I’m absolutely in love with this game! It takes up a good portion of my time, making sure I’m leveling up and getting better with each character I use! However, I have a few complaints I’d definitely like to address that bug me. For one, I don’t plan on putting money into the game, despite the fact I want this game to be more successful, so it makes it very very difficult to unlock new characters when the cost to unlock the x10 packs be 125 or 250 of income to unlock. Once you’re far into the game, you get stuck at a certain point where everything becomes challenging and you can’t even proceed. I also dislike how the level cap is 80, requiring you to get a special upgrading material to increase your leveling limits. The process is too abnormally long in my opinion and it frustrates me that I can’t even proceed in the game with my 2 level 80 characters. I’m forced to use my other characters and level them up, which still buys my time and I still enjoy to do, but I’d like to actually have a completely maxed out character instead of having to leave things off right before it’s finished. Aside from all this, I’m really enjoying the fact that you guys are going out of your way to add in new events so often! The constant work is very pleasing and I definitely encourage you to keep going! I hope that I won’t come to the point where I find the game boring because of the aforementioned complaints, but I’ll continue to enjoy this amazing game!
Favorite game, needs more team play
I just want to start by saying after years of downloading and playing games on the AppStore, this game has become my favorite game of all time. I’ve played for over 100 days now and I don’t have many complaints. For people talking about the scouting prices, as long as you do the events there will never be a scout you cannot do at least once. Keep up with what’s going on and you will be fine. Only thing that’s bugged me about this game is the lack of team play/guild development. Guilds don’t feel like anything more then random players put together. I’ve been in my guild for over 30 days now and haven’t talked to a single member of it once. And it’s a full 10 person active guild. Maybe you can make a guild chat and increase the guild sizes to make it feel more like a community. Another thing please add a “stay in party” button in coop. It is the most annoying thing when you find an amazing party to have to leave and join again. Please make it so you can just stay in the party, would make farming so much more easier. That’s all I have to say for now, would highly recommend the game to anyone looking for a fun competitive time.
I absolutely love this game and it keeps me entertained for hours. One suggestion: I have a lot of upgrade crystals that are limited to certain characters that I am not able to use because I’ve already upgraded them to 5 star characters (so like with the recent Yuna that you could get through the event— I have 20 upgrade crystals for her but I can’t use them since I already made her a 5 star). Is there anyway to make it so that these upgrade crystals can be converted into other upgrade crystals (so either normal or maybe for current character events happening/ones that have just happened but already finished)? That would be great because I also have upgrade crystals for characters that I don’t have. Same idea with medal scouts— I have a ton of medals from scouts that I couldn’t use because I didn’t have enough to use them... anyway to convert those into something else? Again, I absolutely love this game and hope that you take these suggestions into consideration, thanks!!
Used to love it...
I’ve been playing this game since global launch and I fell in love with it. It’s easy to spend time playing quests and doing events, especially as a beginner when everything is new and there’s so much to do. The animation is great and guild communities are half the reason why this game is so amazing. But lately, the power creep has been getting bad. As a strict f2p or free to play user, I have an edge only with my long experience. But competing against whales, or players who spend to get new units, means that I’m often outclassed. For new players entering, having to compete against players with more units and players who spend to get top class gear and fully level up their units can be aggravating. It can be seemingly impossible to level up and gain the large rewards because you’re always outclassed by whales. You have to spend a lot of time as well to grind events and get scouting currency which can be difficult to keep up with. All in all, I think if you find a guild of ppl that you click with and have fun doing events with, this game will be much less aggravating, but with its low scout rates and huge power creep, it can be very difficult to enjoy. The only reason I’ve stayed so long is because of the discord community and my guild mates because right now the game is a mess.
Its a great game but...
By Lemonade Mochi :3
I like the game format of battling but there’s a lot of issues. I don’t like how it takes up a lot of storage like I need photos and stuff. Also there’s a point where after about 45 minutes my phone gets super hot. I also don’t like the fact that people share personal info in chats and nothing to stop them. The game crashes when I’m in there too long and it can’t push anything. With battling, the mds get lower and it’s getting unfair. With master it’s impossible because the monster keeps hitting me and I can’t move at all!! This game is supposed to be similar to the anime but all the new characters are just weddings and bikinis it’s very annoying. Another thing is grinding takes too long! I spend like 2 hours getting mds them all I get are 2 and 3 star characters! At least give me a 4 star because I don’t like it when it’s not worth anything! Some scout characters are also very inappropriate for example, a Christmas Asuna wasn’t being very appropriate. This game is 12+ you should protect teens from these things! There’s barely any story from the anime in this. Just the thought of seeing a game supposed be related to the anime has more made up stories is just a no to me. Rankings are also just making me play the game more which my phone heats up. When my phone heats up, it may explode. This is why I think this game should take less storage!
Missing event crystals
I love the game, it a addictive game that even made me spend a thousand dollars on it. The only problem is the lags and glitches on some devices. Even when that happens, I just go through with it and forget it about it afterwards. Everything was fine but today I saw a first real glitch at hand, it was for the ticket scout [time traveler] Makoto. I already had the Makoto from the ticket event and wanted to get the hacking crystals for her and Thokk, everything was fine, it shows that I got 100 purgatory hacking crystals and I was fine. But once I reached Makoto’s limit break max +5 button, it showed not enough items. I was suprised and I went to check back my items list and saw nothing there. It showed the same amount of regular hacking crystal I had last time, thinking it was a glitch but it was the same number. Then I checked to see if I got Thokk by accident but I went to press filter, 5 star, fire element, and rod, but it showed nothing. It is such a let down to see that all my effort in the ranking event and supporting event wasted on a glitch that gave me nothing. I hope that Bandai will fix this glitch and give back the respected items that players have worked for in the couple of years people have played.
It’s biggest strength is also its biggest weakness
What separates SAO from other gatcha based mobile games is its unique combat system. Every hero has a weapon type and an element (or is non elemental). There are tons of versions of every hero, so you can play as your favorite character and try multiple roles. For example I have a 5 star Asuna who uses a rapier and has dark element attacks and I have a 4 star Asuna who uses a rod (is a caster) and has fire element attacks. Every weapon type has strengths and weaknesses and a slightly different play style.
The main issue I have with this game is that the entire combat system is “clunky”. Having no joystick to move your hero makes it hard to aim attacks and avoid attacks. Sometimes when you want to jump backwards to avoid an attack the double swipe doesn’t register and you walk backwards and get hit. Once you have played for a while you will start to see a ton of little quirks in the combat system.
There are days when I would give this game 5 stars. There are days when the combat system is so frustrating that I would give it 2 or 3. I feel like there is more good than bad, so a 4 star rating is fair.
Can you guys put a scout for anybody to get a free good character because it seems unfair for a noobie to look at peoples character and want that even if they don’t get it’s seems very unfair to me so can you put a scout to pick out a good character 4 star to 6 stars and a weapon one too if you do that means a lot to people that are new to this game and me and can you put every character on there if you do and put every weapon I really want this to happen because I missed some scout that I really wanted there character and can you put more cool things too the guild cause it seems boring like can you put in a school as a background and when you go to the door to it you can adventure and can you fix and can you put Asuna with different weapons cause I see her always using the rapier it getting boring to see her with rapiers so can you put Asuna with different weapons and can you put more stea,seven,rain,Yuuki,Philadelphia,yuna,Yui
Great Game with one flaw
By Lod player
I absolutely love playing these kind of games and it is something that I always do when I have some free time, my only problem that I have with the game is actually a really big one, it is almost impossible for me to progress any further in the game. Quest 22-5 The Grand Quest 3 requires that you get a Leafa character. By this point in the game you will have a good variety of characters but if you are in the same boat as me, you are stuck without a single Leafa. It says that followers count and then won’t let you use a follower. I wouldn’t be complaining if there was an easy way to get Leafa from the Scout program, which my game just told me I have scoured 100 characters, but her lowest tier version is a 3 star which isn’t as guaranteed as the 2 stars. I’m not looking for a powerful character, but really something that I can use to get past the requirement. If there is going to be a required character, it either needs to be provided, or very easily accessible like the 30 Thinkers or Kibaous that I have scouted playing the game.
Good game But.
So I really do enjoy playing the game when I have free time because of the enjoyment I get when I get a new 5 star character, beat a hard boss and so on. But recently I’ve been having my memory diamonds disappear, I don’t know if there something I missed or I accidentally tapped on something but If I did I wouldn’t be stating this in my review. So to explain what happened, I was play a game on my ps4 while playing SAO, I was in the middle of an extra mission while I was play on ps4 so natural I paused it. Now fast forward about 20 or so minutes I come back to try to finish the mission and I failed , then I see that my memory diamonds dropped from a hundred or so to 55. Now I was ok with that because memory diamonds aren’t to hard to grind for .But then the same thing happened again and I had 22 left, I don’t mind grinding out 100 memory diamonds but my worry is that idk if this might happen again and then I would have to grind all over again for something I didn’t use. If there’s a way to fix this issue I’d gladly rate this app 5 stars.