Accel World Episode 10

Did they just turn Accel World into an MMORPG? They did, didn’t they? To be fair, roaming an actual field sure beats a string of 1-on-1 fights. I’ve never been into those kinds of games anyway. Still, it brings up the idea of Enemies, which are programmed into the game. This makes me more sure that Chrome Disaster is a program, rather than the remnant of some player. I’m also pretty sure that it’s an intentional program left by the Creator, but that’s more speculative.

Haru brings up a good point about endings. I said before in a post that I think that all things should come to a set end, but I know some people who prefer things (shows or games) that continue on nearly (or truly) indefinitely. I would agree with Haru that it’s better to have a game end from an achievement of ending rather than falling from boredom. I may hate the guy, but he has his moments. Also, my theory about Yuniko developing a negative personality to cope with being forced into the Red King doesn’t seem to be right. I guess it could still be if she didn’t realize the implications of the position before attaining it.

Still, this show’s worse than .hack…a few minutes in the world map, and some PKers arrive. Looks like even Kuroyukihime will be having some troubles next week. What makes this Yellow King so intimidating? His avatar would suggest he’s scheming and sly…he also has the advantage in numbers. I guess we don’t really know how strong Kuroyukihime is in relation to the other kings. I always assumed she had to be strong to challenge them all, but it doesn’t have to be the case.

Accel World Episode 7

Well, it seems our Kuroyukihime works in mysterious ways. The fight was all just a way for her to keep Taku from self-destructing as she almost did when she betrayed the other kings. Meanwhile, Haru’s trying to regain his points with Aqua Current, or Karen as she introduces herself.

She’s definitely a curious character. It seemed like she was almost ready to join Haru with Nega Nebulous at the end, but then she wipes his memory (theoretically possible with the Neuro Linker and the direct link they had, so no scientific qualms there). I wonder if she’ll try to support them from the sidelines.

The episode ends up with Taku transferring to Haru’s school…something I didn’t see coming, but makes sense. It makes the school a potential HQ for Nega Nebulous as their numbers increase. Kuroyukihime makes it clear that there aren’t many other Burst Linkers there…at least I assume this based on the fact that Taku was the only one that challenged her on the school’s globalnet.

I’m still having troubles with the way they explain things in this show. I guess it should be assumed that Karen compensates for her low level with some form of tactics, but I can’t help feeling there should be more to it than that. Next week looks to be the introduction of a new character…looks like she’s gonna be trolling Haru, possibly Kuroyukihime too.

Accel World Episode 6

Well well…another interesting episode this week. Taku has started helping Haru out with leveling up, but Haru is still using hit and run tactics to win. How disappointing…I’m surprised I didn’t realize earlier how much his new wings help out with running away. This guy…seriously. Anyway, Haru comically levels up too quickly and burns most of his points, so Taku’s suggesting a bodyguard. I kinda expected it to be a girl, but what is the deal with a level 1 bodyguard? It seemed like a trap to me, but it doesn’t look like it so far.

Haru started trusting Taku pretty quickly, but maybe that was premature. The end of the episode makes it look like Kuroyukihime still suspects him. Is this a real betrayal or is Taku being misunderstood? I honestly wouldn’t be surprised either way. The battle in the preview makes it look like a real betrayal, though. I thought it was strange that Taku went to Kuroyukihime when he was supposed to be watching over Haru, but I guess she called him. Moving on…Kuroyukihime’s name isn’t revealed…Bah. I guess it’s to be expected, but what a tease.

To finish off, I just want to say that some things in this show seem like they could be made clearer. Like the fact that level 9’s only lose all of their points from losing to level 9’s. Or what effects Physical Full Burst has on the body. Specifically in this week’s show, Haru does that bit where he levels up too quickly and loses most of his points. But what is the benefit of leveling up? Why not just stay level 1 forever and hoard points until you have enough to level up to 9? I dunno…maybe the bouncer will be able to explain that. Maybe she’s level 1 because of what I just said.