For the non-weebs among us1, Sword Art Online is considered by many critics to be the worst anime ever. Of all time2. Set inside a VR video game, it follows the adventure of an overpowered young man trapped inside after the creator imposes a Matrix-style “If you die in the game you die in real life” unless you can beat him on the highest dungeon floor in the game. But ignoring that it’s a bad anime, if we go even deeper we see that it’s also a very, very bad game as this video by Mothers Basement points out. The UI is terrible, the balancing is broken, there’s only one class, no magic etc. It becomes obvious that after a while no one would play this game unless the creator locked them in.