A new Neptune game has arrived but Blanc like Noire has her own game now. It’s not just her though as the whole gang is back in action including Plutia, Vert, Peashy, Nepgear and the rest of them followed by Tamsoft, a new character added in for the game. And yes, Tamsoft is one of the teams who made the game so it’s still a Neptune game but with less puns since Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3 broke the pun meter.
The story of MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies is that you and the rest of the CPUs are stopping a zombie outbreak and also that your school is closing so what do you do? Film some action with Blanc as the director and writer, why not make a movie about it? Nothing is shown action wise and it’s very much the same as Hyperdimension Neptunia U but with a lot more skills and a slight heavier dose of RPG mechanics.
The voice acting is 100% all spoken though it was weird that Japanese audio was in Multiplayer and a feature called Backstage Talk. But it is great to know that dialog is shared and can be set to Japanese on the fly without a big DLC file to add on. Skills are different this time and done differently as you hold R followed by circle, triangle and the x button and you have to wait to reuse them and there is no item pickup to need because the only items are gained after each cut or quest.
There is variety in enemies but they also follow the change color and make it have more health like Dragon Warrior has done and the Re:Birth series as well. Lock on is an issue because you have to hold the L button and that is while you get attacked, I would prefer to just press it. Another issue is when you are getting surrounded or in close up view, the camera will hate you very very much.
There is no bonus quest like in Hyperdimension Neptunia U and it’s very one road but there are a lot of quests around the 11 scenes. MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies is a bit more of a visual novel but the story does have its cute moments and humor in the mix. And if you played a Neptune game you know what to expect, even the credits still have the 8-bit scenes which still makes me wonder: doing that in every game, why not just make an 8-bit Neptune game?
The biggest mode is Multiplayer which gains you special items and multiplayer only quests and hopefully it gets big as the action is quite enjoyable. Also on the battlefield you have two support characters who help you out with power or defense or even both along with a health meter and EXE which Compa is at so you can’t play as Compa. You can also gain new costumes by gaining certain items after the battle and each character gets a good bit. You can also buy accessories for cosmetic purposes.
Weapons also can be bought as regular and transformed versions, each have four weapons to buy and each one increases power and MB usage. Another neat thing is after you beat the game, a cheat shop opens which has options like one hit kills, no damage, no knock back and max meters so grinding will be easier after the game but only useable in story mode. Loading times are quick and no slowdown ever happened and for the first time having fully voiced dialog was great.
In Story Mode there are a lot of scenes to unlock, depending on who you use so MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies is heavy on replayability. And with multiplayer added in, hopefully rooms will be filled. If you like Neptune games you need to get this one. And it’s easier than Trillion: Gof of Destruction so if you still haven’t beat that game you can beat this one.
The review was written and provided by Chris. All screenshots were taken from the PS Vita version and only from the beginning of the game to avoid spoilers.