Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization A Real Grind

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New gameplay PVs for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization have emerged, showcasing various battles and mechanics to inform potential buyers about what to expect of the game – though the title will likely garner numerous sales regardless simply due to Sword Art Online’s astonishing popularity.

The new thrilling gameplay PVs:

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will go online this autumn for the PS4 and Vita, with a western release slated for later in the year.

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  • Ever since I played Witcher 3(and loving it), I can’t help drawing comparison between it and every RPG since, whether it’s Japanese or Western. Sure, the combat can never match anything but the most mediocre of JRPGs, but it more than makes up for that with the sheer amount of content and how at least 60% of your choices have impact on the main characters, entire villages and whole countries.

    I await the day JRPGs can outmatch Witcher 3. It’s a shame that games like FFVII remake, published by a company larger than CDPR, will be cut down in content and sold in pieces. They have the fund, they have the manpower(at least they have a larger pool of talent than fucking Poland to headhunt…), but they lack the political will because executives are too deep inside their own asses to decide on game development based on little else but short-term investor sentiment and revenue statistics.

  • Enemy AI is sad.

    I would prefer enemies that have decend defensive ability and mechanics that will bypass those defenses for easy kill, said mechanics should be hard to execute but possible at any level.

    As for FFXIV HUD rip off, it’s not exactly the same but yeah.

    At least FFXIV Enemy AI is better and not so much grindfest unless a boss or a miniboss in the field that is meant for several players to deal with.

    Why game developers choose to go the terrible grind fests instead of intelligent DPS checks ?

    It’s so annoying that I can’t get a decent rpg game nowadays without at least 100 hours grinding xp. I miss old FF7 PC.

    • Lost Song was a serious step back in terms of content when compared to RE: Hollow Fragment (or even the original HF). Hollow Realization looks like a mix of the two games. And if you’re worried about money, don’t import. Bandai Namco is working concurrently on the Japanese and English releases (sub, no dub). Don’t know if they’ll be released at the same time, but they won’t be far off.