And with that, the main story of Sword Art Online has begun. A lot of battles this week…I was very pleased. I have to admit…watching Asuna in battle, she’s pretty good. I really wonder, though…if we were to just compare raw skills and level, would Kirito be the superior? I feel like he would. Regardless, it’s pretty ridiculous that Asuna can be so close to Kirito’s level while still sharing experience with parties.
It’s things like this that make me really question this ridiculous “beater” business. Seriously…how much advantage do they really have? I guess it would help if I knew how many of them were still alive. If not a single beater has died, then maybe it’s a little justified, but otherwise, they just start with a slight edge. In two years, it can’t be too hard to pass them…honestly. Just takes a little skill, you know?
I think the best part about the scene from this screenshot is that when Asuna comes flying into the area, none of the bystanders even turn around until she freaks out. They’re all just standing there like everything is totally normal. Also, there was that guy in the crowd during the duel against Kuradeel…was that tattoo supposed to be for Laughing Coffin?
Anyway, next week is another boss battle. We haven’t seen one of those in quite a while. I’m assuming Asuna and Kirito won’t face it alone initially (wait for reinforcements and whatnot), but they’ll definitely be the ones to finish it off. Should be fun.