All posts tagged: Hyperdimension Neptunia

Megadimension Neptunia VII – Review

The word ‘love’ is often a strong word used to show how much affection someone has for someone else or something else, and that is definitely me with the Neptunia franchise. I can still remember the first time I played mk2 back in mid-2013 and just how fresh and fun the game was for me mainly because I hadn’t really properly played a JRPG before. Between the story, gameplay and overall quirks, and just the endless amounts re-playability the game had. After that, it was straight onto Victory, which I ended up buying on the day of release alongside a majority of the DLC, and my feelings only grew for the series, hell, I spent New Years Eve of 2013 just playing the game. Ever since then I’ve tried my best to get the games on the day of release, pre-ordering the physical copy of PP the day of it’s announcement, and in the case of the Re:Birth games trying to get my hands on the limited editions. However, the release schedule of the games have …

Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation Review

Imagine if you will, a world centered around the very concept of video games. A world wherein companies are personified as heroines who fight the good fight for you, me and every other NPC that populates the similarly themed countries of said world. Of course, I ask you to imagine this as a way to draw you into the revelation that this fiction is reality (the fictional kind) vis-a-vis Hyperdimension Neptunia. This time however, the meta game franchise has made the transition to the format of anime, which is ironic in its own kind of way…if you care to think about it that much. But, for those who do not wish to do that, enjoy watching the adventures of your favourite CPUs in a 2D form that doesn’t require any additional controllers or peripherals…except for like, a TV…and a DVD player. Building upon the not-so-hypothetical introductory paragraph that lies just above these current words, Hyperdimension presents us with the magical land of Gamindustri (pronounced just as obviously as it references), which itself is divided into …

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Generation Review

Welcome to Gameindustri, a world not unlike our own…you know, except for the personified game consoles who serve as guardian deities…and all of the monsters. Ok, so it’s not exactly like our world, but…I’m not really sure where I’m going with this. Regardless, Gameindustri is a crazy land of fun, drama and tension, centred around the concept that nations are formed solely around their loveable lady leaders and the gaming hardware said leaders can churn out. Truly a paradise for gamers this world over, but, as we all know, all is never peaceful within the game industry. Now, for those of you who have perchance strolled through Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 and/or two, you may wonder why I am reintroducing you to the world you know so well. Is it because I am polite? Maybe. Is it because I am appealing to those newcomers to the franchise? Maybe. Or maybe it’s because the plot starter in this particular instalment involves good ol’ Neptune being thrown into a parallel dimension. Yes, it’s the last one (though …

Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Review

For as long as there has been more than one console in the marketplace, there has been a certain type of rivalry between the purchasers of said consoles. Be it a friendly, personal opinion regarding the benefits one possesses over its competitors, or a more combative, stalwart argument regarding the superiority of their console of choice. The Console War is a constant my friends, a never ceasing conflict between sides that are neither good, nor evil…just opinionated. Hyperdimension Neptunia long ago decided to personalise this conflict by personifying these gaming machines as cute anime girls, all whom band together to fight greater evils. Perhaps we could all learn something from this series…or we could just say forget it and hit stuff with big weapons. Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed is the latest instalment in the ongoing journeys of the CPUs, and CPU Candidate younger sisters, of the mystical land of Gameindustri. However, if you are at all concerned with story progression, you might be happy to learn that this is a non-canonical journey. How do …

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation Review

If you’ve ever picked up a controller, handheld or gaming peripheral, then congratulations, you’ve become a part of the Console War. Ok, so maybe it’s not as dramatic as all that, but even casual gamers come to develop a preference in their console. But imagine if you will a world wherein the first sentence is true, better yet, a world wherein gaming is crucial to the continued existence of the populace. With the companies and technology personified, welcome to dream/nightmare of players everywhere, welcome to Gamindustri. Kicking things off at what the climactic end to a previous adventure, we are privy to witness four consoles personified getting the ever loving crap kicked out of them by a scantily clad villainess, not that our heroes have the most reserved wardrobe themselves. Regardless, our champions of justice are roundly defeated and thus evil is triumphant… Jump cut to 3 years later, as two intrepid companions make their way to the site of the previously mentioned battle, with the intention of freeing the four captured heroes. Due to a …