone buy someone’s sao account when they’ll just die if they play?

  21. ectocrafter
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:17 am

    look, i, and many other people like sao just because we find it fun to watch, is it so bad that we have a different thought process than you? yes, i understand every point your making, and i thought the same things, i still do, but its just a god damn anime man… i respect your choice to hate it but can you please respect mine and many others choice to like it?

  22. Indomi-Nick Rex Ballentine
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:17 am

    Opinions are opinions. Some will enjoy sao, and some will hate it. That’s just how human beings are in life… You’d think by now that people would realize that every franchise has their flaws and quirks. I just watch the show as is, acknowledge the flaws, applaud what is good about it, and move on. There really is no need to linger on one subject for so long just to whine about something. Don’t get me wrong, because these kinds of videos are enjoyable and all, but ultimately kind of a waste of time… Ultimately, an opinion is an opinion. No one really cares anymore why you hate or like something. So… What’s the point?

  23. RagthanyGaming
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:19 am

    When I first watched SAO I thought it was good, now after watching it a second time about a year later, it was horrible, the story telling is worse than the one from a children’s show, the animation, I’ll be honest is quite good, and also, when you mentioned the menu’s I had to fully agree, this is terrible

  24. Wickedpowerupguy
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:21 am

    This literally doesn’t make any sense…

  25. DamnDaimen
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:21 am

    I spent about 5 minutes thinking about how to fix that trap room. Here is my solution:

    Open chest – spawns a "safe zone" a timer, door out of trap room is locked. A reusable, unlootable, and much larger teleport crystal spawns over the chest. Contents of chest cannot be looted or exanimed until the timer expires. Area outside of safe zone is no-crystals area. As timer progresses, safe zone shrinks. Its disappearance co-incides with the timer. So when the timer hits zero, the chest becomes lootable. The spawned teleport crystal is immune to the no crystal effect. Enemies spawn like in the show. Once the chest becomes lootable, it can be looted 1x by each person, so everyone gets the reward if they stay the duration.

    In other words, it’s a game of chicken. Can you last long enough for the chest to become lootable, then escape, or do you chicken out early?

    That…..took me 5 minutes to think up. If the writers of this show used that scenario, and had the black cats die because they got greedy and tried to take up a challenge they were not ready for, it would have made a dull scene much more relatable than a cheap trap like in the original show.

    HELL, lets take it a step farther, lets say that kirito’s primary sword was the loot he got for surviving. Would add so much to the show. Instead of…..this.

  26. Jacky Boy
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:24 am

    Basement man you can enjoy a shit anime i find the horrible mess hilarious sometimes not in sao but sometimes

  27. No No
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:25 am

    25:42 So you hate mimics?

  28. Tenk
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:29 am

    I think the best thing about looking back at this video is that now actual AAA companies actually have done limited early access releases of their final game, just like the in-universe sao explanation for the 10k players

    2018 is wild

  29. no one
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:29 am

    after watching this video, i still watch sword art online

  30. Garza Davila
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:29 am

    And remember that this was a kind of terrorism so money was not for get money was to make a terror

  31. JohnSydney225
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:31 am

    15:45 boooring! Dele-ete. Lmao + Lol

  32. Craig-A-Sauros Rex
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:32 am

    its not terrible the it is pretty decent

  33. Zayac the_Engineer
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:32 am

    sao is a shitty imbalanced and shitty version of Dark Souls

  34. A Schock
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:34 am

    4:12 I play Overwatch competitive on high Diamond nivau, so I prob. have a clue of how the game works..
    Actually there are two tipes of aim in this game: prediction and hitscann.
    And while predicting movements is important for the first one of them, in the far more dominant hitscann category clicking the heads and good positioning is the key for getting better.
    Hitscann also is used in nearly every other fps game.
    Yet saying reaction time isnt too important is true, since except tracking (which means kepp ur crosshair on somebodys head until u have to reload) every other way of hitting your shots is a mix out of mostly aim and a bit prediction/luck.
    Nice video!

  35. Elijah Light
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:35 am

    34:30 “spy’s and heavies have the same character models” but that’s the point of spy, you tell a character from a spy pretender by the fact that he’s not acting right, you don’t play tf2 do you

  36. B Will
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:36 am

    *micro transactions*

  37. Garza Davila
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:36 am

    This video is made by a totally hater of a specific serie that’s way if you like video games and you have imagination of what was the reasons of SAO you would see that this video is a very bad video, and if you are seeing this video alomost at 2019 see the 3rd reason of SAO is very good, and 1 billion times that this video

  38. Constable Kranium
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:38 am

    Im glad to see the loot crate sponsorship has allowed you to hire Mr Plinkett to do your transitions.

  39. some one
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:39 am

    I’m just gonna be a f**king cook and then selling it.

    It’ll be more fun than getting into the combat scene.

  40. Brian the Trainer
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:41 am

    I agree but I kinda like the idea thought for the game and show just it has a ton of flaws but still okay

  41. Autisn alt right
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:41 am

    Well everyone has there own opinion so it dose not matter at all as long as the studio makes money and some people find it enjoyable

  42. Sam Trapp
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:45 am

    Would pay 700 Dollars for that great game

  43. Violet Rose
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:45 am

    Wasn’t the light novel made in 2001?

  44. The Fire Goat
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:46 am

    Lol you really hate on sao alot huh? What’s the deal ? It’s really not as bad as u say .

  45. vix smoke
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:46 am

    Let’s be honest if there was a thought based controls I’d end up running at someone and by some spray thought I’d end up punching someone with their without my clothes

  46. Edlix
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:48 am

    Negate the use of healing…. Imagine if bloodborne has a chalice dungeon that has an area of extremely aggressive monsters and not being able to use the healing bell when someone runs out of blood vials, or better yet, half the amount of vials, to 10, or 15 if you’re using a rune, you would die 99% of the time

  47. João Miguel Azoia
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:49 am

    kawahara, the writer who write without knowing the thing he writes about. like a food critic who thinks that a beef and a waffle are the same kind of beer

  48. ArchAngel121996
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:53 am

    i enj0y the anime d0nt Iike d0nt watch it every 1 has their 0wn taste

  49. Z Krumwied
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:54 am


  50. OnyxLeigion
    October 26, 2018 @ 10:54 am

    People are free to have their opinions, but as far as SAO goes, the "having fast reflexes doesn’t make you a good gamer" is a bad point. Yes, in competitive gaming, these people know the maps, know everything about the game. But in SAO, there’s no way to know what you’re going into, and there is no redo. The people trying to clear the game have to behave more like soldiers than gamers, because soldiers die, and gamers don’t. So, your irrelevant argument is irrelevant.