Hyperdimension Neptunia is far from the worst game you could play, but it doesn’t really give a good reason to pay it any attention. Its slow-paced combat and exploration, weak visuals, and plodding plot leave a lot to be desired. The game-industry parody angle is novel, but its execution leaves much to be desired – and the moe-heavy presentation is likely to leave some players very skeeved out. It’s a shame, too, because there’s a lot of potential in a concept like this. Hopefully sometime down the line a better satire on the industry’s failings will come into play – until then, Neptunia can only be recommended to players with a lot of patience and a high tolerance for anime clichés.