(1) Can this description of this game be true?
(2) Would any sane person play it?
(3) If they did, would they need counselling later?
.hack / infection (Dev: CyberConnect2, Pub: Bandai / Atari, Plat: PS2) is an RPG with a plot centred on a fictional MMORPG.
So you’re a single player, playing the character of person that is playing a character in a multi-player game, replete with fictional friends that want to trade with you, I mean your character, I mean your character's character – ohh I need a lie down.
... and if anyone even mentions the Matrix they get a /slap.