Mike G from Twinfinite writes:
As far as the JRPG genre goes, there are combat-heavy titles and story-heavy titles. In an ongoing struggle to find balance between the two, most games pick one and oftentimes the other suffers for it.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is thankfully one such gem that avoids this pitfall. With both superb gameplay and a narrative framework to back it up, its immersive combat and excellent characters help it overcome a few problems to be a fantastic action-RPG.