Love RPG's, both serious and light-hearted. Found this to be tedious, boring battle system, overall under-developed. First game in a very very long time that I actually quit and returned. Gave it about 20 hours of play and could not find it enjoyable, sorry. Functionally easy to play, boringly repetitive.
posted by Panther2103 (MARYSVILLE, WA) Jul 2, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
This game isn't what you would expect, and most people wouldn't go out of their way to try to get their hands on this. It's a niche game and for what it is, it is a really fun game.
I'll start with the story, it's somewhat of a mess. You are a CPU candidate (Nepgear) which is representative of a handheld console. You are on a quest to rescue your sister Neptune, a long with three other CPU's. Each CPU represents a game console. It's a really intiresting look at the console war and delves into piracy in a humorous way. The main enemy in the game is a group of people called Arfoire which represents the R4 chip for DS, which is a way people were playing pirated copies of games on their DS's. They are trying to get rid of all of the CPU's so they can summon their goddess who will come and destroy the industry. It's a really entertaining story it's just very hard to follow at times.
The graphics are good if you enjoy the anime inspired theme, there is a little frame rate drop sometimes in more dense areas, and there isn't any real issue with the drop in frame rate other than skills taking a bit longer to cast sometimes.
Difficulty is where this game loses a couple points in my book. It starts out very easy, you can kill things quite fast, you gain levels quick, it's pretty cool that I didn't have to grind for the first half of the game. But then all of a sudden, they start to place you into fights that require you to outlevel the monsters before it by quite a bit. I was one hitting monsters in the same room the event for the next boss was going to happen, then I start the battle and it kills my entire party in two turns. The grind isn't so bad, you can quickly gain a couple levels and re enter and destroy the boss, but near the end of the game it gets bad. There aren't any areas to level in and you get stuck either killing enemies way too low or way too high. That's where the game faulters.
All in all if you are a fan of JRPG's I say give this a go.