In the first few episodes, I was amazed. Awesome music plays a big role in this. When the action scenes come on, with music and the voice actor when hes in battle, makes you want to get up and cheer him on! The characters were also very well portrayed. At first you would think the main character is some weak player but with time he becomes a bad ass. Even in just a short amount a time, you find yourself attached to some of them. The story was also very good except for the randomness "beating" the game and then starting a new one in a fairy world? They could of ended it at that episode at least and started the next season on the fairy world. It seemed as though they skipped over a lot of time in the SAO world to rush into the fairy world. Even with that being said, it is still a great anime to watch!