Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Complete Edition
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Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Genres: Action, RPG
Your choices are heavier and faster than a bullet.
Create your own character and log in to Gun Gale Online, a world of guns and steel, where a chance encounter partners you with a rare support AI called ArFA-sys as you both are caught up in a tempestuous story of fate.
Experience the thrilling battles of a third-person shooter (TPS) together with the story and progression of an RPG in this first-ever TPSRPG from Sword Art Online!
Customize your avatar and master a wide array of weapons and skills!
Choose from over 30 playable characters in online PvP, ranging from Alice and Eugeo from Alicization, season 3 of the SAO anime, to Eiji and Yuna from Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale!
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition Launch Trailer | PS4, X1, PC
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Expansion and Complete Edition Trailer | PS4, X1, PC, Switch
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Betrayal of Comrades Trailer | PS4, XB1, PC
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is one of the stronger outings for the series in a video game format. However, it’s still bogged down by heavy-handed and often thematically troubling melodrama that’s delivered at a glacial pace and prefers to eschew the potentially interesting aspects of the world it depicts in favour of stereotypical male heroics, teenage matters of the heart and questionable attitudes to its female characters.
As ever with the SAO games, I find that so many dismiss them out of hand – are perhaps overly critical of the less than perfect mechanics, or find the universe somewhat confusing. To do so, however is to ignore a series that, to my mind has consistently delivered colourful ARPG's brimming with content and genuinely satisfying depth. If you have the patience, then to date, Fatal Bullet on Switch is as fine an entry point as you'll find.
Go into Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Complete Edition expecting solid third-person shooter mechanics and you’ll be disappointed. You’ll be disappointed if you go into it expecting excitement and fun from the outset, too. Initially it’s a hard game to like, let alone love, but those with patience and an interest in trawling dungeons for the best loot might just find themselves sticking with it until the end.