Superdimension Neptune vs. Sega Hard Girls is a match made in gaming heaven. A JRPG with some expanded and fun platforming mechanics throughout, this game improves on the Neptunia series model while sending the player on a lighthearted romp through an alternative Sega universe.
If you're a fan of turn-based strategic battling or just fun RPGs, then Superdimension Neptune VS SEGA Hard Girls is a highly recommended experience. Surprisingly, given the perceived lack of love and support for the Vita in the West, this is actually a great time for RPG fans to own Sony's handheld.
A traditional but incisive gameplay and clever narrative devices make it a must buy for any fan of Neptune, as well as a good JRPG for lovers of the genre.
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Superdimension Neptune VS SEGA Hard Girls still carries over some of the faults from past games, but it makes meaningful changes that really help improve the formula. It’s a refreshing step forward in a series that seemed to be treading ground. It’s a formidable RPG, and fans of the franchises crossing over should definitely check it out.
To be entirely honest, purely as a Hyperdimension Neptunia fan, I'm a bit conflicted on Superdimension Neptune Vs. Sega Hard Girls. On one hand, the game has a great cast and good interaction, but on the other a lot of it feels like it's cut short to make way for the other eras' stories. Even among the characters themselves, Neptune acts strangely out of character, feeling more like an alternative crowd high school student than the bombastic layabout that fans are used to, and Plutia acts a bit too aware of her alter ego's depravity. Honestly the greatest joy that I got out of this game was the ability to have Plutia and Uzume in a single party, but even then with only a couple of special moves each, something just feels missing.
Though Compile Heart once again re-uses a lot of assets, there are plenty of new systems in work to warrant a purchase.
At the end of the day, Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is a serviceable port of an already somewhat dated and niche title.
Overall, Superdimension Neptune vs Sega Hard Girls is yet another solid entry from the Neptunia series, but it could have been one of the higher recommended titles were it not for the new list of annoyances it added alongside its gameplay improvements.
Whether or not Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is a recommendation comes down to the individual. Players who can’t get enough of the series are probably only reading this to reinforce a purchase decision that was already made. They can rest assured knowing that this is a worthy entry in the series, giving an enormous dose of the quirk and charm that earned the series its place.
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is a pretty average game that's only slightly elevated by its writing. Unless you're a fan of the franchise or like games with cute girls in them, and even then there are better games with cute girls, then I wouldn't recommend it.
Viewed strictly in a complete bubble, on a technical level, this is one of the best titles in the series so far. Some of the previous issues mentioned hold it back from widespread enjoyment beyond those in the niche, but fans will like the new characters and game.
Newcomers and longtime fans alike will be pleasantly surprised by this newest outing.
We liked playing Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls for its story and gameplay. Having the game reuse some assets from previous releases might rub some of you the wrong way, but don’t let that keep you from playing this fun portable release. And if you’re completely new to the franchise, this is an excellent jumping point since gameplay has been refined and the formula has perfected considerably.
I have had a lot of fun playing the game since the new mechanics and changes have completely revamped the series. I especially loved the platforming and medal collecting aspect. It encourages exploration rather than getting from A to B as fast as you can. The game also offers multiple endings and a New Game+ with tougher enemies and new bosses, and you will also have an opportunity to do quests you couldn’t do previously. I greatly enjoyed playing this one for my Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls review, and I look forward to trying the next game in the Neptunia series!
There are few players out there that will fully appreciate this title, a crossover of two rather niche properties, with little to elevate it over the numerous other instalments in the series. The repetitive nature of the quests and the huge amounts of exposition are very off-putting. Hardcore Hyperdimension fans will already be picking this up, and long-time SEGA fans will find plenty of references to keep them entertained, but the core game leaves a lot to be desired.
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls maintains the status quo of the RPG entries in the series. The lighthearted story is a great contrast to the other serious RPGs on the system, though the lengthy visual novel scenes can grate on your nerves if you aren't already on board with the oddball tale. It's a shame that a large swath of the game is taken wholly from older titles with minimal changes, but the improvements in the combat and skill systems make up for that transgression. In the end, it won't sway the minds of those who want deeper and more serious fare, but it will please those who are already fans of the series.
More than anything, the pacing of Sega Hard Girls is so incredibly spot on. It’s a game that’s easy to play for short bursts of time, as missions and dungeons tend to be compact, and there aren’t the long cut scenes to sit through.
There's no denying that Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is a special JRPG that's bursting with vibrant personality and loads of fun.
once you get used to the way the game wants you to play, get used to the framerate, and the camera, and start to understand more and more of the game, the more you grow to enjoy it - I loved getting new skills to see the flashy new costumes and animations, and love the feeling of slaughtering my foes, and, whilst I didn't find any sort of boss battle in the few hours I had with the game, I'd love to see where the game goes nearing it's middle, and ending chapters. With loveable characters, comical writing, enthusiastic voice acting, addicting gameplay and easy-to-pick-up nature of the game, Megadimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is a different type of game than what you may be accustomed to, and might help you to shake up the mix, to try and get you to play something new.
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is nothing else than a pretty big overhaul/extension of an already beloved series. Adding not only more interesting and diverse areas but also new ways of exploring them, allowing for a way better level design and visual diversity. In combination with the extended battle system and well-known silly, yet adorable plot, it may very well be the strongest entry in the series to date, no matter how grindful it still is.