Hyperdimension Neptunia PP
Help a Star
OVERVIEW: The main point of this game is to help the the four goddesses of Gamindustri to get back their shares from a new popular idol group. You the player are the producer helping one CPU goddess to become an idol by training them and by putting on concerts. The player is also given choices that will affect the story, raise or lower stats, as well as raising the relationship with their chosen goddess. Overall, they need your help to become idol sensations. GAMEPLAY: Their are different modes to this game, but I will only discuss only one mode of the game which is producer mode. Just like the name suggests, the player is the producer who helps a goddess reclaim her shares by raising her stats and putting on concerts. There are many different ways to achieve this, however the player is given the challenge by not going over 180 days and without getting their goddess stress. Doing either of the two will result in a game over. During concerts, players help with stage effects that will pump up the crowd and to cheer for the CPU goddess. Due a good enough job and their shares increase along with other goods. POSITIVES: Gameplay seems quick and easy to follow for new players. Along with that, there are many moments that can keep the player entertained. Putting on concerts give the player a variety of choices such as stage on stage effects. The game story differs to each goddess and it is up to the player and the choices they make in order to see this story through. Many other characters from series make guest appearances as well. Songs are very catchy as well. NEGATIVES: The player can only put on concerts with the four CPU goddesses and no one else; for players who like the series and wish to see other characters perform this can be problem. The lasting appeal of the game decreases once the player figures out the secret on how to get the story to progress as well. At times some scenes of one goddess story is replayed for the others as well making the player feel bored at times. If the player does not have patience then this can be less enjoyable for them as well.
A Neptunia interactive anime!!
This is a game!... not in the traditional sense. Its a lot of fun, every scene in this game is voice-acted, except for the voice of the main character, you. The best thing to compare this game to is an interactive anime. You choose what these characters should do for their daily routine and their stats raise according to what you choose. The only part where you really get to do something is during concerts when you direct the cameras and lighting effects. Other than that you are just watching what these characters do and how they live their lives and the witty remarks they have. The conversations they have are really funny sometimes, others are a little ehh but still enjoyable.
Also I should add this game isn't pervy, they did have an embarrassing scene at one part. It didn't show anything, it cut to a "Please Stand By" photo. Its really a comedy, with a little subtle romance. It tries to keep it clean, also the scenes are just like the cutscenes in every other entry in the series. The characters are just standing there on screen and talking, but everything is voice acted.
If you are wanting something with more action, look elsewhere. For example the new Re;birth series. They are very good remakes of the originals. This game is just for those who like these characters and wish they could spend more time with them.
Can't even call this a game
Prior to the release in the west, I had heard from those that imported the game that it was probably the worst Neptunia game, with no engaging gameplay whatsoever and had very little substance, and they were Neptunia fans as well. I took a chance and decided to see for myself and get a personal opinion and they were oh so right. The "gameplay" involves raising the goddess's stats (you can choose between 4), put on concerts (where all you can do is move the camera and put on stage effects), and watch the interactions between the characters, all before 180 days in order to become the #1 idol. I struggled on my first playthrough because it was ridiculously boring to play, though I do admit that some of the interactions between the characters were great. I eventually decided to just go and get all the trophies and trade it in, because the game is just not fun at all. If you're a Neptunia fan looking for a Neptunia game for the Vita, get Re;Birth 1, as it's a remake of the first Neptunia game that came out on PS3 and has ACTUAL gameplay. Don't get this trash.
Producing Perfection is a worthwhile purchase. Likewise, it pokes fun at people with unhealthy anime/pop/Idol obsessions, some of the absurd costumes you find in RPGs…basically, anything that's in the game is either skewering some target or is there to be skewered. It's a nice change of pace from the usual seriousness affected by so many games, and it suits Producing Perfection well.
my patience paid off
when I first heard about this game being released in japan I wanted to get it so bad but I don't know Japanese but I knew nis America would not disappoint us and also im so hyped for the Rebirth 1 game being localized too
All pomp and no circumstance
This game doesn't offer much in terms of game play. You basically spend 180 game days trying to make your CPU as good of a performer as you can by building stats and fan base while trying not to overwork the poor girl. Then you put on concerts to make your CPU a star. There's not much depth to training or the concerts. The only reason I don't review this game with a lower score is that it's art style compelled me, and I found that, at some points in my week, it's nice to have a fluff game in my library that I don't have to think about.
This game is terrible its an obvious attempt to cash in on Hatsune Miku craze but fails miserably. This series is already a little on the shaky side but this game takes the cake