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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 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jul 1, 2016
    80
    Look past its sexy veneer and Shinovi Versus is a solid, well made brawler with panache. Come for the boobs, stay for the empowering battles against ninja hordes.
  2. Jun 16, 2016
    80
    Between story missions and replayable challenge rooms the game’s longevity certainly has legs, and if those don’t do it for you, it’s got a lot of regular human legs you can spend your time with too.
  3. Jun 20, 2016
    80
    Bursting with sophomoric charm and absurd sexiness, Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus will provoke either cringing or laughter depending on who’s playing it. What it lacks in maturity it makes up for with a refreshing lack of seriousness, and it presents it all in a content-laden game filled with easy, straightforward 3D ass-kicking.
  4. Jun 20, 2016
    70
    This is a sexy game designed for weirdos, and I’m fully aware of that. It’s also an entertaining brawler, mechanically. Comboing large groups of enemies into the sky is always satisfying, but I do wish I was controlling a model that wasn’t quite so ridiculously sexualised. I think all I can really say is that I had fun with it, and a lot of other people will have fun with it too. I just hope they’re having fun for the right reasons.
  5. Aug 22, 2016
    70
    If you can deal with gratuitous and risqué fan service, then you'll find that Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is a good brawler.
  6. 70
    On a whole, while Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus offers more than a dozen hours of content, it doesn’t offer much variety in terms of gameplay. That being said, the visual novel-like storytelling does add enough of an interesting plot and characters that, assuming you're okay with seeing them in underwear most of the time, makes this game worth playing through.
  7. Jun 9, 2016
    50
    That said, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying this Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus as a little bit of a guilty pleasure, devouring it of its value, and moving onto your next fix; just don’t expect anything more than that. Keep in mind it’s a port of a game that was designed for handhelds, and you won’t be disappointed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    What is missing in American and Western tit play.Cool game.The Japanese give me exactly what I need.
  2. Sep 1, 2019
    10
    This was my introduction to the Senran Kagura franchise, and I must say I was not disappointed at all. The combat has a very arcade style vibeThis was my introduction to the Senran Kagura franchise, and I must say I was not disappointed at all. The combat has a very arcade style vibe to it. Almost all the characters are likable and have cool designs to them. The story has funny moments and moments that will make you grow to love some of the characters. A decent amount of single player modes and customization also exist, making this a game you can sink hours into and still have things to do! Expand
  3. Jun 22, 2016
    9
    When I heard and see some gameplay videos I wasn´t impressed.Certainly graphs are somehow old but it´s perfectly understandable that the gamesWhen I heard and see some gameplay videos I wasn´t impressed.Certainly graphs are somehow old but it´s perfectly understandable that the games was released for the Vita that is like a PS2.5 device.
    At first I was skeptic of what to expect. But at the end I was surprised of how entertaining it is.
    Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus it´s like a more simple Dinasty Warriors but with sexy girls, lulzy history and a lot of bikinis and shredder clothes. This is what to expect. Nothing less nothing more.
    The game it´s pretty good but if you aren´t into sexy anime girls well sorry for you.
    Maybe I exaggerate the score for a 9, an8 would be more realistic but taking into account how bad and scarce is the gaming industry right now, I not repent my score and I wish no more harm for it.
    I would wish that some site reviewers wouldn´t be as hypocrite to ask for a censored version or unclothing something.And say that they were embarrassed playing,so idiotic of them.
    That people don´t help out, they lack maturity to analyze this game correctly, is what it is.
    If they wish for an amish version or for a male homosexual simply this wouldn´t be Senran Kagura so just stop reviewing something not of your business.
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  4. Jun 6, 2016
    7
    Shinovi Versus mejora la fórmula de Senran Kagura dando mayor dinamismo en las batallas, siendo pura y llana diversión. Sí, tiene mucha carneShinovi Versus mejora la fórmula de Senran Kagura dando mayor dinamismo en las batallas, siendo pura y llana diversión. Sí, tiene mucha carne y la ropa termina destrozada, y es muy exagerado, pero es de lo que va este juego, y esa es su gracia, lo que lo diferencia del resto Expand
  5. Jun 27, 2016
    7
    Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus

    TLDR: Senran Kagura is the by product of a game developer who figured out you could play Dynasty Warriors one
    Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus

    TLDR: Senran Kagura is the by product of a game developer who figured out you could play Dynasty Warriors one handed, so modded it with Ikki Tousen skins so he could jerk it with the other hand.

    Overview: Senran Kagura is a fast, action packed beat em up where schools of Ninja Girls beat the pants off of eachother. Literally beat the pants off of eachother. As a character takes damage, their clothes blast apart like they were made of toilet paper. What could have been a fun concept in a good game actually ends up bogging down the battles. It's relatively short, taking only 45 minutes to beat it, and about 12 hours to finish the game.

    Gameplay: The game is a simple beat em up with light and heavy attacks, high combo strings and 3-4 specials per character. Its extremely fast and very fluid, especially in 60 FPS. Even thought he combo lists are limited, it still feels fun even if it does get a little competitive. Theres a big list of characters, and 2-4 player battles can be made of different squads allowing for some diversity between matches. Another plus is that the hard mode is actually really challenging.

    Visuals: The game runs standard Chibi renders of characters that are fitting of the handheld games they came from. It looks good and plays out smoothly, but it's obvious where the money in this game went. Jiggle Physics. Seriously, the bouncing boobs were given more attention than basic walking animations, to the point where they act more like paper bags floating on a draft than actual breasts.

    Audio: The soundtrack to this game is about what you would expect. Japanese sounding wood blocks and flutes, pretty much any song that didn't make it into Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm. On the bright side, the soundtrack has a few upbeat songs that let you know when a cut scene just isn't important, allowing you to skip it immediately (which will be explained momentarily). Despite the overall generic music, there were a few tracks during the final battles that genuinely hyped me up, and the voice acting was overall well done.

    Story: So the plot to this games is about as generic as it can get. One ninja school gets challenged to battle by another ninja school, and for whatever Anime-Ass reason, the losing school gets their Dojo burned down. This eventually becomes a battle of Good and Evil; a life and death for all of humanity because, well, ANIME. Half the plot you can skip because it's just more generic anime tropes and the music tells you when the scene is just going to be boob talk or some awkward lesbian innuendo. In the final scene one of the characters, after a life and death battle is legitimately: “let's go take a bath. Even you, my enemies should join!” I shouldn't even have to explain why that's groan city. However seeing the characters trying to argue about good, evil and honor while little chibi faces cover their gazunkas is pretty amusing.
    -That being said the overall themes of good and evil, fighting for equality are campy that they actually come off as endearing, cheesy as they may be. And as much as I hate to admit it there is decent character growth and development through the short playtime.

    My biggest gripe with this game is the insane amount of fanservice. While I understand that its a theme (i guess?) of the game, I don’t enjoy being stopped mid combo to see tig ol bitties popping out of a shirt as often as they do. Maybe 1 or 2 times in a fight would be fine but the amount currently in the game is exhausting. You break your enemies clothes two times during a fight, they transform, and then there are two more layers to break through, not to mention transformation and layer breaks on the player character. So that's 10 combos interrupted within the short span of a 2 minute fight. If you could disable the special animations the game would be much more fluid and enjoyable.

    Other:
    -The main reason to continue playing after the story is hard mode, which is surprisingly challenging. Other than that, each character has their own set of side quests to power through or you can rack up money to buy new clothes and hair for the characters. Not my thing but it's a reason to keep playing.

    Overall if you like beating the ever living crap out of enemies, lighting fast boss battles and 3000+ combos, then this game may be right up your alley. Provided you can look past the the jigglies, you have a fun campy beat Em up that's worth picking up on a sale.
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  6. Dec 28, 2016
    6
    Pros:
    - Content is abundant
    - Characters are fun - Hits most anime tropes, which isn't necessarily a bad thing in a game like this Cons:
    Pros:
    - Content is abundant
    - Characters are fun
    - Hits most anime tropes, which isn't necessarily a bad thing in a game like this

    Cons:
    - Combat is boring and uninspired
    - Not enough enemies on the screen at the same time
    - Story is boring and nonsensical (in the bad way)
    - Too much LOLXD RANDOM
    - Awful port, missing many control features you would expect out of a PC game

    True Score: 6.6
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  7. May 14, 2017
    6
    Small arenas and extremely bad camera really make Shinovi Versus more frustrating to play, which unfortunately kinder seals the fate of thisSmall arenas and extremely bad camera really make Shinovi Versus more frustrating to play, which unfortunately kinder seals the fate of this game which is based on the popular anime series. The general graphics, and cut scenes are pleasure to the eyes... however the game unfortunately becomes highly repetitive and with the poor camera ruin it.

    Even the simple of tasks such as locking onto your enemy isn't that easy, and even that fails spectacularly when the camera becomes stuck or unable to focus on the target because it 'jumped' so you are left to mash buttons and hope you hit something.
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