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  • Summary: Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 is a fantasy RPG from NIS for the PlayStation 3.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Mar 14, 2012
    80
    Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 is an improvement on the original that offers some fun gameplay elements unique to this sequel. While those new to the series might pass it over, it's still a fun game that is both charming and enjoyable. It is not necessary to be familiar with the original game as mk2 will quickly bring you up to speed on the unfolding events. Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 is highly recommended for fans of the original and for RPG fans looking for an engaging, humorous and one-of-a-kind experience.
  2. Feb 28, 2012
    70
    This game is for the fans of comedy and slice of life anime series. You won't get high octane action, but you will get a decent RPG if you keep an open mind. It is very much a niche title that I would suggest for only anime fans and RPG players. I'll be the first to admit, this game is a huge improvement over the first game. I actually had a decent time playing Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2.
  3. Mar 31, 2012
    65
    Combined with technical aspects that feel like it doesn't use its resources well enough, and you have a title that'll only reach RPG fans who want a little fan service on the side. Still, for those people, it's at least worth a rental if you want something other than the big RPG releases from the last few months.
  4. Feb 28, 2012
    60
    What's frustrating about Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 is that it's a game with a good concept and a battle system that has the potential to be fantastic if refined. What it ends up being, though, is a game with the smallest bit of quality at its core, surrounded by a suite of atrociously subpar elements.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    May 7, 2012
    50
    A sequel nobody asked for, and it knows it. Hugely unnecessary. [May 2012, p78]
  6. Mar 3, 2012
    50
    There are better satires of gaming in other forms, and they likely won't leave you feeling kind of dirty afterwards.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 28, 2012
    30
    The combat is still woeful. [Apr 2012, p.97]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. May 17, 2012
    10
    Fun story and a great new combat system. A really big improvement over first part. The only reason to not buy is having an allergy on anythingFun story and a great new combat system. A really big improvement over first part. The only reason to not buy is having an allergy on anything anime-like. Expand
  2. Nov 26, 2012
    10
    This game is just awesome in every way!

    The Story, the Gameplay, the characters. I was even lucky to get one of the last limited
    This game is just awesome in every way!

    The Story, the Gameplay, the characters.

    I was even lucky to get one of the last limited Editions, just incredible =)
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  3. Feb 28, 2012
    9
    I have to admit, I didn't enjoy the first Hyperdimension Neptunia much. I liked the characters and the setting, but the game mechanics wereI have to admit, I didn't enjoy the first Hyperdimension Neptunia much. I liked the characters and the setting, but the game mechanics were just terrible. So it was with great trepidation that I bought Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2, hoping that it would just be a LITTLE better than the first game. My expectations were too low, Mk2 completely scraps the old mechanics of the first game and remakes them from the ground up, creating remarkably enjoyable gameplay to go along with the characters and setting we all love. Battles are much more dynamic; characters can roam the battlefield based on their movement stat and set up positional attacks, or block enemy movement. Everything feels much smoother, you won't be jamming L2 to skip attacks all the time like you probably did in the first game. Enemy encounters are also no longer random battles; enemies roam the map and you can choose whether to engage them or not. Random healing has also been done away with, items can be used at any time provided the character has enough AP.

    The new characters are all fairly likable, and there's plenty of time given to the old characters as well. The Lily System is a teasingly pseudo-lesbian meter of how much the other characters like the protagonist, Nepgear. It can be raised by fighting alongside characters as well as viewing events in towns. The system allows you to pair two characters together, with the back-row character providing passive bonuses to the character in front. Combo attacks are also available between certain paired characters if their Lily Rank is high enough. Lily Rank (along with character levels, items and money) carries over to New Game+, so if you don't want to worry about it too much in your first playthrough; you can always just see everything you missed in your second.

    There are a large number of possible endings, 7 in total, with 2 of them being significantly different from the others and one of them being a non-canon hidden ending that is surprisingly serious and dark in an otherwise cheerful game, no doubt one of the reasons this game received an 'M' rating (that, and a particularly perverse slimeball of a boss). Overall, my only complaint would be that the game is on the easy side overall, with the exception of the optional S-Rank Colosseum fights in New Game+. Those will really push your characters to their limits.

    If you liked the first game there's no way in hell that you won't like the sequel, it's an improvement in every way. If you didn't like the first game because of the gameplay but you enjoyed the characters, you may want to consider giving this one another chance.
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  4. Feb 25, 2018
    8
    Way better than the first Neptunia game. I was completely astonished when I started this game because of its user-friendly UI, graphics, andWay better than the first Neptunia game. I was completely astonished when I started this game because of its user-friendly UI, graphics, and battle system. These are not so good actually, but when I think of the previous work, I don't mind scoring 10/10. (I wouldn't that, however)

    Nepgear, a protagonist, is diligent, gentle, and cute (the most important aspect tbh). She doesn't know much about the world, I mean she's naive, therefore some ending is somewhat plausible. Other new characters, including Uni, Rom, Ram are good too. It's not so easy to distinguish Uni from Noire without comparing their breast size though.

    The combat system, repetitive dungeon, story, are so-so. This game is for characters after all. As for characters' graphics, I must say 2D designs are much better than 3D modeling. It's the most disappointing point to me that 3D characters are often used in an ADV part. 2D characters drawn by Tsunako are super-super cute, why do they have to use 3D models? How absurd!

    Anyway, if you are looking for an intriguing JRPG, I wouldn't recommend this. If you are a fan of VNs, this's just for you.
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  5. Jun 23, 2012
    8
    I think the worst thing about this game is the repetition. It's always the same way: you watch some scenes, go into a dungeon, defeat monstersI think the worst thing about this game is the repetition. It's always the same way: you watch some scenes, go into a dungeon, defeat monsters and a boss. There's nothing different to break the routine. And it goes to the soundtrack too: always the same for events, even for different places. Scenes also don't step away from repetitive graphics and animation, and sometimes they simply don't show who is talking in the screen. Recycled dungeons and poor enemies design. I got the impression that the game was made with low resources and/or in a hurry. And in my case, I suffered from some freezing in the first minutes of every dungeon. But let's talk about the good things: variety of endings, many playable characters, great set of skills (including team skills), cool battle gameplay and many items to customize and synth. This game is far from perfect, but if you're a fan of JRPGs you should give it a try, specially to support NIS America to continue bringing japanese content to the west. Expand
  6. Dec 29, 2014
    7
    The first Hyperdimension Neptunia game left me rather disappointed. Some clever ideas and humor were critically undermined by clunky andThe first Hyperdimension Neptunia game left me rather disappointed. Some clever ideas and humor were critically undermined by clunky and annoying combat and ugly graphics outside of the anime styled scenes, not to mention a little too frequent use of creepy sexual innuendos and imagery.

    However, I obviously thought it had SOME potential otherwise I wouldn't have bothered giving the second game a chance and I was pleasantly surprised. Mk2 makes major improvements in it's combat and healing mechanics. The combat no longer felt clunky and unresponsive, combos flowed much more smoothly without unnecessary pauses in-between strikes and the ability to actually move your characters around the battlefield adds a layer of strategy concerning where to position your party members to avoid damage or flank an enemy. The old healing system that copped so much flak in the first game has been completely scrapped in favor of a more traditional system that removes the frustration of the last game, returning control of healing their party to the player.

    The graphics are much improved although still not great compared to the original however the dungeon design is still underwhelming.

    Overall Mk2 is a much improved experience when compared to the first game although the sexual elements will still be too much for some to look past despite the improved overall product.

    If you're a fan of anime or JRPG's and can look past the overactive sexualisation of the young cast of characters and the sometimes cringe worthy sexual innuendo they often come out with then Mk2 is definitely worth a shot for it's much improved combat mechanics and smoother game play overall.

    + Clever game industry parody humor
    + Much improved combat mechanics and smoother combat animations
    + Traditional healing system replaces the percentage based auto-healing of the first game
    + Improved graphics outside of cut scenes

    - Still has rather uninspired dungeon design
    - The sexualisation of the characters and dialogue of the first game is still here and will alone be enough to put some players off despite the other improvements
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  7. Dec 26, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. another game with the same plot as the previous game.

    isn't it ironic that the psp was used in a hack to own the ps3? because the story here is the exact opposite... the little sisters of the "big" consoles freed them. Yes, that's the story in a single line. Also... same graphics as the previous one... still sucks. Still bad.

    real score: -10 I will deny that this is called "RPG".
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