Rated 9 out of 10 by ExtremistRandomosity Very Fanservicy
I bought the first game about a week ago. Ironically, the guy gave me the disc for mk2 by accident (doesn't surprise me all that much actually) and so far I love it! The CPU Candidates are funny, fanservicy, and while they are kind of the stereotypical anime girls (Tsundere, Relentlessly nice, shy-ish but passionate main heroine, and polar opposite twins) they make up for it with fairly good personalities. The other girls are either there purely for backstory, character development, fanservice, or a mix of those things. The story was pretty good, and while it did have some semi-pointless plot twists and fillers, it was, like I said, pretty good. The fanservice was excellent, by the way. Lastly, the skills, battle system, and CPU Transformations were all great (although I derped and didn't figure out how to use items until near the end of my first playthrough. To make a long story short: buy this game if you like fanservice, anime, turn-based RPGs, or just like games made by NIS, Gust, IF, etc. Now all I have to do is get the first game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by n0z4a2 dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn.
I wanted to start playing RPGs again so I chose this because it looked easy. Don't make my mistake this game is far from easy, its more like ff7 in ways. The game play is awesome and the fighting is done quite well. The characters are very cute and have adorable personalitys, granted there named after the games developers on the opening ie if compa and gust. The story is engageing but can get confusing too if you have no idea what to do. The "side quests" are more like keys to unlocking more party members and endings so make sure you do them. The dlc content is weird, like up to 4,000,000 credits for free and nepgears best weapons and uniforms like a maid or swimsuit. Over all this game is amazing and worth what ever money you pay for it (download is 50 while the disk is 30 wtf) if you like anime with Moe and fan service then get this. If your a fan of loli then get this but you will be disappointed (no nudity for you lol).
Rated 10 out of 10 by UnrealDeath22 I can't stop playing!!!
This game is so much better than the first. The game starts off were Neptune,the other CPUs, and Nepgear (Neptune's sister) go to fight Arforie (The leader of ASIC) in the Gamindustri Graveyard and are defeated. Three years later, IF and Compa, go to the Gamindustri Graveyard to save Neptune and the others. When IF and Compa are overpowered by ASIC, they are forced to retreat with only Nepgear. Now Nepgear, IF, and Compa are off to find the other CPU Candidates and the Mascot characters to get Neptune, the CPUs and to save Gamindustri from ASIC. The game has a lot of new features. Such as new combat, new characters new, way to customize, and a new type of world map. The combat is one of the best things about this game. You can now roam around the battle field to attack 1, 2, or 3 enemies at once. The story is also more enjoyable and sets its self up for fun missions and battles. Although this game is fun, it's not perfect. The main problem is its graphics. They are not the best as it could be and you will know it the first second you get into the game. I could keep going on and on about how great this game is. Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 is a must have game of this year. Trust me is worth it!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Escalaveir Takes Some Time To Get Used To
If you played the first Hyperdimension Neptunia and bought this game, it'll take some time to get used to if you are used to the old battle style. Don't hate the battle style, just get used to it. ( SPOILERS...a bit) This game has 8 diffrent endings and also this game can be finished about 1-10 hours ( depending on what level you are cause you'll need to level up to beat the bosses ). You'll start off by an intro and go into the story fast and so on. You'll be playing as Nepgear, but that doesn't mean you can't change who you are in the future. You can still let the original CPU's join you so don't sweat about it. Other than that, the game is very good and is worth it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Sasukeuchiha25 Excellent
All in all, Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 is a far more enjoyable game than the original, and as a standalone game as well. The strategic, turn-based battle system, combined with the flexible combo mechanics, Partnering and Lily Rank systems, is one of the most rewarding ones out there. Although not the most impressive in the looks or sound department, the game is still charming enough on its own. Bottom line, if you're looking for a fun JRPG to play on your PS3, this is it. More so if you enjoy games that don't take themselves too seriously while simultaneously offering addicting and engaging mechanics to fool around with.
Rated 9 out of 10 by BlazingSoul29 A Good Improvement
Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 is vastly superior to the original. The combat is far more enjoyable and offers greater depth than Neptunia. Considering almost every shortcoming has been improved, there is no reason to skip this title. It still isn’t quite perfect, though it one of the better RPGs I’ve played in a while. If you’re a big fan of gameplay and don’t mind an uninventive story, then I strongly suggest giving Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 a look. If you believe that the story is everything, then you’ll most likely dislike this game
Rated 0 out of 10 by ArchAngelMai Looks better than the first fiasco!
I can say with great confidence that the first game was atrocious, and it seems every reviewer felt the same way(see Metacritic 45/100). Despite that, the new changes are promising, and I will play a game even if it sucks. I am most excited about the collectors edition offered only direct from the NISA webstore. It will include the OST, deck of cards, and Hardcover Art book in a special case. Hopefully the much needed changes will save this great idea, that was executed poorly.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Lazyniisan If you loved the first game, don't buy the second.
Everything about this game is horrible compared to the first game. They changed voice actors, most of the game isn't voiced at all, they changed the battle, and they changed the conversations. The big seller for Hyperdimensional 1 for me was the artistic conversations with the 'breathing' characters and this game has completely taken that away in exchange for more simple looking 3D characters.
If you loved the first game like I did, do NOT buy the second.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Jayce913 Sequel to a good game
All those who have heard how horrible Neptunia was are greatly mistaken, while most reviewers looked at its game style as dated with 2d graphic novel instead of 3d the game itself was very and inventive. It was a great game for anime and rpg fans who enjoy a more classic form of the rpg genre mixed with a bit of the more recent workings of rpg's. If Neptunia 2 is anything like 1 especially with the improvements stated it should be a fun game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by AlphaCore Pretty dang good
I think this is a pretty good game i mean it has some aspects in it that are better in it than the first. But i do miss some of the old fighting style and alot of the fun voice acting they had. It has better graphics the fight scheme can be a tad confusing at first but once ya get the hang of it its not so bad. Just like anygame this has good points and bad points.