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  • Summary: SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS immediately follows the events of SENRAN KAGURA Burst, revisiting the fierce rivalry between the girls of Hanz? National Academy and their sworn enemies from Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, the latter of which have now gone underground and formed a mercenarySENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS immediately follows the events of SENRAN KAGURA Burst, revisiting the fierce rivalry between the girls of Hanz? National Academy and their sworn enemies from Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, the latter of which have now gone underground and formed a mercenary strike team known as the Homura Crimson Squad. In addition to their old adversaries, the Hanz? girls must also face a whole new set of foes: the students of Gessen Girls’ Academy, who seek to punish them for their imperfections as shinobi warriors. Meanwhile, a new class is in session at Hebijo, and these students mean business: they oppose all three of the competing factions and will stop at nothing to be the last shinobi squad standing – even if it means leaving broken bodies and shattered dreams in their wake. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Oct 31, 2014
    88
    With a great combat system, tons of customization options, some great characters and a few hundred missions to go through, Shinovi Versus is a must have for anyone who enjoys great combat - as long as they're not overly sensitive to fanservice or sex jokes.
  2. Oct 17, 2014
    80
    Once I recovered from the shock and awe of the T&A, the thoughtful design and satisfying mechanics of Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus had no problem keeping my attention. I'd recommend it to any Vita owner looking for fast action in short bursts, but I'd never let anyone watch over my shoulder, though...
  3. 80
    It's silly, but taken in the right sense, it's a satirical adventure that sits on the right side of quality entertainment.
  4. Oct 14, 2014
    70
    Balancing issues and a backstabbing camera put a limit on the fun, but a diverse cast and surprisingly competent narrative should keep fans fighting well into the late hours – just remember to play it beneath the sheets.
  5. Oct 14, 2014
    70
    As a goofy little fighter for the Vita, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus provides a solid amount of content and substance behind its shameless fan service, and as a result, transcends it.
  6. Nov 6, 2014
    60
    Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus brought a lot of change to the series by integrating a 3D world into the experience. Many of the old problems that were previously seen in Burst are still present however, including things like repetition and performance issues.
  7. 35
    The lackluster combat, combined with some terrible camera work and more loading screens than Lindsay Lohan mugshots, make for a game that just isn’t very good.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Oct 14, 2014
    10
    Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is a fun hack and slash game.
    Includes an excellent story. fun combat, and lovable characters.
    The camera has
    Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is a fun hack and slash game.
    Includes an excellent story. fun combat, and lovable characters.

    The camera has a bit of problems, but other than that this game is truly worh its price.
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  2. Oct 17, 2014
    10
    Sencillamente detrás de todo el fanservice que muestra la publicidad se esconde un gran juego, dentro del genero de "yo contra el barrio".Sencillamente detrás de todo el fanservice que muestra la publicidad se esconde un gran juego, dentro del genero de "yo contra el barrio". Primero la lista de personajes a seleccionar es mucho mas amplia de la vista en la 3DS con el Burst, al ser las involucradas 4 academias, y cada una tiene su estilo de juego, con su propia arma y forma de comportarse dentro del escenario.

    Luego cada personaje tiene sus puntos fuertes y debiles, y se pueden ir creciendo con el aumento de los niveles, sus estadísticas se incrementan, tienen nuevos movimientos, y se logran desbloquear distintos objetos, en este sentido toma prestado elementos que vemos mas en los rpgs que los juegos de lucha callejera, aparte que los enemigos pueden dejar items útiles en el escenario muy al estilo de los juegos de musou de Tecmo.

    Aunque la historia no es la gran cosa, sirve, y al menos permite dar un transfondo a los personajes, sus objetivos y que las motiva a seguir luchando, en realidad se hace bastante ameno en muchas ocasiones, aunque lo estoy iniciando me ha gustado bastante, solo espero que se mantenga así hasta el final.

    En lo personal me gusta, es se vuelve muy entretenido y hay momentos donde uno no lo quiere soltar, es un juego ideal para portátiles definitivamente. A veces no hay que hacer tanto caso a la publicidad que gira en entorno a las chicas y sus atributos, detrás de todo esto hay un gran titulo, por lo menos para mi que me encantan estos tipos de juegos, creo que vale la pena.
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  3. Nov 19, 2014
    10
    Buy new.
    "It's a funny game that knows when and how to be serious, even grim, without making things maudlin."
    Translation is aces and the
    Buy new.
    "It's a funny game that knows when and how to be serious, even grim, without making things maudlin."

    Translation is aces and the gameplay is WAY improved over the original 3DS game. The cast is loveable, showing real development, while also having more added to their stories that leaves the game feeling like a proper continuation of the first. Each school has its own philosophical theme that makes you understand the multiple attitudes at play in the narrative.
    And yes, the boobies are still hilariously jiggly. It's a funny game that knows when and how to be serious, even grim, without making things maudlin. Very well done game, great translation execution, and surely is worth the full price.
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  4. Oct 15, 2014
    10
    all i wanted to say is that don't read the sjw reviews, just try the game the combat is really fun
    also this game is all about the
    all i wanted to say is that don't read the sjw reviews, just try the game the combat is really fun
    also this game is all about the fanservice, which is done really well
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  5. Nov 5, 2014
    9
    Even though this game is a bit awkward to play. The gameplay is amazing and the story modes are great. The characters for the most part areEven though this game is a bit awkward to play. The gameplay is amazing and the story modes are great. The characters for the most part are different from one another. There is a load of clothing, pictures, and songs to unlock as you play through the game. I beat this game with the side missions done in about 45 hours. Some lag issues. Nothing that ruins the fun. With the amount of content this game has, I'd say it's worth the $40 as long as you play this without anyone else in the same room. Expand
  6. Oct 20, 2014
    7
    Yes, this game is predicated on a lot of T&A, and by a lot I mean it's 70% of the game. However, check your inhibitions at the door causeYes, this game is predicated on a lot of T&A, and by a lot I mean it's 70% of the game. However, check your inhibitions at the door cause it's quite a lot of fun. The game can fall into repetition if you stick to just the fighting, but there's also a lot of customization for each character, lots of things to buy and collect (clothes, accessories, music, art) and you can gamble to get more lingerie.
    The fighting itself is fun and not as simple as you may think. You use two buttons to attack, a dash and a jump. You could just stick to hitting square all day long but it pays to do launchers, charged moves, and aerial raves. You can also transform in two different ways, you can do a Shinobi transformation which grants new combos, super attacks and more power (it can also refill your life) and you can also go frantic, which is you tearing off your clothes going down to your underwear giving you unlimited combos and high power with the tradeoff of low defense. There's also a parry system which I've had little success with, but it is pretty chaotic in the game and it's hard to time the parry. I'd say the actual one on one fights vs a boss is the best part, they can be very challenging and you have to change up your strategies in order to come out the victor. Of course the main goal in each fight is to strip down your opponent, even getting them totally naked. It's not required to do but it seems to be what the developers had in mind as your end goal.
    Though it's fun to battle, it can become boring when fighting hoards of enemies for extended periods of time, and the camera is possible the biggest fight you'll have in the entire game. I also wish that combo lengths and stripping your opponent gained you more money and XP at the end of each battle, as is it seems that getting a grade of "A" is done by beating the level as quick as you can taking as little damage as possible. There really isn't much incentive to do the big combos or strip your opponent other than because it's there to do it.
    As a game on the go it's perfect, this is meant to be played in short bursts, a couple missions each sitting. I think for that it's very successful, extended play times just highlight the problems.
    If you're not easily offended (or easily embarrassed if you play it in public) this game is a lot of fun, but just go in expecting fun fights with a ton of fan service.
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  7. Nov 25, 2014
    2
    I broke my PS VITA because of this GAME. As a person i need to be fair. As a gamer I need to explain so other doesn't have to suffer like me.I broke my PS VITA because of this GAME. As a person i need to be fair. As a gamer I need to explain so other doesn't have to suffer like me. First off, don't believe every good thing you read and watch about the game on internet since there's a bad thing coming your way if you bought this game.
    Short review: Enemies AI have lot health, recover quickly, you need to make combo without being attack, if you were attacked, your character spin a lot while you grit your teeth.

    Long review read below....
    2 good thing about this game is good graphic ( bouncing boob n panties in 3d ) and good story ( at least make sense in Senran Kagura world )

    8 bad thing is as follow ( most about combat )
    1. Your character always thrown off or spin like an idiot after being attack by enemies
    2. Your attack range is so short than AI enemies attack range. Yup, SO SHORT. SO CLOSE TO BEING USELESS.
    3. Unable to create different attack skill since u need to use 2 button ONLY instead like blazblue, Street Fighter or Tekken where you can input directional to trigger attack command as well.
    4. Aerial Rave is complete useless since AI able to recover quickly.
    5. Camera while battle is horrible. It's like having people close your eye while playing tetris or counter-strike.
    6. Command input while battle is stupid. This is a fighting game, u need to put combo but the stupidity of the programmer of this game really shine when I cannot execute combo as i wanted to since my character taking a beating. I need to have my character stand still uninterrupted then I can put combo to attack the enemies that quickly recover and make your life miserable again and again and again.
    7. Rin n Daidouji as DLC need to be pay. Seriously? Are you that desperate in getting people money? Why not as unlockable character if your have grade A for every battle in each chapter? What the point of having grade? This is stupidity.
    8. Set clothes. Fix this **** I want to give different bikini top to katsuragi, why i can only give her panties? By the way, no short? Seriously? Only lingerie? What about T-shirt? An Office dress? No. None. Only Lingerie and they are not attractive because of fix color. Wtf? Accesories are a joke. No shoes, yup. They put the option but no shoes to choose. Wtf part 2.

    I love all the character in the game. They have personality. The drawing are cute and gorgeous. Don't mention boob and panties since there are other game that show more than this game. The game really disappoint me the most when I cannot win in last battle mode against Homura or Asuka. Too much advantage given to AI. The game are no longer fun to play. The battle is horrible. I spend 2 Week playing this game and that's it. No point playing the game again when u know there's nothing left to explore except pain, hatred, and pure frustration. Take a look of this review I write. It's long. That just how much I care about the game and the franchise ( Story about Senran Kagura ). I have more fun look at Senran Kagura Still image drawn by Yaegashi Nan. Bottom line is The prgrammer of this game is stupid. The company only care about money and I need to find money to fix my PS VITA. The end.
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