- 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
Oct 31, 2014With 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.
Oct 17, 2014Once 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...
Oct 14, 2014Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is a fun hack and slash game.
Includes an excellent story. fun combat, and lovable characters.
The camera hasSenran 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.… Expand
Aug 27, 2015I said it on another site so I'll say it here: When you think about it there isn't really all that much that's dirty about this series. YouI said it on another site so I'll say it here: When you think about it there isn't really all that much that's dirty about this series. You have oversized boobs, insane jiggle physics, and clothing destruction. When you single those out you could be talking about Dead or Alive 5 for all anyone knows. As a female (who isn't bothered by fanservice) I really like this series.
Not just the gameplay either, which I will say feels good when you get into it and eventually even gets addictive, I love that the vast majority of characters are strong females. They're not all your typical damsel in distress type that you get in a fair share of games. They all have different personalities too. Some are cliched, that's inevitable, but there are some pretty unique ones in the group. While the story has it's moments of fanservice and pervyness it's not really anything anyone should be offended by. It's usually so out there that it's more funny then offensive. Then there are those moments where it gets dark or sad and those are why you end up enjoying the story. Like all stories it's not going to mesh with everyone-- some will like it more than others. People just need to try it out before they disregard it for the initial impression it gives off. It looks like fanservice, and it is most of the time, but there is a soul deep down behind all that.
And to anyone wanting to try it for more than it's fanservice I say go for it. I went for it and now I love this series for everything that it is, not just what it tries to sell itself on. It's a game that knows what it is but it goes beyond that to be so much more-- it's a fanservice game that plays like a full and well thought-out game.… Expand
Feb 2, 2015Senran Kagura is a great 3D fighting game with lots of yummy fan service. If I were to compare it to anything it would be a mix of a NarutoSenran Kagura is a great 3D fighting game with lots of yummy fan service. If I were to compare it to anything it would be a mix of a Naruto game and a Dynasty Warriors game. The controls are pretty solid and the camera isn't too clumsy especially if you lock onto enemies. The AI can become difficult at times, but you usually just need to find the right combo to take them down then you're good. The story consists mainly of character development which it does well. Customization options are HUGE. There are hundreds of missions and plenty of dialogue. In conclusion this is an awesome game with lots of game play to go through(So long as you don't mind fan service). There's even 4 player multiplayer!… Expand
Oct 16, 2014Tons of characters, each with their own unique mini story mode and 3 elaborate story mode centered around the 3 school. Lots cosmetic contentTons of characters, each with their own unique mini story mode and 3 elaborate story mode centered around the 3 school. Lots cosmetic content to unlock, and none, as far as I know, are dlc. Mechanics are simple, ala Dynasty Warriors style beat-em-up, but addictive nonetheless. Also it has cute girls doing cute things, and that is really what matters the most.… Expand
Feb 9, 2015If you love the aesthetic, this is a 9. The only things keeping it away from a perfect score are performance issues (sporadic slight framerateIf you love the aesthetic, this is a 9. The only things keeping it away from a perfect score are performance issues (sporadic slight framerate drop, and long loading times).
If you don't mind it, count it as a 7,5. Enjoyable characters, a load of content, and a good combat system will surely keep you hooked for a lot of hours.
If you hate it, it'll be a 6. You MIGHT just want to try it out.
Senran Kagura is a content-filled hack 'n' slash game with an immense amount of fanservice. Much has been said on this game already, so I'll simply explain why I gave the score I did.
Shinovi Versus can be broken down in a couple of aspects, that will decide to what extent you will like this game or not.
Easiest to notice is its sexy anime esthetic, which may be either a dealbreaker or -maker, depending on your own preference. If you don't like scantily clad females, don't play this. If you don't mind them, read on and you might like what you read. If you love it, I wonder why you haven't gotten this game yet. Seriously. There are a ton of customization options, and there is a touch-em-up system that allows you to lift skirts, either with your finger or by blowing into the microphone (no kidding), jiggle breasts, and strip down your character to their lingerie.
It has a huge story, broken up into 4 schools, with each 5 chapters, that in turn consist of 5 missions, leaving you with a 100 main story missions, all accompanied by largely voice-acted visual novel style story sequences. Moreover, every character (5 per school plus 2 dlc characters) has its own (generally much more lighthearted than the main story) 5 mission story. 100 main story missions + (4 schools x 5 characters x 5 missions + 2 DLC x 5 missions) = 230 missions, if I am not mistaken.
If you like the characters, enjoy the writing (which is surprisingly good for a fanservice-game), then you will have A LOT of stuff to do.
The characters themselves are generally enjoyable, most of which can be put into one or another anime-cliché, but tend to show to be much more than just that (although some others may be stuck in one). I personally would have preferred a couple more less large-chested characters, but hey, I am not going to complain about boobs.
The combat is awesome. You might hate the aestethics, but this is a good combat system. You'll quickly find yourself doing 100-hit combos with cancels, aerial raves and whatnot. It's easy to learn, but I must admit that the higher level missions can be pretty tough.
The system, performance-wise, is a bit lacking. Sometimes there is a slight framerate drop (nothing that made it impossible to play for me), and loading times are longer than the average vita game has gotten you used to.… Expand
Nov 3, 2014While I don't actually own the American or the EU version, I have had the Japanese title for more than a year and have even got the platinumWhile I don't actually own the American or the EU version, I have had the Japanese title for more than a year and have even got the platinum for it.
All I can attest to is the Japanese version, so I'm sure some worded scenes are very different from their Western counterparts.
First: Breasts. And lots of them. This game is chalk full of girls getting pissed at one another and tearing each other's clothes off in a most 'bouncy' fashion. The ridiculous fun that comes with slashing off your opponent's clothing and exposing their bare breasts (with cute face chibis to cover 'em up) always brings a strange smile to my face. Why is it so fun? Probably because I'm a man.
Second: Gameplay is a blast. Go about slashing and hacking your way to victory is always a sure way to get someone to play the game. Specials, super meters, powerups, level ups, and beat 'em ups bring this title as King, or *ahem* Queen of the bouncing breast genra. DOA, eat your heart out.
Third: Dress up. Oh gosh. The things you can do while their dressing is pretty lewd. Needless to say, do this while no one is watching you. Bunny outfits, school uniforms, 'barely there' armour, panties, accessories and more enable you to spend oodles of time doting on your favorite girls. Protip: it's funny to give the small chested ones the clothing geared for big breasts.
Fourth: The story is a continuation of previous SK games, I have no idea if this has changed in the Western version or not, but I can tell you that the Japanese version has it's fair share of seriousness, lewdness and hilariousness.
Fifth: There are lots of breasts in this game. Like, a lot, a lot. There is so many pairs to choose from, it's almost overwhelming.
The Cons: The game can become repetitive past a certain point, and the multiplayer seemed dead as far as I could tell (again, it may differ in Western versions). The clipping on certain costumes can be irritating at times, and there is no real option to color things how you want.
Disclaimer: Senran Kagura: Shinovi versus is a game meant to be taken as a massive joke and not to be confused with how you're supposed to treat women in real life. These are computer generated girls, and last I checked, you can't pay them to have sex with you in the front seat of a car, run them over, and take your money back. So if you have a problem with the bouncy curves of anime women then this game is not for you.… Expand
Jun 9, 2015Short review: Enemies AI have lot health, recover quickly, you need to make combo without being attack, if you were attacked, your characterShort 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 animation 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. Yup...nice...
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. Fix this problem!!! Urghh!!!
5. Camera while battle is horrible. It's like having people close your eye while playing tetris or counter-strike when you character cornered to the wall.
6. Command input while battle is stupid. This is a fighting game, u need to put combo but the lack of attention 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 actually 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 top to katsuragi, why i can only give her below?
I love all the character in the game. They have personality. The drawing are cute and gorgeous. Don't mention sexy part 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 lazy. The company only care about money and I need to find money to fix my PS VITA. The end.… Expand