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  • Summary: Years after the events of the first .hack installment, the most popular MMORPG in the world has returned from the ashes as "The World: R2". As Haseo the Terror of Death, players are thrown into his quest for revenge in his search for the mysterious PK (Player Killer) Tri-Edge. This time,Years after the events of the first .hack installment, the most popular MMORPG in the world has returned from the ashes as "The World: R2". As Haseo the Terror of Death, players are thrown into his quest for revenge in his search for the mysterious PK (Player Killer) Tri-Edge. This time, players will interact in the real and virtual worlds with fellow "The World" players through various chats, mails, and fully voiced video news clips. Together with Haseo’s virtual partners, login to challenge and solve the mysteries of "The World". [Namco Bandai] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Play Magazine
    90
    It's time to dive back in if you're already a citizen, and if you're not, gain access to the gaming world's most compelling simulated cyber space. [Nov. 2006, p.76]
  2. 82
    Regardless of how the series pans out, as a stand-alone title .hack//G.U. Vol.1//Rebirth is a fun title to play, especially if you're stuck with a PS2 while everyone else spends big money on the next-gen consoles.
  3. netjak
    79
    Unparalleled graphics, improvements to the combat system and a longer gameplay experience don’t completely make up for a weak storyline and other annoyances, but the result is still solid.
  4. PSM Magazine
    70
    While definitely not ground-breaking, fans of anime and the ".hack" series will most certainly enjoy this. [Holiday 2006, p.82]
  5. 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.
  6. It's fascinating the game goes to such lengths in the narrative and it is this that keeps the .hack//G.U. interesting. It's a little open-ended as it's the first in a series of three games, but you can continue to play other levels after the story ends.
  7. 50
    When making a video game of any kind, it's important for the developer to keep in mind gameplay. Rebirth lacks this rather core element, which makes it hard to recommend despite solid graphics, great sound, and a much improved battle mode.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 4, 2012
    10
    Still a better love story than twillight, that **** movie!Still a better love story than twillight, that **** movie!
    hahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahhahahha!!!!!! Anyone agree?
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  2. Jan 4, 2015
    10
    Fantastic game. Story is amazing, characters are amazing and The World is amazing. What else is there to be said about this gem of a game.Fantastic game. Story is amazing, characters are amazing and The World is amazing. What else is there to be said about this gem of a game. Definitely worth playing. Expand
  3. TodC.
    Dec 19, 2006
    10
    I think that the gameplay has improved from the first 4. However it is geared more towards fans of the .hack series.

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#60 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006