hyperdimension neptunia

  • Super Neptunia RPG Is Cute But Shallow, Which Is Exactly What I Wanted

    While Idea Factory’s Hyperdimension Neptunia began in 2010 as a 3D turn-based role-playing game, spin-off titles have reimagined the series as a turn-based tactics game, a co-op beat-em up, a faux MMORPG and even a retro side-scrolling shooter. The latest spin-off, Super Neptunia RPG, traps the series’ CPU goddesses in a 2D platforming realm, where…

  • Neptunia Makes For A Surprisingly Good SRPG

    Neptunia Makes For A Surprisingly Good SRPG

    So far the Neptunia franchise has been three mediocore RPGs and a passable IDOLM@STER parody — so my hopes weren’t the highest going into its first strategy RPG. But let me tell you, there is a lot to love in Hyper Goddess Faith Noire: Ultra Goddess Black Heart — even with its impressively complicated name.

  • The Surprising Messages In A ‘Sexist’ Game

    The Surprising Messages In A ‘Sexist’ Game

    When Hyperdimension Neptunia first made its way West from Japan in 2011, folks weren’t too happy with it. “Worthless” and “sexist” and “stereotypical” were the sentiments thrown around, because we were seeing cute anime girls being silly and wearing short skirts. But the stated purpose of the series is to make fun of the games…