Sword Art Online: The Lost Song (PS4 – Review)

ls_logoI don’t know about all of you, but I’m a rather huge fan of Sword Art Online. I love the art style, the characters and the concept of the series. It’s like a much more enjoyable version of .Hack and I’m sorry for all the fans of .Hack that I just offended.

To catch those up to speed that don’t know about this anime series, let me catch you up on the general plot synopsis. Kirito and many other individuals are trapped in an online virtual reality game, Sword Art Online, if you die in the game you die in real life. If you complete the game, you’re able to exit the game safely. Kirito meets plenty of colorful characters through his adventures past Sword Art Online.

Now I’m going to leave the story there to avoid the risk of spoiling anything. It’s a fun series and I believe it’s on Netflix so check it out if it’s something you might be interested in. If not, then that’s fair, but you’re more than likely not going to enjoy this game.

Sword Art Online: Lost Song is the third in a series of alternate timeline games taking place in the same world of Sword Art Online. What I mean is, in the anime after the boss is defeated everyone is allowed to leave the game, and in THIS series, they don’t actually get out of the game after they defeat him. Plus there are new characters and the way people meet is laid out much differently than in the anime.

Personally I enjoy this game and I am glad I purchased it, but I wouldn’t pay full retail for it. Why? Well this game is a port of the PSVita version of it. A straight port. So all the shortcuts and limitations on the handheld are incorporated into the PS4 release.

Check out my video review for more details! Keep in mind I do reveal some stuff from the anime, so take a weekend and watch the series if you want to avoid some potential spoilers.


The Developers of the footage from this episode: Artdink, Bandai Namco Games, ASCII Media Works & A-1 Pictures . Video property of NAWKtoons.

Author: Alex Vogt

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