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Re: Trilogy Discussion Thread

Postby TheSorrow » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:06 pm

How wrong you are my friend. The scenes are well above what the PS2 is capable of producing. So comparing the scenes and saying there are no changes to it at all is kind of moronic, I would think. Or do you not notice all the Gaussian blur, faster movement, and all around improved quality. You have to be blind to not notice the change in quality.

Although, I do admit that some of the scenes are the same.....they have been ramped up a considerable amount to look good. And have you seen this movie from the R2 DVD perspective on a HD TV? Gorgeous. And when I play .Hack//G.U.-RRR on it, it doesn't look at all anything like the movie does, not even the FMV scenes.

Just saying man......

I watched it in YouTube and Veoh, do you think i can notice "improved quality" on that!? XD

And maybe they're far more detailed and with more quality and all that, but my point was more that some scenes were the same one in content from GU. Let's simply take the scene of the first Azure Kite fight (lv133 Haseo), or AIDA attacking (more like raping) Atoli...both scenes follow the very same motion as they do in the games, with Haseo and everyone else moving the very same and doing the very same with no absolute change at all. Sure, they might improved the graphics quality, but they're the very same scenes nonetheless...just grabbed from the games and spiffied up for better quality, that's it.
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Postby DotHack-Haseo » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:11 pm

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How wrong you are my friend. The scenes are well above what the PS2 is capable of producing. So comparing the scenes and saying there are no changes to it at all is kind of moronic, I would think. Or do you not notice all the Gaussian blur, faster movement, and all around improved quality. You have to be blind to not notice the change in quality.

Although, I do admit that some of the scenes are the same.....they have been ramped up a considerable amount to look good. And have you seen this movie from the R2 DVD perspective on a HD TV? Gorgeous. And when I play .Hack//G.U.-RRR on it, it doesn't look at all anything like the movie does, not even the FMV scenes.

Just saying man......

I watched it in YouTube and Veoh, do you think i can notice "improved quality" on that!? XD

And maybe they're far more detailed and with more quality and all that, but my point was more that some scenes were the same one in content from GU. Let's simply take the scene of the first Azure Kite fight (lv133 Haseo), or AIDA attacking (more like raping) Atoli...both scenes follow the very same motion as they do in the games, with Haseo and everyone else moving the very same and doing the very same with no absolute change at all. Sure, they might improved the graphics quality, but they're the very same scenes nonetheless...just grabbed from the games and spiffied up for better quality, that's it.


Except in the movie version when Haseo Fight's Azure Kite, He doesn't bring out his scythe like he does in the game XD That's a change as well.

The opening fight where it's a nighttime instead of daytime or dusk, like it was in the game. There are a lot of subtle changes. And the creators also put more emphasis on making his eyes look a lot better and glow more evily. I suggest getting the DVD. I have the R2 DVD, and it's just awesome quality.

But, I also know where you are getting at as well.
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Postby TheSorrow » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:39 pm

The opening fight where it's a nighttime instead of daytime or dusk, like it was in the game. There are a lot of subtle changes. And the creators also put more emphasis on making his eyes look a lot better and glow more evily. I suggest getting the DVD. I have the R2 DVD, and it's just awesome quality.

That battle is so darn different though, maybe taking aspects of the "original" one from the games, but done specfically for the movie rather than taking it from the games, like the other scenes. And i'll definetly get the DVD if i find it somewhere around here by a miracle or something XD It was tough enough to get the games, and buying online is still a no-go for me, sadly...
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Re: Trilogy Discussion Thread

Postby _Tri-edge_ » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:46 pm

To me, It wasn't that big of a difference when it came to re-creating the scenes from the games into the movie though. Sure, let's make the Hulle Granz Cathedral a little darker to add more emotion, or make Haseo do some flips of some sort, or make Haseo's expressions stupidly more demonic. XD but, at least for the first half hour or so, everything was basically the same. If it were going to be a re-telling of the series, they should of at least showed the game cutscenes from completely different angles and views 95% of the time..

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Postby DotHack-Haseo » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:00 am

I was just completely disappointed how they left out some of the lesser characters from the series.
I suppose it couldn't be helped, but it would have been nice. Although, at the very end, Ovan has a flashback and sees every characters. It shows them standing all in one bunch, and they are all there. But it goes by really quick.

Endrance would have been nice to see, as well as.......gaaahhh, I feel bad for not remembering her name. The girl with the split personality. I would have loved to see them both in there at some point, besides the ending. Would have added a little more flavor, I think.
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Postby TheSorrow » Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:38 pm

Endrance would have been nice to see, as well as.......gaaahhh, I feel bad for not remembering her name. The girl with the split personality. I would have loved to see them both in there at some point, besides the ending. Would have added a little more flavor, I think.

lol Sakubo :P

And wasn't Haseo seeing the flashback? Anyways, i found that unneeded and even more confusing for those who haven't played the games (though this movie was meant for those who have played them anyways, this just becomong one more reason why). Suddenly, lots of characters that Haseo only saw once or didn't see at all in the whole movie are suddenly being remembered as if they were his important friends or something. I mean, couldn't he simply see Atoli and Shino, and maybe others like Pi and Kuhn, and just leave it at that without making the movie more confusing and darn rushed? XP
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Re: Trilogy Discussion Thread

Postby Anime Monkey » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:20 am

Honestly, let's just admit that Trilogy was made for one thing and one thing only.
And that is to be really really purty, thereby giving me opportunity to screencap really really purty stuff.
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Re: Trilogy Discussion Thread

Postby renadeles » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:27 am

.....................I just heard about the news.

I either get to import my second Japanese bluray, or not get it at all. No bluray, no dub, means no thank you to the R1 DVD. I liked both casts, but if I'm gonna be paying for fanservice I wanna go for the most shiny. I already was rather against getting a DVD version, so now that they've pissed me off with no dub I might as well not add to the DVD sales.

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Re: Trilogy Discussion Thread

Postby Anime Monkey » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:55 am

So I got the DVD yesterday. Decided I might as well post some impressions about it here.

First off, I'm actually impressed by the packaging. After hearing about no dub, I thought they'd do a real crap job with the rest of it, but no. The DVD menus were pretty nice, the extras were interesting (Parody Mode ftw), and although we only had one language to choose from at least we got Japanese 5.1 and 2.0. Not much, but it's the thought that counts.

Second, the subtitles, or rather some stuff about the translation job. Overall it was perfectly fine; heck, I even noticed that the movie was better since I was finally able to understand what they were saying (funny how it works like that, huh? :P). However, you could tell the translator wasn't trying to keep it consistent with the games'. What I mean is, they called Aina "Ina", which I know is how it was spelled before the English ver. was released but since the games called it Aina I felt the movie subs should have too. Then there was one quote; "Sear this into your mind." In the games, this was known as the famous "Burn this into your eyes", so... yeah, no consistency there.

But otherwise, it was fine. I'm just being picky. XP
Heck, it was great to hear Atoli call Haseo a manwhore in the Parody Mode. That alone makes the DVD worth buying imo.
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Re: Trilogy Discussion Thread

Postby _Tri-edge_ » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:16 pm

Anime Monkey wrote:So I got the DVD yesterday. Decided I might as well post some impressions about it here.

First off, I'm actually impressed by the packaging. After hearing about no dub, I thought they'd do a real crap job with the rest of it, but no. The DVD menus were pretty nice, the extras were interesting (Parody Mode ftw), and although we only had one language to choose from at least we got Japanese 5.1 and 2.0. Not much, but it's the thought that counts.

Second, the subtitles, or rather some stuff about the translation job. Overall it was perfectly fine; heck, I even noticed that the movie was better since I was finally able to understand what they were saying (funny how it works like that, huh? :P). However, you could tell the translator wasn't trying to keep it consistent with the games'. What I mean is, they called Aina "Ina", which I know is how it was spelled before the English ver. was released but since the games called it Aina I felt the movie subs should have too. Then there was one quote; "Sear this into your mind." In the games, this was known as the famous "Burn this into your eyes", so... yeah, no consistency there.

But otherwise, it was fine. I'm just being picky. XP
Heck, it was great to hear Atoli call Haseo a manwhore in the Parody Mode. That alone makes the DVD worth buying imo.


The Ovan scene during the Parody mode was priceless!! XD

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Re: Trilogy Discussion Thread

Postby emptyazureskies » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:00 pm

they didn't add returner to it right?

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Postby Anime Monkey » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:22 pm

Nope, no Returner. If they had I would've said so in my previous post.
At this point, I'm doubting we'll ever get a NA release of the OVA. Oh well.
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Re: Trilogy Discussion Thread

Postby emptyazureskies » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:30 pm

yeah it was their last chance to before link.... so i know it will never be now... unless they have a dubbed bluray version of trilogy being released at a different time i dont see that happening either though

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Postby Ganheim » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:56 am

Anime Monkey wrote:Heck, it was great to hear Atoli call Haseo a manwhore in the Parody Mode. That alone makes the DVD worth buying imo.
I saw the trilogy fansubbed and they cut out all the parts of the games that I thought gave it its soul (things like Skeith going berserk on Kuhn/Magus, Alkaid and Atoli bantering over Haseo in what I thought were some of the funniest moments in the trilogy...sure, a bunch of these things may be personal preference but it just seemed so rushed).

However, Atoli calling Haseo a manwhore sounds funny. What exactly is Parody Mode (as it's unlikely that I'm ever going to have the opportunity to get my hands on the dvd)? An alternate dub? A sort of bonus OVA kind of thing like the 4komas in Vol 3?
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Re: Trilogy Discussion Thread

Postby Ranylyn » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:22 am

Ganheim wrote:What exactly is Parody Mode (as it's unlikely that I'm ever going to have the opportunity to get my hands on the dvd)? An alternate dub? A sort of bonus OVA kind of thing like the 4komas in Vol 3?


It's a bonus couple of videos, just taking clips from the movie (with a few extras made specifically to make things work) for laughs. For example, one of them is Haseo trying to watch a video of Alkaid giving a striptease and getting locked out, so Yata sells him a premium membership and Haseo takes two. Silly things like that. My favorite is by far the one with the classroom scene :P
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Postby TheSorrow » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:26 pm

However, Atoli calling Haseo a manwhore sounds funny. What exactly is Parody Mode (as it's unlikely that I'm ever going to have the opportunity to get my hands on the dvd)? An alternate dub? A sort of bonus OVA kind of thing like the 4komas in Vol 3?

Even seen those "Abridged Series" where people take original scenes from the anime/game/etc, and then dub them on their own so the characters end up saying funny things? Yeah, it's basicly that, an alternate dub like you said, just made by the actual creators and dubbed by the actual dubbers. With few scenes added too, like Ranylyn said, but overall it uses scenes from the actual Trilogy movie, made now funny of course.
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Postby GyppyGirl2021 » Fri May 21, 2010 3:34 pm

...Now that I have the DVD myself, I've been restraining an urge to watch it nonstop >_>

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Postby Tolby » Fri May 21, 2010 6:17 pm

Atoli: I can understand Endrance...

Haseo: Uh... why... ?
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Postby Saizou » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:58 pm

Tolby wrote:Atoli: I can understand Endrance...

Haseo: Uh... why... ?


Ou..OUCH! Just a sec!

I still liked the part before it a lil more..

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Re: Trilogy Discussion Thread

Postby Aru » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:17 pm

The only thing I liked about this movie were the parody modes. The movie itself was nothing but unnecessary fan service, and was a huge disappointment in almost every aspect.
..I loved the bits with Ovan, though <3 but that's just me being a fangirl, and I'd honestly rather not let that get in the way of my opinions of this movie like most people tend to do :/
Saying the graphics were good is just unnecessary. Actually, they were amazing, but not great enough for me to enjoy the movie any more or less than I have.
Also, the somewhat lack of music in this movie didn't help. I don't know if it was because I was watching it on youtube, but the music was almost unnoticeable. I listened to some pieces of the soundtrack, though, and I still wasn't impressed. Liar's Smile was good, though.

It also did a horrible job at marketing to people who have never played the games. It was just too confusing if you put yourself in the shoes of someone who has no idea what G.U. is, and to say that it was marketed towards those people just seems untrue. I guess it would have made some sense if you at least knew of what .hack is about, but not reallyyyyyyy.
I also can't help but to wtf at the scene when Ovan I guess remembers all of these people he "touched"? I don't know. Anyway, how is anyone going to know who they are? Especially when they never appeared in the movie ever.

I'd also say that it was annoying how Atoli was just a fill in for everyone else that helped make Haseo a better person, but then I remember that it was only done so to constrain time and throw in some romance for the fangirls to eat up.
Speaking of romance, that whole "lol let's float to the top of wherever the hell we are for three minutes because we just realized that we love each other" was wayy too long. Yeah ok thanks for this but I kinda realized they had feelings for each other after the first minute guys please stop this.

With that being said, they would have done a better job had it been a longer version of Returner, or had taken place somewhat before the events of Link, but still involving the characters from G.U.
Probably wouldn't have made it to theaters, but they still would have made money through DVD sales, so I don't see the big deal.

All in all, if someone ever asked me if they should watch this movie, I would suggest that they just break down and buy the games somehow; or if they lived close to me, I would just lend them to them.
Made more sense and was much more enjoyable.
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