Both Accel World and Swort Art Online are ripe for video games because, well, their stories revolve around video games of some kind. Sword Art has gotten multiple titles since its television debut and Accel World, written by the same man, has gotten one season, a recent movie, two fighting games, and now this crossover title. To say that Accel World is the less appreciated child of Reki Kawahara is an understatement, which is a shame because it’s the series that I vastly prefer. And that is reflected in its own games which seem more like cheap throwaway games than quality titles whereas the Sword Art games have noticeably more money funneled into them. So you can imagine how happy I was when this crossover title was announced. Accel World would finally get the attention it deserves because Sword Art will boost the budget of the game... yeah I was wrong.
Accel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight is a game developed for both PS4 and PS Vita, and the fact that it’s on PS Vita is very apparent when looking at the graphics. They aren’t very detailed and the character models are lacking polygons in some places. The special effects look cheap as well and the animations look stiff and jerky. I can’t tell if the version that has been previewed in the trailers is the PS4 version or not, but something tells me there won’t be much a difference between the two. This is not the game that Accel World deserves. Even with Sword Art Online involved it feels like a cheap cash grab game. They put forth the minimum amount of necessary effort and money then stopped and never looked back.