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  • Summary: In the 3rd chapter of the .hack saga, "The World" continues to deteriorate as the virus spreads out of control. As the outlaw player, Kite, you must choose your strategy wisely. Not only is the OUTBREAK affecting "The World" in the game, but now repercussions are being felt in the real world too. Is there a way to stop this outbreak? Where does the answer to the mystery lie? Fight through contaminated cyberspace as you take on and eliminate enemies, and unlock codes to gate hack to even more environments. Will you ever find out who or what is behind this nightmare and wake Orca from his coma? [Bandai] Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The absorbing plot and compelling gameplay held my interest the whole time. But, please remember, this rating is based on playing the game with a character that completed "Mutation."
  2. 83
    Forgive me if I wanted more. I still love this series, but I had higher hopes for this sequel. Nonetheless, it's great fun. [Oct 2003, p.58]
  3. It’s surprisingly disturbing and scary.
  4. 70
    Outbreak's gameplay differs little from that of the previous two installments...All that said, though, Outbreak is the most engrossing .hack yet from a story standpoint.
  5. 70
    While I did enjoy Outbreak I can’t get over the fact that the whole production seems completely padded out. There isn’t any real purpose for the story being split into four separate chapters, it ultimately feels like they just took a large game and split it into quarters to make more money.
  6. The mediocre graphics, overly simplistic dungeons, and repetitive combat (in which you're alternately mashing buttons or baby-sitting you're A.I.-deprived party members) haven't changed one bit since the first volume. [Oct 2003, p.144]
  7. It's like the programmers are making this story up as they go. It's convoluted. Each game is about 20-hours long which is about half as long as a standard RPG. So far the 60 hours could have easily been edited to fit into one game and I have little doubt that the last game could be squeezed in as well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. VectorS.
    Sep 23, 2003
    I've been playing this since the 1st one. It's a great game, but I beat it in a few days (I'm good)! I can't wait 'til the next one! Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    May 3, 2004
    This is by far the best RPG I've ever played.
  3. ErnellN.
    Oct 1, 2003
    This game is cool ever since the first one{.hack infection}.to all the gammes out there, if u dont get this game u are still a chil. so get the game.
  4. AaronC.
    Dec 4, 2003
    If u do not like this game... go eat ASFAULT!!! but this game still rules. 8)
  5. JustinB.
    Jan 17, 2004
    Dude this game rocks!!!
  6. ZaneM.
    Sep 14, 2003
    It's just flat out great.
  7. FrankR.
    Jan 8, 2004
    This game was a complete disappointment.

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