Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls
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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.