written by Akikuzu
NWANIME won't let me edit my .Hack/Signs review! Doesn't really matter, same review applies for both series, but for the record, HACK is superior to Signs. ^.^
.Hack/Signs review here:
Disclaimer - I am just a reviewer with an opinion (and a broken "w" key) - I judge through my lens, yours is just as valid. I will avoid spoilers where I can but read at your own risk.
It's been a while since I've watched this anime so my memory is a little fuzzy, but here goes. player.Hack//Sign>;additem f 10000 is a strange little anime from the .Hack series; a story about a game world where the majority of the game consist of dialogue between characters. There are also games in this series that continue on the same story. Depending on how you look at it, .Signs//. is either an Anime as a part of a series with extra content in the form of a game, or itself bonus material for a game.
This makes it a little difficult writing about the anime because I had never played the game.
I'll be honest, I can't tell if I'm remembering Signs or another anime in the series as I write this, .Hack//Root;... both had terrible protagonists with lots of melodrama. a miserable atmosphere and bitter, tiresome angst. What's worse is I watched both of them entirely, twice, and found myself really enjoying them sometimes, only to be disappointed, deflated every time.
I'll make this quick. The show is let down by two things; Its wasted potential and poor delivery on what is otherwise an excellent premise for an anime; and its very nature of being a show as a part of a games series. If you haven't bought into the game series, this is not for you.
For the Record ROOT is superior to SIGNS in every way, so it's earn't that second star! Well on our way to opening Jolly Roger Bay!
Music was good, but GOD DIVA has done MUCH better.
Series - Unapproved.
- Smile damnit, you're bringing everyone down.
- No 1337hax0rs!!1!