GameSpot: Hyperdimension Neptunia Review

Put simply, Hyperdimension Neptunia is a bad game. Even the unique ability to create a summon using a picture saved on the PlayStation 3's hard drive is disappointing; cool as it is to call in a Gundam for an attack, the ability costs far too many action points for far too little damage. It's one missed opportunity among many. The "console war" could have been a hilarious tribute to the hobby and all of its excesses. But alas, the dungeon exploration is painfully repetitive, the presentation is terrible, and the healing system is just plain irritating. Don't be taken in by the cute premise--avoid this game at all costs.

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Relientk772819d ago

They should have a demo for this game

I still would like to try it

Newtype2819d ago

ouch, hate for JRPGs shows. I have the game, I like it. i.e Console Wars.

anasurimbor2819d ago

"avoid this game at all costs"

Was planning on it.

UltimateIdiot9112819d ago

The game is okay. I've played about 8 hours in or more, haven't really checked. It's not the best JRPG but it's certainly not as bad as Gamespot makes it out to be. There is a lot of breaking the fourth wall humor in the game and the fights aren't the most exciting but it certainly more exciting than the fights in FFXIII minus the color/better graphic.

I say it's more of a 6.5 out of 10. It's a game worth picking up closer to $20 than $60 though.

My fav JRPG this gen is still Valkyria Chronicles.

Djinn2819d ago

I love how people will bash FFXIII yet they will try to defend this crap. I'm glad the reviewers aren't being hypocrites and are handing out trash scores to a trash game.

UltimateIdiot9112819d ago

FFXIII was a pretty damn dry game. The only side quests was just a list of monster hunt. You didn't even have to hunt for treasures in FFXIII, it's practically in your way. The battles while wasn't bad but the lack of control really took away from the whole RPG feel and most of the game just felt as if it was on autopilot.

I personally didn't find FFXIII being more than a 7/10 in my books.

Out of curiousity, have you even played Hyperdimenision Neptunia? or any NISA RPG in general?

radphil2819d ago

Have you played any other FF games, or any NIS games for that matter?

In comparison to all other FF games, FF13 was definitely a step back in content. The main kicker that people somewhat liked about it was the battle system.

I'm surprised that you still listen to Gamespot ever since the Jeff Gerstmann incident, which should have made it painfully obvious to how they want the direction of their site to be.

Inception2819d ago

I rather play Ar Tonelico 3, Disgaea 4, or Prinny 2 than the abysmall FF XIII.

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