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  • Summary: Megadimension Neptunia VIIR (pronounced "V-two-R") is an enhanced version of 2016's Megadimension Neptunia VII featuring smoother graphics courtesy of a new engine, a revamped battle system, and a whole new VR experience. Now, their dimensions and yours are connected. Hang out one-on-oneMegadimension Neptunia VIIR (pronounced "V-two-R") is an enhanced version of 2016's Megadimension Neptunia VII featuring smoother graphics courtesy of a new engine, a revamped battle system, and a whole new VR experience. Now, their dimensions and yours are connected. Hang out one-on-one with each of the Gamindustri Goddesses, listen to their conversations, and watch as the Goddesses react to you. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 90
    Megadimension Neptunia VIIR is an odd duck, being sold heavily on the VR features, even though they are so overtly tacked-on, but whatever the development story behind that, Compile Heart has gone back and substantially improved the gameplay engine, to the point that this is genuinely one of the better JRPGs out there. Making it all the more pity that a lot of people won’t see past the low budget these games are made on, and their love of underwear.
  2. Apr 23, 2018
    83
    Megadimension Neptunia VIIR is possibly the best game in the series. It may be a remake of a game that came out only a couple of years ago but there's enough here to delight both hardcore fans and newcomers alike.
  3. 80
    Don’t let the odd marketing fool you — there is far more to Megadimension Neptunia VIIR than just its VR. Between its quality of life updates, reworked mechanics and enhanced combat, this game represents the series at its best.
  4. 70
    Megadimension Neptunia VIIR offers the same story as the non-VR release from two years ago, but does make some gameplay changes on top of the addition of virtual reality segments. Only the biggest fans should double dip but this is still a good game for those who have yet to experience it.
  5. 70
    Megadimension Neptunia VIIR is recommended for fans of the original. But tacked-on VR scenes won’t do much for those looking for new and exciting experiences.
  6. Jul 13, 2018
    67
    I can’t imagine there’s a huge audience for this out there, but for those elusive few holdouts, now is as good a time as any to jump in.
  7. Aug 6, 2018
    30
    The weak plot, thin characters and lackadaisical approach to combat added up to a final product that was inconsequential best and a disrespectful waste of my time at worst. I can’t recommend it to JRPG fans, people who want more VR experiences, or really, to anyone at all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 6, 2018
    10
    If you like the Neptunia games you will love this one. I have the Original Neptunia VII and now also VIIR and love both.
  2. Jan 15, 2019
    9
    In my opinion the best Neptunia game out there, there's something for returning fans as well as new ones here.
  3. May 14, 2018
    8
    This is actually a re-release of "MegaDimension Neptunia VII". It contains the original story driven content with what appears to be slightlyThis is actually a re-release of "MegaDimension Neptunia VII". It contains the original story driven content with what appears to be slightly reworked UI in the battle system, and a new VR focus in the form of VR headset compatibility. There are new VR functions which allow for the player to get immersed in one-on-one social session with their favorite Neptunia Goddesses via a special menu accessed social space that is separate from the main game. This more personal aspect of the game isn't perfect, but it adds a depth of personality not seen from Neptunia's main characters previously. An experience that can thankfully be enjoyed with or without the VR headset. The downside if any is the in-your-face screen covering battle UI, and the sometimes awkward VR moments that border on creepy. Expand
  4. Oct 13, 2019
    7
    Hmm. There's a lot to like and a lot not to like:

    Likes: The revamped revisit to Mk2's system The awesome post story boss battles. The
    Hmm. There's a lot to like and a lot not to like:

    Likes:

    The revamped revisit to Mk2's system
    The awesome post story boss battles.
    The visual revamps
    The game feels like a high framerate game
    New OSTs specifically for VIIR

    No Like:

    Lack of DLC characters. I liked what I got with Milli, Nitro and God Eater. A shame no character DLCs are around.
    The weeb room (I.E. the only time VR is actually used)
    The lack of thrilling boss fights in VR (again, only the dumb weeb room where you meet the goddesses)

    A game with massive positives, but pretty damning negatives to me. Coin flip on whether or not you want to buy it.
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  5. Oct 7, 2019
    5
    Technically better than V (although not much better), but missing the console war references that made V great from a writing standpoint.Technically better than V (although not much better), but missing the console war references that made V great from a writing standpoint.

    Hyperdimension Neptunia V (on PS3) is simply the best homage to the console wars I've experienced, turning companies into cute anime girls and having them constantly fighting each other for dominance. Each of their fights are based on real-world console war events (typically from a comedic standpoint).

    You get only a tiny fraction of that in VIIR (and VII), with the game covering mostly the Dreamcast console. And since the Dreamcast didn't last long and didn't really compete with anything, there's not much interesting here console-wars wise.

    So the game mostly relies on random (and far-in-between) video games references and character interactions. The interactions aren't bad, as long as you're okay with typical anime comedy. At least Neptune keeps things interesting. Her writing and Japanese voice actor are excellent, If you're into constant 4th-wall breaking comedy. And of course, if you like the characters from the past games or anime series, and didn't appreciate the abundance of real-world references, then you'll likely think this game is great.

    The main plot is generic and full of holes, but it presents itself in a comedic fashion, which I find to be acceptable. Thankfully, It did cause me to laugh out loud about once an hour, primarily due to the rare video game reference here and there. To compare it to another IF game, Fairy Fencer F Advent Dark Force, VIIR's plot isn't nearly as interesting, and I consider Fairy Fencer F to be above average at best.

    The combat has unfortunately been made more complex and easier that the previous games. For the entire game, standard battles posed no challenge to me. I simply had a character with an AOE skill attack and one-shot all enemies every time. And I could do that over and over since magic points automatically refill each turn. As for its complexity, this is mostly due to the menu system. Combos are gone and you now need to manually select each of your normal attacks as well as your defense options, every turn. So instead of pressing possibly 2-3 buttons in previous games to initiate an attack and move to your next turn, you now need to press 4-10, all while going through multiple menus. This can be somewhat mitigated by having your first character AOE attack everything with a single skill, which unfortunately also makes your normal skills completely worthless.

    Another bad thing about the combat system is that all enemies in a dungeon, while being different sizes and having different attributes are essentially identical from a combat perspective. They all seem to have the same amount of hit points and the exact same strategy can be applied to them all. Gone is the time where random large enemies will be in a map that require wildly different strategies. Those have been replaced by bosses and bounties, all of which can be killed by a single strategy (at least it's different from the normal monster strategy).

    Even though the combat bored me, a few things gameplay-wise kept me going. There's loads of dungeons, hidden monsters, costumes, weapons, accessories, and plans (which you use to create items) to find/unlock. This game has lots to keep people who love loot looking for more, including a post-game section where loot power/quality seems to increase forever. Costume variety is good compared to other games. You don't have to pay for DLC to get an acceptable number of costumes. There's about three primary costumes for the main characters and you also get swimsuits and special costumes (which I got randomly from the game's arena battles).

    I recently played Cyberdimension Neptunia 4 Goddesses Online and the character models seem to be almost identical to that game: Strange high-poly faces (that don't look like their character portraits) and low-poly bottom-halves. IF's character models are improving, but they're not quite up to par to other games on the PS4 yet.

    The VR sections are not very good. They consist almost entirely of the girls fawning over you per their pre-recorded script in a way that doesn't tie into the game's story or your actions within the game (besides calling you the "player"). If you're looking for meaningful interactivity in the same way that games like Ar No Surge did, you won't find that here. And if you're interested in motion controls, you won't get that either (at least not with the standard controller). Your viewpoint for looking at the girls is mostly fixed, and is never from low angles.

    So it's not a bad game, but is far from great (unless you simply love these characters). I suspected IF would run out of things to write about after V covered the console wars almost entirely, and I was right. Here's hoping they come up with something interesting for the next in the series.
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  6. Feb 8, 2019
    1
    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.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.
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