.hack//G.U. Trilogy

I finally watched “.hack//G.U. Trilogy” for the third time last night. To go as far as watching it three times, I must love it very much.

I am completely in love with the graphics. It is unique. I would say it is a flawless blend of 3D and 2D. Trilogy is certainly 3D; you can tell at once that it is. Yet, it retains its 2D anime look exceedingly well. I am always amazed by the way they do the character’s hair every time I watch it. It looks like it was made of polygon but the shading looks like that of anime action figure. Another thing that enhances its 2D quality is the Toon Shader shadow.

While I am very pleased by the graphics, I would say that the story is not as satisfying. I played the three volumes of “.hack//G.U” games in PlayStation2 a while back ago. By the end of Vol. 1, Haseo had become one of my favorite video game characters ever. I could see how his character subtly changed to the better. Compared to the Trilogy movie, the game gives more depth to each character. It is understandable though, for to turn a three-volume-RPG into a single movie, a lot of story parts and characters have to be cut.

Overall, “.hack//G.U. Trilogy” has successfully won a place in my favorite movies list, along with “Toki o Kakeru Shojo”, which I do not have the heart to see again. In term of graphics, it is definitely my favorite.


Is Sea World Inspired by Exodus?

It was several weeks ago when I started reading the bible again after enormous quantity of day-off.

I had decided to read from the very first page to the end. But, temptation kept coming and still keeps on coming, I believe.

That day’s reading was Exodus.

I could not help thinking about sea world while I was reading these two passages. You walk on escalator with the underwater scenery on your left and right. It is the modern version of this scene!