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7.2 out of 10

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory

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Pretty Soldier Nostalgia

GameCritics.com
14 January 2014
  • Conclusion: The bonus condition requiring characters to walk 1/8th the circumference of the earth.
  • Pros: The finale video taking the characters through a brief history of video games.
  • Cons: Stumbling without warning into one (of many) dungeons full of one-hit-kill enemies.
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Overall 7
6.5

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is nothing if not high-concept. A thinly veiled allegory for the console wars, this is the third entry in a series of JRPGs which casts anthropomorphic caricatures of Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, and Sega as goddesses vying with one another for supremacy over the world of Gamindustri. The premise is as exciting as it's ever been, but that's never really been Hyperdimension Neptunia 's problem.
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Overall 3
3.0

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory

Thunderbolt Games
17 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is one of those games that has to fight an uphill battle with every preconceived notion its boxart of a scantily clad anime girl and pedigree as an obscure JRPG series brings to mind. It’s actually the third installment in the Hyperdimension series, which attempts to differentiate itself from the pack by trying to be a parody of the current climate of the gaming industry despite clinging to many of the well-worn conventions.
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Overall 8
7.5

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory

Playstation Illustrated
27 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is not a game for everyone, nor is it a game for RPG fans in general. Instead of catering to a large audience, Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory offers a very niche experience for fans of the series, or other offbeat JRPGs. Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory realizes the dream of in-game graphics that look like an actual cartoon.
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Overall 5
5.0

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory review

GamesRadar
15 April 2013
  • Conclusion: "...a game can't operate on premise alone, and that's Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory's greatest downfall." "At least the enemies themselves are interesting--players will be delighted to see parodies of real-world video games..." "A better-fleshed-out narrative, punchier dialogue, and less bland combat would've done this installment good...
  • Pros: Plenty of quests to do, Cheery visuals and anime aesthetic, Some intriguing combat animations
  • Cons: Bland combat and errands to run, Extraneous, bloated dialogue in areas, Plodding narrative
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
12 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is the third PlayStation 3 installment in a series of RPGs that are jointly developed by Idea Factory and Compile Heart. Those particular two companies don't produce a lot of games that appeal to North American audiences in the traditional way that a Squaresoft or an Enix once did (you know, before the merger that changed nearly everything), but they're responsible for enough niche RPGs that they've become a favorite resource for...
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Overall 5
5.0

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory review (PS3)

HonestGamers
3 April 2013
  • Excerpt: In this form, stats are increased substantially and so is the character’s bust line. Seriously. The young girls are transformed into scantily clad women who wear battle gear that is intended more for fashion than function. I'm not sure why Compile Heart decided to go in this direction, but it’s a franchise staple and it contributes to far too many excessively sexual scenes (including a group bath).
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 7
7.0

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory

impulsegamer
1 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is a comedic and almost teenage-like anime RPG with a touch of T&A for the PlayStation 3 that unfortunately suffers from dated graphics and gameplay. With the PlayStation 4 just around the corner, it's a shame that more developers are not pushing the capabilities of the PS3, opposed to resting on their laurels.
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Overall 7
6.8

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Review

ztgd.com
21 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Drew dives back into the world of Hyperdimension Neptunia to find out how the third game stacks up.
  • Pros: + Funny dialog, + Decent story, + Quick leveling system
  • Cons: Overly simple battle system, Reused mechanics and assets, Boss fights are tiresome
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Overall 5
4.5

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Review (PS3)

PlayStation LifeStyle
21 March 2013
  • Summary: If I wanted hours of awkward text I’d read a steamy novel.
  • Pros: Battle system is salvageable, Semi-intriguing overarching story, Improves over time as elements are added to the battle system
  • Cons: Annoyingly shallow characters, Feels like a last-gen remake, Too much unnecessary juvenile/sexual dialog, Too many 'cutscenes' and menus, Lack of variety across the audio and visual assets, Takes 15-20 hours to add in enough elements for a deep battle system
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