History VideoGame / DotHackR1Games

3rd Jun '16 9:57:11 AM nombretomado
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** In fact, the first game, Infection, has the data for almost every enemy, character, item, equipment, and area of all four games, although it's inaccessible by normal means. Some of this data was changed in the sequels, but they were indeed already there. Plus, all the four games have a huge dump file which serves the only purpose of increasing the disc size so it can fit Creator/{{Sony}}'s minimum disc size requirement for PS2 games. The four games could probably be fit in a single disc.

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** In fact, the first game, Infection, has the data for almost every enemy, character, item, equipment, and area of all four games, although it's inaccessible by normal means. Some of this data was changed in the sequels, but they were indeed already there. Plus, all the four games have a huge dump file which serves the only purpose of increasing the disc size so it can fit Creator/{{Sony}}'s minimum disc size requirement for PS2 [=PS2=] games. The four games could probably be fit in a single disc.
12th May '16 9:49:25 AM superkeijikun
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* NoFairCheating: InUniverse - [=CyberConnect=] tries to put a stop to Kite's obvious monkeying with the source code, afraid that he's the one responsible for all the strange things going on (and to clamp down on his use of the bracelet, which is obviously cheating). However, the bracelet actively prevents [=CCCorp=] from being able to do anything to him. Also used to keep the player from using Data Drain too much - sure, it can give you great items when used on a normal foe, but it also transforms them into a level 1 monster that gives you just 1 experience point.

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* NoFairCheating: InUniverse - [=CyberConnect=] tries to put a stop to Kite's obvious monkeying with the source code, afraid that he's the one responsible for all the strange things going on (and to clamp down on his use of the bracelet, which is obviously cheating). However, the bracelet actively prevents [=CCCorp=] from being able to do anything to him. Also used to keep the player from using Data Drain too much - sure, it can give you great items when used on a normal foe, but it also transforms them into a level 1 monster that gives you just 1 experience point. Plus, overusing may cause nasty side effects like status ailments, lost EXP, or even a NonstandardGameOver.
2nd Jan '16 10:23:04 PM nombretomado
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** In fact, the first game, Infection, has the data for almost every enemy, character, item, equipment, and area of all four games, although it's unaccessible by normal means. Some of this data was changed in the sequels, but they were indeed already there. Plus, all the four games have a huge dump file which serves the only purpose of increasing the disc size so it can fit {{Sony}}'s minimum disc size requirement for PS2 games. The four games could probably be fit in a single disc.

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** In fact, the first game, Infection, has the data for almost every enemy, character, item, equipment, and area of all four games, although it's unaccessible inaccessible by normal means. Some of this data was changed in the sequels, but they were indeed already there. Plus, all the four games have a huge dump file which serves the only purpose of increasing the disc size so it can fit {{Sony}}'s Creator/{{Sony}}'s minimum disc size requirement for PS2 games. The four games could probably be fit in a single disc.
11th Sep '15 3:56:17 PM Berrenta
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* ReverseEscortMission: ''[=.hack//INFECTION=]'' has a tutorial level that has Kite escorted through a basic dungeon by Orca, his friend, who is teaching him how to play ''The World''. Orca is able to take on anything due to his level, and things remain pleasant [[OhCrap until the encounter with Skeith]].
2nd Apr '15 12:55:26 AM tenryufan
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* TheOtherDarrin: Balmung was voiced by Creator/DougErholtz in ''Infection'' and then by Creator/CrispinFreeman from ''Mutation'' through ''Quarantine.''
1st Mar '15 6:13:00 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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* GameOver: Having your in-game avatar die or [[NonStandardgameOver reaching 100% Infection]] nets you the dreaded game over screen. It's handwaved that they happen in-universe and that saving in the game is to preserve your current level and data.

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* GameOver: Having your in-game avatar die when alone, having ''everyone in your party die'' if you formed a party with at least one other character, or [[NonStandardgameOver reaching 100% Infection]] nets you the dreaded game over screen. It's handwaved that they happen in-universe and that saving in the game is to preserve your current level and data.
3rd Jan '15 11:09:00 PM 1kanna
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**[[spoiler:Actually, when Kite must go into the area "Chatting Snarling Twins" alone (were your recruit Balmung), right before you enter the boss room, the last thing the voice talking through out the dungeon says is: "Morganna Mode Gone- She rejects my intervention."]]
27th Oct '14 7:50:03 AM 32_Footsteps
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Later versions of the Data Drain ability. In each subsequent game, the bracelet would get another ability, able to guarantee the best item from a Data Drain, able to hit multiple foes at once, and finally both at once. All of the upgraded versions, however, would jack up the infection rating absurdly quickly, so using them more often than "once in a blue moon" would result in Kite flirting dangerously with terminal corruption.



* EnemyMine: Lios doesn't trust Kite and his crew, and he's had clashes with Helba in the past. However, he recognizes that they may be the only hope of stopping the Eight Phases and cooperates with them. Eventually.



* MeaningfulName: Most Phases have a name that means something, such as Skeith. It's name means "Shadow" in Old Scottish.

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* MeaningfulName: Most Phases have a name that means something, such as Skeith. It's name means "Shadow" in Old Scottish. Also, the fields that contain the Phases are named appropriately. For example, the field where Gorre (a pair of stone masks that mumble with each other to do special attacks) is cornered is "Nattering Ensnared Twins."


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* {{Nerf}}: There's a random chance of a bad effect occurring whenever Data Drain is used, with both the frequency of this bad effect as well as the strength of said effect increasing as the infection rate increases. Two of the most deleterious are losing a percentage of your hit points (if your health bar is low enough, this alone could result in a GameOver) and losing some of your experience (and yes, losing a level is possible).


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* NoFairCheating: InUniverse - [=CyberConnect=] tries to put a stop to Kite's obvious monkeying with the source code, afraid that he's the one responsible for all the strange things going on (and to clamp down on his use of the bracelet, which is obviously cheating). However, the bracelet actively prevents [=CCCorp=] from being able to do anything to him. Also used to keep the player from using Data Drain too much - sure, it can give you great items when used on a normal foe, but it also transforms them into a level 1 monster that gives you just 1 experience point.


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* SchmuckBait: Think that using Data Drain is going to make a tough enemy easier? ''Quarantine'' has a nasty surprise for you - it pits you against copies of The Guardian from ''[=.hack//SIGN=]''. It's strong, but it's not terribly difficult even if you're below its level. Data Drain that and it turns into The Bracelet from the anime, and it's as brutal in the game as it was in the anime, even if your levels are maxed out.
2nd Jul '14 10:05:26 AM 32_Footsteps
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* AntiGrinding: Each dungeon has a level; fighting below your level gives progressively worse experience rewards, until each foe gives only one experience. This is meant to keep pushing the player into harder dungeons. There is one [[AvertedTrope good use of lower dungeons]], though - killing an enemy, regardless of its level, reduces the infection Kite gets from using Data Drain. A sufficiently monster-filled level from the first server can be the fastest way to recover from a near-100% infection level.


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* PuzzleBoss: Magus, the Third Phase. It has an attack that, if left unchecked, is a OneHitKO even against a max-level party. [[spoiler: If the leaves/seeds/whatever it drops are destroyed before they can detonate, however, the effect is negated or at least mitigated, depending on how many are destroyed.]]
17th Jun '14 2:41:21 PM Sabrewing
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* OptionalPartyMember: By following requests in the message boards of ''The World'' to their completion, you can recruit Natsume (a Twin Blade), Sanjuro (a Heavy Blade) and Gardenia (a Long Arm).
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