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Follow Published by: Bandai
Developed by: CyberConnect2
Genre: RPG
Release Date:
United States: October 24, 2006
Japan: May 6, 2006

.hack//G.U. Vol.1//Rebirth Review for ps2

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Dot hack GU vol 1 rebirth review for ps2

Can you “Hack it”?

Before we take on this review, let’s go over some online lingo for all you noobs out there. PK stands for Player Killer, PKK stands for Player Killer Killer, and MMORPG stands for Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. Oh, and a noob is a person entirely unfamiliar with these terms. 😉

Of course if you’re an online junky, you undoubtedly knew all that. And if there’s one thing the offline.hack series does best, it’s cater to the online junky. Furthermore the.hack games let you take part in an online MMORPG (offline actually), they allow you to troll discussion boards, deliver e-cards, read emails and read the news. You can even transfer data from one game to another, since the.hack series is also known for consisting of several games that share an over-arching storyline. The idea behind all this not surprisingly is to expose you in a world where real life and fairy tale mix, and dip you it will.

The G.U. series occurs two years after the initial four.hack games end. CC Corp. has created a new version of their popular MMORPG “The World” after the initial game’s server was ruined in a fire. This new variant lets players to battle each other in an arena, join any number of guilds, and take part in various sidequests. The game instantly becomes popular and people spend countless hours online playing. Everything is just peachy in “The World.” That would be until a pack of PKs–some infected with a mysterious malware virus known as AIDA–start terrorizing newcomers by killing them every opportunity they get.

Enter the game’s hero Haseo, a PKK armed with a highly sick sword (it works as a chainsaw), armadillo armor, and a major chip on his shoulder. His goal is to take on all “The World’s” PKs, especially Tri-Edge, a player who PK’ed Haseo’s online sweetheart so hard her real life persona fell into a coma (insert your own personal juvenile remark here). At the start of the game, Haseo has finally tracked down Tri-Edge and so challenges him to a do battle, but something goes terribly wrong and the next thing Haseo knows his character level is down from 133 to 001. Not only does this cause him to lose his awesome sword and armor, but nobody believes he was once the PKK known as the “Terror of Death.” Determined to set things right, Haseo decides to join a special online guild known as G.U., which is not only checking out Tri-Edge but also the virus AIDA. What follows is a trip to the Internet’s dark side.

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