Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2
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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).
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.
If you dont like jrpgs dont even bother.
First let it be known that this game is a sequel that expands greatly on the first game. This also is a jrpg and a low budget one at that so you have to take those things into perspective when thinking whether or not this game is for you. If you dont like jrpgs or have just never played one this series shouldnt be the first one to play instead i'd recommend a higher budget one like star ocean or a tales game like tales of vesperia or tales of graces. The games graphic are gorgeous and they definitely improved on the looks of the dungeons but sadly the dungeons are still very obvious and small so dont expect too much there. The soundtracks have never really been that great and this game is no better. As for the story, to players of the first game expect to see some slightly disappointing things. Its not really that the story is bad so much that they kinda warp the first ones story so there will be a lot of moments where you'll think that didnt happen that way in the first one and you will be right. In term of gameplay it has definitely taken a turn in the right direction but thats something thats more easily explained through gameplay videos instead. Its still turn based with faster characters going first but now your character can move on the field and position themselves for attacks. The benefit is that you can now hit more than one enemy at once with proper planning but the same goes for the enemies if you give them that opportunity. The game is sadly shorter but they make up for that by having many ending like more than 5. Overall if you liked the first one you will like this one, I would still think that the first one is slightly better though.
I like the story its really fun and the graphics are pretty great i think it was worth buying. cant wait to play it more
Such an amazing game.
Neptunia Mk2 had me sitting in front of my TV for almost 18 hours before i could realize it. The Gameplay is also very fun and easy to adapt to, The story is also very very good along with the comedic features which had me playing for the extended period of time. I just wish that everyone could see that FPS are not the only good games here.
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.
This game really improves where the first game lacked badly. The new additions and such add a big appeal to gameplay and desire to actually go through with everything!
All I can say is Yikes!!!
This sequel changes a few problems from the first game for the better, but leaves too many of those problems in tact. Let's start with the good. The battle system is a drastic improvement which gives you freedom of movement to place your characters strategically to pound on your enemies. There are a number of attacks and skills to use which are assigned to different buttons on the controller and it's very easy to get the hang of. Next, you have the freedom to use your own items this time around. In the first game it was idiotically left up to the computer as to when your characters were healed, or statuses removed, but now you can use items as much as you like and if you still have enough AP points afterwards, you can even attack on the same turn which is awesome. You also get access to many more playable characters for your party this time but most of them are too weak to be of any use and pretty much have to be shoved to the back row to support your stronger fighters. That is really it for the good.
The bad can be summed up in one word. Repetition. The first game was riddled with it and so is this one. There are only about 4 or 5 dungeon designs that are re-used over and over again with tougher monsters as you progress. There are very few monster designs as well as they are re-used over and over again changing in color only to signify strength. As for the bosses, well they are everywhere and you'll constantly be having boss fights thrown at you even when there is no reason for one. That would not be so bad except for that repetition word again. You will find yourself fighting the same bosses half a dozen times or more becoming very old and boring fast.
This is not a good game but it is a lazy game. The developers were very lazy. They took a small handful of monster and dungeon designs and just recycled them over and over. Thankfully it's a very short game clocking in at under 20 hours for one playthrough. You can go through it as many times as you like to see different endings but the game really isn't exciting enough to do so. The story is off the wall and pointless, and the characters are very generic with annoying squealing voices. It's a decent way to kill a few hours in between good games, but it won't leaving you caring much at all about the game you just finished, or while you're playing for that matter.
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.
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.