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  • Summary: Continuing where the second installment left off, in .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption Haseo discovers that old enemies have returned and some friends have turned against him. And with the mysterious evil that once lurked only within the confines of the MMO now causing havoc in the real world, Haseo and his friends must overcome impending doom and restore balance to both realities. In .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption, players can utilize an enhanced battle system in which both Haseo and his Avatar Skeith will evolve into new forms to utilize more powerful attacks. Haseo can also obtain a new Awakening mode to deliver extreme damage to enemies. Having so much more power isn’t fun if you can’t share it! Players can now choose from 22 unique characters to join Haseo's party, explore two new towns, and conquer two new dungeons. With new enemies, more steam bike parts and steam bike missions, new cards for the popular Crimson VS card battle game, and the final tier of the Arena Battles, players won’t want to log out of .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. It's games like these and "Persona 3"--and not hyper-bugeted blockbusters like "Final Fantasy"--that give me hope for the future of the genre. [Sept 2007, p.75]
  2. 87
    Due to the unique events that take place in this volume, as well as the great post-endgame quests, I do consider Vol.3 the best in the series, though I also enjoyed Vol.2 a great deal.
  3. The recap does a splendid job, but it's no replacement for the experience of the full universe.
  4. Disappointing and uneventful, .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption wasn’t the last chapter I had envisioned for the series.
  5. It may take a bit of imagination and willingness to suspend belief on your part but the premise is fresh and that's worth a lot these days.
  6. 60
    If you're a longtime fan, Redemption simply gives you more of what you want with no radical changes -- so in that regard, aficionados will likely be satisfied. Generally speaking, .hack has a neat idea, but the games just can't quite balance the concept with an action-RPG play style.
  7. Where an ordinary RPG would give you 60-100 hours in a single release, this game forces you to buy one-third of a game at full price. Once you shell out for all three games, you’ve bought a full-length RPG at triple the typical cost. And, much like the .hack tetrology that preceded it, each game in the trilogy is exactly like the others.

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  1. Angelbane
    Sep 25, 2007
    I'm too tired to write a full review on this game right now, but in a nutshell a great sequel to a great story. I'm glad I bought the trilogy. It was well worth my time and money. I loved the game and the job classes you ge throughout the trilogy are awesome. I would like to say if you like RPG's especially MMORPG's buy the trilogy. You won't be disappointed. Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2012
    well, it's a pretty interesting story line as indeed, as for me. So basically, the story is about a gamer in the future world, where peoples play game with simulation device (pretty much), in a Realistic "World".. the character at first is bored with the game know as the "World", but soon find friends and play it together. the main event came when a virus (Aida) spread through on the main server, and crashing the systems.. then it turned out to makes the main character Lost his Precious friend, unconscious from the effect of the game crash..
    If you played the game from the first series trilogy, then it would be a great time of fun to play the whole game.. i don't recommend that you buy the game without the first and second series. i Put a 9 because it have good gameplay, and storyline, but if only they have Solid multiplayer mode, as an MMORPG i believe they could score way above... they had he potential, but just didn't use it well.