[PlayStation 4] Megadimension Neptunia VIIR Review
Megadimension Neptunia VIIR is an improved take on the last entry in the long-running series, adding a PS VR component to the mix. How does it fare on PS4? Find out in our Megadimension Neptunia VIIR review!
As I mentioned, Megadimension Neptunia VIIR is not a new game but an improved port of Megadimension Neptunia VII which came out a few years ago on PlayStation 4. The team went back to the game, improved some things here and there, and added new sections with optional PlayStation VR support, cheekily changing the name to add an extra R to the original title to put VR in there. You will noticed I say the new sections are PS VR optional, so you can definitely play them on PS4 or a PS4 Pro without using the Sony VR helmet. These scenes take place in a virtual room and add a bit of extra stuff to the game, giving you a better look at the characters.
The game offers lots of opportunities to customize your characters. As you level up you will earn better gear to equip and you can also find materials (and buy them too) to craft new stuff, as well as increase the rank of your current equipment. Each character can form a relationship with other characters with the Lily Rank System and perform co-op attacks in battle that can deal more damage when compared to individual attacks. You can also purchase skills and there is a huge number of them available, so youâ€™ll be able to experiment to see which combinations work best for your playing style and for the adventure at hand.
The combat system is very fun, and if you have played other entries in the series youâ€™ll know it’s turn-based. You move the members in your party around a set area, and you can dish out single or special attacks, as well as use the Lily Rank System to spice things up. Enemies will then attack and do either regular attacks or unleash special skills that can do a lot of damage. Do keep an eye on your AP (Attack Points) that act as a mana meter of sorts since once they deplete you can’t perform special attacks!
The world map is awesome, and you can create shortcuts and invest in cities for commerce, public relations, and so on, and in return you will gain stuff. Each city has a guild where you can accept and complete side-quests to earn some much needed money and items, and thereâ€™s definitely a long list of side-quests to complete along with the main storyline objectives.
Megadimension Neptunia VIIR is a very fun game, but if you have played and beaten the regular version then, other than the short PS VR segments you might at first think thereâ€™s not much in here for you, which is a yes and a no situation. The new version is running on a different engine than the one for Megadimension Neptunia VII, and that means you get improved graphics and a revamped battle system along with the new PS VR (optional) segments.
This Megadimension Neptunia VIIR review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Idea Factory International.