Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment’s Special Abilities Will Test Your Reflexes

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Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will have a new action-based “Burst Gauge” system, where you can fill up your meter and use it to pull off special attacks and dashes. Dengeki shows us an additional feature to the Burst abilities, that gives them an extra boost.


As seen in our earlier report, the Burst Attack can be used to a large amount of damage to enemies. The latest update introduces us to the “Just Attack” system, which gives you a chance to do even more damage.


The Just Attack happens when you see the ring appear after doing a regular attack and perfectly timing a Burst Attack during this moment, which will make it do more damage than usual. Learning its timing will be a crucial part of mastering this ability, which can come in handy for tough boss fights.


By timing your steps against enemy attacks, you can also pull off a “Just Side-step” or a “Just Back-step,” which not only avoids hits, but also gives you added benefits.


During the Just Step, you’ll be invulnerable to enemy hits, and you won’t take any damage. Again, pulling it off will additionally give you various buffs like attack ups, critical ups, and even Burst Gauge recovery.


When you’re not out there Just Attacking and Just Stepping your way around enemies, you’ll be able to sit back and relax in bed with your heroine partner, which appears to have some sort of Enjoy and Talk time meter. These events will be full of different conversations with your partner.


And finally, Namco Bandai shares one for the Lisbeth fans out there wondering what you might get from fulfilling enjoyable talk time in bed.


Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will be released on April 24, 2014 for PlayStation Vita.

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