If you know me, you know how much I like my anime to be close to reality. No, no, I’m okay with fantasy shit as well, but still…keep some things real.
This might be the main reason for which I’m not into MMORPG-inspired series. I find them dull and lacking humor, the story is always the same (defeat the big boss) and I’m not really attracted to prolonged fighting scenes (unless they’re super awesome such as, let’s say, Dragon Ball ones)
Anywhore, I think it was January’s Loot Anime crate that came with Log Horizon novel, I gave it a try, it was not horrible and, as such, I decided it was time for me to hop on to this trend as well. With King’s Avatar.
“In the multiplayer online game Glory, Ye Xiu, is well known as the Textbook level expert and a top-tier player. Due to a series of circumstances, he was forcefully expelled out of his professional team. After leaving the pro gaming scene, he resides at an Internet Café employed as one of the managers. When Glory launches the tenth server, he throws himself into the game once more, equipped with ten years of gaming experience, memories of the past and an incomplete self-made weapon. His journey back to the top begins. After plotting and scheming, who took away my glory? Under the influence of the storm, my hopes will never be shattered. In its magnificence, the path will not be lost, for I, will return!”
So what did I expect? A more normal approach to a gamer’s life. A slice of life packed with some action scenes? What did I get? Frustration, mostly.
1 Who the fuck fires their best player?
It looks like Xiu Ye is the best Glory player in the world if 468431 guilds were unable to kill him together. So why would his team fire him? What’s the logic behind this? Oooh, it’s because his team did not have enough records. Oh, no shit. So they take him down instead of looking at the big nose guy. That makes sense.
But wait, they say it’s because he’s old. Are you fucking kidding me? Is he a model or something? An athlete? HE’S NOT EVEN 30 FOR FUCK’S SAKE.
But hey, I guess they needed a reason to unfold the story line and that was the best excuse they could think of.
2 What kind of game is Glory?
MMORPG, sure. I’m not so much into that, but I’ve played some WoW in my youth. But how advanced is it really? How many combos can that game support? How does that game allow the players to do WHATEVER THE FUCK THEY WANT with their character?
Ok, I understand that’s possible in Log fucking Horizon where they were inside the game, but really? Is this how they imagine a real game acts like? Just…enter this game and do whatever, my friend. I don’t fucking care that there are no controls for what you want to do and that you can’t possibly program a character in such a way. But you do you. Just spam that fucking caps lock until you get what you want. You deserve it. You are God Ye.
3 Gringy 3D scenes
Why, for fuck’s sake? The animation is great. The battle scenes are so smooth and nicely flowing. Why would you pack your background with disgusting 3D characters that look like absolute shit?
I get very very mad whenever I see bad 3D in anime. I honestly think they are better off with a static, plain background rather than DESTROYING my eyes with that buttfuckery.
4 This system way too unrealistic
Let’s put the game aside for one minute. Are these people aware of how competitive gaming works? Why would they make Ye claim that he has retired instead of saying he was fired? Why did he not receive more media coverage if that was so important and he was so popular? Why did he not receive other offers from teams that were lower than Existential Era or whatever that team was called? I am just so pissed.
5 WHY DO THEY LOOK THE SAME?
I’ve watched 12 episodes of this game. 13, if you count the fact that I had to re-watch the first one to see why the fuck did they fire Ye. I still can’t tell the difference between male characters irl. There’s the dark haired guys (Ye and the rest, fuck knows their name) and the blonde guys AND THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME TO ME.
I know what follows – you’re gonna tell me not to take this so literally, that it’s just an anime, that I did not pay enough attention, that I should just enjoy it as it is.
I’m not saying that it’s a bad series and it’s not worth watching. It is entertaining even tho’ there’s hardly any development (the whole series is made to prove that Xiu Ye is a very good player and he doesn’t accomplish much aside from some event records), it is beautifully animated and, overall, not bad.
But that doesn’t stop me, Ruki, to complain about the fact that this is so unrealistic it makes me not want to watch another MMORPG-inspired series ever again.
And to think I even got past the Chinese thing.