Monday, April 23, 2018

"Megadimension Neptunia VIIR" Review

The wacky, mildly NSFW Neptunia goddesses are always up for a round of gamer culture-mocking misadventures. "Megadimension Neptunia VIIR" is a redux of the 2015 PS4 title.

The base game remains largely the same. You guide a crew of bubbly heroines as they seek to protect the realm of Gamindustri. Marching through a series of turn-based battles, you maneuver your party members around opponents to execute cooperative takedowns using special attacks.

Upgrades to the remake include transformations, reminiscent of "Persona" and "Final Fantasy" summons, to reign visually dazzling terror on the opposition.

Those who own the PlayStation VR will find added value, because the game supports the peripheral during one-on-one interactions with characters. Those without the PSVR can still play through those scenes.

As expected, these added scenes ratchet up the trademark creepiness factor, placing you in subtly sexualized encounters with the goddesses. It's all in the name of goofy, self-mocking fun.

Those who have yet to experience "Hyperdimension Neptunia VII" will find a treasure trove of absurd delights in this, the definitive version of the game, but anyone who has the original game and lacks PSVR can sit this one out.
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