A long-standing dispute over who is better at promoting MMORPGs - Log Horizon or Sword Art Online has been resolved by numbers in favor of the latter. However, it’s not so simple with the eyes of a level 90 warlock.
In fact, the difference between similar series is approximately the same as between the Comedy shows Community and The Big Bang Theory. The first is written by freaks about ordinary people, the second is ordinary people about freaks, which makes the emphasis noticeably shifted. In the first, the heroes try to be themselves, furtively thinking about relationships, in the second, the heroes dream of relationships, dropping their self at the first opportunity. The second approach is closer to a wide audience.
The author of Log Horizon is an avid player and this is noticeable to everyone who played in WoW - from names to purely fanatical nuances in behavior. LH generally seems the first series about virtuality, which does not lie. The heroes drawn into Elder Tail are in no hurry to run to swing, having found a strip of health above their heads. Judge for yourself - sociophobia in real life, they simply can not suddenly go out and start frending. Indeed, under the shell of a rpg hero, the same fearful person prefers the four walls to the outside world. Which in the game also became even less friendly and more dangerous. All the more strange is the behavior of the SAO heroes who immediately went to wave their swords, and are more adequate than Shiroe's comrades who sit out in the city and pump up professions. Toono in the subject. Sharit.
This does not mean that LH is more boring.Fortunately, the economic theme developed from Maoyuu Maou Yuusha is very logical, the guilds are funny, and those who take patronage over the sanctuary capital regularly host events. It's hard to compete with moesh romance, but you can.
People dream of immortality, not knowing what to do on Sunday.
The attitude towards the death of the player is also in favor of HH, although it would seem that the only life in the CAO looks preferable to respawn in the temple. Nevertheless, Asuna and Kirito are one touch untouchable, while Shiroe and Akatsuki will visit the other side of the moon. The disappearance of the next wipe gives away some of the memories at all with poetry, and also hints at how quickly life rushes past the monitor screen. It seems to have lived, but it seems not. But again, it’s easier to feel when he cursed everything, getting to the body from a distant cemetery. And of course, the fear of death of the CAO is simpler and more understandable.
We still have to kick Deen's studio for the second season, where for all the richness of the material, there was a terrible pace of storytelling. True tyagomotinu guild episodes pays off the raid for world gold and tween Shiroe (this is already where Touno deserves a standing ovation). But by the third season they should not be allowed! The author was put under house arrest for tax evasion - the sequel will write faster than Martin and Togashi.
HH is a niche series, but in this cozy fan corner it is beautiful.Of course, it’s difficult to explain to an outsider what Rudy’s appearance is, lovingly hugging freshly beaten gloves, the Kirito haremman is much more accessible in this regard.
Oh yes. Avatar Here the point is again in favor of LH, where the heroes moved to the body of his character. Initially, the CAO version with the IRL avatar looked funnier, but it didn’t work out, since all the heroes of the model look are schoolchildren and schoolgirls. Do they ask if they forgot the hell on the net.
The choice in the end is simple. You know what LFG to WC 2 DD is - download Log Horizon.No,go to the art of the sword - there are beautiful girls and an action game.
7.5 out of 10