Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation Reviews
A reinterpretation that makes finally tribute to an original title improving it in every aspect. A fundamentalist product, perhaps, but precisely for this reason Absolutely perfect for all lovers of the genre.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Good looks and an original premise are let down by questionable scenes and a lack of ideas in terms of mechanics.
While certainly not a terrible release, Sisters Generation doesn't stray far enough outside the box it lampoons to be considered a good game either. This game is only for dedicated fans of the series, or RPG gamers starving for a new game to fill in the gaps.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation picks up where its predecessor left off, and offers some nifty improvements across the board. It's clear that a lot of care and attention has gone into this game, and while it certainly won't appeal to everyone, we daresay that Gamindustri veterans will be delighted with the offering.
However, for those who haven’t, it’s a solid title jam packed with content, and while the characters and humor will be very much a point of contention, it’s worth checking out all the same if you’re into JRPGs.
It may not be the most difficult JRPG out there, nor does it have the best story we've ever seen. However, if you call yourself a fan of Japanese games and anime, this is not only a game but a franchise that you should try at all costs.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 2 continues on the good path inaugurated by the first King; Birth, only in this case the jump is less evident: not so much for demerits of this remake, as for the big problems that afflicted the first chapter of the series.
Review in Italian | Read full review
At the end of the day, the game was fairly average when it released on the PlayStation 3 and here we are on the PlayStation Vita and the game is still just average. The changes brought about with the Remake System does add value to the game and the combat is still fun. The game also scores points for going mobile, as it allows you to play a bit more at your leisure, hitting up a few missions and then putting the Vita down. The sad thing with this series and game, is that there is a great concept here that is hidden under layers of lame puns, bad jokes, and annoying characters. If you can get passed the story and added fluff that drags you down, there is enough here to keep you entertained for awhile.
There are still fairly large, sprawling JRPGs with modest budgets, such as Bandai Namco’s Tales games, but Neptunia is still a basic dungeon crawl with the occasional boss fight, punctuated by portrait/text based cut scenes.
If you can stomach the pandering story situations Neptunia throws at you, or if you happen to actually enjoy it (once again, no judging here), the simplistic-yet-satisfactory RPG mechanics and large amount of content (including quests, optional bosses, unlockable outfits and more) results in a decent RPG experience that's light in commitment, if high in moe calories.
Despite effectively being a game from 2011, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 still provides an enjoyable experience today.
Ultimately, Re;Birth2 is not a top-tier JRPG in terms of polish, or even story, but it is a solid effort that looks very pretty on the Vita.
If you can move past that, then Re;Birth 2 is a fine remake of the finest Hyperdimension Neptunia game in the franchise. It pushes more boundaries and is a sharper satire than the other games in the series, as fine as they are, and that marks this one out as something special indeed.
All in all, Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 is a well-liked installment in the series for good reason. It introduces some popular characters, it features solid mechanics, it has a great story and one of the most notorious endings in the whole series. Were it not completely superceded by its revamped version Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2, which we’ll talk about in good time, I’d recommend it unreservedly; as it stands, however, the latter version is not only easier to find today thanks to its release on PC, but it’s also a superior experience.