Hyperdimension Neptunia

by Tecmo Koei | PlayStation 3

Hyperdimension Neptunia is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 34.
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  • Comic Mischief
  • Fantasy Violence
  • Language
  • Partial Nudity
  • Sexual Themes
Platform: PlayStation 3
Category: Role-Playing
Publisher: Tecmo Koei
Developer: Tecmo Koei
Release Date: 02/17/2011
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Hyperdimension Neptunia is an all new PS3 RPG by Idea Factory. Players will take on the role of a young goddess named Neptune. She is a personified video game console who will fight against the evil goddess, a personified version of a video game piracy device. During battle Neptune will fight in her human form or her battle goddess mode which changes her appearance, stats, and personality. Much like a computer Neptune and her fellow goddesses can be customized by finding and creating new parts.

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    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Compile Heart's First Neptunia Is Solid... Sort Of Compile Heart is not known for its triple A titles. Hyperdimension Neptunia is a testament to that. Produced on a budget that would buy you a used car, Neptunia has a lot of issues, but also shows a lot of promise. From the absolutely horrendous music to the overly-complicated battle system and lackluster graphics, Neptunia’s cracks are many and very visible. However, do not let that turn you away. Even with such glaring flaws as a ridiculous and inane plot, over-sexualized character designs, bad gameplay and terrible music, HDN has promise, if you stick around to find out what they are. The dungeons are bland, and combat may be a chore, but once you get through the tedium of the tutorial dungeon, things really start to pick up. A shining example of this is the fast –pace of the combat, however complicated it may seem. Turns are switched frequently, keeping you on your toes and wondering who in your party will be next to fall, or I you will win the battle. During combat, you can switch between physical attacks, gun attacks and elemental abilities. However, so can your enemy. The problem with combat is that it gets too difficult too quickly, leaving the player to grind out random encounters over the course of the next 40 or so hours. The visual novel cutscenes are very well drawn, and the banter between the characters is charming to hear as well as watch, which is a very nice distraction from the gloomy dungeons and terrible fighting. On the subject of dungeons, you will explore many, and almost all of them suck in one way or another. They are dark, gloomy, poorly designed, too small/too big, and have too many random encounters and not enough treasure chests to make it interesting or worthwhile. However, since the DLC has been released, the dungeons have improved significantly. If Compile Heart learned one thing, it was to listen to consumers. As for plot, this is where I became polarized. On the one hand, Neptunia has sheer brilliance. One the other hand, it is also complete lunacy (in a bad way). Hyperdimension Neptunia is a game that parodies games and the industry as a whole. The four main characters, Neptune, Noire, Vert and Blanc, are human representations of the SEGA Neptune, Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii respectively. Concerning the plot details, Neptune has been kicked out of the realm of the goddesses and forced to live as a mortal. With amnesia. On a quest to retrieve her memories and powers, she uncovers a dastardly plot. I will say no more beyond that, only that the game spirals out of control from there onwards. This is both good and bad. It is good because it is an absolute thrill ride. However, it is also one of the dumbest plots I have ever sat through, and the humor can be absolutely cringe-worthy at times. In short, if you enjoy anime, cute girls and RPG’s, I recommend you check this out. However, do so at your own risk. You have been warned.
    Date published: 2014-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from cool game i played this game and its very good i was wondering if there is a squeal to this game or this is a squeal to another game?
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Still too expensive Amazing game for any RPG fan. I do admit the "female suggestiveness" could drive some away and I agree it does. The writing and voice acting is a mixture of good and bad. there are some moments where its just like uggghhhh. If you get past that, this game plays VERY smoothly and is a straight forward RPG. There is no real free-roam but thats perfectly fine in this game. The fact that MK2 is about $10 cheaper is kinda silly since this game is older ( looking at you AC1 ) This game should be $20 flat now. Most Gamestop's only carry about 1 copy per store when I went to find it. Either way, GET THIS GAME.
    Date published: 2013-08-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's good, but not that great The concept behind the game is unique and there are some rather humorous parts. I liked how they would add non-necessary scenes where they mention past/current popular titles. Because when you figure it out your like "yeah it's that one" or how there's one where it's obviously Princess Peach (she's princess pear in the game) and she talks about how she got tired of waiting for her ex-boyfriend the plumber so she ran off with another person - I though that was hilarious...anyways I digressed. The graphics were in anime style, but I was very disappointed in the fact that there wasn't really any facial changes except for the >.< or their normal breathing face. I found it really irritating when there's so much dialog in the game. Often leading me to just read the and rapidly pressing x. You don't travel much, only between the four land masses which I will just label as Planeptune, Lastation, Leanbox, and Lowee. Within each, there are dungeons. The dungeons all come with maps so you only need to explore to find treasures or the glyphs to fight a boss like monster. But I got tired of just traveling through dungeons, since that's the only place you really meet monsters or get any credits. You also need to go through the dungeons each time you want to travel to the next land. When I think of RPG I want to be able to explore, I want to be able to walk around areas that aren't just in dungeons - seriously those dungeons begin to look all the same, because some are the same. They try to keep people entertain by giving them more challenging missions as well as ranks for each mission you complete. You can also do a new game plus after defeating the game. I kind of like what they did for us after the credits - you'll just have to beat it to find out. The music, there's one particular BGM that I like, but some of the theme songs for the goddesses were so bizarre. The battle system - so the tutorial doesn't really go through much with you. For a while I didn't understand how she -> Neptune could transform. You'll need to have the fourth move state that there's an extra action to it, usually --, transform, combo link, or switch is what will say. You can't use the items to heal directly, that is something you will need to adjust in the characters' item skill. I swear, Neptune does not like healing herself except with nep bull, it irritates me so bad. The command list is where you select which moves will for x, triangle, square and circle. The way you input it will also determine which moves will appear. You should constantly adjust them as you learn new moves. - this part for some reason reminds me of Xenosaga
    Date published: 2013-06-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the best RPG's i have played in awhile. very funny dialogue great game-play and the image edit thing is a cool idea ** only problem is dungeons seem repetitive but that is when i am grinding and doing the same one multiple times other than that fun as heck and well worth 30 bucks.
    Date published: 2012-11-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gaming and internet memes in a nutshell This is one of the most hilarious games on the ps3 and also one of the best in my opinion just wished more people knew about this instead of playing FPS' all day
    Date published: 2012-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Game ever tis game was the best game i ever played it wasnt that good when it started but i gave it a chance and suddenly i was in love with the game i liked it so much that it made me stop playing call of duty
    Date published: 2012-07-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A rather humorous game. A great game for hardcore RPG players. This game is a feast of clever references to other video games, so if you think you know a thing or two about video games, then I challenge you to count how many references this game makes to other video games out there. Another good thing about this game was that it's voice acting is superb, both in english and japanese. The last thing I'd commend this game for is it's battle system. There is a huge combo system that could take hours of customization to perfect, and if you can reach your perfect combo system, then it'll be very hard for you to put this game down. The only thing that I would have to criticize this game on would be it's graphics. Sure, it's going for a more anime like approach, but I know they could've done better. Even the PSP could handle the graphics of this game.
    Date published: 2012-06-19
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