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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25

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  1. Nov 15, 2017
    2
    If I were judging this as a movie, it'd have a higher rating. It is a decent storyline, better than the anime at least.

    As a game it basically sucks. Tedious UI and travel. Repetitive meaningless combat that never challenges you. Bad controller controls with no in-game way to remap (have to use external programs which cause their own issues like buttons being stuck held down
    If I were judging this as a movie, it'd have a higher rating. It is a decent storyline, better than the anime at least.

    As a game it basically sucks.

    Tedious UI and travel.

    Repetitive meaningless combat that never challenges you.

    Bad controller controls with no in-game way to remap (have to use external programs which cause their own issues like buttons being stuck held down causing you to not attack or spin in circles).

    Doesn't function when in background so you can't do other stuff while going through the endless cutscenes.

    As a movie it's a solid 6/10, as a game however it is not worth the time or money. I'd recommend just watching the cutscenes on youtube.
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69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 16, 2018
    70
    .hack//G.U. Last Recode is really for the fans. The ability to go through the whole trilogy with overpowered characters is perfect for those who want to reminisce without the grind, and the bonus fourth episode adds a natural closure to the series. It becomes a little harder for new fans to get used to some of the JRPG tropes and the meandering pace of the first episode, but things pick up later, so it's worthwhile to stick with it. All in all, those interested in a title that most likely influenced other anime like Sword Art Online should definitely check out .hack//G.U. Last Recode.
  2. Nov 28, 2017
    80
    .hack//G.U. has remained one of my all-time favorite games for many years, and Last Recode is a wonderful way to reintroduce gamers to this terrific universe. Players both old and new will be able to find something to love about this classic ensemble of games, but for me, the most exciting aspect of Last Recode is a minor conversation players can have with the character Piros the 3rd at the end of Reconnection. As a graphics artist for CC Corp, Piros lets slip that a new project is already underway. While Last Recode is currently the best way for players to experience the world of .hack, the promise of a possible future for the long-absent franchise is the best gift of all.
  3. Nov 17, 2017
    55
    hack//G.U. Last Recode's intended audience is almost certainly established fans. It's a solid remaster that looks great and runs smoothly. But it's still a dated JRPG that dominates dozens of hours with sub-par combat and repetitive beats. If you have never experienced The World, it's unlikely that Last Recode will pull you in. For those that never wanted to log out, it's a decent way to reconnect.