Excerpt: It’s been a few years since I’ve come across the name Compile Heart while reviewing at GCM. More recently known for the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Compile Heart appears to have taken a few cues from that series when crafting the wildly complex and bizarre series Mugen Souls.
Conclusion: Mugen Souls Z is rated T for Teen with ESRB descriptors of Fantasy Violence, Language, Partial Nudity, and Sexual Themes. While you do battle lots of monsters, the violence is mostly silly.
Summary: Merging solid RPG mechanics with overly sexualised anime girls has been a winning formula for quite some time now in Japan and nobody leans into it quite as overtly as developer and publisher Compile Heart.
Summary: Mugen Souls Z is a bland, generic JRPG. The only thing that makes it stand out from the crowd is the rampant sex that runs through it. Personally I found it distasteful; games are better than this, and Mugen Souls Z is the precise reason why the entire medium gets viewed as juvenile.
Excerpt: Like most games NIS America picks up for Western releases, Mugen Souls Z has side dungeons that can be explored to further train your characters, as well as ton of replayability built around maxing out characters’ levels and achieving the game’s multiple endings.
Excerpt: When we last left Chou-chou, the undisputed god of the universe, she had completed her task of taking over the Seven Worlds and turning everything from enemies to random pieces of flotsam into her peons. Now things are getting a bit boring for the moody tike and it's time to go exploring again.
Excerpt: NIS America is a hard company to read. It’s mostly because you never really know what to expect. Their games cover a wide variety of genres and premises, and not all rely on constant fanservice.
Mugen Souls Z Review: fun combat wrapped around a convoluted mess of a story
21 May 2014
Summary: Mugen Souls Z is a fun RPG that doesn't try to be serious. As such, it leaves the storyline convoluted, messy, and boring to sit through. If you have the patience to get through it though, then the combat system, character customization and all the extra goodies more than make up for it.
Pros: The fact it's not afraid to be different, and pushing societal buttons with its cast, Deep character customization, You have your own Gundam!
Cons: The convoluted, boring story that is little more than banter, The seemingly recycled environments from previous Compile Hearts games