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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet

DIMPS, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Feb 23, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

12%

Critics Recommend

IGN
5.9 / 10
Destructoid
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
Areajugones
7 / 10
IGN Spain
6 / 10
IGN Italy
7.8 / 10
God is a Geek
5.5 / 10
GamingTrend
60 / 100
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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Trailers

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet -  Opening Movie | PS4, XB1, PC thumbnail

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - Opening Movie | PS4, XB1, PC

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - Features and Story Trailer | PS4, XB1, PC

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - Release Date Trailer | PS4, XB1, PC


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Critic Reviews for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet

IGN

5.9 / 10.0
IGN

Fatal Bullet isn't a bad game, but it didn't hold my interest for very long. It's fun to be surrounded by familiar faces from the anime series, and I could see glimmers of depth in Fatal Bullet's combat and upgrade systems. However, the poor story pacing and the repetitive nature of exploration dragged it down. While it's a good change of pace for games based on SAO, it still lacks the polish needed to really stand out.

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Despite the rough edges, Dimps' work is easy to like if you're a Sword Art Online fan hungry for something new to advance the franchise with. Though ultimately held back by the jank, it's definitely worth checking out, if for nothing else than a welcome change of pace and setting.

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For fans of the anime, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is a great use of the license that brings some welcome changes to the series. There are still the recurring issues of pacing and a number of technical flaws that diminish the rest of the game's achievements, but this hopefully sets a new benchmark for the franchise going forward.

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Fatal Bullet is a conservative game that could have take more advantage from the Sword Art Online universe. However, it is a great game and is suitable for those who love the anime.

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Dimps Studios could have gone further with a brand like Sword Art Online. Fatal Bullet has a too classic design and, finally, the previous video games are more fun and original than this third person shooter-JRPG. Its main attraction is in the cooperative missions.

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A good tie-in of the originale anime series, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is a solid JRPG, a bit repetitive and with the difficulty not well balanced.

Review in Italian | Read full review

A slow start to Fatal Bullet makes way for some great gunplay, but that peters out as derivative dungeon design and bullet sponge bosses take hold and throttle the life out of it.

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, for somebody only remotely aware of the source material, is an enjoyable game with interesting tricks in design held back by an otherwise intrusive plot. Somebody who loves the source material will think the game deserves a higher score, and somebody who hates the source material will think the game deserves a lower score, but that's ultimately what holds the game back from being something successful; it wants to be the anime, not a game. And as a game about an anime about a game, it seems like a missed opportunity.

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