Neptunia Virtual Stars

Idea Factory, Compile Heart

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
68
Top Critic Average
40%
Critics Recommend
Based on 10 critic reviews
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Neptunia Virtual Stars

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 10 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 5Mar 2, 2021
PCMar 29, 2021
PlayStation 4Mar 2, 2021

Developer: Compile Heart

Publisher: Idea Factory

Genres: Action, RPG

STORY Enter Virtualand - a digital world that exists alongside the networks of various dimensions. Within Virtualand lies the planet Emote - a planet faced with extinction due to the maleficent group of Content destroyers known as Antis. In an act of desperation, the Digital Goddess of the planet Emote, Faira, sends a distress signal to other dimensions in hopes to find a savior of this planet. And the saviors that were reached? The rising Vtuber stars, Me and You, members of MEWTRAL, as well as the Goddesses of Gamindustri: Neptune, Noire, Blanc, and Vert! Can MEWTRAL and the Goddesses band together and save the planet Emote from complete destruction? KEY FEATURES Switch Up & Keep Movin' – Seamlessly switch perspectives between the four Goddesses & playable VTubers in fast-paced hack 'n' slash battles. Rock enemies with lightning-fast combos and glide across the map to dodge incoming attacks. Feel the BeatTik Rhythm – Keep tempo in the BeatTik rhythm game! Accessorize your favorite characters and have them groove to your favorite Neptunia Virtual Stars tracks. Record your BeatTik performance, then use the video on the Video Battler section to unlock unique items, songs, and even more dance moves! Take your EMOtions to Overdrive – The Emotional Overdrive special attack can bring the Goddesses and Vtubers to a harmonious victory. Fill up the Emote Gauge to activate your Emotional Overdrive and watch the Vtubers come to life. You may even find yourself receiving extra loot for your stunning performance! Rescue a Vtuber, Save the Planet – Find and save the Vtubers scattered throughout Virtualand! Do you find yourself falling flat in battle? With the Guest Connect System, Vtubers can support you with their special powers to topple any enemy!

Neptunia Virtual Stars Critic Reviews

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Neptunia Virtual Stars is a great new direction for the series. It's weird and unexpected, but it's a breath of fresh-air compared to the familiar territory the last few games have been treading. There's a massive amount of love for vtuber culture in this game and it helps lift up the fun and refreshing story. It's a shame that the combat couldn't reach the same highs as the rest of the game, but while it's a major wrinkle, it doesn't ruin the entire experience. Any hardcore vtuber fan needs to play this game, and some clunky combat won't change that.

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If you can get past its confusing story, Neptunia Virtual Stars has a great setting and decent combat that fans of the series will enjoy.

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While Neptune and her friends are just as enthusiastic and charming as ever, both the gameplay and story feels a little stale. It’s great that the developer has managed to seamlessly blend together real V-tubers with the ladies from Gamesindustri, but it’s a real shame that there’s nothing else that lifts this game above average.

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Unsurprisingly, Neptunia Virtual Stars hinges on what exactly you're looking for. If that answer is a quirky RPG with tight and deep mechanics, you'll likely be disappointed. However, if you just want a fun RPG that has amusing interactions and cute characters, it will likely be fun. That isn't to say Neptunia Virtual Stars is a bad game, it just doesn't particularly stand out in any positive or negative way.

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