Are we done yet?
The third installment of the .hack series doesn't bring anything new to the table, but sometimes that can be a good thing. An above-average dungeon crawler with a decent balance of physical and magic attacks with a think-on-you-feet gameplay element. Also, the one thing the Japanese know about is character development and you get really emotional involved with these characters,
On the other side of the coin, not changing is very lazy of the developers. Barely any new songs is somewhat stale and is better to put on your music and mute the game excluding the dialogue between characters. No new level designs also make it unimaginative and boring to a degree.
The Bottom Line
The only things holding this series together is the gameplay and story/character development. Fans emotional involved with the series are the only ones at this point who will buy it.