Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
So, what happens when you take Tamsoft, the developer of the Senran Kagura games, turn the perv factor down to PG-13 levels while keeping the gameplay, and add the characters of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series? You get a great time waster with tons more story compared to various other games in the genre!
Is that a bad thing? Not whatsoever! Find out what we think after the break:
If you played both the Senran Kagura games and the Hyperdimension Neptunia games, you will feel right at home. If you haven't, then read on.
|There is a viewer mode, similar to what some PS4 games have, that lets you position the camera for the perfect shot!|
|I expect to see Pac-Man pop up!|
|Yes, transforming into HDD mode is still in the game.!|
|Leave it to a trophy to pop up during this great shot|
Yes, as you can see, clothing is destructible. Now, if that makes you squeamish or rushing to cover your child's eyes, realize that what you get in this game is NOWHERE near what you get in a game like Senran Kagura.
There is no nudity in this game, censored or implied. What you see here is about as bad as it gets. If that is too much for you, you can also unlock clothing that is indestructible or clothing that is easily destructible for the closeted pervert in you. Idea Factory and Tamsoft seems to have covered every possible option.
It's also nice that the sense of humor from previous Neptunia games as well as the art style is here. There are also some long story events, like previous games, which can give your thumbs some time to rest between fights.
Should you buy this game? Well, you need to ask yourself "Do I like beating up random enemies?" "Do I like JRPGs, but have no where near enough time to play them?" "Do I...." You know what? If you like hack-n-slash games like Dynasty Musou/Warriors or the Senran Kagura games, have a sense of humor and own a Vita then YES, you should buy this game. Idea Factory seems to be on a roll, heavily supporting the PlayStation Vita which is awesome considering Niche publishers seem to be the only reason the Vita is still alive in retail in the US. If you are a fan of this genre or the Vita, do yourself a favor and get the game. It is available NOW in retail and on PSN.