Dot.Hack: Part 1 Infection
The game is fun and the music is just awesome. The story for it is one of my fav for a rpg. The gameplay might seem a tad bit of the same thing over and over but it's something you easily over look. The boss fight are hard which is a good thing. It's 100% a PS2 classic and a most own/play for any rpg fan
This is the greatest game, ever especially if you keep up with the dot hack series. I seriously reccomend this.
A really good rpg.
I bought this mainly because I'm a huge fan of the manga, but I have to say I'm pretty impressed. It's fun, and the whole mystery just adds to it. The only thing I hate is that leveling up is tedious, but data draining enemies is pretty cool. Plus it's pretty interesting how it simulates a MMORPG. Definately not the newest PS2 game, but certainly one of my favorites.
THE FIRST IS ALWAYS THE BEST
This is the best .hack game ever!Even though it looks like garbage(i don't think so)It is the best with the story line and plot.THE BEST.Get this before any other .hack games you're gonna buy!
great game i love it
this game is awesome the puzzle are a little challageing but the game is fun
This is one of the best rpg games I have ever played. Gameplay is great, plot is awesome, graphics are very well done for its time. It is a great game to own.
First of the 7 best games ever!
From the first time I played this game I was addicted to the dot.hack series. This is the first of the series. It gives the foundation for the story. The length of each of the individual dot.hack games (vol1-4) are not very long compared to many other RPGs, but nevertheless are completely worth playing. I mainly only play RPGs, with a few exceptions, and the dot.hack games are my all-time favorite games EVER!!! *On a side note* Gameplay/Story > Everything Else > Graphics... Yes, graphics are the least important thing when deciding if a game is good.
One of the best games around
To say I loved it, that might be an understatement. Last night, I just beat it and... wow, it's great. This game has flaws like any other but, it's great points eliminate all of those.
I suppose I should start with the few things that irked me. Now, if you have played the game, you'd notice that when you go into a protected area there are times when the screen flashes and such. It's really annoying if it happens mid-battle but normally it tends to not. There is also the fact that when you beat the game, the only way to watch the 'movie' parts (if you don't speak Japanese) is to change your language to English. That leads to another thing. Their English voices aren't good, at all. >shivers< I swear, I tried to watch my brother play (he hates Japanese voice overs) and I had to leave the room...
Some of the better parts of the game is the dungeons. They are fun and are easily are great. G-r-e-a-t. I trained for a whole day straight without getting bored. (of course I took breaks every now and then.) The battle style is slightly different than most but, that's a good thing. Another thing is, without meaning to, you become very serious while playing the game. Last night, while trying to beat the last boss, I was shaking because I was so nervous. The graphics aren't the best but, they aren't the worst. The music is wonderful. I could spend hours listening to it. I love the way you can e-mail the other characters. Their responses make me smile. The characters had their own personalities, which really made the game fun to play. I would have to say that Kite is one of the better main characters. Though, my favorite character would have to be Balmung and my least would be BlackRose. (I can't help it... she's just to...ugh)
Anyway, the game overall is fantastic.
One of the last GOOD RPGs...
I picked up .Hack when i was a lot younger. I remember loving it. Then I lost it somehow. So a few years later I pick up the first two games of the series. I still loved the first one! Then both were stolen. So last week I picked up the first 3 games and even 7 years older then when I first bought the game, .Hack//Infection is still one of my favorites. RPGs have drastically declined since the new generation of systems, and I will happily say that the .Hack series is what keeps me going back to the PS2. The storyline of the game is phenomenal, easily captivating the player with the mysterious secrets and well-developed characters. I often found myself breaking my "only one more dungeon for tonight" rule and not becoming bored with the game at all. Now as in all RPGs, there are always the irritating parts. There are some characters that are useless and are sometimes forced into your party. Though it does give you a challenge, it also seems like a waste of good story moments. If the character has no interesting role to play, then why are they there? Regardless, the rest of the story elements make up for these few minor situations. The challenge of the game is hindered by the length of it. It is important to remember, however, that the game is 4 parts long. At the time of its release, the company was not able to create long games, instead choosing to make 4 short but very detailed ones (The latter being the better choice.) The games themselves get longer with each installment, and the story becomes even more captivating, certainly worth getting them all. An added bonus of getting all of them is the ability to transfer data from the previous installments. If you are like me, you enjoy getting 100% on a game before quitting, and that quality is recognized by the game, allowing you to continue your perfect streak until the very end of Part 4. Luckily for "Japanophiles" out there, the game does allow you to switch the voice over to Japanese. The English voice acting for the games are unfortunately sub-par. So if you are used to watching Japanese anime and don't mind the subtitles, then by all means listen to the game in its original language. The emotions can be better understood this way, and in my opinion increases the value of the games themselves. All in all, I believe the game is 100% worth getting. I would recommend picking up 2 parts at a time, as the length of the game will keep you craving answers as well as more gameplay. jRPGs are slowly losing their kick, but it is imperative that we play the older ones to remember what a true RPG is. .Hack//Infection, as well as Mutation, Outbreak, and Quarantine, can easily be placed into the "True RPG" ranks.
Awesome start to a great series
When I saw the commercial for this game, I knew I had to have it. I don't really remember much about the teaser itself, but once I started playing the game, I was hooked. The gameplay itself has a few minor hitches. The most noticeable is not being able to use magic abilities when the camera isn't oriented to face the monster. Also, the random groupings of monsters could potentially have your entire party confused, asleep, and/or poisoned all at the same time before you have any time to react. The music tends to get a bit annoying, but luckily you can turn it down and still keep the sound effects up so you don't miss any of the plot in the cut-scenes. Some of the music is pretty mellow, but mostly it's pretty harsh and mechanical sounding when it should be organic and soft. The graphics aren't the best, there was certainly some room for improvement, but given the size of the game and all that you can do in it, it's still pretty impressive. The cut-scenes and fmv's flow pretty smoothly in with the game itself. There's not that much difference. In a cut-scene, there's not as much expression on the character's face as there is in an fmv. That's the only true telling point between the two. Overall, this game and the others in the series are fantastic, engaging, and fun. Things tend to drag on and have a rinse, repeat feel to them from time to time, but most RPG's do. I would highly suggest this game to anyone.