Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution Reviews

Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
4 / 10
May 14, 2024

Neptunia Game Maker (R)evolution is another stinker in a long line of disappointing Neptunia series entries. I love these characters and their world, but this is a flat action-RPG with a barebones management game bolted onto it that do not do them right by any means.

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May 13, 2024

Neptunia GameMaker R:Evolution is a huge upgrade to Sisters vs Sisters and adds some more new characters to Gamindustri.

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May 14, 2024

Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution is an admirable effort to find a way of introducing more characters and an all-new plot-line, while also in some ways going back to the fundamentals in terms of storytelling and structure. I do wish the Idea Factory people would give up on this action combat system when the turn-based approach was less obviously affected by the budget, but the usual gorgeous fanservice art and antics of the characters kept me smiling throughout.

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8 / 10.0
May 13, 2024

It has its issues and doesn't bring a lot of new things to the table, but it's a fun, familiar stepping stone to the next Neptunia game, and that's all fans really want.

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7 / 10
May 18, 2024

There is no doubt that that the mostly strong level design, amusing character interactions and intriguing story make Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution a solid entry on Nintendo Switch, especially when having both new and returning music that help with the nostalgic feel for returning fans. It is a shame that there are some unbalanced areas in both design and gameplay that could impact enjoyment for some less skilled players, as overall it is a captivating addition to the well-known and beloved Neptunia series.

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Unscored
May 13, 2024

Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution’s poor framerate, terrible gameplay, and story with no stakes combine together to make for a thoroughly unpleasant RPG. While the game’s entire goal is to make better and better games, the actual Neptunia series seems to have instead gone on a steep downward decline.

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7.3 / 10.0
May 14, 2024

Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution is a lovely game with a fun-filled story. It may have many recycled elements and stages from the previous game but more often than not, it's still a treat to play. 💽

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6 / 10.0
May 14, 2024

Despite the presence of various charismatic characters and the series' usual humor, Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution doesn't stand out as a memorable action RPG due to a monotonous and extremely unbalanced combat system. For the hardcore fans of the franchise, there are many familiar aspects that may offer some fun; however, for those looking for a solid experience in the genre, there are many options easier to recommend.

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8.2 / 10.0
May 16, 2024

Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution is a game that offers a new twist on the Neptunia games with a story of game development and dungeon crawling, It definitely doesn't perform as well as you would like and it does take some shine off of what I would consider the best in the Neptunia series, I found the previous games fun but kind of the same story and progress wise, This is the first time it felt and played differently, the story and game development aspect really keep you engaged.

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5 / 10.0
May 13, 2024

Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution’s character interactions and comedy make it worth playing. However, it’s let down by its gameplay, which is occasionally good, often mediocre, and sometimes actively bad. I say this as a long-time fan of Neptunia, which might be the only group that this title appeals to.

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