History Franchise / DotHack

25th Aug '16 3:46:37 AM Morgenthaler
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The first series of [=PS2=] games (''.hack//Infection'', ''.hack//Mutation'', ''.hack//Outbreak'' and ''.hack//Quarantine''), the ''Anime/DotHackLiminality'' [[{{OVA}} OVAs]] and the ''.hack//Another Birth'' novels chronicle the following adventure, where another band of players - later known as the legendary "dot hackers" - challenge Morganna, the evil AI lurking within ''TheWorld''. Using a [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] power given to him by Aura before her destruction, the newbie Kite and his partner [=BlackRose=] lead the fight against Morganna in the hopes of restoring Aura and the many coma victims that have resulted from Morganna's attacks. A set of Novels known as .hack//Another Birth retell this story from Blackrose's point of view, tells us about her offline and some of the things she does when not with Kite.

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The first series of [=PS2=] games (''.hack//Infection'', ''.hack//Mutation'', ''.hack//Outbreak'' and ''.hack//Quarantine''), the ''Anime/DotHackLiminality'' [[{{OVA}} OVAs]] and the ''.hack//Another Birth'' novels chronicle the following adventure, where another band of players - later known as the legendary "dot hackers" - challenge Morganna, the evil AI lurking within ''TheWorld''.''The World''. Using a [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] power given to him by Aura before her destruction, the newbie Kite and his partner [=BlackRose=] lead the fight against Morganna in the hopes of restoring Aura and the many coma victims that have resulted from Morganna's attacks. A set of Novels known as .hack//Another Birth retell this story from Blackrose's point of view, tells us about her offline and some of the things she does when not with Kite.
30th Jun '16 9:53:25 AM superkeijikun
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* AlternateHistory: History in ''.hack//'' diverges from our own starting in 2002, with the founding of the World Network Commission in response to increasing cybercrime. Then, in 2005, a virus called "Pluto's Kiss" infected and practically destroyed the internet, crippling the global infrastructure and almost causing a nuclear apocalypse. In the wake of this disaster, [[MegaCorp ALTIMIT Corporation]] gained a monopoly over the computer and gaming industries.
3rd Jun '16 9:56:48 AM nombretomado
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The first series of PS2 games (''.hack//Infection'', ''.hack//Mutation'', ''.hack//Outbreak'' and ''.hack//Quarantine''), the ''Anime/DotHackLiminality'' [[{{OVA}} OVAs]] and the ''.hack//Another Birth'' novels chronicle the following adventure, where another band of players - later known as the legendary "dot hackers" - challenge Morganna, the evil AI lurking within ''TheWorld''. Using a [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] power given to him by Aura before her destruction, the newbie Kite and his partner [=BlackRose=] lead the fight against Morganna in the hopes of restoring Aura and the many coma victims that have resulted from Morganna's attacks. A set of Novels known as .hack//Another Birth retell this story from Blackrose's point of view, tells us about her offline and some of the things she does when not with Kite.

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The first series of PS2 [=PS2=] games (''.hack//Infection'', ''.hack//Mutation'', ''.hack//Outbreak'' and ''.hack//Quarantine''), the ''Anime/DotHackLiminality'' [[{{OVA}} OVAs]] and the ''.hack//Another Birth'' novels chronicle the following adventure, where another band of players - later known as the legendary "dot hackers" - challenge Morganna, the evil AI lurking within ''TheWorld''. Using a [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] power given to him by Aura before her destruction, the newbie Kite and his partner [=BlackRose=] lead the fight against Morganna in the hopes of restoring Aura and the many coma victims that have resulted from Morganna's attacks. A set of Novels known as .hack//Another Birth retell this story from Blackrose's point of view, tells us about her offline and some of the things she does when not with Kite.



The story immediately continues with the second series of PS2 games, ''.hack//G.U.'' (''Vol.1:Rebirth'', ''Vol.2:Reminisce'', and ''Vol.3:Redemption''). Haseo is back at level 1 after a losing battle with Tri-Edge, and finds himself embroiled in a complex plot involving the use of his newfound Avatar power (his character data possessing one of Morganna's eight Phases), warring guilds, rampant player-killing, a malicious AI phenomenon called [=AIDA=], and the truth behind Tri-Edge. The .hack//CELL light novels are a side-story set between Roots and G.U.

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The story immediately continues with the second series of PS2 [=PS2=] games, ''.hack//G.U.'' (''Vol.1:Rebirth'', ''Vol.2:Reminisce'', and ''Vol.3:Redemption''). Haseo is back at level 1 after a losing battle with Tri-Edge, and finds himself embroiled in a complex plot involving the use of his newfound Avatar power (his character data possessing one of Morganna's eight Phases), warring guilds, rampant player-killing, a malicious AI phenomenon called [=AIDA=], and the truth behind Tri-Edge. The .hack//CELL light novels are a side-story set between Roots and G.U.
30th May '16 9:14:44 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** In G.U. you can read a message board poster saying he/she is reminded of a story about [[WolfsRain wolves searching for paradise]].

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** In G.U. you can read a message board poster saying he/she is reminded of a story about [[WolfsRain [[Anime/WolfsRain wolves searching for paradise]].
21st May '16 7:59:20 PM erforce
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** Gaspard sends you an e-mail saying "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} I aint afraid of no ghost"]]."

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** Gaspard sends you an e-mail saying "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} "[[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} I aint afraid of no ghost"]]."
10th Apr '16 8:15:23 PM IzuiII
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** Inversion? Starting a new game of .hack G.U. volume 1 with volume 2 clear data starts Haseo at level 35 with better weapons and armor.

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** Inversion? Starting a new game of .hack G.U. volume 1 with volume 2 clear data starts Haseo at level 35 20 with better weapons and armor.
29th Feb '16 11:36:17 AM MyFinalEdits
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The story continued three years later with ''.hack//Link'', where yet another new version of The World has been created. The World R:X. 14-year old Tokio Kuryuu gets sucked into this new game (apparently ''[[TrappedInTVLand physically]]'') by a mysterious new classmate, Saika Amagi, via her [=PSP=]. This new series combines elements from both the ''R:1'' and ''R:2'' eras. An organization of illegally modified characters is going after {{MacGuffin}}s called "chrono cores" located within certain previous main characters. These cores connect to the AkashicRecords of ''The World'', and with Saika Amagi acting as MissionControl, Tokio has to repair them by actually traveling between all of the .hack series: the R:1 and R:2 games, ''SIGN'', the novels, and the different manga. While the Manga adaptation of the game was imported, the Game itself was not due to highly negative feedback and critical reception, alongside horrible sales in Japan. Several fan translations have been in the works since it's release in 2010.

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The story continued three years later with ''.hack//Link'', where yet another new version of The World has been created. The World R:X. 14-year old Tokio Kuryuu gets sucked into this new game (apparently ''[[TrappedInTVLand physically]]'') by a mysterious new classmate, Saika Amagi, via her [=PSP=]. This new series combines elements from both the ''R:1'' and ''R:2'' eras. An organization of illegally modified characters is going after {{MacGuffin}}s called "chrono cores" located within certain previous main characters. These cores connect to the AkashicRecords of ''The World'', and with Saika Amagi acting as MissionControl, Tokio has to repair them by actually traveling between all of the .hack series: the R:1 and R:2 games, ''SIGN'', the novels, and the different manga. While the Manga adaptation of the game was imported, the Game game itself was not due to highly negative feedback and critical reception, alongside horrible sales in Japan. Several fan translations have been in the works since it's release in 2010.



* CharacterDerailment: .Hack//Link. To almost EVERYONE from the entries that precede it. Though your Mileage may vary, as the past-series characters are AI recreations made from Aura's memories. But as the game is focused around re-enacting abridged versions of the previous Anime/Games/Manga/Novels...
** Link's depiction of Haseo is a confirmed case; Tokio actually causing the entire situation and his abuse his powers long past the point he'd learned of their danger and their cost. It culminates in Haseo Trying to Kill Atoli for daring to Look Like Shino. Fans Were NOT happy.

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* CharacterDerailment: .Hack//Link. To almost EVERYONE everyone from the entries that precede it. Though your Mileage may vary, as the past-series characters are AI recreations made from Aura's memories. But as the game is focused around re-enacting abridged versions of the previous Anime/Games/Manga/Novels...
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Link's depiction of Haseo is a confirmed case; Tokio actually causing the entire situation and his abuse his powers long past the point he'd learned of their danger and their cost. It culminates in Haseo Trying to Kill Atoli for daring to Look Like Shino. Fans Were NOT happy.



* Retcon: ".hack//Link", ".hack//Quantum", and "The Thanatos Report" make it so that Everything that has happened in the franchise was not the result of big business abusing technologies that have advanced past the point of their understanding as the world reached the technological event horizon and true A.I. began to develop, but a Deeply-entrenched conspiracy concerning an Ecological terrorist organizations' efforts to trap the entirety of humanity in a video game so as to keep the world from being destroyed due to human abuse. This contradicts Several significant past plot points and exposition-ary Lore; the least of which being the nature of How Aura--who this plan all hinged upon to work--was created to be a testament of the love her programmer held for a woman he never got to be with...that those entry's retcon as being one of the inner-circle.

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* Retcon: {{Retcon}}: ".hack//Link", ".hack//Quantum", and "The Thanatos Report" make it so that Everything everything that has happened in the franchise was not the result of big business abusing technologies that have advanced past the point of their understanding as the world reached the technological event horizon and true A.I. began to develop, but a Deeply-entrenched deeply-entrenched conspiracy concerning an Ecological terrorist organizations' efforts to trap the entirety of humanity in a video game so as to keep the world from being destroyed due to human abuse. This contradicts Several several significant past plot points and exposition-ary expositionary Lore; the least of which being the nature of How Aura--who how Aura --who this plan all hinged upon to work--was work-- was created to be a testament of the love her programmer held for a woman he never got to be with...that those entry's retcon as being one of the inner-circle.



** But those other sources are non-canon so they don't really matter.



** On the other hand, actually killing The Bracelet nets you ''huge'' amounts of experience points (far more than any other enemy in the game), so if you're capable of it, it saves a lot of time on level grinding.
28th Feb '16 9:59:32 PM ShinteTenshi
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* CharacterDerailment: .Hack//Link. TO Literally *EVERYONE* from the entries that precede it.

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* CharacterDerailment: .Hack//Link. TO Literally *EVERYONE* To almost EVERYONE from the entries that precede it.it. Though your Mileage may vary, as the past-series characters are AI recreations made from Aura's memories. But as the game is focused around re-enacting abridged versions of the previous Anime/Games/Manga/Novels...
**Link's depiction of Haseo is a confirmed case; Tokio actually causing the entire situation and his abuse his powers long past the point he'd learned of their danger and their cost. It culminates in Haseo Trying to Kill Atoli for daring to Look Like Shino. Fans Were NOT happy.



* CrisisCrossover: ''.hack//Link'' [[NoExportForYou which sadly isn't coming to the West so far.]]

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* CrisisCrossover: ''.hack//Link'' [[NoExportForYou which sadly isn't coming to the West so far.West.]]
28th Feb '16 9:46:00 PM ShinteTenshi
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The latest story continues three years later with ''.hack//Link'', where yet another new version of The World has been created. The World R:X. 14-year old Tokio Kuryuu gets sucked into this new game (apparently ''[[TrappedInTVLand physically]]'') by a mysterious new classmate, Saika Amagi, via her [=PSP=]. Currently a manga and [=PSP=] game in Japan (the American release is forthcoming), this new series combines elements from both the ''R:1'' and ''R:2'' eras. An organization of illegally modified characters is going after {{MacGuffin}}s called "chrono cores" located within certain previous main characters. These cores connect to the AkashicRecords of ''The World'', and with Saika Amagi acting as MissionControl, Tokio has to repair them by actually traveling between all of the .hack series: the R:1 and R:2 games, ''SIGN'', the novels, and the different manga.

An OVA called ''Anime/DotHackQuantum'', which also sets in The World R:X in 2022, was released in 2011.

Originally stated that LINK and the R:X were to be the last of the .hack series, this does not seem to be the case, as a full-length CGI movie set in the The World FORCE:ERA was released in January 2012 titled ''.hack//Beyond The World'', set in 2024 centering around a girl named Sora and her friends Balder and Gondo as they try to save the world from destruction. A new video game by the name of ''.hack//Versus'', set in 2025, was released on June 28, 2012 on the Blu-ray disc with the movie. This new arc, the World FORCE:ERA arc, focuses much more on the backstory and deeper workings of forces behind the scenes of .hack's universe, and most particularly on Emma Wielant, ALTIMIT, both of their associations with the environmental awareness and protection group mama, and their own ultimate desires intended with The World, and in extension, the Ultimate AI, Aura.

''.hack'' is not for everyone, as it is mostly dialog and artistic character pieces, despite being about a video game. (Some have said that it's a good simulation of what playing an MMORPG is really like.)

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The latest story continues continued three years later with ''.hack//Link'', where yet another new version of The World has been created. The World R:X. 14-year old Tokio Kuryuu gets sucked into this new game (apparently ''[[TrappedInTVLand physically]]'') by a mysterious new classmate, Saika Amagi, via her [=PSP=]. Currently a manga and [=PSP=] game in Japan (the American release is forthcoming), this This new series combines elements from both the ''R:1'' and ''R:2'' eras. An organization of illegally modified characters is going after {{MacGuffin}}s called "chrono cores" located within certain previous main characters. These cores connect to the AkashicRecords of ''The World'', and with Saika Amagi acting as MissionControl, Tokio has to repair them by actually traveling between all of the .hack series: the R:1 and R:2 games, ''SIGN'', the novels, and the different manga.

manga. While the Manga adaptation of the game was imported, the Game itself was not due to highly negative feedback and critical reception, alongside horrible sales in Japan. Several fan translations have been in the works since it's release in 2010.

An OVA called ''Anime/DotHackQuantum'', which also sets in The World R:X in 2022, was released in 2011.

Originally stated that LINK and the R:X were
2011 to be the last of the .hack series, this does not seem to be the case, similarly poor reception as Link.

However,
a full-length CGI movie set in the The World FORCE:ERA was released in January 2012 titled ''.hack//Beyond The World'', World''. The film, set in 2024 centering 2024, is centered around a girl named Sora and her friends Balder and Gondo as they try to save the world from destruction. A new video game by the name of ''.hack//Versus'', set in 2025, was released on June 28, 2012 on the Blu-ray disc with the movie. This new arc, Lastly "the Thanatos report", set after the World FORCE:ERA arc, focuses much events of "beyond the world" and "Versus" (and on the same bluray disc), attempted to focus more on the backstory and deeper workings of forces behind the scenes of .hack's universe, and most particularly on Emma Wielant, ALTIMIT, both of their associations with the environmental awareness and protection group mama, and their own ultimate desires intended with The World, and in extension, the Ultimate AI, Aura.

Aura, but in the process retconed a fair amount of the series extensive Lore.

''.hack'' is not for everyone, as it is mostly heavy on dialog and artistic is more focused on character pieces, pieces and interactions, despite being about a video game. (Some Some have said that it's a good simulation of what playing an MMORPG is really like.)
like, others believe it to be more about exploring Life through the lens of people's experiences inside of and relating to a Video game, and how such can affect them.


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The Franchise survives in the form of the Cyberconnect2 Mobile games "Guilty Dragon: the Sin Dragon and the 8 Curses", and "new world".


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* Retcon: ".hack//Link", ".hack//Quantum", and "The Thanatos Report" make it so that Everything that has happened in the franchise was not the result of big business abusing technologies that have advanced past the point of their understanding as the world reached the technological event horizon and true A.I. began to develop, but a Deeply-entrenched conspiracy concerning an Ecological terrorist organizations' efforts to trap the entirety of humanity in a video game so as to keep the world from being destroyed due to human abuse. This contradicts Several significant past plot points and exposition-ary Lore; the least of which being the nature of How Aura--who this plan all hinged upon to work--was created to be a testament of the love her programmer held for a woman he never got to be with...that those entry's retcon as being one of the inner-circle.
27th Feb '16 7:10:56 PM ShinteTenshi
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* CharacterDerailment: .Hack//Link. TO Literally *EVERYONE* from the entries that precede it.
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