Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 31
  2. Negative: 13 out of 31
  1. Random turn-based combat and impenetrable inventory. [Spring 2011, p.116]
  2. Mar 13, 2011
    It's just perverted. [Apr 2011, p.91]
  3. Most everyone else can pass this one by and spare their teeth some trauma. [April 2011, p.79]
  4. 30
    There's precious little to recommend here outside of the occasionally cutesy over-sexed anime visuals and comedy wobbling breasts.
  5. Mar 4, 2011
    A shell of an RPG. The idea for the world is there and the idea for a unique battle system is there, but nothing is actually inside these ideas.
  6. Mar 3, 2011
    In the end, it's difficult to recommend staying away from Hyperdimension Neptunia, because despite its flaws, it may just be the most humorous title NISA's ever released. If you do decide to brave the world of Gamindustri, at least now you'll know what you're getting into.
  7. Mar 2, 2011
    This hypersexualized role-playing game degrades the console war with questionable gameplay mechanics, choppy animation, and some truly awful music.
  8. Mar 21, 2011
    Hyperdimension spends too much time engaging in fan service and in objectifying women and not enough time on making the core gameplay compelling enough.
  9. Mar 14, 2011
    Combine the fact the game just isn't engaging with the same four or five environments for battles, the constant flow of graphical glitches and the bland dialog between characters, and I have no idea why anyone thought this would be a good game.
  10. Feb 20, 2011
    There's zero inspiration in the gameplay and even less in the presentation. [Issue#202, p.90]
  11. Mar 8, 2011
    Quotation forthcoming.
  12. Mar 8, 2011
    Even the most ardent JRPG fan will baulk at the roughshod simplicity of the game's systems, restricting the game's audience to Japanophile anime fans who can overlook the experiences shortcomings as a videogame and approach it as a cultural curio. That is, a sexist, senseless and ultimately stupid cultural curio.
  13. 20
    An allegory of the video games industry featuring consoles as characters should've been comedy gold, but if this were a games machine it'd be the Atari Jaguar.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 118 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Mar 7, 2011
    Don't believe the review sites, this is a great game! Neptunia and Trinity Universe are two of the most unique games you could ever play. The healing system all of the critics whine about is not based on luck at all, but on percentages. At either level 8 or 9 Neptune already has 100 points and thus can get an automatic heal every time. Most of these "professional" reviewers simply played the game for an hour and were upset that Neptunia is something different and proceeded to unjustly bash the game. And honestly look at the cover of the box. If you don't like or are offended by Moe, bishoujo, or anime girls in general then why in the world would you buy this game of be assigned to review it? Rant aside Neptunia has some of the best english voice acting in any game ever. The dialog is superbly written and is absolutely hilarious. The battle system is pretty good, and does take some getting used to. The music is great, and it is too bad that we did not get the sound track as Japanese gamers did. This game is worth buying just for the characters, voice acting, and story alone. Overall a great unique game that is perfect for anyone who likes JRPGs or anime. Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2011
    Seeing as not any of the so called official reviewers can pull their head out of their asses I shall have to compensate for it here a bit. Despite what you have might have read about this game, you should definitely try it out. Full Review »
  3. Apr 7, 2011
    I'm on IF_Awesome's side here. I have read reviews where people were talking trash about neptunia and yet, they aren't even rpg fans! There is no point in talking trash about a game that you KNOW you won't like. All of you out there who love anime and can tolerate(or like) a little fan service should definitely buy this game. Especially for the comedy, which i think is something we can all agree on as hilarious Full Review »