Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls Reviews
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.
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.
At the end of the day, Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is a serviceable port of an already somewhat dated and niche title.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newcomers and longtime fans alike will be pleasantly surprised by this newest outing.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Superdimension Neptune is an incredibly enjoyable entry in the Neptunia series, and it's great to see the Sega Hard Girls co-starring, and producing the best character roster yet. The game retains enough similarities to earlier Neptunia games so as not to alienate fans while mixing things up enough to provide a game that feels new and keeps you coming back for more. The time loop mechanic may have been done before, but, for me at least, it's relatively fresh. Superdimension Neptune is probably the best game I've played this year, and I look forward to seeing what's next for the Neptunia franchise.
Superdimension Neptune Vs Sega Hard Girls is a great addition to the series along with other great games. With new characters and gameplay mechanics added to the franchise, there isn’t really anything holding this game back. Though the next mainline game in the series is far-off, there is already another game on its way to the west — hopefully the Sega Hard Girls will appear again.