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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation
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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation

A superior version of the PlayStation 3 original that should please JRPG and Hyperdimension Neptunia fans alike.

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I’ve got to write about all of these games, you know. I can’t let one just slip under the radar without a review coming out at some point. Yes, another Hyperdimension Neptunia game is now available on another platform, so it gets a review! Today we’re looking at Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation on Steam, the latest of Idea Factory’s RPG releases on PC.

Re;Birth 3 on Steam is essentially the same game we originally saw back on the PS Vita. Here’s an executive summary of the overarching plot: anthropomorphized representations of game consoles battle representations of concepts like piracy while making jokes about video games that the kind of people who’d play this sort of thing are sure to get. Yeah.

Re;Birth 3 is largely a remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia V from back in the days of the PlayStation 3. Our heroine Neptune ends up in an alternate dimension representing the early years of the game industry and has to battle off the villainous Seven Sages. It’s a Neptunia game, so there’s the usual array of gaming references and jokes as well as enough fanservice to make anyone who doesn’t like that kind of thing uncomfortable. Par for the course, in other words.

Little has changed from that version, so you can feel free to reference the previous review for all the details. The most significant difference is the fact this version is now running on a system with much more potential power, provided your system has more power than a PlayStation 3 or PS Vita! If you’ve got a decent graphics card, this is going to run at glorious 60FPS HD, making it look as fantastic as the previous Neptunia titles and Fairy Fencer F have when they were ported to PC. It looks like a dream. I really don’t know why everything doesn’t come out on PC at this point.

At this point, the entire Re;Birth series of remakes is now available on Steam. If you haven’t tried out Hyperdimension Neptunia yet, now’s your chance – you’ve really been missing out! PC gamers who are into JRPGs, which I’m sure is a demographic that exists in some dimension, are sure to have a great time with Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation and the previous titles in the series. Now it’s time to wait for Megadimension Neptunia VII in 2016!

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