You know how every time a Neptunia game comes out, I say that there’ll probably eventually be a PC version that will probably be better if you have a decent PC? That’s happened! Again! Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online is now available on PC. It’s pretty good! It’s better than the PS4 version, in fact! Let’s check it out.
I’m not really 100% sure how this works, but the cast of Neptunia are playing an MMORPG! They kind of exist in a video game dimension of their own, but they’re still playing a game here? Also they’re not really playing it, they’re kind of inserting themselves into it, and…I feel like I’m thinking about this harder than most, so let’s talk about the gameplay instead.
Gameplay: it’s pretty decent! This is a Neptunia game somewhat similar to the action-RPG style we remember from Hyperdimension Neptunia U. Since this is a pseudo-MMORPG, there’s a few more RPG elements than usual, so there’s a bit more in the way of character development, a variety of skills to use, and a number of unique gameplay styles among the various playable characters. Altogether it makes for a good time as you try out each and find your favorites. I mentioned being a fan of Rom because she’s a Samurai and plays somewhat similar to the Braver class from Phantasy Star Online 2…and that’s still the case! I can’t complain.
Really, things are much the same as the PS4 version we talked about some time ago, so refer to the original review for a few more details here and there. Now that you’re playing on PC you’ll appreciate easier access to the online mode, improved graphics and a drastically smoother framerate. That’s standard for the Neptunia titles – if you want the definitive version you’re probably best off checking these games out on PC. For extra fun, install this one on an SSD so you don’t have to deal with that nasty initial loading time.
As before, I can stay with confidence that Neptunia fans will, in fact, enjoy another Neptunia game, especially Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online on PC. Nep noobs should check out the Re;birth games, which are also available on PC and probably cost a quarter each or something these days. They might even be paying you to take ’em in 2018, who knows? RPG fans in general who can appreciate the tropes and won’t mind Neptunia’s, er, quirky take on anime tropes may even have a good time here – it’s certainly the best take on this particular title.