anime/game post of the day
The Honolulu Advertiser takes note of the popularity of anime-themed games for the PS2, including a look at at .hack Infection.
Sony dominates the console wars, with an estimated 55 million units sold worldwide. That's about nine times the number of units sold by Microsoft and Nintendo, respectively.
Why the success? Great software.
In one of the more clever game premises to surface in a long while, .hack (pronounced dot-hack) follows the adventures of teenager Kite, whose friend Orca mysteriously falls into a coma after playing an online role-playing game. In his search for clues, Kite logs in to play The World, and uncovers some disturbing details about the game and its publisher, the CC Corporation.
Much of the game play in .hack is viewed from an over-the-shoulder, third-person perspective and takes place inside the fictitious online game, where players travel through huge virtual worlds, meet allied characters, battle against monsters and collect important items strewn across towns and dungeons.
Attractive anime movies are peppered throughout the game to push the narrative forward. And .hack includes a separate DVD with a 45-minute anime cartoon that offers a few clues on how to solve the game's mystery.
(via Destroy All Monsters)