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  • Summary: .hack//G.U. is back. Log back into the .hack//G.U. trilogy and return to "The World," as Haseo tracks down Tri-Edge in .hack//G.U. Last Recode, now with enhanced graphics, improved gameplay, and brand new modes! This collection includes all 3 original .hack//G.U. titles, Rebirth, Reminisce,.hack//G.U. is back. Log back into the .hack//G.U. trilogy and return to "The World," as Haseo tracks down Tri-Edge in .hack//G.U. Last Recode, now with enhanced graphics, improved gameplay, and brand new modes! This collection includes all 3 original .hack//G.U. titles, Rebirth, Reminisce, and Redemption, all fully restored and remastered for PS4.

    Immerse yourself in "The World," a MMORPG, and find out what is real and what is reality in .hack//G.U. Set in 2017, years after the events of the first .hack series, "The World" has now been rebuilt. Follow Haseo as logs into "The World" and hunts PKs (Player Killers), in order to gain strength and track down Tri-Edge, a strong PK who attacked his friend, Shino, in the game and put her into a coma in real life. Relive the drama and epic battles in 1080p and 60fps, and improved battle balance and pacing for the definitive .hack//G.U. experience.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Nov 3, 2017
    90
    .hack//G.U. Last Recode had a lot of love poured into its development and planning because it looks amazing.
  2. 80
    .hack//G.U. Last Recode is a great attempt to modernize an older franchise. All the improvements made by CyberConnect 2 were not only needed but welcomed. Sure it still suffers from designs of its time but that shouldn’t deter you from a good overall experience.
  3. Nov 11, 2017
    80
    Last Recode is a very well done compilation, which includes three games that never saw an official release in Europe and a brand new fourth one. That's a lot of quality content for just fifty bucks.
  4. 75
    .Hack//G.U. Last Recode is a JRPG history exhibit, and it’s well worth the price of admission.
  5. Nov 14, 2017
    75
    A very enjoyable JRPG experience inspired by the MMORPGs. Lot of content and upgrades not found in the PS2 originals.
  6. Jan 4, 2018
    70
    .hack//G.U. Last Recode shines in its engaging story, eclectic cast of characters, and unique ability to handle the concept of a game within a game. In the end, I would recommend it to JRPG fans who are looking for a unique universe to explore as long as they're prepared for generic dungeon crawling and a less than stellar combat system.
  7. Nov 7, 2017
    60
    .hack is back with the remaster of the G.U. series, adding a brand new chapter. Unfortunatley, the old feeling of the mechanics is now obsolete and not so fun anymore. The big value of the plot remains, but is difficult to suggest if you are not a fan of the JRPG style.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Dec 26, 2017
    10
    Recién acabo de completar el volumen 1 y he de decir que estoy muy encantado con esta remasterización. Hace cosa de un año o dos, pude jugar aRecién acabo de completar el volumen 1 y he de decir que estoy muy encantado con esta remasterización. Hace cosa de un año o dos, pude jugar a su versión original de Ps2 y he de decir, que los apartados técnicos los han mejorado notablemente. Y ya ni mencionar que encima CC2 nos brinda con un episodio extra de esta magnífica saga.

    En resumen, si te gustaron los 3 volúmenes de Ps2, ya estás tardando en comprar este remaster.

    Y para aquellos que no hayan jugado aún a esta saga, daré razones para hacerlo:

    PROS

    -Una historia y ambientación impecables
    -Unos personajes muy humanizados, repletos de carisma y con los que rápidamente lograremos empatizar.
    -La sensación "ficticia" de estar viviendo en un MMO, intercambiando armas e items con NPCs y demás, consultando foros, intercambiando emails con nuestros compañeros fuera de "The World" se hace una experiencia agradable y como pocas.
    -Su banda sonora, espectacular.
    -Las voces originales en japonés son sublimes.

    CONTRAS

    -Aunque ha sido mejorado, su sistema de combate sigue siendo muy limitado y algo soso
    -La escasa variedad y pobre diseño de mazmorras, a la larga, se hace repetitivo y puede llegar a cansar.
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  2. Nov 2, 2019
    10
    A classic (niche) ps2 game brought to the ps4. I thought I would never play this game again and here it is as a full remaster. The trilogy isA classic (niche) ps2 game brought to the ps4. I thought I would never play this game again and here it is as a full remaster. The trilogy is a work of art and the fact that the story is still relevant to current events of today just shows how much of a classic it will continue to become. Keep in mind this is a ps2 game, so graphics and gameplay are gonna be from a standard of a decade ago. If you have an open mind for good story telling, you will love this series. Expand
  3. May 3, 2018
    10
    Un título bastante completo, con una historia única. El juego está cargado de detalles, prácticamente uno recuerda la época dorada deUn título bastante completo, con una historia única. El juego está cargado de detalles, prácticamente uno recuerda la época dorada de Playstation 2 con este título. Aunque en algunas ocasiones pueda que resulte algo repetitivo los combates, vale mucho la pena darle un vistazo al juego Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2017
    9
    .Hack//GU Last Recode is a great remaster and I can see why they say it's note for everyone. Personally i had mixed reviews going in but as I.Hack//GU Last Recode is a great remaster and I can see why they say it's note for everyone. Personally i had mixed reviews going in but as I played more I got the gist of it all. Playing from the point of view of a person playing an mmorpg is interesting; also the idea of checking emails and forums was a nice touch. Difficulty was the issue at first but now I see in some cases it can be upped from the chaos gate. Overall I think it's a great game with a great story could be better if the scenes where lips moved while each person talk and their expressions weren't on and off. Expand
  5. Nov 3, 2017
    9
    The best way to play the ps2 classic in this days, to make it perfect they add the 4th chapter.
    The same addictive gameplay, the hacker mode
    The best way to play the ps2 classic in this days, to make it perfect they add the 4th chapter.
    The same addictive gameplay, the hacker mode to play if you only want to ply for the story and jump to the 4th chapter in ease. Not forgetting the work in the HD is beyond good, i can´t play again my ps2.
    This is the real .hack GU collection.
    Really I was missing this franchise but play it again in this graphics and generations make me happy.
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  6. Dec 7, 2017
    9
    A great combination of the amazing original trilogy of games and it even comes with a brand new 4th closing chapter that really fleshes outA great combination of the amazing original trilogy of games and it even comes with a brand new 4th closing chapter that really fleshes out the ending. Expand
  7. Oct 25, 2019
    3
    If you can't get enough simulated MMORPG grinding within a borderline nonsensical world, then this just the game for you!

    There seems to be
    If you can't get enough simulated MMORPG grinding within a borderline nonsensical world, then this just the game for you!

    There seems to be a JRPG addiction where people feel the need to want to hit things until numbers pop out of them (damage) so that they can make their own numbers (player level/stats) larger. This is the primary focus of the game, going through it's near endless monotonous corridor dungeons. The story is built around that. Want to talk to someone who's right in front of you to progress the story? No, can't do that, you need to go to the bottom of a dungeon first. Need to find an item or get information? To the bottom of a dungeon you go. Want to kill a boss, do some PVP, save the world/etc? Yep, you need to go through a dungeon first.

    Gameplay isn't very good. It's basically a slower and simplified Tales combat system. It's okay for the first 10 hours or so, but you'll need to play about 60+ hours to get through the game, and most of that is spent in dungeons fighting.

    Grinding in the game primarily consists of getting through the story dungeons. I only twice had to go into an optional dungeon to get a few more levels for a boss fight. There's a lot of required story dungeons, and doing just those will get you most of the experience/levels you need. It's just that there's so many that the whole game feels like a grind.

    The story, well. I see a review right to the right of me saying that it has an engaging story with electric characters. Ha! First of all, the world is completely unbelievable. It's not for anyone who's familiar with the actual workings of networking, the internet, computers, or coding. I can only imagine what the programmers were thinking when they were coding this game. Maybe they were okay with it since it's a game for kids and of course kids think the insides of computers and the internet are made of magic.

    The characters are simply generic. They're not bad, but you've seen all of them before if you've played more than 5 JRPGs. Although they do quite stupid things when the plot demands it of them - though I'll blame that on the plot.

    The main plot isn't very good when put in context of the world it's written in. Basically, you're trying to save a girl who went into a coma from playing the game. And what does everyone correctly assume you have to do to get the girl out of a coma? Kill the thing that put her in a coma. Yeah, It's like killing the car who put my sister in a coma is going to bring her back. It's typical kid story nonsense (with plenty of magic sprinkled on top). And all of this is taking place in the real world with the game having adverse affects on everything computerized (because of magic, of course) I frequently wondered why the government just didn't just down the stupid game since it was causing so much havoc. But if anyone intelligent enough was around to do that, then we wouldn't have been able to go on our juvenile power spree within the game (and save the world! Yay!).

    Well, the above sounds pretty bad, but I was at least able to tolerate the game due to it not having any large plot holes (as long as you assume that the internet and the game are made of magic and that most people in power are idiots), which is more than I can say for some other popular JRPGs.

    I also had a bit of fun with the game's automated card game. I felt like I was back in FF12 choosing optimal settings so that I could just sit back and watch. It's too bad the card game didn't last that long.

    Oh, and one last thing, I haven't seen a game within a game done well yet, and this is no exception. Believably would have been much better if they would have simply removed the idea that you were playing as people who were playing in a MMORPG. Although if they did that, it probably would have been hard to justify the monotonous grinding.
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