"The CPU Goddesses make the jump to Next-Gen, but has it really improved?"
The Neptunia franchise is already approaching its five-year anniversary in North America. It was only a matter of time before Idea Factory and Compile Heart shifted the niche RPG series to the next generation of consoles, following its considerable success on previous-gen Sony hardware.
Megadimension Neptunia VII picks up sometime after the events depicted in Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory. You'll find references to supporting characters from previous installments who don't make an actual appearance here, but otherwise, you should have no trouble keeping up with the plot even if you're a newcomer to the series. In a nutshell, the world of Gamindustri is in the midst of a transitional time known as the "CPU Shift Period." The primary CPU goddesses that keep the world in balance are transferring their power and titles to the next generation. During the process, they're vulnerable to rumors and and corporate sabotage and campaigns, much as consoles are during hardware transitions that take place here in the real world.
Freelance review by Kai Powell (February 05, 2016)
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