>Gun Gale Online
Didn't we already have GGO ages ago? What the fuck is SAO Alternative?
I guess we did, if I remember right the second season of SAO was mostly in GGO. But now instead of seeing kirito do dumb stuff, we get a cute tall girl who is insecure about her height playing GGO as a loli.
>What the fuck is SAO Alternative?
That's just the title. I guess they wanted to remind people its a spinoff but its kind of messy, I think they would have been able to get away with just GGO honestly.
It's a spinoff novel written by the author of Kino no Tabi. Yes, really.
I kind of want another adaption of Kino. Kino is top cute, fuck SAO.
Sure, but 3Hz needs to make some easy dosh before they can do another PriPri.
Anyway, I'm going to give it a shot, it might be fun.
>>25241>3Hz needs to make some easy dosh
Studios don't really pay out of pocket do they? That's what producers are for. They just need to convince some suits that PriPri will make money.
The MC is pretty darn cute so far, watching her worry about her height is pretty funny. I wonder how tall she actually is, she was pretty tall compared to any guy onscreen too. >>25248
Looks like she's leaning to more of the latter. More of an edgy cute onee-san.
I like edgy oneesans
I don't know why she worries so much about her height, though. Surely there's guys into that.
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wow this is super-fun
I can't believe I haven't started watching it sooner
Dang really? Maybe I should watch this… but still, it is SAO…
Female MCs save the day.
Kino's author or not, the writing so far is like what you'd expect from a battle harem LN adaptation, but it's cute and fun. At least the MC is more relatable than the usual completely ordinary high-school boy.
>>25502>Maybe I should watch this… but still, it is SAO…
that was exactly my line of thinking…
also wtf why are your ellipses one character??
Just a gander but maybe because the ellipses is supposed to be one character, and three full stops is just a shorthand for it?>>25506
To be fair, we don't even have a real hook as to what the show's going to be about yet.
>>25509>also wtf why are your ellipses one character??
yours are too… everyone's are… there's no escape……
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OH MY GAAAAAAAH…!
Yeah, although I think her third or fourth wasn't tall. It just took forever to look good.
Randomized appearances are fucking cancer.
The first episode didn't really sell me. Despite me knowing it was SAO when I walked into it, the episode was overall unsatisfying to watch. Why freak out that there are pros playing if you can just do some deviantart tier bullshit of super speed and have the so called "professionals" not even react to their buddies getting mowed down and instead just staring in amazement? There's no tension to it at all, and it's kind of a shame, because I was interested up until that point.
I'll give it a few more episodes though.
>Why freak out that there are pros playing if you can just do some deviantart tier bullshit of super speed and have the so called "professionals" not even react to their buddies getting mowed down and instead just staring in amazement?
also I don't think there really supposed to be tension there
it's just a fun episode with a cute girl and a funny relationship with her big bad grizzled war partner
just admit it: you dislike lolis with guns
It was a weak ending
I get that it was an attempted cliffhanger but something about the music and the lack of tension killed it for me.
Did you not get that gist as soon as you saw her doing things? Pito is fucking nuts.
I mean, that could have been passed off as just blowing off stress in a videogame or her using GGO as escapism which aren't necessarily that nuts. But after seeing M shit himself, I can guess that Pito is very nuts.
Looks like she gets a thrill out of that kind of thing too.
Nah Pito is fucking bonkers. It's hot but basically she will literally kill you for shits and giggles.
I'm not sure I liked this episode that much, The MC was weirdly competent all of a sudden.
Also, what was with the loli at the end? Was she meant to be Pitohui, or was she just someone who represented the MC making friends or at least acquaintances through playing GGO?
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I see, so in the end I was just retarded.That's kind of fucked up.
I mean, it's pretty easy to miss if you didn't pay attention to the names they were calling each other during the fight I guess.
Also I don't think LLENN got competent all of a sudden, the stuff she did, the rolling, the diving and keeping close, were all things M and Pito had taught her either in other episodes or that we saw in flashbacks.
>spoiler How so? as in the tiny girl wants to be tall and the tall girl wants to be tiny?
Well I mean to begin with I'm not entirely sure the small girl 'wants' to be big although it would be a little weird (not really, it's one of those grass is greener deals) and to begin with I'm pretty sure nobody but the MC was autismal enough to constantly reroll her avatar until she got the one she wanted.
I just think it totally didn't fit my image, which I guess is the point.
I want to kiss Chiya's ears.
Wasn't it golden week or something last week? A lot of anime / mango took a break a while back, I think.
It felt a bit slow to me.
I mean that would be fine and all but she's still being pushed as a major plot point and I don't see it being resolved in a non-cringeworthy manner.
Then again, this IS the Kino author so maybe he won't shy away from less cliche endings.
Pito's potential was squandered by being too fucking edgy
Her character does kind of look like a very feminine guy, plus she said she intentional does that voice so people get confused or something.
In the end LLENN just wanted the magazines. I doubt she thought much about her gender until, well they started talking about that. rest in peace crazy bisexual lady
She'll probably show up later anyway.
It doesn't even make sense that it works anyway
Surely it had to be inherent in the code of SAO to fry your fucking brains out, even if you had a nervegear it'd work the same way as it always had unless you were playing a game specifically designed to use its specs.
But if the problem is missing software, it can be fixed with software. I take it - I haven't watched SAO - a nervegear is a hardware device, probably an alternative to VR glasses that hooks directly to your brain. If she owns the hardware, she just needs software to trigger the brain-frying function when her character dies on GGO.
Maybe killing the user is not an intended feature and the nervegear's vendor driver doesn't expose it, but surely if people wrote drivers for the kinect there must be a free alternative nervegear driver on a github repo somewhere that includes the killing function.
The thing is basically like
The NerveGear is a helmet (you can see her wearing it in-game) and the 'original' VR headset in SAO1. The thing is, it was written very specifically for SAO, no other game ever came out for it before it got retired, and SAO was a very intricately designed game meant to harness the way NerveGear works. The NerveGear inherently has the ability to fry your brain but in the original SAO, the way it worked was if you hit zero HP in SAO you died, so the actual game itself had to tell the device to kick into overdrive. I can't see that happening for GGO, especially when you consider that the NG is kind of infamous and that it's unlikely anyone could be arsed to write a hook for GGO specifically.
The only way I see to get out of this is if Pito is actually in GGO's dev team or something.
If the problem were simply using an NG to fry your brain when you die in GGO, I'd remain wholly unconvinced. After all, that is simply a matter of reverse-engineering or hijacking the NG on the one hand (which can be made hard but not impossible), and hooking that to an event in GGO on the other (the game probably has an embedded scripting language that makes it easy, but there are other ways).
However, Pito's not just wearing a brain-frying helmet while otherwise playing GGO normally with the normal headset; she's using the NG in place of the normal headset. How hard is that?
Protocol compatibilities aside, they probably added a check to GGO to explicitly disallow using an NG, just to get the press off their asses. You'd need to write a custom driver for the NG that does all the necessary translation and pretends to be a GGO headset.
What about how GGO would react to unexpected events, like the user not being automatically disconnected when they get too excited? Well, the custom driver could just lie about how excited the user is.
All in all, it's a lot of work. Moreover, since much of that work involves making the NG work with one game in particular, the pool of people who'd be interested is smaller than in my kinect example. It's unlikely anyone could be arsed to write all this? Very much so, unless they shared Pito's taste for death (or were hired by her). But I think it's all possible without modifying GGO itself at all. Remember, GGO doesn't need to send a SAO-style "kill user" signal; you just need some way to detect when your character dies, then your custom driver does the rest. Suppose it has a stupid feature where it messages your facebook friends when you die - that'd do it.
You have a point but basically the key thing is god why the fuck is Pito so fucking edgy
they should've just called it "Sword Art Online Done Right"
I think it started out much better but took a nosedive when Pito went full edgelord.
I would really like this show a lot better if they didn't try to awkwardly insert real life death into it.
Agreed, GGO and this new series were both hurt by the insistence on real life death, it took away from the mystique of the game.
I don't understand why the show insists on having death to make stakes when it has to be so contrived to do it.
There's other, better ways to raise the stakes. Like what if GGO introduced permadeath for their ingame characters.
I do really like the show though. Every episode is a lot of fun and it's got a lot of tacticool action going on. I actually really like how it plays around with the ingame mechanics like bullet lines.
>I think it started out much better but took a nosedive when Pito went full edgelord.
eeeeh??? no it only made it better
>I would really like this show a lot better if they didn't try to awkwardly insert real life death into it.
kinda have to agree with this tho
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This guy sums it up better than I could.
Well I mean her going full edge was bad *because* they made it all about 'hurr she'll die in real life'. It was fucking retarded, like why can't she just be a metagamefag or a gimmick pro player?
that's not how cute ppl talk
She's an edgy sadist who was
obsessed by death games. She was getting off to the feeling of almost getting killed multiple times in game. M did say it all started when she missed out on getting trapped in SAO and not being able to join that PK guild or hunting those PKers down.
I guess she's just a weirdo with a messed up personality.
I overall enjoyed this show. Having Pito go full edge was kind of shitty, but watching Fuka and LLENN was a blast! Definitely enjoyed this more than regular SAO too.
I mean yes but how did she get over it? How did she even get into it? It just doesn't make sense and ends up feeling very contrived or rushed.
Even though the last episode was a bit weak, I still enjoyed the rest of the second Squad Jam. Fuka was great.
As for Pito, I guess it was because she finally found a friend in LLENN? As in, someone who could understand her and who she could see as as equal, rather than all the people like M who she'd simply used and abused. So she finally had something to live for, someone she actually cared about, and wouldn't just recklessly try to get herself killed anymore. At least, that's what I got out of it.
Not the best ending, but since the series was great dumb fun overall, I'm still satisfied.