After 2 weeks of music from an actual online RPG like Phantasy Star Online, this week I’ve chosen a lovely theme from an offline game series called .hack, where the action takes place in an online game named The World. Does it sound complicated? No? Fascinating? I hope so. The games are part of Bandai’s large .hack project involving manga, books, anime, games, toys… The concept interested me greatly and caused me to seek out the anime series .hack//SIGN. After I loved the anime, it was only a matter of time before I got my hands on the games. I liked them quite a bit, too, even if the gameplay was a bit repetitive, and, let’s be honest here, it was one big game split into 4 little parts so that Bandai could make some more money. But even so, I can’t find it in my heart to blame them – I just enjoyed it so much. I’ve heard the .hack//G.U. games were even better, but those didn’t come out in Europe, so it’ll be a while until I get to them. Anyway, the track I’ve chosen is “Wasteland Field ~ Battle”.
Composers: Chikayo Fukuda, Seizo Nakata, Norikatsu Fukuda
Games: .hack//Infection Part 1, .hack//Mutation Part 2, .hack//Outbreak Part 3, .hack//Quarantine Part 4
Song: Wasteland Field ~ Battle