Parents' Guide to

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Engaging adventure game made for fans of the cartoon.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Gameplay is great

It's a really fun game when a cutscene doesn't hold you hostage. I love the actual gameplay but omg do the cutscenes and conversations go on far too long. I'd recommend it if you've got enough patience for the story parts.

Is It Any Good?

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While it may have elements of other games, this third-person action/adventure game is really only made for fans of the titular cartoons, comics, and novels. In Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, you're one of the players of Sword Art Online, an online virtual reality game. It's like if the people behind the Final Fantasy series made their own version of Mass Effect for the holodeck on Star Trek. Which is why the action in this game is of the third-person shooter variety, but you spend way more time conversing with other characters and running around.

But while all of this works well, it does have some issues. Most notably: You need to be familiar with the original Sword Art Online anime, manga, or young adult novels to understand what's going on. Doubly so, since there's a ton of dialogue, and it's all in Japanese, so it's easy to miss something in the middle of a battle. The game's menu complexity will also frustrate those not familiar with similar role-playing games, especially if, as we said, they're not fans of the comics, cartoon, or novels. If they are, though, they'll find Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet to be a deep adventure that really makes you feel like you're in The Matrix ... I mean Sword Art Online.

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