Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

Rating Summary

Based on 45 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

55

Top Critic Average

9%

Critics Recommend

Based on 45 critic reviews
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5 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2020

Fun combat and decent characters aren't enough to save a convoluted story, terrible pacing, and tons of performance problems.

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6 / 10
Aug 19, 2020

Ultimately SWORD ART ONLINE: Alicization Lycoris takes too long to get to the point both in its combat and story, leaving the player disinterested before it even really begins. There is a good game here if you do commit to it, with some great character and world design, enjoyable combat, and interesting game systems, but it's just not worth the slog to reach it.

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7 / 10
Jul 18, 2020

Not ever did I think the game was downright bad or poorly made, but rarely was I taken or impressed by anything going on from a story or gameplay perspective.

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6.7 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2020

A lot of problems for an RPG made and enjoyable only for Sword Art Online fans.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2020

An enjoyable RPG with some pacing issues, Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris is a lot of fun once you get to grips with its combat and leveling systems. The decision to lock multiplayer behind 10 hours of content is baffling, but once you unlock it you'll have a good time exploring the MMO-like world with friends.

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Jul 10, 2020

People have been waiting for years to finally get what could be considered a really good Sword Art Online game, but the fourth time is certainly not the charm for developer Aquria with probably the most disappointing attempt yet due to the overall squandered potential in Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris.

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Jul 23, 2020

Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris features many compelling ideas, but its technical foundation needs more work.

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70 / 100
Jul 24, 2020

At its launch, Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris suffered from a lot of game bugs that certainly put off players, especially given its high price tag.

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5.6 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2020

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris is a mediocre game, ambitious but incapable of realizing its vision, plagued by an inadequate and lazy realization. Only for the most dedicated fans of Sword Art Online.

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4 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2020

A broken mess in almost every way. Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris doesn't deliver on it's promised product. With so many technical issues it's hard to imagine anyone with the patience to get through the game. Alicization Lycoris should have been the crowning achievement in a beloved franchise but instead, it ends up being the worst title in the Sword Art Online franchise.

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