Well, it’s that time again, bit late, but you know. Real life getting in the way and such.
Anyway, your here for SAO II Ep 2. And I’m gonna give it to ya.
Alright, straight up, this episode is all action, with a small flashback in the beginning, but even that’s actiony (Is that a word?). Now, back to the story. We start off with the flashback I mentioned, to a couple months back where we see Sinon kicking some 7-eyed armadillo/badger thing that, honestly, Ikindofwanttocuddle. Ahem, anyway, she targets the weakpoint for massive damage, and she get’s what’s, apparently, a REALLY powerful sniper rifle called the PGM Ultima Ratio Hecate II. Now, this took a bit of digging, but turns out this particular rifle is based on 2 different ones, one of them is used being considered an anti-materiel rifle. Now, for those of you that don’t know, anti-materiel means it’s primary use is against equipment, rather then people. This tends to mean tanks. Yep. She’s firing tank busters at people. (She’s MY waifu. I called her.)
Flashforward to the present, and the stuff at the end of last episode is given some context. Turns out she’s on a mission hunting players, specifically NPC hunters, which is a grinder, I guess. So her and her team argue a bit (and an older dude asks her out, she says no), and then the squad comes in, pretty slowly. They’ve hit this team before, so they’re pretty confident. Except there’s an extra dude, that they end up deciding is a pack mule. Big mistake.
Alright, apparently there’s 2 types of guns in this game, light based weapons (lasers?) and live-ammo guns (I’m guessing standard slugs and bullets as we know). Light based weapons aren’t very effective against players, but very good against mobs. Live-ammo guns are useful in all situations, but you HAVE to carry ammo, magazines, and you get bullet physics. So it’s a trade off, range and accuracy vs power.
One of the dudes in the mob hunting squad is carrying a live-ammo gun, everyone else has light rifles, and that one dude we don’t know is covered in a cloak. Sinon says she wants to take him out first, because he makes her nervous being an unknown and all, but the squad leader wants her to take down the guy with a gun (I’ll call them lasers and guns now, for ease of writing). She says sure, and takes him down. She takes a second shot at the cloaked dude, and he dodges. Yep, dodges a bullet. Balancing in GGO is pretty alright.
Cloak dude takes off the cloak. Turns out he has a minigun. Yeah, most of the team dies pretty quickly, but Sinon rushes down to help. Leader dude is panicking and she slaps him and gives him a Rousing success speech. They quickly try to flank the minigunner (Behemoth is his name), but he seems to know what up and dodges just enough to not die. Meanwhile, leader pulls of a Big Damn Heroes moment and dies, but manages to grenade the two dudes that are left.
Sinon notices Behemoth is the only one left, so she decides she has to take him out “Because he’s strong enough to smile on the battlefield”, so she goes up a conveniently placed tower, and tries to take him out, but he knows she went up there and is already aiming high. Sinon decides to jump, and Behemoth severs her leg with his gun. Now, this is the cool part.
Sinon is falling through the air and missing a leg, Behemoth is shooting without a care in the world. Sinon does some mid air acrobatics or something, and positions herself above him and splits him in half with a bullet to the face. In mid air. Then she lands a pretty sick combat roll.
Dude explodes, cut to Sinon logging out, She’s a pretty normal girl, all things considered. Then again, all we really hear from her is that she has to get stronger. Seems interesting.
Cut to Alfheim Online. Yup, everyones a fairy again. And the girls are still into Kirito. I think even Suguha, his cousin, is at this point. Small pan to Kirito telling Asuna he needs to tell her something.
Well, I think he’s taking the deal, so look forward to Death Gun. Probably Sinon falling for him. Either way, all the setup seems to be done, so look forward to more action and actual plot on Saturday!
Action packed episodes make for bad summaries, especially if you suck at describing them. I was excited most of the way through, just the Alfheim Online part kind of turned me off, and I LIKED season 2. Fite me m8, 1v1 irl. No please don’t, I’m fat and wimpy.Leave your impressions of the episode below, or tweet us @NerdworkTweets