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  • Summary: Previously only available on consoles, now you can immerse yourself in the JRPG Hyperdimension Neptunia series for the first time on PC.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 90
    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1’s degree of fan service means it probably won’t resonate with anyone unwilling to step outside their comfort zone, but beyond that entry barrier lies a laboriously crafted JRPG with tangible meaning behind its story and worthwhile commentary on the video game industry.
  2. Mar 19, 2015
    71
    If you don’t mind the game’s somewhat clunky role-playing system, you will enjoy the humorous story that pokes fun at clichés found in JRPGs, other video games and pop culture in general.
  3. Feb 20, 2015
    70
    Steam is looking to have a promising future for fans of Japanese role-playing games, and while Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 might not be the best of the bunch that people were hoping to see arrive on the platform, the game is still a good, light-hearted and comical RPG that does a good job of honouring and having fun in regards to the topic of video games, while also being given a wonderful performance boost from PC hardware.
  4. Feb 21, 2015
    60
    This isn’t a bad game, if modest in budget, but its console-based—and occasionally sexist—comedy is pretty niche, and it now finds itself going up against that most dreaded of all competition, the entire PC library of RPGs.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Mar 23, 2015
    10
    Amazing game! Its one of the best JRPGS out there, just like trail of the sky etc. which is something i really wanted to play for a long timeAmazing game! Its one of the best JRPGS out there, just like trail of the sky etc. which is something i really wanted to play for a long time since i will never buy a console just to play a few games.

    more and more japanese jrpgs will come to the market if people starts to buy them (Since japanese somehow doesnt have interest in the PC platform unless the sales convince them)

    also, don't care about the metacritic reviews, they are very biased and probably haven't finish the game yet. who cares if its a console port? who cares if the story is silly, its fun as hell to play this game and can't wait for more ports onto the pc.

    for more indepth reviews do check out the ones on steam they are better
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  2. Mar 18, 2015
    10
    When I first saw this on Steam I thought "oh look generic anime spoof game" with some "uguu" thrown in, but DAMN was I surprised. Probably theWhen I first saw this on Steam I thought "oh look generic anime spoof game" with some "uguu" thrown in, but DAMN was I surprised. Probably the best JRPG I've played since the PS2 era ended.

    Unremarkable story told very well. I'm usually not a fan of fanservice, but the humour and references to other franchises flow together so well I can't complain.

    Music 10/10
    Combat 10/10
    Artwork 10/10 (The graphics are rather simple but the art makes up for it)

    Only downfall to some would be the need to grind at certain points (early bosses are unforgiving to say the least), but the left button (unsure of keyboard equivalent) lets you skip all combat animations, making even the grinding fast. The combat itself is quite fast paced (besides special attacks, the animations aren't too long)

    Some people had performance issues on release but as far as I know they have been fixed. Runs flawlessly even on my old laptop with integrated graphics (for AMD users just make sure your OpenGL is up to date)
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  3. Feb 8, 2015
    10
    I can recommend this game to everyone who loves anime/japanese culture/manga and doesn't care that he has to grind to get something!

    The
    I can recommend this game to everyone who loves anime/japanese culture/manga and doesn't care that he has to grind to get something!

    The only negative point that I have about this game is that it was WAYYY too short! :D

    I can also recommend that you buy all dlcs as well because they make the game even more fun!
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  4. Mar 22, 2016
    9
    Great game based on art style alone :^)

    Buy on Steam for cheap only about twenty dollars, well worth it just to support original new
    Great game based on art style alone :^)

    Buy on Steam for cheap only about twenty dollars, well worth it just to support original new concepts from Japan.
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  5. Aug 22, 2015
    8
    This game was a pure impulse buy during a dry spell where I didn't have much else I wanted to play. Coming in to this game without highThis game was a pure impulse buy during a dry spell where I didn't have much else I wanted to play. Coming in to this game without high expectations just expecting something that is serviceable to tie me over. Surprisingly though, the game was quite good.

    From a technical level, the game is sub par at best. Visuals and graphics are too simplistic, dungeons are plane and the combat though fun, gets drawn out repetitive on the last stretch of the game.

    However, the story was enjoyable and the random humor was right up my ally. To keep it simple, the story is a commentary on the gaming industry and piracy (r4 on the DS) using player characters to identify with each of the main consoles.

    If your looking for a light hearted jrpg with good humor and serviceable game play, give this a try.
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  6. Dec 28, 2017
    8
    I am not into JRPG but this game is fun as hell. It has humor,story,lewd and it mixes them very nice together.Great characters! I recommendedI am not into JRPG but this game is fun as hell. It has humor,story,lewd and it mixes them very nice together.Great characters! I recommended it to anyone afraid of going into JRPG teritory.

    Would love more graphic customization but I know it's a ps vita port.
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  7. Feb 7, 2016
    0
    Bought the game on black friday and it's probably the most frustrating and awkward JRPG I've ever touched. I barely made it through the gameBought the game on black friday and it's probably the most frustrating and awkward JRPG I've ever touched. I barely made it through the game and wanted to give up half way through. Might appeal to horny teenagers tho. Expand

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