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  • Summary: The high-flying ninja girls of SENRAN KAGURA return, this time with more moves, more playable characters, more story and attitude, and more destruction online with matches that can support up to 10 players (PS4 version only; PS Vita supports up to 4 players). All the previous shinobi girlsThe high-flying ninja girls of SENRAN KAGURA return, this time with more moves, more playable characters, more story and attitude, and more destruction online with matches that can support up to 10 players (PS4 version only; PS Vita supports up to 4 players). All the previous shinobi girls return with a host of upgraded moves to master, and new playable characters offer more challenges to conquer, along with a story that's equal parts sexy and shocking, serious and scandalous, busty and brawling. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. 90
    Senran Kagura: Estival Versus is great fun, combining the rawest of Japanese-style raunch humour with a tight and mechanically sound combat system.
  2. Mar 15, 2016
    80
    Estival Versus continues to build on a formula that's working for the franchise, but is starting to wear thin on its fanservice schtick. The gameplay is really hitting its stride now and has quite a bit of good additions this time around, with plenty of characters and variety. The excellent localization also helps strike a good balance between the comedy and touching story bits.
  3. Mar 23, 2016
    76
    A good beat em up with a great and erotic sense of humor and a good worked combat system. Unfortunately, it hasn't got a memorable history and its graphics are a little outdated.
  4. Mar 16, 2016
    70
    Those who are able to look past the myriad issues will find themselves feeling like they are injecting dumb fun directly into their veins. It just won’t leave any track marks.
  5. Mar 19, 2016
    70
    On one hand I had a lot of fun, but on the other, there are some serious questions about the sexual objectification of the characters, and where the line is drawn between fun and overkill.
  6. Mar 15, 2016
    60
    This is another thing that will put people off giving it ago if you can see past the needless loss of clothes and take humour in it you would enjoy what Senran Kagura Estival versus has to offer. A quick fighting beat em up which takes dynasty warriors and dead or alive and mixes them into an anime fighting game with boobs, lots and lots of boobs and if that isn’t your thing this really isn’t going to be for you.
  7. Apr 6, 2016
    30
    A portable version of this game seems unnecessary, and overall the game is not worth even a moment’s time even from the most dedicated a hack-and-slash player.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Apr 2, 2016
    10
    Wonderful game. Very fun gameplay. beautiful girls. A lot of sexy scenes. Only dislike this game are the feminists and the Social JusticeWonderful game. Very fun gameplay. beautiful girls. A lot of sexy scenes. Only dislike this game are the feminists and the Social Justice Warriors (SJW) Expand
  2. May 26, 2016
    10
    An amazing game that gets a lot of media hate because our mainstream "professional critics" are more worried about promoting their SJW agendaAn amazing game that gets a lot of media hate because our mainstream "professional critics" are more worried about promoting their SJW agenda then actually reviewing gameplay.

    If you like the musou genre, this is a game you should not miss - very good combat, all stages are just the right size to make you defeat a huge number of enemies and also ending before it ever gets boring.
    There's a lot of unlockable clothing, finishing scenes (a perv-funny version of Mortal Kombat's fatalities).

    Yes, the game has a lot of big boobs and sexy girls, but do not mistake it for those games that have nothing more. Senran Kagura (all the series) has amazing gameplay, great combat, lots of content, a funny story, fully developed characters.

    The "sexy" parts are meant more as comedic than actually arousing so don't worry, you will not become a pervert looser misogynistic serial rapist by playing this.
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  3. Mar 7, 2017
    10
    Wanna know how a normal girl feels about Senran Kagura? Well...

    When you think about it there isn't really all that much that's dirty about
    Wanna know how a normal girl feels about Senran Kagura? Well...

    When you think about it there isn't really all that much that's dirty about this series. You have oversized boobs, insane jiggle physics, and clothing destruction. When you single those out you could be talking about Dead or Alive 5 for all anyone knows. As a female (who isn't bothered by fanservice) I really like this series. Not just the gameplay either, which I will say feels good when you get into it and eventually even gets addictive, I love that the vast majority of characters are strong females. They're not all your typical damsel in distress type that you get in a fair share of games. They all have different personalities too. Some are cliched, that's inevitable, but there are some pretty unique ones in the group.

    While the story has it's moments of fanservice and pervyness it's not really anything anyone should be offended by. It's usually so out there that it's more funny then offensive. Then there are those moments where it gets dark or sad and those are why you end up enjoying the story. Like all stories it's not going to mesh with everyone-- some will like it more than others. People like to throw around the "sex sells" argument but there is no sex in this game-- heck, there's not even any nudity. I've lived in America my whole life and I can assure you there are far more offensive and sexual things in USA's TV, movies, music, and literature than anything that's been featured in Senran Kagura.

    The thing is, Senran Kagura is as sexualized as you make it. You can turn off clothing destruction and put them in full clothing or you can have them run around in bikinis, you can even buy less or more revealing outfits if you so choose to.

    People just need to try it out before they disregard it for the initial impression it gives off. It looks like fanservice, and it is most of the time, but there is a soul deep down behind all that. And to anyone wanting to try it for more than it's fanservice I say go for it. I went for it and now I love this series for everything that it is, not just what it tries to sell itself on. It's a game that knows what it is but it goes beyond that to be so much more-- it's a fanservice game that plays like a full and well thought-out game. I'm not putting it on a pedestal and saying it's genre defining but it definitely doesn't deserve all the ignorant hate it gets from people. It's a humble little brawler, nothing more and nothing less.

    People misinterpret it, Senran Kagura isn't being pervy about breasts, it's celebrating breasts.
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  4. May 13, 2016
    9
    I know certain self loathing elements of the gaming "press" have tried to cast a pallor of shame over these titles, don't buy into their BS,I know certain self loathing elements of the gaming "press" have tried to cast a pallor of shame over these titles, don't buy into their BS, this is an excellent game with stacks of content. Most importantly this is a game first, and a very good one at that, and a tiddy simulator second, and it demonstrates a level of self awareness seldom seen in it's detractors. .

    The combo system may be simplistic compared to something like bayonetta or DMC but between the 20+ distinct fighters, and the extreme mobility and ability to lock opponents into punishing nigh-on-endless combos mean there is plenty of depth. The story is as endearing and genuinely tear jerking as it is silly, and touches on some profound moral dilemmas. Additionally all the extra content adds a degree of character development seldom seen in titles with such a broad ensemble cast.

    Also, big anime tiddies and
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  5. Nov 28, 2018
    8
    Really enjoying this game. I was late to grab this game after I lost it on my Vita, but it has been fun. Playing around with the combat isReally enjoying this game. I was late to grab this game after I lost it on my Vita, but it has been fun. Playing around with the combat is fun, and seeing how character personalities mix with their fighting style had good fun. The game wears its fan service openly, despite criticisms from pearl clutchers, and has stood with its actual customers. As much as I love the gameplay, it can be improved to offer some more complexity, but it's still good where it is. Expand
  6. Mar 18, 2016
    7
    Its super Ninja time everybody hope on board for a barrel of hank in slash fun, although this boat has its flaws its still a party boat soIts super Ninja time everybody hope on board for a barrel of hank in slash fun, although this boat has its flaws its still a party boat so lets get into it.

    Story: (NO SPOILERS) The story through and through is very entertaining but its nothing too serious and doesnt have the deepest of plots all the girls get sucked into a hole and now have to fight each other to get out, but its still has alot of funny moments alot of sad moments and alot of silly moments I didn't expect to like it as much as I did but I sure got alot of laughs out of it.

    Gameplay: The gameplay is one of my favorite parts of the game each character has their own unique move set, fighting style and weapon, each girl has 3 special moves you can do by do damage to mobs or other ninja and then theirs shinobi mode where the girl transforms her clothes and powers up to deal more damage while also having a higher defense. You can run up walls fly through the air all kinds of crazy stuff and I like how if you defeat an enemy near a certain object marked with a ! sign it will trigger a special finisher and i think thats some good detail there and straight up funny.

    Performance/Bugs/Graphics: This is the downside of the whole game, the game has an online component where up to 10 players can fight each other in various modes and as of right now at least for me the servers are horrible its a gamble getting online because I get kicked out so often due to disconnections the only mode I can play is survival mode and only with 1 other player because i might get booted if its 3 players its almost certain that ill get booted , Also the AI can be very stupid sometimes with Ai partners and enemy's running into walls for no reason its not the biggest problem but i thought i would point it out. on technical stuff the game runs at 1080p 60 fps but the framerate can get choppy at times on certain stages and doing super moves with alot of baddies around you, I haven't seen any bugs but the game crashes alot to the point where its just ridiculous. On graphics i think they are very cute and well done they did a wonderful job with the stages and I think the chibi art style for the Ninjas are really cute I wouldn't change anything about them.

    Content: Theres too much of it so ill just try to tell you the basics, theres story mode which is one hell of a long fun road special missions so freaking many then character specific missions and there are about 5 per character and theirs about 32 yea let that sink in, Theres a dressing room where you can customize every Ninja with the various accessories that you have unlocked, With all of this right out of the box its well worth the 60 dollar price tag and gets an A+ from me in the content department.

    Japanese Bias: Now if you are new to the series odds are the first thing you will notice are the boobs big ones tiny ones all that jazz now if your really uncomfortable with the fanservice then this game isn't for you and i respect that but dont go on to bash the game just because it has fanservice the SJW movement has delt alot of damage to the gameing industry so far so that devs from overseas are now refusing to sell their games in the West due to fear of backlash alot of Western devs are having to censor their games for the very same reason freedom of creativity is being hurt badly and it needs to end, So if you really dont like a product simply dont buy it and move own dont scream and yell Patriarchy.

    Personal Thoughts/Verdict: The game Is very fun and enjoyable and if its your first time in series like me you'll be pleasantly surprised But The horrible online play holds it back and the common crashes might give you alot of frustration My verdict is a 7 out of 10 hopefully they patch out all this stuff so i can enjoy the game even more but ill still play it and love every moment see ya in the ninja wars!

    PS: Shout out to the Senran Kagura Community on PS4 I love you guys.
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  7. Mar 23, 2016
    2
    Senran Kagura has always been a bad series, I mean, we all know the reason we got into it firstly, but it just gets boring after so many gamesSenran Kagura has always been a bad series, I mean, we all know the reason we got into it firstly, but it just gets boring after so many games that only have this one interesting thing. Poor storyline, poor gameplay, and very repetitive compared to previous SK. Definetely not worth it, the game is very average. Expand

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