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.hack//G.U. vol. 1//Rebirth review

AT A GLANCE
  • The compelling story and premise
  • .hack//Roots references
  • Managing your guild
  • Repetitive dungeons
  • Too few monster models
  • Not enough quests

You'll also be able to manage Canard, a guild focused on helping noobs in The World. As your guild rank grows by collecting more items and completing quests, you’ll be able to unlock additional rooms in your guild hall like the Alchemist Shop - which lets you customize your weapons and armor.

In the end, playing .hack//G.U. Vol. 1//Rebirth is like drinking fine wine from a plastic sippy cup. It has a compelling story and premise, served up with repetitive dungeons and stale battles. We'd like to see more variety - more dungeons, monsters and more quests in the next volume - so the gameplay comes closer to matching the original .hack's high caliber story. Fans of the original series will no doubt enjoy this new title, with its many references and nods to the previous games and various anime series. However, they should also expect the same flaws which prevented the original games from shining.

More Info

Available Platforms: PS2
Genre: Role Playing
Published by: Namco Bandai
Developed by: CyberConnect 2
Franchise: .hack
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Fantasy Violence, Language

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