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    Is anybody else excited about this title?

    I'm so excited. I've played the Japanese demo and it's soooo good, I think there may have been drool, lol!

    Here's a trailer:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7rpD...eature=related


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    I knew about this, but I'm not too excited about the game.

    First, what the trailer shows reminds me too much of the Radiant Mythology games (also for PSP, also by Namco Bandai. Hmm...), complete with the game's "subtitle", "Unison battle RPG".

    Then, again from what the trailer shows, (what looks like) the main character will be yet another Twin Blade...personally, I'd get annoyed if the 8th .hack// game still didn't allow you to choose your class. It takes place in a MMORPG, for heaven's sake!

    Lastly, the character design looks nothing like the previous games and much more anime-like. I'm not a big fan of Sadamoto but hey, he's done the illustrations for both .hack// and GU...

    Of course, that was just a trailer AND I haven't played the demo, so my opinion may change in the future, but for now it looks like a Radiant Mythology 2 with .hack// characters instead of Tales ones.

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    Oh well, I've done some Wikipedia research
    Here's what I found:
    - .hack//Link is a manga whose protagonist is sucked into "The World", where he'll meet characters from the previous entries;
    - the game features characters from the manga but the story will be different;
    - 100 characters from the old .hack// series are featured, but only 33 are playable;
    - parties will be composed of 2 characters only;
    - each ally shares a combo attack with the protagonist;
    - confirmed characters include Kite, Haseo, Albireo, Atoli, Mimiru, Midori, Tsukasa, Subaru, Silver Knight, Azure Kite, Balmung, Alkaid, Tabby, Elk, and Ovan.
    Last edited by Ramza; 06-12-09 at 01:44 AM. Reason: moar info
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    Well I'm a little interested in the game, but right now i don't really see any reason for me to look it up more and make my hyped about it since it'll probably end up like most namco bandai games with it never reaching europe.

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    Well, as a .hack// game it has good chances of making it to the USA...at that point an European release wouldn't be necessary since the PSP is region free
    "We're getting wet. In a shower. Because, basically, we talked it over, Chastity and myself, and we came to the conclusion that civilization is nothing more than an effective sewage system. And so by the use of plumbing we hope to demonstrate this to the world." ~ Ron Nasty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramza View Post
    Well, as a .hack// game it has good chances of making it to the USA...at that point an European release wouldn't be necessary since the PSP is region free
    I agree. It's got more chance of making it to the U.S. than it has to European territories since the .hack//G.U. Trilogy never made it into PAL territories.

    Well if you guys would like to try it you can download the demo from the Japanese .hack website:

    http://www.hack.channel.or.jp/link/trial/step3.html


    Just click on the button in the box with the number 1.
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    EDIT
    Wha...FW 6.10 or higher? I'll update ASAP and then take a look at the demo

    Dunno why, I posted in the wrong language.
    Last edited by Ramza; 09-12-09 at 01:50 AM.
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    I have firmware 6.20 on my psp.

    Is it working for you?

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    Played the demo.
    It's actually quite different from what I had understood from the trailer.
    Gameplay is pretty similar to the usual .hack// one, only there's no control over your partner (unless I'm missing something).

    From what I saw, the main character is indeed yet another Twin Blade =/ I mean, really, 3 games, 3 knife guys?
    The cross rengeki with Tsukasa is hilarious, I love how she just lets the mc do the dirty job, then blasts him and wonders if he's alright!
    "We're getting wet. In a shower. Because, basically, we talked it over, Chastity and myself, and we came to the conclusion that civilization is nothing more than an effective sewage system. And so by the use of plumbing we hope to demonstrate this to the world." ~ Ron Nasty

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    I've been trying to figure out how to use your partner but I don't think you can.

    Yes the main character does appear to be a twin blade again which is a shame really you would've thought they would've done class changes in this one. Then again it is only a demo. Will class changes be in the final game? I doubt it but you never know.

    I'm really excited about it, I'm just hoping that it gets a release with an English option somewhere in the world!

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    Hmm, looks like the level cap in the demo is 10, so now I'm trying to raise the confidence. The gameplay is pretty simple but I confess it's quite addicting!
    "We're getting wet. In a shower. Because, basically, we talked it over, Chastity and myself, and we came to the conclusion that civilization is nothing more than an effective sewage system. And so by the use of plumbing we hope to demonstrate this to the world." ~ Ron Nasty

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