Finally finished SAO, and this is the last I plan on writing about it
Truly appalling. I wasn't entirely certain what episode would explore as 24 wrapped up most of the important details, but I never expected to be even more disappointed. Sugou is a terribly written character. He comes back for vengeance and makes the most halfhearted attempt I've ever seen. He's not even a one dimensional character, as nothing he does furthers his own goals. He only exists so that Kirito has someone to struggle against.
I gave it a 1 on MAL, which may seem like hyperbole. What made SAO so absolutely awful was that it squandered absolutely all of its potential. Everything it did well was then later spoiled and ruined. It continually became worse and worse.
Edited, Jan 10th 2013 10:26pm by Allegory