Daniel of PopCults.com writes "Aside from showing Sinon’s skills, this episode didn’t do much else. We had a needless flashback of how Sinon got this new rifle (which is supposed to mean something?). The worst part was the end. It cut to the other game that Kirito and Asuna were taking part in. And by taking a part in, I mean they were hanging out while three other players whom, I know nothing about, were farming or grinding (I can’t tell). It wasn’t clear. But hey, at least we can thank this small scene for our creepy shot of the week. Can you say tentacles?"