VGChartz's Thomas Froehlicher: "While Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris was bitter, Sword Art Online Last Recollection turned out to be sweet enough for me to enjoy it. There are more characters to choose from than ever before, the combat has improved enough to feel great despite annoying balance issues, the world is interesting to explore, and the game is visually convincing. It's a genuinely good product for Sword Art Online fans, but a bit less so for others. The clumsy storyline and the lack of polish for certain gameplay mechanics prevent it from qualifying as a truly great JRPG overall."
WTMG's Thomas Medina: "SWORD ART ONLINE Last Recollection is the most polished game in the series, with by far the best combat loop. However, I found everything else, from the RPG mechanics to the linear world structure, to be a clear downgrade from Alicization Lycoris. And I can understand the why: focus on what you can do well. But I feel like the ambition of previous titles was something the niche fans of these games had already accepted, and not continuing with that for the franchises’ (supposed) last title is doing it a disservice. War for Underworld is the ambitious exciting climax to the overall ambitious and exciting Alicization arc. Sadly though, at least in the gameverse, the arc peaked with Lycoris. "
Available right now, SWORD ART ONLINE Last Recollection is from Bandai Namco, as they bring the creation of the AQURIA team to the masses.