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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Generation Review

2015-07-01-231057“It’s time to Nep-Nep like it’s 1989!”

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3 V Generation (PS Vita) is the remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory which was released on the PS3 in 2012. It was the last game in the PS3 trilogy and arguably the best one due to its more polished gameplay and presentation, good usage of both new and old characters and its fair amount of content to mess around with.
V Generation is the final game in the Re;Birth trilogy and the 5th HDN game OVERALL to be localised and released in the time frame of 1 year. (Re;Birth 1 came out in August 2014, Re;Birth 2 in January 2015, Noire in February, Action Unleashed in May, then this.)
The game was developed by Felistella while Compile Heart and Idea Factory both contributed to the production and publication of the game. Idea Factory International was responsible for the localization.

The release dates for this game are as follows:

  • Japan: 18th December 2014
  • NA / EU: 30th June 2015 / 3rd July 2015 respectively

Re;Birth 3 comes with a lot of tweaks and changes to the overall game system while also experimenting with some different ideas as well. For me, it feels like it came to the point where it really feels more like a remake than an enhanced port this time around. Does this all work out though? Are these changes a good thing or should they had just stayed true to the original formula seen in the previous games?

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Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven small review

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“Do you have the power? Are you the one?”

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven is a RPG for the 3DS. The game was developed and published by Marvelous, with XSEED games assisting in the publication. The release dates:

  • Japan: October 2nd 2014
  • NA / EU: June 2nd / 4th 2015, respectively.

The game consists of simulation elements found in games like Persona, Fire Emblem Awakening and Luminous Arc, in which chatting with the party members outside battle creates friendship levels. By doing this, they can learn new skills and the player can witness their events and mini-stories. The game also has a battle system similar to Valkyria Chronicles.
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Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Review

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(Never mind the watermark. It appears for every screenshot you take of the game.)

Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed is the third spin-off game in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, the others being Producing Perfection and Hyperdevotion Noire. It is a hack and slash type of game. It was developed by Tamsoft (Senran Kagura) while Compile Heart published it. Idea Factory International, as usual, handled the localization.

  • Release date for Japan: 28th August 2014
  • Release date for NA and EU: May 19th and May 22nd 2015 respectively.

This is HDN’s take on the Dynasty Warriors / Musou style of gameplay mixed with elements from the Senran Kagura games such as clothes ripping. Does it work out? Is the game worth playing?

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Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy small review


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Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy is an hack-n-slash RPG for the PS Vita that was released on December last year by Arc System Works. I pretty much brought this on a whim during the Golden Week sale that happened this week (April 29th to May 5th) for under $10 US (normally $15 US). What I got though was not that bad of a game for that price.
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Review : Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth | Cero B | Namco Bandai Games | PSVITA

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Digimon Story : Cyber Sleuth is the first Digimon franchise game for PSVITA and released as a part of Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary project.

Story

The story started in a forum chat with various avatars here and there, including the player. With Japan as the setting, technology has advanced and cyberspace pretty much took over here and there. There’s a rumor about a certain hacking program called Digital World and the avatars were talking about it. Suddenly a mascot called Nabit-kun visited them out of nowhere and threatened them that it will surprise and hack them if they visit EDEN, a cyberspace created by Kamishiro Corporation.  While some are afraid that they will got hacked, 3 people including the player decided to go and see it for themselves. From there we could choose the player, do you want it to be a girl or a boy. The set name for boy is Takumi (CV. Matsuoka Yoshitsugu), while the girl is Ami (CV. Ookubo Rumi). I choose the girl and let’s just call her Ami here for the sake of this review.

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Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart review

2015-02-28-221631 Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart is the 2nd spin-off game in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, the 1st being Producing Perfection. It is a strategy / tactics RPG with a visual novel presentation and a crude simulation element mixed in. I say crude because it feels poorly implemented and doesn’t add much to the overall game. Maybe it’s just me.
The game was developed by Sting and Compile Heart (the latter also being the publisher) while Idea Factory International handled the localization. It was first released on 29th May 2014 for Japan, released on 24th February for America and 27th February for Europe.

This game was the result of the character Noire winning the first popularity poll Compile Heart released a while back, for this series. Is this the game she deserves for being number 1?
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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation (localized) Review

2015-01-29-175657Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation is the rebirth of the 2nd game (mk2) from the HDN PS3 trilogy… but where as Re;Birth 1 was more of a remake than anything else, Re;Birth 2 feels more like an enhanced port than a remake, but with some new features and changes. The game was developed by Felistella while Compile Heart and Idea Factory both contributed to the production and publication of the game. Idea Factory International was responsible for the localization. It was released on March 2014 for Japan, and January 2015 for the localization.

The game keeps the same art style and gameplay elements that Re;Birth 1 had. It also retains a similar story to the PS3 version by using the same characters, barring a few changes (those who have played mk2 will remember Gust and Nisa; they aren’t present in this one, instead replaced by some of the characters who appeared in Re;Birth 1, along with others).

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