Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Generation Review

From its inception, the Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth series was created to take some of the best features of the previous entries and remake, or rather, re-imagine them.

This meant streamlining the experience and tossing out mechanics that frustrated players – the difference between the first Hyperdimension Neptunia game on PS3 and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 on PS Vita and PC embodies this transition. Plus, the developers also introduced new features, like the EXE Drive and Remake system, to keep things fresh and interesting along the way.

With an already refined set of features in Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory on the PS3, what exactly does Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Generation bring to the table? Continue reading

Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Review

A lot has culminated in this moment. It wasn’t until a code landed in my inbox that I realized that I am literally the Compile Heart guy for RPG Site. I have been covering their titles for years and it feels like with every release, my name comes attached to the review with only a few exceptions.

It’s not that I am opposed to being the go-to guy who handles this company’s catalog. On the contrary – as I grew older, I appreciated the more casual, light-hearted content, moving away from the more serious and gritty subject. Hyperdimension Neptunia personifies this, and I have fallen in love with the series though they may not always hit their mark. Continue reading

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart Review

The strategy RPG sub-genre is by all accounts my favorite category of video games. Titles like Final Fantasy Tactics and Disgaea are high on my list of favorite games. I have a lot of appreciation for a composition that puts so much emphasis on developing tactics to adapt to battle conditions, relying on elements such as choosing the right party for the right environment.

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, as its name implies, marks the first time where the usual heroine Neptune steps to the side and gives fan-favorite Noire a chance at the spotlight with her very own game. Continue reading

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 PC Review

In my original review for Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1, I talked about how the remake had made some crucial changes to the game in both its presentation and its technical performance. While a lot of the core changes remain the same here, there are still some important updates made to make the game that much more improved upon.

First and foremost, while the framerate during gameplay has seemingly not changed much with the transition, everything else like menu navigation does run at a full 60 frames per second, making the speed at which one can maneuver through windows very noticeable. Continue reading