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!
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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 follows the story of Neptune or just Nep trying to get her memories back. This game is a good JRPG with lots of humor and 4th wall breaks. You can play the game with up to three characters from your party in the fight with up to three ready to be called. The game features a 3D dungeon that you can run and jump around it picking/avoiding fights with the monsters that live there. When you pick a fight with a monster you are in a 3D battle area where your characters each get a certain amount of movement from there beginning spot as well as having a specific attack range that will hit any enemies in the specific attack range which can be changed by what weapon you give them. Over all it is a fun game that the only thing I can think would be a problem for people is that you never get a male character for your party.
I'm no stranger to RPGs, I love them, it's likely my favourite video game genre; so trust me when I say I've played A LOT of them, and this is en easy recommendation for PC JRPG fans. Their are 2 things here that I love, and 3 things I kinda... don't hate but still keep this title getting a perfect score. Let me start of with the reasons why I love this game, for starters (like others have mentioned) it's a parody of the whole console war. Their are several factions in this game, Planeptune (SEGA), Lastation (PlayStation), Leanbox (Xbox), and Lowee (Nintendo), their are also other minor factions under the branch of Other. Without talking spoilers you need to travel the entire land of Gamindustri in search of artifiacts and potentially unite the lands against a common enemy; during your travels you'll encounter interesting characters which feature really cleverly written dialogue and thus personality, the English voice acting is also spot on. The second thing I love is the combat system, JRPG developers have been trying for a long time now to "revolutionise" the combat systems, and where titles like Final Fantasy failed, I think this succeeded. The combat in this game takes place in 2 phases, the first is the "Movement Phase"; this phase (obviously) is where you move your characters, the trick is getting your characters in the right position to take advantage of their chosen weapon and any allies you've got on your team as each character has a unique set of skills. The second phase is the combat phase, here you actually use your skills, these range from standard attacks such as bashes, slashes, ect, or elemental attacks such as fire and lightening; and of course each of these skills will have varying effects on what you cast/do them on, a fire attack won't have much of an effect of a fire user, ect. If you've played Valkyria Chronicles and the Persona games, this title mixes them together to make this combat system that works really well. Now for the downsides of this game, two of which I'll talk about together. The downside here is the overall story length, you could easily complete the story within a day or two (in fact I did) if you're really good at these kinds of games. So in the developers attempts to bloat out the game they tried to make the levelling rather grindy, you'll likely spend several hours in the same land just trying to increase your characters level as at several points in the story their are difficulty spikes the first of which really hits you hard as up to that point (about half the game) the grinding really isn't all that necessary. The third downside is the graphics, this game was meant to be played on a Vita so the graphics aren't that great. Luckily the game's resolution can still be played on 1080p but don't expect gorgeous visuals, expect somewhere between PS3 and PS2 quality on some of the environments. + Great story, characters, and world + Great combat system - The story isn't long - The game has steep difficulty spikes which forces you to grind - The graphics aren't all that great.
Welcome to over the top anime wacky nonsense. The game is a massive parody with wacky jokes, parody-pervy stuff and references to other things. I don't really like the whole young girl to woman pervy stuff but I'd like to think they did it again as a parody and knew full well what they were doing. The gameplay is fun and has a fairly deep battle mechanic from building combos, weapon arc differences, transformations, and separate equipment slots for both character and transformed character...along with some crafting it sounds deep but it's honestly eased in a way that you can get your mind around it. There's been some mention of technical issues, these have been fixed as far as I know as they've rolled out numerous patches to fix everything from resolution to other complaints at time of launch. Visually the game is all over the place, character models look great, most of their attacks have flare to them, the maps look PS2 era in both texture and model quality, early PS2 mind you. Cutscenes have animated avatars via emofuri software which adds some nice flow/movement as they talk, mouths move, characters move a bit ...boob jiggle. Regardless they add some depth vs static portraits. . They're not fully animated, so don't expect characters to twirl and slash weapons in dialog cut-scenes but it's a nice feature. Everything is a wink and a joke, enemy characters can just be silly or be cat-PS4's called Purr4. So if you're looking for a complex story that isn't 4th wall breaking self parody that mostly revolves around friendship and cute girls or girls with giant breasts? This isn't the game for you. But if you're okay with that or just feel like trying something new? ...Or got the game for a friend whom declined it like myself...It's worth a shot, good comedy rpg honestly...just turn the game to japanese, then lower the voice volume, Neptune can be quite ...lively. DLC note: The DLC that you buy you can turn off in game, as you can get characters from it that aren't acknowledged but help you greatly in game. How much do they help? Well if you choose to use them, you'll find in some story battles they don't let you transform- this rule does not effect the DLC characters and you can bypass this, helping the battle be easier. That said you can also choose to not transform them as well.
The Neptunia series is a parody of the actual games industry with the characters representing consoles or companies itself. Re:Birth 1 is actually a port of the vita's version which is a remake to the original PS3 version. The story is pretty interesting while the dialog makes it better. Neptune's speech which breaks the forth wall hits the spot well. The primary mechanic of the game is to explore dungeons and defeating enemies for levels, but the combat feels good to me and the idea of using varying weapon attack range is pretty interesting also.
You know that game that, despite how much you like it, and how much you play it in and out till you beat it, you know deep down it's not a good game? This is that game. The game itself is rather bland, and plays like any standard turn based game for the most part. What makes this game pop, though, is the characters, the story, the world, and pretty much just the overwhelming sense of "fun" this game emanates. It's almost like it tricks you into loving it just by sheer force. Plus, if you're well-versed in gaming history, the referential humor goes deep enough to where you don't feel silly for enjoying it. Don't feel bad if one of the gags passes you by! I've played many games in this series and felt the same way about every one of them, but I've never regretted a second or dime spent playing them. If you're hesitant, wait for a sale, but unless you loathe fanservice or even good referential humor, it'll be well worth your time and money, even if you're not sure exactly why.
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