Title: Fate Revelation Online Author: daniel-gudman Rating: T Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Status: WIP Fandom: Fate/Stay Night x Sword Art Online Pairings: None yet; hints of Kirito/Asuna but too early to tell Summary: Ilya likes to play video games, and in the time she has remaining, Shirou is more than willing to play the new VR game with her. But when they are trapped inside the game, [Sword Art Online], they determine something even more distressing: Kayaba Akihiko is definitely a Magus. Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9740933/1/Fate-Revelation-Online I found this one pretty enjoyable and didn't see it anywhere here. Feel free to kill this thread with fire if I'm wrong, however. In any case, the author blends the two parent fandoms quite well. The integration of Nasuverse magic into SAO's system would undoubtedly cause some problems, and the author writes them honestly, for the lack of a better term. For one example Kirito has some interesting thoughts about game balance and how Nasuverse magic kind of wrecks it. I like the attention paid to various characters in each chapter, though the story does feel a little disjointed because each chapter can almost be called a self-contained story which falls under the story's overarching umbrella. I found the integration of video game concepts as well as the use of brackets in writing rather entertaining, but some readers may be put off. The story is certainly YMMV in that respect. My other concern is that Shirou looks to be crossing the line into overpowered as far as gameplay is concerned, but I also see his personality flaws as a character holding him back, which makes the situation more bearable. In any case, I'd give it a 4/5, because while it's a strong story that treats all of its characters quite well, there are definitely some flaws that may keep it back from broader appeal.