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  • Summary: In 20XX Gamindustri faces a severe crisis. Shops are boarded up, creators are overworked and starving, and death looms. But the CPUs refuse to let this be game over for their world. Gamindustri had severed its ties to the chaotic Lawless Realm long ago. Ever since the advent of the ArfoireIn 20XX Gamindustri faces a severe crisis. Shops are boarded up, creators are overworked and starving, and death looms. But the CPUs refuse to let this be game over for their world. Gamindustri had severed its ties to the chaotic Lawless Realm long ago. Ever since the advent of the Arfoire Syndicate of International Crime morality has all but vanished. Thus did Gamindustri fall into complete and utter disarray. Those who tire of living in this corrupt world are sent to wander the Gamindustri Graveyard, forever lost. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 90
    It pushes more boundaries and is a sharper satire than the other games in the series, as fine as they are, and that marks this one out as something special indeed.
  2. Jan 23, 2015
    80
    A great JRPG for PS Vita and a remake that finally makes a tribute to the original game, improving it in every aspect. Maybe it's a bit too integralist, but just for this it’s perfect for all fans of the genre.
  3. Jan 26, 2015
    80
    Re;Birth 2 is a great JRPG and fans of the series will be happy to return to Gamindustri on the PlayStation Vita - but the themes and the style of the game won't be for everyone.
  4. Jan 25, 2015
    70
    If you have the original game, you probably won't find relevant additions here. It relies on the plot rather than on the gameplay, but if you think you'll like what this game has to offer, then buying it is probably the right choice.
  5. Feb 1, 2015
    60
    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation proves to be a solid port on the Vita, one that may even be technically superior to the PS3 rendition.
  6. 60
    The sad thing with this series and game, is that there is a great concept here that is hidden under layers of lame puns, bad jokes, and annoying characters.
  7. Jan 23, 2015
    30
    After a few long hours of the cast’s banal dialogue, I wished to throw my Vita – or myself – down the nearest staircase. Either would have made it all go away.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Jan 27, 2015
    10
    I love these games, I even played PP, which was not good.
    HD MK2 on ps3 was my least favorite.
    But this version with the "victory" battle
    I love these games, I even played PP, which was not good.
    HD MK2 on ps3 was my least favorite.
    But this version with the "victory" battle system, oracles added, and the stella dungeon mini game has changed my opinion on it. I enjoyed this game as much as re birth 1.
    If you liked RB1 you will like this also.
    Please don't give any attention to the idiot review on gamestyle, very bias...they should fire that guy.
    Try this game if you like JRPG, you won't regret it.
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  2. Jan 28, 2015
    8
    The story begins as the dark forces of Magiquone, which defeated the heroines of the first game, have almost entirely the parodic world ofThe story begins as the dark forces of Magiquone, which defeated the heroines of the first game, have almost entirely the parodic world of Gamindustri. However hopeless the situation may seem, the little sisters of the goddesses take up arms to free the land and save their big sisters.

    Far from being simplistic and like Mk2 before him, Re2 is the most addictive and surprising in terms of narrative. It's in this one where the allegory of the console war is the cleverest, including the question of piracy presented in a very stunning way : the game illustrates the spread of R4/pirate copies and their consequences, especially in the hands of casual gamers. But Re2 doesn't just condemn that fact and opens the debate about the balance to find between cost, creation and accessibility in a memorable conversation between Uni and Brave. The story can change in several ways and the game has 9 different endings! One of them, the Conquest ending, is frightening, almost unbearable in cruelty, but add a great deal in terms of gravity and is another great symbol. In Re2, that particular can see a new development under very strict conditions, but is supposed to change the tragic course of events. Another good thing of Re2 compared to the vanilla version is that quests and their effects in terms of shares aren't limited and this allows you to see all the endings in one playthrough.

    Re2 is nevertheless a concentration of fun because it brings numerous funny events, including brand new ones, one of which that parodies the Neptunia popularity polls is absolutely hilarious. We still miss a few of (very good) Mk2 events as NISA and Gust are no more. The parody of the gaming world in itself is as good as ever, even in the smallest details like some characters' lines, the avatars whom you come across on the world map, the name of the skills... It's also the kinkiest in the series, because goes beyond most niche games as for fan-service : uncompromising artworks and permissive camera angles make an excellent ecchi offering.

    This newest Neptunia game has probably the richest content ever. It includes 22 characters all in-game, a new line-up of costumes/accessories and numerous post-game challenges adding to the various endings. Re2 also adds a new mini-game called Nariyuki Dungeon. Similar to Victory's scout system, you will send a mini-character called Stella (who is the personification of the developer Felistella) in dungeons so she can loot items. It's no a big addition as it remains fairly anecdotal. I rather lament the fact that costumes can't be unlocked before the end chapter for most part, they were a lot more accessible in Re1. Same problem for the Oracles who are playable in this remake, but the unlock conditions are even harder than for the sisters in Re1. Honestly, I expected that they would join much earlier, and in a way that is more connected to the story. I cleared the game in 30h straight, but I do reckon I would need more than twice that to go through all the possibilities.

    Mk2 had reformed the series by introducing the new battle system. Re2 isn't doing anything like that since it inherits the aforementioned Mk2 system. That's still turn-based with free movements on the field and an FFXIII-like break system. It's back with its traditional qualities and drawbacks, that is to say tactical enough but pretty even in its progression. Like in the first remake, you can change the difficulty settings anytime, which turns out to be quite handy again. Unlike Mk2 in which the challenge went decreasing, Re2 is remarkably progressive in that matter. It is a huge improvement over Mk2 : bosses in Mk2 required more much focus than in the original version. The difficult settings are also a good way to ensure a solid challenge even if you go grinding time to time. Last but not least, you have a team of 4x2 characters : 4 in battle and 4 in reserve that can relay anytime.

    Let's finish by technical aspects, which haven't changed much since Re1 : it's the same engine and thus equally one of the most beautiful portable RPGs there is. Let's stress that graphics have been polished from Mk2 and that returning characters add more flashy and colourful skills. All this is sometimes too much to bear for the game because the framerate tends to drop significantly when there's too much stuff on the screen. Another important note : Re2 abandons the (rather underwhelming) 3D models during the talk parts to come back to our beloved animated 2D models.

    Changes and improvements in this second remake not being as important as in the first one, Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth2 is interesting but optional for those who have Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 on PS3, a must-have for those who don't as it excels in many aspects.
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  3. Jul 18, 2015
    8
    Re;Birth 2 is ultimately better than Re;Birth 1, but it doesn't fix enough of the flaws (ex. not saying where you got a material from withinRe;Birth 2 is ultimately better than Re;Birth 1, but it doesn't fix enough of the flaws (ex. not saying where you got a material from within the materials menu, and not detailing enough about items until you already unlock them) to get much praise from me. Expand
  4. Jul 24, 2016
    8
    A very funny story, very friendly and funny characters and best of all, has a master combat system . The game is brutally addictive andA very funny story, very friendly and funny characters and best of all, has a master combat system . The game is brutally addictive and perfectly solves the problems that had the original game. A perfect choice for lovers of Japanese RPG games . Expand
  5. Oct 7, 2017
    8
    A change of pace in the cast and main protagonist from the First game, its basically a reboot as it completely ignores the First game in theA change of pace in the cast and main protagonist from the First game, its basically a reboot as it completely ignores the First game in the series due to the ending of the First Game. This time you play as Nepgear a rather blank character that develops her personality more over time but is far from the enjoyment I got out of playing as Neptune. She is a unique character though and does have her qualities but she is just a bit too normal in my opinion.

    The Game play hasn't changed all that much from the first game you still have the annoying hidden treasure search function that is quite bothersome but then again I started with Re;Birth3 and that game had a very interesting Search Function that reminded me of Mario so it might also be because I didn't start with the first two games and so got a better game as my basis.

    Pros:
    - The story is unique and has its moments of laughter
    - The cast is once again fun and brings a lot of new members into its ranks
    - The Stella's Dungeon is quite a unique addition to the game Mechanics

    Cons:
    - Reuse of Dungeons that are slightly altered.
    - The Protagonist is someone I immediately swapped out of my battle formation once I got Neptune
    - The Search function is rather annoying.
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  6. Apr 24, 2015
    2
    I was very disappointed in this game, Which is sad cause i loved rebirth 1. Its flaws stem from its recycling of rebirth 1's content (i feltI was very disappointed in this game, Which is sad cause i loved rebirth 1. Its flaws stem from its recycling of rebirth 1's content (i felt like i bought a half assed version of rebirth 1) and the short, bland story.

    Negatives: The ENTIRE soundtrack was a MESS! Nearly EVERY song was some form of a sloppy remix of a BGM or theme song from rebirth 1 (the exception being rom and rams theme which was made of catchy awesomeness). Almost all the enemy fodder was also recycled. The main cast (the CPU candidates) are all very whiny preteen girls without an ounce of confidence between them (excluding ram, who actually had confidence). The story was RIDICULOUSLY short for the $50 I payed for it (the world was also incredibly small and dungeons, very few). The main bad guys (the 4 felons and the "deity of sin") had no fleshing out to their characters. they existed solely to easily be beat by the main cast. one of them was even a pedo monster... it was.... weird... The stellas dungeon was also a broken mess what with the randomness of the enemys that appear and can kill you no matter what your gear. last but not least, anyone who payed attention to the whole story in rebirth 2 would realize they actually screwed up the back story from rebirth 1.

    Positives: The art is well done (cute where it needs to be and cool where it counts). As mentioned Rom and Rams theme is AWESOME. Compa got slightly smarter (heh). Neptune is still funny (but she appears too late to save the over all lack of confidence.)

    Overall NOT a recommended game (unless your bored and can find it cheap used)
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  7. Mar 3, 2015
    1
    Porting from PS3, story have changed only the character as it is .
    Also present the story to a fellow exterminated
    There is also a scene
    Porting from PS3, story have changed only the character as it is .
    Also present the story to a fellow exterminated
    There is also a scene that murdered the little girl , it's a terrible game
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