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  • Summary: Unlike earlier installments in the Senran Kagura series, Bon Appetit! strays from its beat ‘em up roots and into new territory. Players’ reflexes, memory, and reaction times are all put to the test, with fast-paced rhythm/action gameplay combined with Japanese music. [Playstation.com]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Dec 12, 2014
    76
    While Bon Appetit! may not be up there with the likes of Project Diva and DJ Max, it carves its own little niche into my playlist with a unique blend of fanservice, originality, customization and rhythm.
  2. 70
    At first glance the beat ‘em up turned cooking sim turned rhythm game appears to suffer from an identity crisis, but Senran Kagura Bon Appétit! is a light-hearted comedy above all else. It’s as niche as games come thanks to its flaunting of risqué material subject to all manner of misunderstandings, but Bon Appétit! is effective as a silly pastime.
  3. CD-Action
    Feb 7, 2015
    70
    Animated breasts are cool for a while, but after a couple hours the gameplay became monotonous and the sounds started to annoy me. [01/2015, p.81]
  4. 65
    It’s serviceable. Both in that it’s fan service, and that it’s a game that can only be described as workable.
  5. Nov 11, 2014
    60
    Diehard fans of the series will get a kick out of this, but most others (including music game fans) can feel confident in skipping it over. There are both better rhythm games as well as better Senran Kagura titles available on Vita.
  6. Dec 1, 2014
    50
    It's not much of a rhythm game (or much of a game in general) but when taken as pure fanservice, it's pretty much everything anyone could ask for without doing an unfiltered Google search.
  7. Nov 11, 2014
    30
    This game’s biggest problem is that its culinary combat simply isn’t interesting enough to hold your attention, and with bland battles, there’s not a lot here to get excited about.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 2, 2018
    10
    Extremely fun! Don't listen to the prudes and the naysayers. If you like fanservice, this game ia better than most. Intuitive, easy to pickExtremely fun! Don't listen to the prudes and the naysayers. If you like fanservice, this game ia better than most. Intuitive, easy to pick up and play and perfect for the Vita's portability. Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2015
    8
    I wasn't expecting such a good experience.
    The rythm mechanic is fresh and new, the music definitely not bad and the challenge interesting
    I wasn't expecting such a good experience.
    The rythm mechanic is fresh and new, the music definitely not bad and the challenge interesting (high difficulty is not unreachable). The full game is 35€ - almost half the price of its direct opponent, project diva - for almost 10~15hours fun "et plus si affinités".
    Fair enough, get it.
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  3. Mar 26, 2016
    8
    As far as rhythm games go this game would normally be pretty average. I didn't find the music that special, and the gameplay wasn't thatAs far as rhythm games go this game would normally be pretty average. I didn't find the music that special, and the gameplay wasn't that challenging... but what it lacks in gameplay and music it makes up for in sex appeal. It also paved the foundations for IA colourful VT which was made by the same guys. Expand
  4. Nov 17, 2014
    8
    If you're looking for a high-quality game with a great amount of depth, this game is not for you.

    What this game is, is a very challenging
    If you're looking for a high-quality game with a great amount of depth, this game is not for you.

    What this game is, is a very challenging spin-off rhythm game of the great Senran Kagura series, with a high dosage of fan service.

    The rhythm part of the game is very, very difficult, but is also highly enjoyable.

    This is a game that you will want to play on Easy first before moving to normal, as the end song on Arcade mode on Normal is ridiculously difficult.

    If you want a challenging rhythm game with a ton of fanservice and a good amount of character customization, you should definitely pick up this title.
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  5. Aug 3, 2015
    7
    This is a spin-off of the fighting game series "Senran Kagura." Similar to other rhythm games like the "Hatsune Miku Diva" series, the gameThis is a spin-off of the fighting game series "Senran Kagura." Similar to other rhythm games like the "Hatsune Miku Diva" series, the game actually offers plenty of fun for its $15 dollar price tag. It only offers 10 songs, but they are all really catchy and the game offers lots of character customization. Be aware though, just like the other Senran Kagura games, this title is loaded with fan service and if you are easily offended by jiggling breasts and sexual humor, then stay away. But I for one, found the dialogue in the story mode(10 characters = 10 stories w/ 5 songs per story) to be quite humorous at times. All in all, it's a good way to pass the time, but after a while, it's limited song library makes it repetitive (Although, you can always buy the extra DLC characters and songs). 7/10 Expand