Animenewsnetwork - There's always a disconnect in reviewing Sword Art Online. As a fan of storytelling in general, Kirito's absurd power flies in the face of basically everything I know about dramatic structure. But as a reviewer of Sword Art Online, I'm well aware that Kirito being awesome is one of the central appeals of the show I am critiquing. This episode only started with a Kirito-being-awesome sequence, but that sequence was very reflective of my thoughts on the whole. Though this episode of Sword Art Online was solidly produced, it was also extremely reflective of everything that makes SAO a critic's kryptonite.