That was a rather explosive start to Squad Jam 2.
Unlike the first Squad Jam where a majority of the teams were wiped out by the second scan, it’s been fun watching a handful of teams duke it out as we inch closer to everyone getting into a real battle royale. That said, I think I had the most fun watching LLENN and Fuka since they’re literally the perfect combination in terms of firepower and general banter.
I know I’ve said this before, but the way that SAOA:GGO is able to recreate the feeling of actually playing a FPS with friends is so good that it unleashes a totally different type of euphoria while watching it. For those of you who have hopped in on the Battle Royale craze and have been blowing things up in any of the various popular games (PUBG for me), I hope I wasn’t the only one who was extremely happy to see LLENN and Fuka make it out of a rather sticky situation. The best part of it all had to be watching LLENN utilize some of the new skills she learned from the first Squad Jam — like slicing someone right down their femoral artery to unleashing an insane spinning hook kick straight to the jaw, she’s really beginning to feel like a true SAO protagonist.
Luckily things didn’t end there and Fuka also had an opportunity to show off just how good she is with those dual grenade launchers of hers. While it should have been pretty clear that she was pretty good with them after taking out a guy at close range without causing an explosion that would have damaged LLENN, her ability to earn a high angle bonus on every single shot (Gunbound players please laugh) was literally insane. Rest in peace to that other team that was taken out with only 12 grenades.
For the other teams that are also out there looking to take out LLENN and Fuka, I was actually surprised to see two new teams get some good screen time. While it makes sense for one since their leader seems to have beef with Pito, you have to wonder what important role the other team with the girl in the cap will play. Looking like a pretty powerful group of people, it makes you wonder just what that girl’s goals are since she doesn’t seem all that interested in taking part in the firefights.
Man, what a great episode! With Squad Jam 2 moving along quickly and all the key players slowly moving toward each other, it looks like we won’t have to wait too long for some real action. With Pito and M about to find themselves in a somewhat sticky situation, I can’t wait to see just what happens when you “turn on” Pito and unleash that crazy killer instinct of hers. Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week. See you then!