Summary: The game just feels unfinished. It deeply lacks a story or a feeling of purpose for all that you do in the game. The deep story of .hack is just completely missing from the game. It's doesn't feel at all like an RPG. I loved the Anime series of .hack//sign it was so interesting and amazing to watch. With characters like BT, and Lady Subaru, Mimiru, Silver Knight, and Crime etc etc. It was great to watch. Matter of fact I saw all the animies realeased of .hack.
Summary: I have been playing this off and on since I got it, and anyone who is a fan of this series would enjoy this game. I feel it's a bit of a let down that all the games aren't in the same game, as now I have to shell out for each one in turn, but overall the game is something fun to do, and has yet to get old.
Summary: The concepts and ideas for this game are excellent, and I bought it as soon as I could. However, while this game was pretty enjoyable, it has its downsides. First and foremost, there is very little plot. Bandai tried to give this game a more epic feel by splitting it up into 4 games, but it ends up just being very slow and very little happens by the end of the game. Furthermore, the "sequels" are the same as the first game, just with continuation of plot.
Summary: If you're a huge fan of either MMORPGs, running around collecting rare items, or levelling your characters to godhood, this game is for you. I find the battle system/skills system to be quite enjoyable. It lends itself very well to mindless levelling and good old-fashioned carnage. The dungeon set-ups are pretty sweet, and I like the variety to the environments.
Summary: .hack is more of a media event than a video game, and unfortunately the video game is the weakest part. The designers would have done well to design levels after trying something like everquest or perhaps a MUD. The dungeon areas, with the exception of at least 3 very small areas, are essentially identical set piece rooms assembled in random ways. The characters do talk as if they are strangers in an on-line rpg (By this I mean dimwits.
Summary: I was definitely expecting a lot more when I read the reviews about this game. It definitely has good points, but it has almost as many bad features. It has an interesting, thorough story and I like that fact that they designed a simulated MMORPG, but it isn't very realistic. I didn't feel like I was playing a realist online game. The NPCs had almost nothing interesting to say and rarely had anything good to trade.
Summary: This game really did not do enough to make me want more. While the graphics and character designs were good for the most part, the story was ridiculous, and the attempt to make you feel like you were playing a game within a game simply didn't work. I would wager that if you didn't know ahead of time the opening screen was supposed to be you sitting at your computer, you wouldn't be able to guess what was going on at all. The illusion just doesn't hold.
Summary: This is a pretty good game that could have been an incredible one. The concept is interesting, but the game simply is not deep enough. I was really let down when I finished it in about 16 hours, and I wasn't making any effort to hurry through the game. The main storyline is very short and could have been developed into something more involving.
Summary: .hack is a good game, just release this is a quarter of the full game. I was happily playing along then it suddenly stops, and in order to continue you'll need to buy the next game. Then load up your old save game file and continue on in the game and story line. Now, if you can get by the fact you'll be spending over a hundred dollars to play this through it... it is a very good game. Lots of exploration ability, graphics are ok, and a very unique interface.
Summary: I know I'll get lambasted for writing this, but let's put it out there. This is NOT a great game. While a great story is certainly an important component to a great game, there are other essentials which must be present as well. So, let's talk about the good first. .hack has a good story which should keep the gamer quite interested. You play as a another video game player who wishes to play the MMORPG "The World".