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Unread 01-29-2003, 01:45 PM   #1
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So, who else is getting .hack for the PS2?

Greetings all,

I pre-ordered the .hack game for the PS2 due out around Febuary 14 here in the states.... who else is getting it?

For those who don't know the 1st PS2 game takes place after the 1st TV series. I loved the TV series and can't wait to play the game to re-visit, "The World".

The series is not for everyone. It's pretty much a love it or hate it series with little middle ground.

The game tries really hard to simulate the Online RPG experaince where you can trade with people roaming around, it has e-mail and I'm pretty sure a BBS where there are posts relevent to the story.

The one drawback is that the battle are real time (which is good) however the spell menu pauses the battles as there are no shortcut spell commands.

You can have preset battle commands that I think you program which is handy.

Oh, and get this... the game dialog can be played in either Japanese or English!

However, the game is only about 20 hours long.

I'm pumped about this game.

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EDIT: Anyone know what chharacter class Kite is?
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Unread 01-29-2003, 02:06 PM   #2
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I don't think I'm going to buy it, but I'm interested in taking a look at it. The whole game-within-a-game concept is... well, really weird, but intriguing. As I'm not a fan of online RPGs, I'm not sure if it will really be the game for me. I've also never seen the show, so I don't know how friendly they are going to make it for newbies (yeah, I know about the pack-in anime CD, but still! I'm more interested in how the game itself turns out).
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Unread 01-29-2003, 02:09 PM   #3
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I preordered it last year... not because I think I'm going to like it (MMORGs aren't my thing and I don't know if a fake one will be any better than the real thing) but because I am desperate for a RPG.

It's that twitchy "I need a RPG not today but /yesterday/!" feeling that got me to buy -and play to the end- one of the worst RPGs ever... and the first one on the PS1... Beyond the Beyond.

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Unread 01-29-2003, 02:16 PM   #4
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Nooooo, Rosiel.... not Beyond the Beyond!! If you are that desperate for an RPG, I can suggest some. But, eek, BtB is really bad. I can't imagine you having a good time with it. ^^
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Unread 01-29-2003, 02:23 PM   #5
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> But, eek, BtB is really bad. I can't imagine you having a good time with it. ^^

It was terrible. I still have nightmares about the sand castle with the million of hidden sandpits. But I did finish it, and I did turn the black knight back to good. His cursed armor was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

But, yes, the game was horrible. It WAS the only RPG out on the PS1 at the time, though, so I trudged on valliantly. O_O

I'm currently considering replaying Chrono Cross to keep me entertained. It was easy, and since my memory card got wiped clean, I need to go get my two Einlanzers back. ^^
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Unread 01-29-2003, 03:18 PM   #6
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^_^ I didn't know .hack was going to be on the PS2 at all, so thanks for reporting it. I probably will end up buying it sometime, because I've heard lots of people like it, and I'd like to try it out for myself. ^_^
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Unread 01-29-2003, 04:18 PM   #7
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What is the included anime disc? I really want to play the game, but I want to see the anime series first. Finding the time to do all this is going to be a pain with working, Katsucon, LARPing, and getting in my nightly DDR session. I need a good stay at home two week vacation bad.

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Unread 01-29-2003, 04:40 PM   #8
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Greetings,

Tenjou - There are 4 .hack games for the PS2... each one comming out every 4 - 6 mnonths apart in the U.S.


Babylon - this link will tell you all aboput Bandai's plans for the Anime DVDs:

http://www.animeondvd.com/specials/hack/index.htm

Remember, the 1st episode of .hack//SIGN wil air on cartoon network Febuary 1st at 3:00 p.m. Pacific time in English.

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Unread 01-29-2003, 04:43 PM   #9
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Greetings once again,

Here is a .hack PS2 game review:
http://www.techtv.com/extendedplay/r...390949,00.html

enjoy.

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Unread 01-29-2003, 05:24 PM   #10
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I just saw a bunch of things on that game that says, play me.

It looks cool.
Part 1 of 4, and so you know its gonna finish no matter what.
Included JAPANESE DIALOGUE AND ENGLISH SUB option.(haven't this been what the fans wanted all along)

and and and the starting story line is intriguing.
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Unread 01-29-2003, 05:51 PM   #11
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Wait, .hack comes out in February not March? -_-; Either way I planned to buy it and put it away in a closet since GGXX comes out beginning of Feb, Katsu is middle, Xenosaga is end, ZoE 2nd Runner is Mid-March, and I still need to finish Skies of Arcadia and play Suikoden II (I'm bad).

Are there any promo deals for it? If not I may just buy it at a later date...
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Unread 01-29-2003, 05:59 PM   #12
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the 1st game comes out in Febuary... the DVDs come out in March.
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Unread 01-29-2003, 06:33 PM   #13
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Can anyone predict if .hack volume 1 will be discontinued within three months of release? If not, I'll prolly take my time buying it.
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Unread 01-29-2003, 06:41 PM   #14
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Quote:
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Are there any promo deals for it?
Yes, you can get a $5 rebate for pre-ordering it. Also, you get a mini-guide (though, I think the mini-guide is less than impressive). You have to pre-order it by February 11th.

I guess I'd be more interested if this game was longer... I don't want to pay $50 for something I can beat in the short amount of time this game is rumored to take.
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Unread 01-29-2003, 07:14 PM   #15
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Oh god do I want it... unfortunately, all my game buying is on hold ._.
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