SWORD ART ONLINE: HOLLOW FRAGMENT PC GAME

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (ソードアート・オンライン -ホロウ・フラグメント-, Sōbởi Āto Onrain: Horō Furagumento) is a Clip game for the PlayStation Vita based on the Sword Art Online light novel series. It is the second đoạn Clip game in the series, the first being Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, the content of which is included in Hollow Fragment. The game was released in Japan on April 24, năm trước, North America on August 19, 2014 and Europe & Australia on August 20, năm trước.

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A "Director"s Cut" edition of the game titled Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment was released on PlayStation 4 within North America, Europe, nước Australia, và the Middle East in July và August năm ngoái, và was released in nhật bản in November 2015. This version comes with new features, including an online play mode, additional bosses, the ability lớn play as a female character, aao ước others.

Hollow Fragment was succeeded by Sword Art Online: Lost Song, which was released in 2015 for the PlayStation 4 & Vita.

Gameplay

The game has over 100 recruitable characters which can be chosen to accompany the player in the game"s dungeons. game Play combines elements of a MMORPG—albeit in a simulated fashion as it is not an online game, though it does include limited multiplayer via ad hoc for up lớn four players—as well as elements of a dating slặng.

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Plot

The game takes place in the same continuity as the prior game in the series, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, which exists in an alternate storyline from the Sword Art Online anime storyline. The player controls the main character Kirito, who has been trapped in the titular virtual reality MMORPG where dying in the game will lead to his death in real life as well. Part of the game is actually a high definition recompilation of Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, the original game in the series released for the PlayStation Portable, including all content of "Floor Clearing" from the previous game with the addition of new unexplored "Hollow Area" of Aincrad.


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Development

The game was released on April 23, 2014 in Japan & May 29, năm trước in Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as some Southeast Asian countries with Chinese and English subtitles. It had also been announced that the game would be localized into English và released August 19, năm trước in North America and August 20 in Europe and nước Australia. The American/European/Australian release will be digital tải về only. The game also received an update adding content extending the game"s play time by 30 hours, including new areas, gameplay, và costumes, while also raising the cấp độ cap from 200 khổng lồ 250. The game also features costume DLC.

Reception

The game sold 145,029 physical retail copies within the first week of release in nhật bản, topping the Japanese software sales charts for that week, slightly outselling its predecessor, Infinity Moment, which sold 138,180 copies. By July năm trước, it outsold the previous game"s total copies sold domestically, which is roughly 200,000 copies, and sold more than 280,000 copies in Japan by December năm trước. The game was the top-selling digital Vita game on both the European region and North American region PlayStation Store in August and September 2014, which added up to lớn more than 450,000 copies sold worldwide as of December năm trước. Of these, approximately 90,000 copies were sold in Asia, và 70,000 copies were sold in North America.

The game received a Famitsu đánh giá score of 32/40. An import review by PlayStation Lifestyle gave the Japanese version of the game a rating of 9/10, noting that the game provides plenty of hours" worth of nội dung & has no obvious performance issues which affect the gameplay experience. The Asian version of the game which was localized inkhổng lồ English and Chinese was noted by The Straits Times to contain various localization errors, such as grammar và spelling mistakes within the subtitled dialogue; nevertheless, the game was given a Đánh Giá score of 8/10. The production team is said khổng lồ be aware of the problems regarding the game"s English translation và it have sầu been stated that its sequel would be translated differently khổng lồ produce a better translation.

Following its release in the west, the game received mixed Reviews. It has a score of 67 out of 100 on Metacritic. IGN awarded it a score of 5.5 out of 10, saying Sword Art Online"s excellent combat is marred by a juvenile romance system, a horrible translation. Destructoid gave the game a rating of 7/10, noting that the game is solid và provides a fun experience, however may laông xã replay value, while Gaming Age gave sầu the game a "B" score, praising the game environment & mechanics, although noting that the camera controls feel flawed. PlayStation Universe awarded it a score of 5.5 out of 10, saying "Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will only offer the most enjoyment lớn hardcore fans of the franchise that are willing khổng lồ slog through the uninspired, tedious gameplay khổng lồ get to lớn the ample tín đồ service on offer." GameZone gave sầu a rating of 8/10, praising the amount of content available within the game. Twinfinite gave the game a 4/5, criticizing the steep learning curve and the dialogue translation, while finding the combat và game kiến thiết lớn be positive sầu, while Attachồng of the Fanboy referred to lớn it as a solid RPG experience as long as one can look beyond the game"s minor flaws. However, Hardcore Gamer rated Hollow Fragment a score of 1.5 out of 5, referring to it as a "bad game... the most debased, pandering garbage nhật bản has to offer... (a) rushed, broken, and imbecilic excuse for software" with "awful story, tedious combat, & inexcusable translation."