I’ll get this out of the way right now; I adore the Neptunia series. I’ve played every main series title, all three of the Re;Birth remake for the PS Vita, Hyper Devotion Noir, and have watched the 2013 anime -even if it wasn’t all that great- But why, you might be asking yourself?
The answer is simple; despite its many flaws, the reused enemies, textures, dungeons, and bosses, and even in the face of a difficulty curve best resembles a sidewinding snake, there is just something about the Neptunia universe that I find utterly appealing despite how much of a mess it is. Its characters are lovable, the art is nice, and I even laugh at all of the dumb anime and [...]
Earlier this week at the Dengeki Game Spring Festival 2015, Idea Factory announced that their Hyper Dimension Neptunia franchise would be featured in a crossover with Sega’s own Hardware Girl line in an upcoming game for the Playstation Vita. The crossover will likely play on the fact that both series feature a similar core premises involving anthropomorphic versions of various game consoles re-imagined as cute girls. What does differ between the two — lies in the sort of consoles each series features. With Neptunia playing with thinly veiled parodies of the 7th generation game consoles, and Hardware Girls on the Sega consoles — released between the late 80s and early [...]