From PS Vita to PS3, the Neptunia series has transformed every dimension on the way, but what’s new and improved about the series’ next installment: Megadimension Neptunia VII?
Well, luckily you’re on air with “Iffy’s Nepstation,” straight from Idea Factory International! I’m Ari, your host/blogger and today I’ve put together a list of 7 reasons players are going to love Megadimension Neptunia VII — which is out today on PS4!
I. Neps in HDD and in HD!
Need I say more? It’s the first Neptunia game on PS4! From SP skills to each of Nep’s signature victory poses, the game flows in smooth 1080p!
II. NEXT Forms
NEXT forms are the third installment in this series’ signature feature: cute transforming heroines. These are the coolest (and strongest) transformations yet in the whole Neptunia franchise.
The NEXT forms come packed with elaborate SP skill animations and amazing transformation sequences, and each goddess’ transformation is directly inspired by the nation they protect. I mean, just how cool is wearing a Mario-esque hat with wings or an HMD while you hack n’ slash through dogoos?!
III. Even more ways to “Nep” Up the Baddies
New additions to the battle system like “Giant Battles,” “Parts Break,” and “Formation Skills” add extra strategy and action to the classic Neptunia turn-based battle system!
Giant Battles take players to a whole other realm to duke it out with larger-than-life bosses, and Parts Break allows players to seal certain enemy parts so their attacks can be disabled. When placement matters and when damage is solely relayed through SP Skills, EXE drives, and cooperative attacks, Megadimension Neptunia VII transforms the Neptunia series into more moe and battle than before!
Neptunia is known for its game references and allusions to pop culture, but this time they’ve taken mini-games to the next level! “Neplunker” is a mini-game, completely separate from the main game, with elements of the classic “Spelunker,” and just as it sounds, the Neps must venture through the Neplunker dungeon to win special items!
V. Uzume & Umio
In good ol’ Neptunia fashion, the down-to-earth Uzume kicks butt in her HDD transformation, Orange Heart, alongside her fish-face sidekick-in-crime, Umio! And that’s reason enough for me to love this surf n’ turf duo. I should mention, Uzume’s weapon is a megaphone and it doesn’t get cooler than that. This allows her range to fan out before her, and she can definitely wham more enemies that way! Meanwhile, Umio is just dandy.
VI. Gold Third
In the game they’re known as the “New Rulers of Gamindustri” and play a huge role in the second part of the game, Hyper Dimension. But for me, these girls look as fun as they are to play because all of their attack combos and skills are a reference to popular Japanese game series and developers.
They’re every bit of eye-patched-jetpack-wearing-sword-slaying goodness you ever needed! I mean, just look at them!
VII. Stories, Worlds, and Good Things Come in Three
Speaking of Gold Third, the story is broken up into three parts: Zero Dimension, Hyper Dimension, and Heart Dimension. Each world has its own Nepic plot and focus with new characters like Uzume and Umio. It really takes the Neptunia series’ storytelling to the next level! There’s even separate endings you can achieve… so I’d save often if I were you.
So there you have it! Seven awesome reasons to check out Megadimension Neptunia VII. Get the game today on PS4 Be prepared: there’s even more nonsensical dialogue, more item customization, and tons of battle strategies waiting to Nep you up, all packed into one game.
And as something to look forward to, I give you…
Umio wearing an Umio eyemask (my favorite DLC item)! Expect more awesome DLC like this (e.g. Playable Umio, playable Nepgya, and Trillion: God of Destruction costumes), set to release weekly in the next few months to come.
Lastly, cut to the trailer!
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