Packed with fast-paced, turn-based RPG action, fourth-wall-breaking, trope-demolishing dialogue, and more item, weapon, and costume customization than you can shake a Lvl. 1 Stick at, Gamindustri is a world set on turning the concept of the JRPG on its head!
User reviews:
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Very Positive (173 reviews) - 93% of the 173 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (5,679 reviews) - 95% of the 5,679 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 28, 2015

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About This Game

Key Features


  • Previously only available on consoles, now you can immerse yourself in the zany JRPG madness of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series for the first time on PC!
  • Major graphical updates let you savor the true power of these Goddesses in glorious HD!
  • Battle with up to 3 characters on the field, with 3 more as support. Use them to perform special attacks, or swap them out at any time!
  • Use "Plans" to customize the game - change up enemy difficulty, dungeon treasures, and more!
  • Craft unique equipment imbued with one or more abilities!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64bit)
    • Processor: Core2Duo 2.66 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10.x or OpenGL 3.3 with video card with 1GB ram and support for v4 shaders
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: May not work properly with Windows 7 and 8 (32bit) version. On-board graphics card are not recommend. Highly recommend to have an independent graphics card.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8 (64bit) or newer
    • Processor: 3GHz Intel i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10.x or OpenGL 3.3 with video card with 1GB ram and support for v4 shaders
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: May not work properly with Windows 7 and 8 (32bit) version
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Very Positive (173 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (5,679 reviews)
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DRM & Sparkles
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Game crashes after opening movie.
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Jenu-chan
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
It's a good game, but you should be able to save more often.
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Spelunker
( 94.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Lowee-Masterrace
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-vd0-
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
nep-nep can never go wrong

nep-nep/10
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Basaltic
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Horrible English Translation
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Eclair9
( 76.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Cheaply made but if you can get past that, it's great for anime fans. Has a funny story and the characters are fun and interesting.
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aaron.damyen
( 76.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
With high quality graphics and sound, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 is quite the entertainment value. The story presents a comical spin on the entire game industry and many of those iconic games from your own past. For those focused solely upon story, you may be disappointed with the shortness; however, for those with a completionist compulsion, replayability is very high, even through the fourth time. This is the quality of game I want to show other designers on how to make a polished interface, graphics, sound, layout, progression and item design.
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Pwnzer2000
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Its not a game to play with the mindset of a hardcore game, and if you are ever feeling burnt out because you suck at games in general, you can still cry as you miss symbol attacks.
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rkraiem100
( 67.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
BY FAR one of the greatest games I've ever played. If you can find any other franchise on the market thats literally about personified video game consoles fighting over the land of gameindustri I'd be impressed to say the least
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evilzlegend
( 61.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1, I love this game. I haven't played any of the previous installments of this series, but I personally do not feel like I'm missing out on anything.

Pros:
Witty and comical humor! (Nep-Nep makes this game great)
Fun and intersting combat
The game delivers what a jrpg is - grinding levels (I enjoy constant battles to increase my characters levels and power)
The story is actually fun to follow
Skimpy anime girls (If you bought the game obviously you're interested in this aspect)
So many outfits to choose from!

Cons:
Because of the constant need to grind, the game doesn't feel as large as it should. Your time spent is in the same dungeons over and over.
Lack of in-depth character customization (I didn't really expect this game to have it, but it would have been nice to have just a little more variety.

The game is fun and if you enjoy jrpg this title is right up your alley. I own the other Neptunia games on Steam as well now because of this game and I expect the series only gets better.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
This is definitely not an all-time classic, but man, despite the game's systems being a (playable, sometimes ignorable) mess, the writing absolutely carried this title for me. It's both a love letter and middle finger to classic gaming and otaku culture from moment to moment and at no point did I find myself going "YOU MONSTERS" instead of laughing.

But maybe have a decent-to-high tolerance for anime before going in.

Also: expect to discover very quickly that this game feels like the dungeon design had a budget of maybe $50. The art, music, and writing is where the money went, and you're going to start seeing reused dungeon assets about 3 missions in. This is a negative, and it'll hit you with new stuff in each land, but by endgame you'll have memorized most patterns (with some of the optional dungeons breaking this curse).
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
84.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
If you're looking at a review to decide whether to buy this game, you probably like the anime aesthetic, so this review will mostly cover gameplay.

The combat itself is pretty good, character movement, attack ranges, areas of effect, elemental weaknesses, knockbacks, and charging the EXE Drive allow for a decent amount of strategy if you are so inclined. Bank EXE to perform more powerful finishers to your basic attacks, or expend it to deal massive damage.

You can customize your characters stats with equipment(although the game isn't very clear about which stats do what, you can probably get a general idea, though I looked at a guide to be sure), even allowing you to choose between STR or INT-based attacks on several characters. In addition to weapons, armor, and ornaments, there are also the largely cosmetic accessories and costumes, which typically provide only tiny bonuses to stats, so you can use whatever you think looks good if you so choose. There is even a customizeable equipment piece, the disc, which you can load with abilities you find the most useful.

I'm a bit of a grinder, so I'll mention a bit about grinding here. The grinding is pretty tastefully executed: rather than running through the most recent area to senselessly smash monsters' faces in, I often found myself choosing areas based on monsters' item drops in order to complete Plans, which could add items to the shop, slightly change mechanics, or unlock new dungeons. These Plans also require Storage (in MB), which is mostly found in boss battles in the main storyline, or from NPCs on the map as the story progresses, which encouraged to stop grinding and get back to the story. The combination of a direction to focus my grinding energy and a factor to limit meaningless grinding I found to be a very classy method of executing grinding.

The story is pretty simple; don't expect to be blown away by a new development, or to be particularly impressed in general; the game seems to focus on presenting a variety of characters and have them interact in a largely slice-of-life fashion, rather than provide a serious emotional or intellectual experience.

My largest problem with the game, was it's reuse of assets; many dungeons are reused in their entirety or pieced together from similar dungeons, and creatures are reused constantly, often without so much as a retexturing. It seems their budget went more to character visuals and voice acting(the weeaboo in me quickly changed the spoken dialogue to Japanese, where I was pleasantly surprised to hear many pretty big names from anime) than environmental or creature art.

Overall, it's not a bad game at all, and if you're on the fence to the extent that a review is gonna make or break it for you, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
58.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
I love this game to death, but I've sadly milked It, I played It to much...In so little time...cough cough..

If you like games, you should buy It, and dive Into the hype for Megadimension.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
45.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Back more than 10 years ago, I was fond of RPG games, especially the Japanese ones (Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Golden Sun, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, ...). When I moved to Steam a few years ago, I started to play different kinds of games that did not require to invest a lot of time (platformer, shoot'em up, puzzle, ...). But I felt that something was missing ...
So I looked at my games, and amongst the thousands of games I own, I found Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;birth1. I also own a lot of the FF games, but I wanted to try something new, that is why I checked the comments on this game, and I was in !

I grabbed my pad and quickly, I was immersed in the game : I liked the characters, the story, the soundtrack (Japanese voices available !), the animations for the special attacks ... but overall, I really loved the gameplay ! Between the combos, the standard skills, the EXE skills, the HDD forms, and a lot of characters, you have almost infinite ways to fight !! Do not worry, it is easy to understand how everything works. In order to enable that, you have access to A LOT of dungeons, and in each dungeon, there are some bosses that are waiting for you to defeat them.
Moreover, there is a craft system with the plans, it will keep you busy for a long time, because you can, as expected, craft both weapons and armor, but you can also unlock special assets that have a direct implication on the fights (more loot, more money, more xp, ...).
I do not own the DLC, but I believe that being able to reach level 999 means a huge content !

However, the game is not perfect : even if I liked the story, I found that, sometimes, dialogues were too long and childish, focusing on things that could be funny the first time, but not after (pudding, breast, ...). You can almost skip them by using the quick speed, but you feel like you are missing something ...
If you want to unlock a lot of plans (for the gameplay or for the achievements), you are forced to replay the game a second time after you completed it (New Game +, you still have access to a lot of things you had at the end of the first run) : indeed, you need memory to craft, but memory is a limited ressource. This is kind of annoying since you cannot fully skip the dialogues, as mentionned above ...

To put it in a nutshell, I had a great experience with this game that I highly recommend if you like J-RPG ! With the upcoming summer sales (tomorrow ... !), I may be tempted to buy the other Neptunia games ... wait and see !
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19 of 32 people (59%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
What really kicked things off for neptunia and also what started my love for anime trash and waifus

nep/10

I nep't stop nepping neps.

please nep help

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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Why would you play this game?
Only because of the story and Nep-Nep's random jokes

Nep/10 Idea factory broke the 4th wall so hard that I live in a box now
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
There’s a kind of poetic irony in remaking a game designed to poke fun at the game industry, considering all the remakes and reboots already flooding shelves. To both its credit and detriment, Re;Birth1 carries that identity struggle throughout.

Sometimes the in-jokes and references are spot on, while others fail to critique and instead repeat old mistakes. What could have been a new start for the series instead becomes a merely average role-playing game that just doesn’t fit together completely.

It’s lighthearted, and sports some fun, giant-anime-weapon battles, but its lack of challenge causes it to grow stale quickly.

The best part of the Hyperdimension Neptunia games is inarguably the concept: Four goddesses, each representing a different game system, are waging a “Console War” against one another in a cutesy, high-octane anime fashion.

Following this idea, Re;Birth1 is filled with meta, fourth wall-breaking humor, and a good bit of charming self-awareness. Pretty much every character and party member you encounter along the way fits into some sort of anime or gaming archetype — Neptune, who represents the fourth (imaginary) console, is the high-energy, childlike protagonist, while Iffy is a smart tsundere who can get quite flustered at times — and Re;Birth1 actually does a good job of balancing character versus caricature. That's about where "good balance" ends, however.

One cheeky addition along the same self-aware vein is the “remake” system, which changes aspects of dungeons like enemy difficulty and the types of items that appear. It’s good in theory , but in practice, it’s not all that fun to go through old dungeons again just to get new items. I didn’t think grinding was at all necessary, either, so “remaking” a dungeon to increase the challenge didn’t make a whole lot of sense.

Grinding is made unnecessary, by the way, due to the relative ease of combat. It’s of the basic turn-based, open-movement variety, and I found it functional, yet underwhelming.

The only strategy I really needed was to have my healer heal between attacks and kind of brute force my way through things, though a few harder fights were more satisfying. A partnering system that allows one party member to loan her battle perks to another while staying out of harm’s way adds another dimension to battle, but it’s not really necessary, and ultimately, it just made battles easier, not more exciting.

The story and dialogue both suffer from the same identity problems that permeate every other aspect of Re;Birth1, being simultaneously irritating and endearing at times. If a monster was clearly too hard for the area, I realized it before the characters sassily pointed it out, and I don’t need a dozen mentions of the word “tsundere” to realize which characters fit the archetype. Again, the ideas were there, but they were either too shallow or too frequent, rendering them moot. But I also found it adorable and loved playing as a group of dorky girls, at least for a while.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This game suprised me so much.
I was never a fan of turn based combat, but I really liked the story of the game and that they were characters representing a console.
So I took a shot and bought the game, and I must say I love it.
The turn based combat is still just turn based but there are some twist to it, like that you can move your characters around the battlefield, and you can put your own combo attacks together, which unlock when you level.
The thing that I loved most is the charachters themselves, they are incredibly likeable.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
55.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
7/10 Too much Nep
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
OMG... This is so adorable...
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