History VideoGame / DotHackGU

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* BlackMage: The appropriately named Shadow Warlock class, who specializes in offensive magic attacks rather than healing magic.


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* WhiteMage: The Harvest Cleric class, which specializes more on healing and buffing magic rather than offensive ones.
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** Additionally there was a disc included with some editions of Volume 1. Written as a [[ApocalypticLog personal diary]] that detailed how The World R:2 came about, how the Epitaph Program came about, the [[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent mysterious fire at CC Corp]], the fate of [[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games Mia]] from the R1 series, the details of Aura and how she created the Azure Knights and [[Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight Rena and Shugo]].

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** Additionally there was a disc included with some editions of Volume 1. Written as a [[ApocalypticLog personal diary]] that detailed how The World R:2 came about, how the Epitaph Program came about, the [[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent mysterious fire at CC Corp]], the fate of [[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games Mia]] from the R1 R:1 series, the details of Aura and how she created the Azure Knights and [[Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight Rena and Shugo]].



* AuthorAvatar: Piros the Third is based upon Hiroshi Matsuyama, the director of the game series. Natsumi is based off his wife.

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* AuthorAvatar: Piros the Third is based upon Hiroshi Matsuyama, the director of the game series. Natsumi Natsume is based off his wife.



* BossRush: Doppelgangers in the last dungeon of the Vol.3 Redemption.

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* BossRush: Doppelgangers in the last dungeon of the Vol. 3 Redemption.



** Vol.1: [[spoiler:Endrance and Bordeaux]].
** Vol.2: [[spoiler:Innis, Atoli's avatar and Sakaki.]]
** Vol.3: [[spoiler:Sakaki (AIDA-infected), Ovan ''and'' the Azure Knights]].

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** Vol. 1: [[spoiler:Endrance and Bordeaux]].
** Vol. 2: [[spoiler:Innis, Atoli's avatar and Sakaki.]]
** Vol. 3: [[spoiler:Sakaki (AIDA-infected), Ovan ''and'' the Azure Knights]].



* CrossPlayer: Some background characters and Bo, who is a boy playing a female character.

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* CrossPlayer: Some background characters and Bo, [[spoiler:Bo, who is a boy playing a female character.]]



* DefeatMeansFriendship: Natsume, Matsu, Alkaid, Bordeaux, etc.

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Many, many of the characters whom you defeated will become your allies later on, and you can add them as party members, like Natsume, Matsu, Alkaid, Bordeaux, etc.and so on.



* {{Doppelganger}}: A game based event where you can fight your twin who is far stronger than you and get awesome prizes! They also become apart of the FinalBattle.

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* {{Doppelganger}}: A game based event where you can fight your twin who is far stronger than you and get awesome prizes! They also become apart a part of the FinalBattle.



* ElementalPowers: The game as a 6-element system. Several characters are themed along certain elements in [[AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance appearance]] or personality and come with unique equipped items that match that theme when the join the party. (e.g. Antares & fire, Endrance & wind, etc).

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* ElementalPowers: The game as has a 6-element system. system of Fire, Water, Earth, Wind, Dark and Light (although Dark and Light didn't come into play until Volumes 2 and 3). Several characters are themed along certain elements in [[AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance appearance]] or personality and come with unique equipped items that match that theme when the join the party. party (e.g. Antares & fire, Endrance & wind, etc).



* ForcedLevelGrinding: The bigger the difference of levels, the less damage you'll do (if a lower level than your opponent) and take (if a higher level). If the difference six or more levels levels you won't even make you opponent flinch. Unless you have some serious skills, tons of healing items, or resort to hit and run tactics you really ''shouldn't'' fight enemies under-leveled.

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* ForcedLevelGrinding: The bigger the difference of levels, the less damage you'll do (if a lower level than your opponent) and take (if a higher level). If the difference is six or more levels levels you won't even make you opponent flinch. Unless you have some serious skills, tons of healing items, or resort to hit and run tactics tactics, you really ''shouldn't'' fight enemies under-leveled.



* FriendToAllChildren: Surprisingly enough, Haseo. It's noticeable in the Vol.1 when Saku keeps yelling irritatingly at him and Haseo just keeps listening and answering normally.
* FunWithAcronyms: The many meanings of G.U.

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* FriendToAllChildren: Surprisingly enough, Haseo. It's noticeable in the Vol.Vol. 1 when Saku keeps yelling irritatingly at him and Haseo just keeps listening and answering normally.
* FunWithAcronyms: The many meanings of G.U., which show up most prominently in the opening scenes.



** Even though the game constantly picks on the topic of PK'ers predating on anyone you never get assaulted by one unless in story events or if you choose to enter in a Battle Area and face either one or a horde of monsters.

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** Even though the game constantly picks on the topic of PK'ers predating on anyone anyone, you never get assaulted by one one, unless in story events or if you choose to enter in a Battle Area and face either one or a horde of monsters.



** this was also told straight-up to anyone who managed to obtain the Terminal Disk with the special edition release of Rebirth, which is the prequel to the games lore and why The world R1 was destroyed and rebuilt as R2, which revealed [[Spoiler:The reason why the R1 servers were destroyed is because one of the game developers wanted to PREVENT another Cubia from emerging, thus stole one of the epitaphs, only for their coworker to continue their experiment in creating a Dummy-AI to run everything, and NO-ONE in the main cast had Any idea that would happen.]] So...yeah, it was explained, but was meant to be an unexpected Snarl to Ovan's master plan.

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** this This was also told straight-up to anyone who managed to obtain the Terminal Disk with the special edition release of Rebirth, which is the prequel to the games games' lore and why The world R1 World R:1 was destroyed and rebuilt as R2, R:2, which revealed [[Spoiler:The [[spoiler:the reason why the R1 R:1 servers were destroyed is because one of the game developers wanted to PREVENT another Cubia from emerging, thus stole one of the epitaphs, only for their coworker to continue their experiment in creating a Dummy-AI to run everything, and NO-ONE in the main cast had Any any idea that would happen.]] So...yeah, it was explained, but was meant to be an unexpected Snarl to Ovan's master plan.



* GunKata: Haseo gains this with his final "Xth-Form", where he wields two guns with bladelike attachments. In a typical ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon , his special moves using that guns are performed close range as he both slashes and shoots; also used in the one of the last cutscenes. The game's juggle reaction to specific attacks mean that one [[GameBreaker can use the guns to juggle an opponent continuously until they die]]. Of course, said ability can only used by Haseo, until one realizes that * somehow* , the in-game Doppleganger is able to replicate his guns too and hence ''can use said trick back on you''. Frustration ensues.

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* GunKata: Haseo gains this with his final "Xth-Form", where he wields two guns with bladelike attachments. In a typical ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon , ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon, his special moves using that guns are performed close range as he both slashes and shoots; also used in the one of the last cutscenes. The game's juggle reaction to specific attacks mean that one [[GameBreaker can use the guns to juggle an opponent continuously until they die]]. Of course, said ability can only used by Haseo, until one realizes that * somehow* , the in-game Doppleganger is able to replicate his guns too and hence ''can use said trick back on you''. Frustration ensues.



** A straighter example would be [[spoiler:Endrance, one of Volume 1's main villains, who saves Haseo from being put into a coma in Volume 2. Though event aht serves as a diversion or Heel-Heel-face-Turn, when Endrance is later revealed to be ELK from the original games]].

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** A straighter example would be [[spoiler:Endrance, one of Volume 1's main villains, who saves Haseo from being put into a coma in Volume 2. Though event aht even that serves as a diversion or Heel-Heel-face-Turn, when Endrance is later revealed to be ELK from the original games]].



* IdleAnimation: Everyone has one.

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* IdleAnimation: Everyone has one.one, mostly being them doing a stretch or the like.



** Statwise they're more or less the same, although Kuhn is a Epitaph User (meaning you're forced to used him often so he'll be better leveled and he has a powerful Lost Weapon) while Matsu can equip stronger armor. A better example is Bordeaux who joins at the end of the final volume at level 80ish (everyone else is level 120+) with a level 25 weapon, and is a Blade Brandier which you already have 7 others of, and Endrance is flat out better than the rest of them statwise. She's basically useless.

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** Statwise they're more or less the same, although Kuhn is a Epitaph User (meaning you're forced to used him often so he'll be better leveled and he has a powerful Lost Weapon) while Matsu can equip stronger armor. A better example is Bordeaux who joins at the end of the final volume at level 80ish 80-ish (everyone else is level 120+) with a level 25 weapon, and is a Blade Brandier which you already have 7 others of, and Endrance is flat out better than the rest of them statwise. She's basically useless.



* LagCancel: One of the most efficient ways to attack with a Broadsword is to hold the Guard button as soon the hit lands, it will cancel completely the horrible lag it leaves. In Vol.1 this made a Broadsword as fast, if not faster, as Dual Swords.

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* LagCancel: One of the most efficient ways to attack with a Broadsword is to hold the Guard button as soon the hit lands, it will cancel completely the horrible lag it leaves. In Vol. 1 this made a Broadsword as fast, if not faster, as Dual Swords.



** [[HamToHamCombat The final duel]] against [[spoiler:Ovan in his avatar form, Corbenik 2nd, in Vol.3]] is almost made of this.

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** [[HamToHamCombat The final duel]] against [[spoiler:Ovan in his avatar form, Corbenik 2nd, in Vol. 3]] is almost made of this.



* LetsYouAndHimFight: [[spoiler:Haseo versus Kuhn in Vol.1. When Haseo has to be taught a thing or two about humility and how avatar can be dead dangerous if overused.]].

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* LetsYouAndHimFight: [[spoiler:Haseo versus Kuhn in Vol. 1. When Haseo has to be taught a thing or two about humility and how avatar can be dead dangerous if overused.]].



* MightyGlacier: Lord Partizan and Edge Punisher classes.

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* MightyGlacier: Lord Partizan and Edge Punisher classes.classes deal lots of damage, but are relatively slow in combat.



* OutOfCharacter: Haseo himself has moments like this in Vol.1 if you send cards to people. Considering how much of a jerk he is in that game, it can be strange how nice he acts in some of his messages. This is lampshaded by Atoli in one of her responses.

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* OutOfCharacter: Haseo himself has moments like this in Vol. 1 if you send cards to people. Considering how much of a jerk he is in that game, it can be strange how nice he acts in some of his messages. This is lampshaded by Atoli in one of her responses.



** The area ''Delta: Screaming Idling Princess''. It's a Level 11 area that is actually a glitched mirror of a quest area. It has the monster Azul Sachem, a Level 90 monster, even in Vol.1 (where the level cap is 50). While in Vol.1 it's named "-" and has very low stats, in the sequels they take their regular stats, so you can go in there at the beginning of Vol.2 to LevelGrind.

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** The area ''Delta: Screaming Idling Princess''. It's a Level 11 area that is actually a glitched mirror of a quest area. It has the monster Azul Sachem, a Level 90 monster, even in Vol. 1 (where the level cap is 50). While in Vol. 1 it's named "-" and has very low stats, in the sequels they take their regular stats, so you can go in there at the beginning of Vol.Vol. 2 to LevelGrind.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: In-universe example: some players from R1 express disappointment at how R2 turns out.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: In-universe example: some players from R1 R:1 express disappointment at how R2 R:2 turns out.
20th Jun '17 8:25:25 AM Demongodofchaos2
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A remaster of the game, '''.hack//G.U. last Recode''' was announced to celebrate both the original trilogy's tenth anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the the .hack franchise as a whole. It is to be released on the PS4 and PC through Steam, with various enhancements, as well as a new form for Haseo. [[https://youtu.be/ljiWOrULppk Here's the first teaser]].
16th Apr '17 5:30:35 PM KaworuS
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**this was also told straight-up to anyone who managed to obtain the Terminal Disk with the special edition release of Rebirth, which is the prequel to the games lore and why The world R1 was destroyed and rebuilt as R2, which revealed [[Spoiler:The reason why the R1 servers were destroyed is because one of the game developers wanted to PREVENT another Cubia from emerging, thus stole one of the epitaphs, only for their coworker to continue their experiment in creating a Dummy-AI to run everything, and NO-ONE in the main cast had Any idea that would happen.]] So...yeah, it was explained, but was meant to be an unexpected Snarl to Ovan's master plan.



** A rather unusual case. [[spoiler: When he was younger, Haseo's player Ryou Misaki was the antagonist PK Sora in The World v1, but loses his memory of it when Sora is data-drained by Skeith at the end of ''Anime/DotHackSign'', putting Ryou in a coma. He later goes on to become the hero of the GU games]].
** A straighter example would be [[spoiler:Endrance, one of Volume 1's main villains, who saves Haseo from being put into a coma in Volume 2]].

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** A rather unusual case. [[spoiler: When he was younger, Haseo's player Ryou Misaki was the antagonist PK Sora in The World v1, but loses his memory of it when Sora is data-drained by Skeith at the end of ''Anime/DotHackSign'', putting Ryou in a coma. He later goes on to become the hero of the GU games]].
games and reunite with Skeith, within which is a copy of his lost self when eventually reconciles and fuses back into himself before achieving his Xth form]].
** A straighter example would be [[spoiler:Endrance, one of Volume 1's main villains, who saves Haseo from being put into a coma in Volume 2]].2. Though event aht serves as a diversion or Heel-Heel-face-Turn, when Endrance is later revealed to be ELK from the original games]].



** Haseo has one after Shino becomes comatose. The later half of .hack//Roots is Haseo, having completely snapped from losing Shino, training and viciously hunting down Tri-Edge. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge In six months' time from Shino's coma to the beginning of Rebirth, he's still BSOD-ing, only now he's reached level 133, and killed so many [=PKs=] on his way to find Tri-Edge]] he gains his nickname, "The Terror of Death".

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** Haseo has one after Shino becomes comatose. The later half of .hack//Roots is Haseo, having completely snapped from losing Shino, training and viciously hunting down Tri-Edge. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge In six months' time from Shino's coma to the beginning of Rebirth, he's still BSOD-ing, only now he's reached level 133, and killed so many [=PKs=] on his way to find Tri-Edge]] he gains his nickname, "The Terror of Death". Though this is borderline as Word-of-god has said that the Root's story wildly diverged from what was intended and developed for the G.U. Games.
19th Feb '17 9:54:17 AM superkeaton
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* TooManyBelts: Haseo, to the point where he's depicted as wearing [[UpToEleven FIFTY TWO BELTS]].
25th Dec '16 10:38:51 AM ADrago
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* LostForever:
** Musics, Wallpapers and some Movies inside the game if you didn't get before moving to the next Vol. or worse, if you started playing in the second or third Volume.
** Greeting Cards are great for boosting relationships with party members, but they come in finite amounts--once you use them up (like the Promise Card, of which you ONLY get one), they're gone for good.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent:
** Musics, Wallpapers and some Movies inside the game if you didn't get before moving to the next Vol. or worse, if you started playing in the second or third Volume.
** Greeting Cards are great for boosting relationships with party members, but they come in finite amounts--once you use them up (like the Promise Card, of which you ONLY get one), they're gone for good.
13th Dec '16 1:03:27 PM whatthefbomb
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** FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you remember that this game is set in Japan, where Western therapy and psychology are very uncommon.
1st Aug '16 7:46:54 PM anza_sb
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* SteamVentObstacle: Dungeon areas sometimes has a room full of these, along with other {{Booby Trap}}s. They reduce your SP when you're hit.



* SuicideByCop: [[spoiler:Ovan's master plan is to make Haseo become his "cop."]]

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* SuicideByCop: [[spoiler:Ovan's master plan is to make Haseo become his "cop."]]"cop".]]



* TarotMotifs: The status ailment items are named after Major Arcana cards. "The Death" inflicts Poison, "The Moon" inflicts Sleep, and so on.

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* TarotMotifs: The status ailment items consumables that inflict StandardStatusEffects are named after Major Arcana cards. cards:
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"The Death" inflicts Poison, which slowly eats away your HP.
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"The Moon" inflicts Sleep, renders you immobile and so on.unable to use items, at least until you get attacked.
** "The Devil" inflicts Curse, which slowly drains your SP.
** "The Emperor" inflicts Seal, which makes you unable to use Spells or Arts.
** "The Hanged Man" inflicts Paralysis, which makes you immobile a few times.
** "The Hermit" inflicts Slow, which makes you slow.
** "The Fool" and "The Lovers" inflict Confusion and Charm, which makes enemies attack their own allies.
** "The Wheel"[[note]]named after The Wheel of Fortune[[/note]] inflicts a random status effect.
1st Jul '16 3:00:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Antares and [[spoiler:Phyllo, whose "original" player happens to be dead]].
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* StrawNihilist: Minor NPC Schrodinger and [[spoiler:the natives of Netslum Tartarga]] has shades of this trope.
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