Our Score: 8/10
Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters is an action role-playing game set in the exciting setting of Gamindustri. While attempting to overcome a strange, brand-new phenomena that imperils existence itself, you will have to hack and slash your way through swarms of lethal opponents located in the several dungeons spread around the area. Join the younger sisters of the four Goddesses of Gamindustri, the Goddess Candidates, on their first quest to rescue the planet!
The CPU Candidates awaken in 2021 to a world that has altered from what they knew in 2019, for unknown reasons, after being placed in hibernation. Everyone has become a hermit and is engrossed in their cellphones, which is excellent since monsters have been attacking more often than ever before due to something called the Trendi Phenomenon. Nepgear, Uni, Ram, and Rom must restore people’s faith in the Goddesses known as Shares since the rPhone’s popularity has destroyed that belief.
As you accomplish objectives, you earn Shares, and depending on how many Shares you have, you may unlock several endings in this series. In Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters, doing side missions is the most effective method to get Shares. These may be obtained via the social media platform Chirper, which allows you to capture them at any moment and submit them. Things like “kill 10 of this creature,” “locate this person,” and “give over 10 of this substance” are examples of these commands. When you choose a marker on the map screen, it will display you the many sorts of tasks you have there and indicate where you must go to finish them.
Breaking the Norm
Sisters VS Sisters introduces a novel concept to combat in Neptunia. As with many RPGs, you encounter the opponent while exploring, and it then transports you into a small area where you may engage in combat. While you’re in charge of the third character, your two colleagues will start attacking automatically. You may swap between them, however. The novel aspect is that you may only attack until your action points run out, after which you must wait for them to reapply. This allows you to stack movements in a combination.
There isn’t much direct control over attacks during a battle; you can only alter the list’s order or the techniques that are included. The moment you switch to a different character, an icon will display on the screen, and they will launch a follow-up attack before you can spend their action points. They don’t replenish fast, but by the time you’ve spent all the points for one character, you’ll have another opportunity to switch.
The game’s graphics and art style are also noteworthy, with colorful and detailed character designs and environments that bring the world of “Neptunia” to life. It’s visual effects are especially impressive, adding to the sense of excitement and urgency during battles. The game’s soundtrack is also noteworthy, with a variety of upbeat and energetic tracks that complement the action on screen. The game’s sound effects are also well-done, with a good balance of ambient sounds and sound effects that help to immerse players in the world of “Neptunia.”
Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters is a solid RPG that offers a fun and engaging experience. Its colorful cast of characters, engaging combat, and replayable content make it a standout title that is sure to please fans of the genre. Whether you’re a fan of the “Hyperdimension Neptunia” franchise or simply a fan of RPGs, Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters is definitely worth checking out.