Very nice review. One thing though, I raised my hand when you asked who is in for a romantic comedy, and you didn't count!Okay....joking aside, this part is both emotional and funny at the same time. I kind of understand what you mean by mood whiplash in this part because I don't even know how I am suppose to feel when these events turn up. I am also surprised that one of the major antagonist is actually 12. Seriously!? What is he, a young genius? And I feel really sad that Alkaid is gone since she is also my most favorite character in the .Hack universe. But I do believe she will return, and hopefully soon.Something off topic, Valkyrie Chronicles just got a Steam release, and it was a huge success. Now if only the .Hack series and Xenosaga would do the same, that would be AWESOME!