Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Although the original Hyperdimension Neptunia managed to garner a large enough fan base to receive sequels, spin-offs, an anime series, and even a few manga series. It accomplished this by having a memorable cast of characters, unique setting, and some of the best humor you can ask for in a JRPG. Unfortunately the first game also has aged poorly due to its gameplay mechanics so Idea Factory chose to revamp the game with not only updated gameplay but a number of other features in the form of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1. However were they successful in making the first game worth playing again?"