In the setting of every game released, this game is good but not excellent (a rating of 7.3 is a perfect justification) but don't let that put you off. If you are already familiar with Nep and her friends this game is the height of the Neptunia franchise!
it's filled with amazing references, 4th wall breaks and genuinely hilarious moments that if you're a Nep fan you'll love. The gameplay is also significantly better than any other installment. There is also some pretty challenging post-game content if you are a completionist. You'll also get a nice visual thank you gift at the end for finishing if that's your thing. All I can say is if you love the Nep, go get this one!
Like I said, if you haven't already fallen for the series, you're probably not going to have your mind changed here. Conversely, if you've loved the previous entries in the series, you're probably going to be over the moon for Megadimension Neptunia VII, since this is the series blown up to its most massive size yet.
Represents a strong step forward in a franchise that seemed all too content to stand in place. While I wish it went further with its parody than it ever really does, a sequel that doubles down on the good ideas introduced here could potentially lead to something great.
In the end, Megadimension Neptunia VII can certainly be classified as the biggest and most competent Neptunia game to date, which may or may not sound as impressive depending how much of a fan you are.
There was hope that the Neptunia series would finally fulfill its potential on PlayStation 4, but sadly that hasn't happened. Good ideas are still tarnished by poor execution and disgusting attempts at fan service.
This is a fun, cute and creative RPG that relies heavily on references to video game culture to drive its story. Each main character is based off of a console, and has their own little personality and quirks to them. The game is turn-based, but has a unique combo system that really lets you find the best options against different foes depending on their elemental alignment. The music is really good and the anime aesthetic and art-style are a joy to the eyes. This game really knew it's target demographic and found it's niche very well. I found a lot of fun with it, and there is a lot to do outside of the main story as well.
To be fair, I havent finished the game 100%. I have played 7 hours into it and I have noticed a few problems, The enemy A.I. is very unbalanced in some battles. You will encounter many instant deaths and have to start over from your last save--the game does not auto save.
There is entirely too much reading involved in this game, even though it is fully voiced-you will grow tired of the stupidity very quickly and you will be skipping through everything except the battles, which brings me to my next problem, it seems there is always one enemy just out of reach during battles and of course its usually the strongest of the group so you get **** punched and lose a lot of HP before you ever throw the first punch. Of course later in the game you will encounter monsters who will kill your entire team with one strike and yes this happens a couple of times within the first two hours of gameplay.
Now you are wondering why I gave it a 7? well, when I'm not skipping stupid conversations about eating pudding and getting killed by one strike and having to start over from my last save, the game is fun, great artwork, controls are responsive and the voice work is better than average.
Overall, buy it on sale, open your mind, grit your teeth and give it a try.
I have only recently been getting into this franchise on the Vita and was expecting them to really pick up their game for the new consoles. But No , its a bare bones, minimum effort throw together bore. A lot of the problem here were not so prevalent on the small screen, but on a TV with a new console, the long drawn out dialogue sections where you listen to picture, (not animated character, PICTURES) talk to each other about the long winded story are frustrating. The game play is just walking around a bland lifeless world occasionally getting into turn based style battle that are boring after ten minutes because there no strategy or evolution. The difficulty is,, get stuck!!! go back and replay the same missions over & over & over until your a high enough level. There no weapon or Armour that make a big difference to you damages.
Perhaps worst off all...sigh.....They re released a better looking more streamlined version of the same game a few months later!!!wtf!!. Ripping of the people who bought this game and expecting another $80 for the new version. I am done with the franchise and its publisher for pulling this. Their games are not that much to miss anyway, but getting scammed stings for a while. Even worse is there is VR content in the new version and I have a PSVR, but there no way i am spend over $120 to get a bit of VR content in a game that is utter crap.
SummaryThe first PS4 game in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, this installment features new characters, three worlds to save, three new stories to play, a new powerful transformation mode, extra features to the battle system, and a new dungeon minigame. Enjoy original Japanese and English voiceovers, plus English subtitles, and experience fr...