Parker then, far greater skill, intelligence and experience than Kirito at this point, better range, Spider Sense laughs at Kirito's sword skill, several resistance that make debuff crystals unusable, Peter's Class M webs Kazuto's pathetic Class 5, list goes one.
Incarnation is combat applicable for All keys . Just because he isn't even aware he has it dosen't mean he can't use it. He literally used it mutiple times.
Hyper sense might get hard countered but he still has it. There's distinguish too.
Some sword skills have range but I can understand this point. But if Spidey gets close enough, voporal strike or starburst stream.
Not only this but kirito has a very defensive fightning style, and is used to unexpected things and suprise attacks, or enemy's just being all over the places. In SAO where a boss can one shot you yeah he's gonna play defensive against a unknown guy with web powers.
What would he even use it for? He doesn't have any feats of lifting strength to beat his webs and there's no reason for him to use it in a situation where his life isn't at stake.
Starburst Stream gets dodged thanks to spider sense and agility.
Not going to be a good idea to play defensive when Spiderman plays ranged combat all the time, he needs to be aggressive to get in or Spiderman webs him until he's restrained for even the briefest second and then Spiderman webs him up to restrain him, which is extremely in character.
I'll also have to go for spider man here. Kirito isn't going to use a power he doesn't even know he has with any sort of reliability, it's not relevant for him to still have hyper sense because it's just totally invalidated by the far superior spider sense, ranged attacks are by no means new for spider man what with him being so based around dodging and mobility, and playing defensive just lets spider man press his advantage and break the defense with significantly better skill and nervous system abuse, or just blast him with massive amounts of web to incap.