.hack//G.U.: Vol. 3 (Sony PlayStation 2, 2007)
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|It is 2017 and the dangers found in .hack//G.U.: Vol. 3 Redemption are filtering out of the game. The evil entity terrorizing players in "The World" is free and wreaking havoc in real-life. Players once again take the role of Haseo, a young adventurer who is the only hope for restoring peace in "The World." |
Gamers lead Haseo through many recognizable environments and into such new root towns as Breg Epona and the Net Slum. The steam bike makes a return and players can now upgrade their bikes and speed through five riding missions. Toward the end of the game, players may access a 100 floor dungeon and work through each level with their most powerful party members.
Haseo has earned a few upgrades via a mysterious hacker who broke into his account and added a new set of powers. These powers, called the "Xth" form, allow Haseo to use a pair of pistols with blades on the barrel. With these weapons Haseo can deal greater damage and perform a "double trigger" attack by invoking a special ability.
The level cap is increased to 150, and gamers can add up to 22 additional avatars to their party. In the heat of battle, if players find themselves at the losing end, they can access the "avatar awakening" power and drain the virus cores from the enemy. Additionally, there are new cards for the "Crimson Versus" game and a new arena battle.
|Game||.hack//G.U.: Vol. 3|
|Platform||Sony PlayStation 2|
|ESRB Descriptor||Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features|
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- existenceisfuti...Jan 23, 2010by
Last of a dying breed
Expect a long post TL;DR you been warned.
This is one of those games your either going to dislike or like from the beginning. The .Hack Franchise has been one of my favorite role playing games for the PS2.
The story line from the old series and new series can be very in dept when it comes to characters and the way you play. There is times where I play these games and think what happens if it became in real life.
Imagine playing an massive multiplayer online game where if you die you become a "lost one." A lost one is someone who goes into a comma for an extended period of time never waking up, never sensing anything dwindled into a universe of nothingness waiting to awaken. In the game its called "doll syndrome".
Each game is easily 20 - 40 hours long depending if you do side quests or stick to the main story line.
I could go on about the game but that would wreck it for you.
There are two main problems I have with this game. The first one being is that at times it can be really short. For example if you sit and marathon it, it can be beaten within a couple of days give or take. I also feel at times, if I sit down and play it for more than a couple of hours I can accomplish lots and have nothing to do. To me the .Hack Franchise is one of those games you really don't want to rush there are so many twist and turns its not even funny. Just when you think it can't get anymore bizarre, it does.
My second problem is like my title says it's Last of a Dying Breed. Over the years I've played .Hack Franchise has been under appreciated. Not trying to sound like a fan boy but call me if you want. All I ask is that people give it a chance. Yes it doesn't have the best graphics or there's flaws in the game that make people want to rage. It's just under appreciated like most games are when people haven't heard of it or played it. *Spoiler apparently the psp game that's coming out is the last game of the series. Which makes me want to rage.
I wasn't a fan of most main streams role playing games for example Final Fantasy but that's because I never really got into them and never gave them a chance.
So I'm going to take my friends advice and get into the final fantasy scene.
Anyone heard of Phantasy Star Universe? or Phantasy Star Online? Almost everyone I talked to hasn't. These game should not be mixed together. Phanstay Star Online is one of those games that are unique it its own way and I'm not going to go into Phantasy Star Universe except that I still play it.
This is probably going to get some people to TL;DR so I'm going to cut it short for a bit.
In conclusion if you can still find this game I say pick it up and play it. You won't regret it. It's a unique game made for even the most hardcore / casual gamer.
To a last of a dying breed I give it a 10 out of 10.
This is existenceisfutile signing off.
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- wcalle888Apr 12, 2012by
got the game due to its great popularity and the last one i was missing from this set!!
I loved the previous series and just want to finally finish this last one and put it as completed in my list of games to end!
- ppbal2011Dec 5, 2011by
It's awesome. Even if it is used, it works well. Interesting volume. no. 3. I like playing this game for its unique features. No negative comments about this video game. Works well with my playstation 3. highly recommended.
- tea0149Sep 26, 2012by
There is nothing about this game that I could dislike. Having played from G.U. Vol 1. you'll find yourself with a massive selection of characters, weapons, armors, items and extras from your previous playthroughs.
Not only that, but you'll be able to see the end to an unbelievable game. Will you conquer AIDA and free the Lost Ones? Or will you finally give in...?
Actually, there was one thing...the cover art. When I first saw the game's cover art, I was very angry, because they revealed something about the game I didn't want to see until I saw it in-game...
- shiningsakuraApr 7, 2013by
love it!!!!! get it!!!!!! definately worth your money for an jrpg!
I loved this game! great storytelling, hours of fun and great replay value for those who want to get 100% completion.
If there is anything I didn't like it was the infrequent use of strong language.