Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters is Compile Coronary heart and Concept Manufacturing unit’s newest installment within the fan-favorite long-running Neptunai collection and the most recent mainline sport that isn’t a spin-off shortly. Just like the title suggests, the sport places the primary characters on the again burner and places their sister/ CPU candidates, Rom, Ram, Uni, and Nepgear, the protagonist of this story, within the limelight. The story takes place within the Gamindustri, the cheeky in-game reference to the true Gaming Trade, and the areas Lowee, Lastation, Leanbox, and Planeptune, which reference the plain real-life gaming firms.
A Shocking Story
After Neptune and the remainder of the leaders of those nations are despatched on a important mission to analyze unusual occurrences within the PC continent, it’s as much as their sisters to go on a separate mission which sadly finally ends up with them seemingly unsealing a brand new malicious goddess and them being sealed for 2 years. They later awaken to search out the world plagued with new monsters and residents dropping religion within the goddesses and spending time with their new fashionable cell phones. So it’s as much as the sisters to get the world again to the way it was, with the assistance of recent characters Maho and Anri, whose fates are additionally tied to latest occasions.
To maintain issues quick, the story in Neptunia: Sisters vs. Sisters is by far the very best facet of the sport, because the builders succeeded in giving the story nice depth and letting a number of characters actually shine. Whereas the story begins with a reasonably orthodox construction, it rapidly ramps up by introducing new characters and excessive stakes. Should you’re a long-time fan of the collection, the sport affords tons of references to the outdated video games in addition to geek and gaming tradition, reminiscent of nods and pokes enjoyable at Pokemon Go, PlayStation censorship, Higurashi, and extra. I have to additionally admit that the story idea is without doubt one of the most amusing and fascinating ideas in any title I’ve seen, and the sport’s story particularly manages to cowl fashionable gaming tradition in a approach I’ve by no means seen any sport do earlier than.
Nonetheless, whereas the sport sports activities a genuinely fascinating plot that admittedly tries to deliver you up to the mark on the lore and world, it sadly nonetheless depends on you being a returning fan or participant of the collection, as most of the story and character particulars will fly over your head in any other case. Although it’s additionally truthful to notice that that is customary for many continuation titles.
Now when it comes to gameplay, I have to admit that whereas the sport’s fight system is satisfactory, I didn’t discover it very pleasurable, particularly earlier within the story. Gamers can swap in, out, and between characters on the fly and use their a number of customary, vary, and particular assaults. Doing this lets them construct AP (Motion Factors), which in flip lets them execute hyperlink assaults, particular assaults, and goddess transformations by build up their EXE Drives. And whereas fight isn’t sluggish per se, the power to rapidly swap between characters actually makes you would like actions had been sooner, and the restricted body fee on the PS4 doesn’t assist in any respect. What’s extra, the sport additionally, sadly, sports activities plenty of bland enemies which might be closely repeated, and just a few bosses are literally entertaining and satisfying in a struggle. Outdoors fight, gamers can even purchase consumable objects, use equipment, and degree up their characters whereas exploring the sport’s a number of repeated maps and areas, lots of which sadly look bland visually, save for Planeptune, which is surprisingly not solely massive and explorable but additionally distinctive among the many sport’s different areas.
Aside from that, it’s additionally value mentioning the sport’s character fashions, which, whereas not unhealthy, will not be actually as detailed as you’d count on a sport of this period to be, as they give the impression of being extra akin to PS3 fashions than the rest. Lastly, I’d even be remiss if I didn’t point out the wonderful Japanese and English voice forged, which did improbable jobs portraying the characters making the general story that rather more pleasurable.
Total, Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters gives an interesting story and extremely endearing, well-voiced characters. Whereas the sport has its fair proportion of points, making it a tough title to advocate to JRPG followers basically, Neptunia followers will most certainly nonetheless adore it, particularly after lots of its gameplay points have been hopefully ironed out.
Neptunia: Sisters vs Sisters
- Nice story
- Nice refrences
- Sluggish gameplay
- Mediocre fashions and graphics