.hack//Sign was the very first anime series I ever purchased, back when anime series’ were purchased in part sets of four episodes rather than in complete volumes as they are today.
You need to play the four-part video game series to full experience, especially considering as .hack//Sign provides more questions than answers. However by itself, the series still provides an interesting experience with a strong storyline and concept.
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The "trapped in an online game" concept is interesting, and well used throughout the 25 episode series.
A strong storyline, although may be too dialogue heavy for some people.
Features a variety of players from the top-tier hacker, in-game police and general user to the complete newbie.
One of the more notable opening sequences.
For its time, the visual and musical backing is very strong.
The video game series that follows on from this title has been long out of print.
The plot can be slow to progress at points.
Some of the releases of this series do not come with the bonus episode that features a crossover between Sign and the games.
Despite being based in an online action RPG world, there is less action then you might be expecting.