I get frustrated when things like Sword Art Online and Log Horizon are called rip-offs of the first popular “trapped in a video game” franchise, .hack//SIGN. It’s like saying Star Wars is a rip-off of Star Trek.
I'm sure there are groups of people who never enjoyed first-person shooters to begin with, or only liked one specific series. I'm talking in general: is the gaming public tired of games that involve shooting? Are we about to transition towards something a little different?