I got another great anime.
After seeing that let down they called Sword Art Online, I felt a pain and this show fixed it. Great humor, solid plot, plenty of strategy, lots of interesting side characters who recieve attention. Really good humor, Evil glasses, evil glasses, more evil glasses, the Main character doesn't make everyone useless because Why the F not. The bullcrap moments of 'deus ex machina' actually make sense.
Some notes about SAO, Amazing first 2 episodes. Episode 3 was decent. Episode 4-10 are just garbage. Complete and utter crap. They go from leveling, to playing CSI: warcraft, to grind festing, to more grinding, to winning a fight by standing still (Granted in some MMO's this is legit but still really stupid for an anime), and this show makes every female character useless. Asuna, 2nd episode she's amazing, then for rest of series she's just a crappy Tsundere with a cooking skill, a decoration skill, and is reliant on Kirito constantly. The romance is rushed and it just feels rushed all together. The entire show is just rushed. Season 1 should have been 4 seasons long. Season 2 of the show is even worse. Kirito keeps his SAO stats (Meaning he is once again, god tier compared to other players who have fixed stats that are all lower than his, and once again has skills no one else in teh game gets.) so he gets to literally have OP stats compared to everyone for no good reason. The entire season is essentially his sister incesting all over him and him chasing Asuna. Oh also now everyone's a fairy. Once again, every female character in a 20 mile radius is drawn to Kirito like he's in an Axe Commercial. Once again, they make EVERY side character besides kirito useless as hell. Oh also, in season 2 the guys playing the game need a life. Everyone is WAY too serious over a game. Its not like the first season where if you die, you die inr eal life. In 2nd season, the 'life and death' game is off, and its everyone is acting even more serious over a game where everyone is a gosh dang Dragon.
In short, SAO had a great start, and then all they did was stab their own foot over and over with terrible time skipping, rushed and crappy romance, side characters who are made to be useless. Loopholing everything in a stupid way, God Modding, classic deus ex machina in a bullcrap way that makes no sense. Horrible character development.
Log Horizon does time transition much better. Its character development is much stronger. Its logic is much more interesting. The show doesn't take itself so serious that it can't make a joke if the episode is filler (Seriously, in SAO the episode is either stupid serioius or 'humorous' filler which isn't really funny, but pretends so.) It makes TONS of jokes, the characters feel organic and real. The character troping is a lot less evident. There isn't a god damn Naruto/Kirito/Ichigo/goku who everyone always relies on to do EVERYTHING for them. The main character wins due to being a strategist (who should seriously play chess with Ledouche.) The plot is a lot more interesting by having people trapped in a game, but revival is still a thing. The NPC's are actual people, things are just entirely different.
It feels like its two worlds meeting and how things change. There is one downside to Log Horizon. The main character (Like the MC in most shows) is still a girl magnet for some reason. Of course it doesn't really show until the final episode. And also, there are players who are likely minors in the real world who have crushes in older men. Thankfully they don't make these romances out as anything (lets face it, as kids we all had that one teacher we all liked and kinda wished we could date for awhile.) However its something they dont' do in anime a lot so it felt odd seeing it.
I loved Log Horizon. I recommend it to anyone. Also, beware the evil glasses
I have never seen an anime abuse Evil Glasses as much as this one. Even Kyouya from Ouran Host Club seems timid compared to these guys some times.