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Your opinion on .hack series

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I'm thinking of buying the whole series.  Anyone here finished all four of them? Is the last one extremely hard to finish?
 
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Re: Your opinion on .hack series

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I've only played infection, but that was enough for me. IMO, there really isn't a whole lot of game to be played; for example, in infection, one spends more time obtaining clues from a clunky message board and running around looking for the entrance to a dungeon that anything else, the dungeons are overly repetitive, and time is needlessly wasted on plotting a course of where to go next. The combat system isn't too bad though as it features a little thought cloud above the characters that is somewhat comical.

As a filler rpg, I think it does it's job, but as a main course, I think it has a long way to go. However, that's the great things about games... they mean different things to different folks.
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I'm thinking of buying the whole series.  Anyone here finished all four of them? Is the last one extremely hard to finish?
 
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I stopped after Mutation (the second one). I'd say get them only if you can find them dirt cheap (at this point $20 for all four). One and two lasted only about 15 hours each and they are extremely repetitive.

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Feb 7, 2006
All of them form basically a game. If you're to play the games try to watch the anime too. Each game contains an OVA too. All the elements form a great and deep history, one of my favorites. The graphics are...decent, but nothing extraordinare, but the story owns. If you're looking for crude action you won't find it here, instead you'll find a deep and breathtaking story, specially with the OVAs. I'd recommend getting the first on for a rental. Buy them or not after playing it.
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njinear2b wrote:
I've only played infection, but that was enough for me. IMO, there really isn't a whole lot of game to be played; for example, in infection, one spends more time obtaining clues from a clunky message board and running around looking for the entrance to a dungeon that anything else, the dungeons are overly repetitive, and time is needlessly wasted on plotting a course of where to go next. The combat system isn't too bad though as it features a little thought cloud above the characters that is somewhat comical.

As a filler rpg, I think it does it's job, but as a main course, I think it has a long way to go. However, that's the great things about games... they mean different things to different folks.

I agree but the interactivity in the game is high because you can trade items with almost every NPC (mainly because the NPCs are online players in this game's concept).
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njinear2b wrote:
I've only played infection, but that was enough for me. IMO, there really isn't a whole lot of game to be played; for example, in infection, one spends more time obtaining clues from a clunky message board and running around looking for the entrance to a dungeon that anything else, the dungeons are overly repetitive, and time is needlessly wasted on plotting a course of where to go next. The combat system isn't too bad though as it features a little thought cloud above the characters that is somewhat comical.

As a filler rpg, I think it does it's job, but as a main course, I think it has a long way to go. However, that's the great things about games... they mean different things to different folks.


My feelings exactly.  I could not continue playing the other games after playing infection.  The environments were just too repetitive for me.  However, I think the battle system was ok and the story was interesting.  I think the game could have been something incredible, but that unfortunately did not happen.  Hopefully the next .hack games will be better.
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njinear2b wrote:
I've only played infection, but that was enough for me. IMO, there really isn't a whole lot of game to be played; for example, in infection, one spends more time obtaining clues from a clunky message board and running around looking for the entrance to a dungeon that anything else, the dungeons are overly repetitive, and time is needlessly wasted on plotting a course of where to go next. The combat system isn't too bad though as it features a little thought cloud above the characters that is somewhat comical.

As a filler rpg, I think it does it's job, but as a main course, I think it has a long way to go. However, that's the great things about games... they mean different things to different folks.


My feelings exactly.  I could not continue playing the other games after playing infection.  The environments were just too repetitive for me.  However, I think the battle system was ok and the story was interesting.  I think the game could have been something incredible, but that unfortunately did not happen.  Hopefully the next .hack games will be better.

Likewise. The series could've succeeded a little more if they had combined all four games into one massive one. I really liked the battle system and the Data Drain came in handy through most times. The message board feature became a strain for a while but the storyline kept me attatched. The games had 'potential' yet there was something lacking. It was an orignal storyline to the RPG genre, just needed a couple of more tweeks. All of this coming from a pretty big .hack fan of the anime/manga prior the games. Let's just hope GU and Fragment surpass that and make the series look better.

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Dark_Mage wrote:


njinear2b wrote:
I've only played infection, but that was enough for me. IMO, there really isn't a whole lot of game to be played; for example, in infection, one spends more time obtaining clues from a clunky message board and running around looking for the entrance to a dungeon that anything else, the dungeons are overly repetitive, and time is needlessly wasted on plotting a course of where to go next. The combat system isn't too bad though as it features a little thought cloud above the characters that is somewhat comical.

As a filler rpg, I think it does it's job, but as a main course, I think it has a long way to go. However, that's the great things about games... they mean different things to different folks.


My feelings exactly.  I could not continue playing the other games after playing infection.  The environments were just too repetitive for me.  However, I think the battle system was ok and the story was interesting.  I think the game could have been something incredible, but that unfortunately did not happen.  Hopefully the next .hack games will be better.

Likewise. The series could've succeeded a little more if they had combined all four games into one massive one.

Sadly even the sum of all their parts would have merely equaled the size of one normal lengthed RPG (60-70 hours).

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Feb 7, 2006
wasn't a fan played the first two and wasn't a fan.there are much better games out there

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Feb 8, 2006

if u want all 4 go to amazon.com and get them

 

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