Packed with fast-paced, turn-based RPG action, fourth-wall-breaking, trope-demolishing dialogue, and more item, weapon, and costume customization than you can shake a Lvl. 1 Stick at, Gamindustri is a world set on turning the concept of the JRPG on its head!
Previously only available on consoles, now you can immerse yourself in the zany JRPG madness of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series for the first time on PC!
Major graphical updates let you savor the true power of these Goddesses in glorious HD!
Battle with up to 3 characters on the field, with 3 more as support. Use them to perform special attacks, or swap them out at any time!
Use "Plans" to customize the game - change up enemy difficulty, dungeon treasures, and more!
Craft unique equipment imbued with one or more abilities!
©2014 IDEA FACTORY / COMPILE HEART / FELISTELLA All rights reserved. Hyperdimension Neptunia™ is a trademark of Idea Factory. Licensed to and published by Idea Factory International, Inc.
The first entry for the PC of the Neptunia series. This is an anime inspired RPG game with your basic turn based combat and dungeon crawling with the information relayed to you through visual novel like conversations instead of cutscenes which is fine, though the cutscenes would have been a bit better. There is a lot of humor in the game, jokes based of both gaming and anime that some may not understand if they don?t follow either genre closely which may impact your enjoyment of the game. PROS -Anime like graphics -Nice soundtrack, though the opening is in Japanese much like most anime openings anymore. -Easy to get into controls with a thorough tutorial. -A lot of characters to pick from for your party. -Some nice touches such as the Lily system which gives skills for certain characters when paired up together for combo attacks. -A lot of customization options. CONS -Resources for some dungeons are repeated. -Sometimes the jokes can be plain awful, and non anime fans, or casual gamers may not even understand them. -Sometimes things may seem a bit repetitive, but that is normal for most RPG games thanks to the grinding. All in all a solid, fun experience for fans of RPG games.
Sure there will be some darker moments in this game, but for the most part this is a light hearted game with a lot of cheesy humor based off of game consoles, anime and other games. The visuals are pretty stunning with an anime like feel to it, though some of the resources are reused from one level to another level later on. It isn't a big deal, and isn't done enough to kill the game or hurt my rating of it, but it can be noticeable at times. Other than that the game is very worth it at full price, and a must have when on sale.
Like the other Idea Factory/Compile Heart games originally developed for handheld consoles, this is an enjoyable but low-budget JRPG developed for a niche audience. Story scenes are advanced using the format standard in Visual Novels - pasting character portraits on a background. The combat system is solid but is marred by having too many reused assets in both dungeon and enemy designs. The appeal of this game is that it is a light-hearted parody of the video game industry. It regularly breaks the 4th wall and makes fun of many cliches commonly found in video games, and those who have been gaming for a long time will have fun catching the references to classic and popular games.
It's Nep, what else it is to not buy this game and the sequel. The gameplay sure isn't that unique, since it's the same one with most of Idea Factory's JRPG, but it's still great if you don't get bored with it. The characters are well done and the art is great, but the story isn't that long, still to a perfectionist, this game will eat a lot of your times, since the grinding is hard and long. All in all, this game is great for any anime and JRPG lover, especially Neptunia fans.
Being the first and a rushed game in the franchise didn't bode well for Hyperdimension Neptunia. Duplicated enemies and dungeons, bad balance, and overall cut content. The Re;Birth of this game fixed most of its flaws, but retained some of them. If you enjoy grinding in JRPGs and funny characters that are meta aware, you should always try Nepnepping.
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