History Franchise / DotHack

30th Nov '17 4:48:35 AM CouchAlmark
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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 expositionary 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}}: ".hack//Link", ".hack//Quantum", ''.hack//LINK'', ''.hack//Quantum'', and "The ''The Thanatos Report" 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 expositionary Lore; 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 entries retcon as being one of the inner-circle.inner-circle. The retcon may itself be subjected to a retcon by future projects, as ''.hack//G.U. Last Recode'' avoids addressing the new plotline entirely.



* RoadCone: If you went through ''.hack//G.U.'' with anyone other than Atoli as Haseo's love interest, you're gonna be disappointed when you watch the movie.

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* RoadCone: If you went through You're allowed to perform the marriage Promise Card ending of ''.hack//G.U.'' with anyone other than nearly any female character ([[GayOption and Endrance]]), but Atoli as and Alkaid are the only canon contenders for Haseo's love interest, heart, with Atoli strongly in the lead in the games and the sole winner in adaptations. Similarly, you're gonna be disappointed when you watch the movie.allowed [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential to kill off Saku in Volume 3]], but she's alive in Volume 4 regardless of your decisions.


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** One of the final Parody Mode sketches in ''.hack//G.U. Last Recode'' is Shino and Haseo giving a very unkind summation of the poorly-received plot of ''.hack//LINK''.
19th Nov '17 4:24:00 PM CouchAlmark
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* SelfDeprecation: CC Corp, the InUniverse equivalent of Creator/CyberConnect2 and the runner of the various incarnations of The World, is portrayed as laughably incompetent at best and actively malicious at worst.
14th Oct '17 3:04:01 PM nombretomado
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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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The Franchise survives in the form of the Cyberconnect2 [=Cyberconnect2=] Mobile games "Guilty Dragon: the Sin Dragon and the 8 Curses", and "new world".



** There are quite a few to another one of CyberConnect2's games, TailConcerto. Various "other players" are named after the charaters in TailConcerto (Waffle, Cyan, etc.). There are even ads on your desktop about the game.

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** There are quite a few to another one of CyberConnect2's Creator/CyberConnect2's games, TailConcerto. Various "other players" are named after the charaters in TailConcerto (Waffle, Cyan, etc.). There are even ads on your desktop about the game.
15th Aug '17 8:19:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Mistral's "confession" in Vol. 3/Outbreak sounds exactly like ''another'' [[LoveConfession kind of confession]]. She acts like a teenager in-game but betrays that she's older than she acts in e-mails (by mentioning cooking, going to store and haggling, for example), which gives an interesting possibility: "Is she an older woman into {{shotacon}}?" Nah, [[spoiler: she's an expecting housewife that will soon give birth to Mirei who will inherit her Player Character later in Legend of Twilight Bracelet]].

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Mistral's "confession" in Vol. 3/Outbreak sounds exactly like ''another'' [[LoveConfession kind of confession]]. She acts like a teenager in-game but betrays that she's older than she acts in e-mails (by mentioning cooking, going to store and haggling, for example), which gives an interesting possibility: "Is she an older woman into {{shotacon}}?" [[LoliconAndShotacon shotacon]]?" Nah, [[spoiler: she's an expecting housewife that will soon give birth to Mirei who will inherit her Player Character later in Legend of Twilight Bracelet]].
22nd Jun '17 10:09:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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The setting for the series is TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, diverging from the real-world timeline beginning in October of 2002. On December 24, 2005, a supervirus codenamed "Pluto's Kiss" destroyed all of the world's computer operating systems. MS Windows, Mac OS, Linux... all gone. All except for one, [[strike: [=OpenBSD=]]] ALTIMIT, which seems to be immune to all computer viruses. In response, hacking becomes a capital crime worldwide, and the internet returns to its roots as a communication network for government and military use for the next several years.

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The setting for the series is TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, diverging from the real-world timeline beginning in October of 2002. On December 24, 2005, a supervirus codenamed "Pluto's Kiss" destroyed all of the world's computer operating systems. MS Windows, Mac OS, Linux... all gone. All except for one, [[strike: [=OpenBSD=]]] ALTIMIT, which seems to be immune to all computer viruses. In response, hacking becomes a capital crime worldwide, and the internet Internet returns to its roots as a communication network for government and military use for the next several years.
20th Jun '17 8:55:45 AM Ronyo
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As of 2017 (.hack's 15th anniversary) it has been confirmed that a remake of the .hack//G.U. trilogy is underway and set for release later the same year, coined '.hack//G.U. Last Recode', for both PS4 and PC (via steam). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljiWOrULppk NA Trailer]]
26th May '17 11:38:40 PM LeithSol
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* InternetIncorporated: In 2007 the World Network Commission (WNC) passed a law stating that ALTIMIT was required software for all computers. Making its saturation of the worldwide market almost 100%.
13th Jan '17 7:21:37 AM rjd1922
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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 itself was not due to highly negative feedback and critical reception, alongside horrible sales in Japan. Several fan translations {{fan translation}}s have been in the works since it's its release in 2010.
6th Jan '17 7:58:36 PM rjd1922
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The ''.hack'' (pronounced "dot hack") series is a conglomeration of {{Light Novel}}s, {{video games}}, {{manga}}, {{OVA}}, and {{anime}} TV series that started with the games by Creator/CyberConnect2. Most of these are character dramas told from the perspective of online gamers playing an {{MMORPG}} called "The World," which displays the disturbing tendency to affect the minds of its players, calling into question the nature of human consciousness.

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The ''.hack'' (pronounced "dot hack") series is a conglomeration of {{Light Novel}}s, {{light novel}}s, {{video games}}, {{manga}}, {{OVA}}, and {{anime}} TV series that started with the games by Creator/CyberConnect2. Most of these are character dramas told from the perspective of online gamers playing an {{MMORPG}} called "The World," which displays the disturbing tendency to affect the minds of its players, calling into question the nature of human consciousness.
6th Jan '17 7:58:09 PM rjd1922
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The ''.hack'' (pronounced "dot hack") series is a conglomeration of [[LightNovel books]], {{video games}}, {{manga}}, {{OVA}}, and {{anime}} TV series that started with the games by CyberConnect2. Most of these are character dramas told from the perspective of online gamers playing an {{MMORPG}} called "The World," which displays the disturbing tendency to affect the minds of its players, calling into question the nature of human consciousness.

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The ''.hack'' (pronounced "dot hack") series is a conglomeration of [[LightNovel books]], {{Light Novel}}s, {{video games}}, {{manga}}, {{OVA}}, and {{anime}} TV series that started with the games by CyberConnect2.Creator/CyberConnect2. Most of these are character dramas told from the perspective of online gamers playing an {{MMORPG}} called "The World," which displays the disturbing tendency to affect the minds of its players, calling into question the nature of human consciousness.
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