Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash
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Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash is a solid shooter that's fun to play and actually well balanced.
It's a fan service game and it did everything it was set out to do. Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash was simply Marvelous, If you're open minded and you enjoy third person shooters with some extra spice then this game is a great time.
Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash is a surprisingly fun team-based shooter that, sometimes exceedingly, embraces fanservice in a way that few games do in this oversensitive industry.
As much as I find Senran Kagura to be my favorite guilty pleasure series, this one I found myself actively disliking it from the get-go. The gameplay design is certainly fun when you get the hang of it, but everything around it is just badly designed and just makes it not fun to play. As someone that’s for developers wanting to branch out and do other things, this is one of the few times where sticking to the status qua might have been a good idea.
I personally hope the series continues to pursue this genre, as the potential exists to create a truly excellent team-based shooter with a bit more work. Much like the rest of the series, if you’re not averse to blatant fanservice, Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash comes highly recommended.
Players that get over the fan service should find a lot to enjoy in Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash, no matter how weirded out onlookers might be.
While the game's theme, framing and determination to tease me with "almost boobs" does very little for me personally, I can certainly appreciate the effort Marvelous, Kenichiro Takaki and Honey Parade have put into it. Visually, it's only second to Estival and it has a very catchy soundtrack that has a number of ear worms that you might find yourself humming along to. There's also quite a lot of content here across single and multiplayer. It's just a shame that once again, the titillation takes precedence over providing a truly enjoyable game experience by sabotaging the flow and pace with cut scenes.
As a singleplayer experience, it is a lot of fun. The mechanics, customization, and amount of content are all great for this type of game. Bad AI and technical issues do hinder the experience though.
Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash takes the Senran Kagura characters and puts them in skimpy bikinis for a water fight tournament. Despite the jokes and enough Jello boob jiggle to make you question the laws of gravity, the game offers plenty of depth with a huge roster of characters, strategic choices in weapons, and plenty of upgradable options to keep you playing. If you like anime or Senran Kagura and do not take the game too seriously, Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash may be the perfect thing to heat up your summer gaming.
The implementation of water guns on the surface in Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash may make you think that this is a Splatoon style ripoff, but the combat is far from that. Instead of territory based missions, the gameplay actually feels like traditional Senran Kagura mixed with water guns, which fits right with the other the top nature of the series we’ve come to expect in Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash.