Sword Art Online, in addition to a series of games for PS3, PS4, PS Vita and PSP, is also an anime series, which served as inspiration to create the games. Before that, she was still told in the light novel format, that is, manga-illustrated novels.
The game tells the story of 10,000 young people who end up getting trapped within a game of the MMORPG genre ( Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game, or play RPG that can be played by multiple players), which carries the same name as the title, through of a helmet that stimulates all your senses.
The plot is centered on the character Kirito, who knows a number of allies, all throughout the story within the game. Emphasis is given to Asuna swordsman, who becomes a good friend during attempts to finally quit the game and prevent her real body from dying while they get stuck.
In addition to the first universe of the game, others follow shortly thereafter, such as Alfhein Online (ALO) or Gun Gale Online (GGO), games that, while not binding players, can lead to side effects as severe as the first.
Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment
The title was the first in the series, released in 2013 in Japan and initially for PSP. He remained in the country even when his sequel was released in the West, with producer Bandai Namco including him as part of the content released to compensate his broad audience.
Infinity Moment is based on the first installment of the light novel, although there are some differences in the plot. In it, Kirito manages to defeat Heathcliff, one of the villains of the series, but still can not leave the game.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
Already following (which was the first to arrive in the West), the story is still set in the universe of Sword Art Online. In it, Kirito and the other players explore dungeons, fight monsters and face many other challenges of an MMORPG game. However, in their “reality”, since everyone is stuck in the game.
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Sword Art Online: Lost Song
This is the third game in the series, which has been released for PS3, PS Vita and PS4 in the West. Sword Art Online: Lost Song features more fighting than the other two titles in the series, as well as extra character powers (such as flying). This is because the game is no longer set in the universe of Sword Art Online, but in another RPG game: Alfhein Online (ALO), where Kirito ends up in a world of magic. The entrance to ALO is found within Sword Art Online, where Kirito and his friends are, in fact, imprisoned.
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Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
This Sword Art Online title was released in the year 2016. In it, Kirito allies with three girls to fight various monsters on the map. The game is one of the most complete in the series, as it seeks to bring even more fully the full simulation of an MMORPG.
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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
This title can also be downloaded on Steam and takes place in the world of Gun Gale Online (GGO), where your character is led to explore devastated areas, defeat monsters and do everything to finally get out of the game in which he is trapped. The game was released for Steam in 2018, being the newest in the series.
Now that you know a little about the history of Sword Art Online, how about trying the game? You can find all titles on Steam, except for the first one, since it was not released to the West.