Ah, not even a year and we’re talking about Senran Kagura again. There’s something to be said for a series that sticks to its guns the way that this one does. I’m not really sure what that something is, but the second I figure it out, I’ll say it. This time we’re taking a second look at Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash, a water-gun-’em-up that’s all about wholesome fun for the whole family that’s finally made it to PC.
Actually, scratch that: please don’t play this one around your whole family. I don’t think they’ll be pleased. You’d be safer with something like Splatoon 2 instead.
In case you missed it: the ninja women of the Senran Kagura series have been invited to a giant water gun fight! The winner of the Peach Beach Splash tournament gets whatever they want! The losers are off to the showers to clean the chlorine out of their hair! We’re not exactly talking about Shakespeare here; it’s largely an excuse to watch anime girls spraying each other with Super Soakers. If you’re into that, here you go, somebody considered your needs and produced this for you. Enjoy!
As mentioned previously, Peach Beach Splash is a surprisingly workable shooter for what it is. It’s got nice, snappy controls and a fair degree of character customization. There’s a variety of outfits, of course, but in terms of gameplay you can also equip numerous cards that provide additional weapons and bonuses. Card collection is fairly involved and finding just the right setup has some legitimate appeal. Hop on multiplayer if you want to get friends in on the action! It won’t be weird at all!
That is, of course, not why you’re playing this. It’s a Senran Kagura game. If you don’t know what you’re getting into by now you might never know. On PC it is especially superlative at doing what it does; if you have a nice PC you’re sure to be amazed. Remember when physics cards were a thing? This is the kind of game that probably would have made great use of a physics card.
What’s there to say about Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash for PC? It’s another one of these. Long-term fans have already bought it, while diehards who already bought it might want to consider buying it again because pretty much anything is better on PC. It’s also a surprisingly competent shooter given how good it had to actually be to move copies. If you can at least deal with the content, you may want to give it a shot – you just might be surprised.