%%Let's set some ground rules for consistency, shall we?
%%English names for everything, except to note name changes in the character entries (and in cases where we don't have English names yet).
%%Shorthand for the second game should be capitalized as mk2, not Mk2 or mk-2. For the third game, use Victory, not V, since the English name has been confirmed to use the former, and the Japanese title has both.
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[[caption-width-right:330:[[UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation3}} Is]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} your]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Xbox360}} console]] as [[MoeAnthropomorphism moe]] as this?]]

The first game in the Videogame/{{Neptunia}} series, {{JRPG}}s featuring [[MoeAnthropomorphism moe anthropomorphisms]] of the 7th generation consoles in a humorous take on the UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars.

The game starts off with a battle between the three goddesses - Vert, Noire and Blanc (the personifications of the UsefulNotes/{{XBox360}}, UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation3}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}) respectively) - versus a fourth goddess, Neptune, the personification of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Neptune#Sega_Neptune Sega Neptune that never came to be]]. Following her [[CurbStompBattle loss]], Neptune [[LaserGuidedAmnesia loses her memory]] and gets turned into a preteen girl. An unknown force then sends her out on a mission to stop the [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil piracy monsters]] running rampant in the gaming world. To do that, she needs to find a book that holds the secrets of the world... and hopefully win the three other goddesses to her side for good.

Along the way, she gets to meet up with other various people who are [[MoeAnthropomorphism the moe personification of]] Gust, Creator/NipponIchi, Creator/IdeaFactory, and Creator/CompileHeart. 5pb and [[Creator/RedEntertainment Red]] are also available as DLC characters.

Sadly, the game was plagued by issues caused by the [[NoBudget complete lack of a budget]]. Luckily, however, it sold well anyway, and kicked off a series of games that still runs to this very day.

There is also a manga that details the events following the normal ending.

Apparently, the faults of the game were seen by the developers, as three years later, a remake by the name of ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1'' was released for the UsefulNotes/PSVita, and later for the PC.

The original was localized by [[Creator/NipponIchi NISAmerica]].

Visit the [[http://www.compileheart.com/neptune/ Japanese]] and [[http://www.nisamerica.com/games/neptunia/ English]] websites.

!!Hyperdimension Neptunia provides examples of:

* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: There's a total of four [[DownloadableContent DLC]] updates that bump up the level cap in 200 and 300 level increments. Eventually, the level cap can be upped to 999!
* AllPeriodsArePMS: IF assumes Arfoire is menstruating the first time they fight.
* ApeShallNeverKillApe: During the events on Leanbox where the trio agrees to help the Parliament with the Basilicom, IF specifically states the party will not get involved in missions attacking other humans.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:After defeating the villain and destroying every monster in the world, the true ending has the four goddesses agree that if left alone, they'll only back to fighting one another. They ultimately decide to give up their power and immortality so a new goddess can be made to rule in their place. The epilogue even states that the world sees a new era of peace, while they grow old and eventually die.]]
%%* BreakingTheFourthWall
* BribingYourWayToVictory: For a small fee of real money, one can pay to get a few stat augmentations for various characters. These are large enough to make the game a breeze.
* TheCameo: [[spoiler:[[{{Meido}} Macaroon]] from ''VideoGame/TrinityUniverse'' surprisingly appears as a boss to a couple of the sidequests.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: ''Darjeeling Rotation!'' ''Turbulence Candy!''
* CaptainObvious: Now and then Compa will exclaim "I don't like getting hurt!" upon damage. It's cute and funny the first time you hear it, but it may wear down on your nerves after awhile.
* CharacterBlog: All three goddesses have one. They're mostly just SeinfeldianConversation material, such as Black Heart going slightly cat-crazy and White Heart discussing how tangerines "kick ass."
* CoolShip: In the opening sequence, we see a jet plane while Neptune is being shown. Fans would assume that since this is an RPG, this is what people are gonna be using as a mode of transportation even though you don't travel on the world map. [[spoiler:However, later on in the game, Neptune as Purple Heart gets a second LimitBreak where SHE transforms into that jet and fires off a WaveMotionGun. Sadly, [[RammingAlwaysWorks no ramming attack]] even though the design really screams that the ship rams at opponents.]]
* CutAndPasteEnvironments: One of the letdowns of the game is that you see backgrounds from ''RecordOfAgarestWar'', ''VideoGame/TrinityUniverse'', and ''ArTonelico''. You also see monsters that were seen in ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'' and ''VideoGame/TrinityUniverse''.
* DeathAsComedy:
-->'''Jade''': I'm a member of the Guild. I live on Leanbox, but I don't follow Lady Green Heart...
-->'''Neptune''': ...Why're you telling me now? What's up with this?
-->'''Jade''': [[TooDumbToLive I... I'm into girls... like... Lady White Heart.]]
-->'''IF''': ...And that's that. You finished him off.
-->'''Neptune''': Oops. Well, that was for ruining the moment.
* DevelopersForesight: If you change Neptune's clothing and use her hammer skill in the field you can see that they took the time to change the color of her panties to match her stockings.
* DiscOneNuke: Neptune's [[LimitBreak Neptune Break]] can be obtained at level 20, making you bulldoze the game for a long time. It's also your main damage dealer as well. Oh and you can spam it too.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: You may have goddesses on your side, but several party members are just regular humans and only two of them have any serious combat experience. The game's backstory reveals that humans beating up an evil goddess has happened at least once before and the road to Celestia was sealed off to keep bad humans from attempting it.
* DontTryThisAtHome: Said by Gust in a scene where she mixes a bunch of different energy drinks together.
* DuelBoss: Neptune vs. Arfoire later in the game.
** When you are trying to rally a goddess under your banner, they will join you only if you beat them in a one-on-one. Green Heart, despite her passiveness during her arc, packs a bloody punch and can kill you in two shots.
* {{Emoticon}}: Histoire seems to really like using this in her fairy mode.
* EmptyLevels: Anything past Lv. 99 can feel like this, as you get only one point per stat and no increases to HP or AP. The exception is Item Skill points, which increase by two and can help up the activation percentage rates.
* {{Engrish}}: The initial names and descriptions for the trophies in the Japanese version had started out in English, but none of them seemed to have been proofread, so you get garbage like "deAtearmine" coming up. For reference, here's the trophy list for the [[http://www.ps3trophies.org/game/hyperdimension-neptune/trophies/ Japanese version]], and the list for the [[http://www.justpushstart.com/2011/01/25/hyperdimension-neptunia-trophy-list-complete-w-hidden-trophies/ English version]]. Now, the English version's trophy list has superseded the Japanese one; anyone playing either version will see the English version's proper trophy list rather than the Japanese version's garbage one.
* ForcedTutorial: The first dungeon.
* GenreSavvy: What does Neptune say when she discovers Jade dying?
-->'''Neptune''': Oh, yep. Death flag triggered. I kinda guessed he was one of those gonna-die-[=NPCs=] when I met him. Is he okay?
-->'''IF''': [[MoodDissonance H-How can you act like that when someone is dying?]] Compa, can't you do something?
-->'''Compa''': [[FunnyMoments I wish I could, but I can't do anything about a triggered flag or a bad ending route he chose...]]
* TheGlomp: Neptune does this to Noire in one scene. She does it to Compa many times, too.
* GondorCallsForAid: Neptune wants the other goddesses to help, but they don't want to. She has to beat the crap out of them again to make them help.
* TheGodsMustBeLazy: The goddesses spend more time on their personal affairs and bonking heads than actually running their lands. Vert averts this later in the game by going out and actively fighting monsters.
%%* GratuitousFrench: Several characters' names.
* GuideDangIt: It's an Idea Factory game, which means an incredibly obscure undocumented system must be used to reach the GoldenEnding. The game fails to mention that Neptune dying in battle has a hidden penalty and that if she dies too many times it can permanently lock you out of events -- [[spoiler:including the events to reach said ending]]!
* HaveYouSeenMyGod: Planeptune's Basilicom is understandably upset when Purple Heart doesn't show up when the goddesses start arriving. [[spoiler:And in the GoldenEnding, all four goddesses call it quits and leave Historie to create a new goddess to rule in their place.]]
* HelloInsertNameHere: When you recruit the other [=CPUs=], you are given the chance to name them. Their default names are set as [[ColourfulThemeNaming "Noire", "Blanc", and "Vert"]], respectively, names that have been [[CanonName canonized]] by every other piece of media and merchandise in the franchise.
* HopelessBossFight: The first boss fight with White Heart, Black Heart, and Green Heart cannot be beaten for two reasons. Not only are you fighting 3 very high level opponents who blast you each once with their best specials, but Purple Heart is controlled by the AI in this fight, guaranteeing you lose. In the remake the developers elected to skip this in favor of a [[CutsceneBoss cutscene]] showing Neptune holding her own for a while before getting overwhelmed.
* InSeriesNickname:
** Compa, and later Vert, call Neptune as Nep-Nep.
** Vert calls IF Iffy (Ai-chan in Japan), which flusters IF to no end.
** Thunder Tits for Green Heart, as coined by White Heart.
** Ganache is called "Solicitor" by IF or "Mr." Solicitor by Compa.
* {{Jerkass}}: Ganache, natch. He assigns the task of finding a rare ore to the party, and confines them in an abandoned building set to explode. Afterwards it turns out that was only a diversion, as stated by IF when Chian's factory is being sieged by Avenir robots.
* LimitBreak: Neptune's "Neptune Break" as well as Nisa's "[[VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject ZHP Legend!!]]"
* MarathonLevel: The "99 Knights" quest, which tasks you to take down 99 Turquoise Cadets. Assuming you get ''very'' lucky and get 3 Cadets every encounter, that's still 33 battles. And given that the battles only start after a fixed amount of walking around the map, walking around can easily take up a signifigant amount of time alone.
* MirrorMatch: Any of the [=CPUs=] versus their doppelgangers in the "Versus Fake * Heart" Quests.
* MoodWhiplash: Jade's final moments are filled with this.
-->'''Neptune''': What's up? A favor? Ask me anything! Oh, but no touching. Got it? No touching!
-->'''Jade''': Don't treat me like a pervert when I'm about to die.
* NeverTrustATrailer: The game advertises that you get to play as the goddesses in the middle part (or at the very least, early-middle part) of the game. [[spoiler:You only get to play with them in the final dungeon and possibly post-game.]]
* NobodyPoops: Averted in one instance where Nep-Nep nearly misses out on Nisa's introduction by spending most of the preceding battle on the toilet.
** Averted in another cutscene where Neppermint admits to being a little too excited about a visitor.
** Face a foe who's a significant number of levels above you and Nep-Nep might start the fight by requesting [[BringMyBrownPants a change of underwear]].
%%* NoOntologicalInertia: Averted in all of the endings.
* ObviousBeta: Admittedly due to its [[NoBudget nearly non-existent budget]].
* OneTimeDungeon: All dungeons that are part of a story scenario.
%%* OneWingedAngel: Arfoire.
* PaletteSwap: Many of the monsters use this.
* PantyShot:
** Glimpsed when Neptune bends over while using her hammer skill.
** The status of your characters covers it up until you press X to exit the battle, but Compa falls over after you win. The camera angle is situated in front of her so that you can see her undies for a brief second after the status leaves the screen. It's only for a fraction of a second.
* PermanentlyMissableContent: Anything that only appears in a [[OneTimeDungeon story dungeon]], including monsters for your MonsterCompendium. Thank the goddesses for [[NewGamePlus New Game Plus]].
* PlotTunnel: On the few occasions where Neptune leaves the party, you cannot leave that landmass until she returns. {{Justified|Trope}} in that she's the one who registered for permission to travel to begin with, and you'd need her for cutscenes in other landmasses anyway.
* RankInflation: Most of the dungeons have timers on them. The faster you finish the dungeon via beating the boss, finding the secret treasure, or getting lucky with item drops from random encounters, the better your rank will be. This always often leads to a BraggingRightsReward when you beat the record times of other players.
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: Nisa spends one series of events chasing down a pair of bandit brothers. When she saves them from a monster, the duo realize it's not such a CrapsackWorld out there, pull a HeelFaceTurn and decide to help others for a change.
%%* SavingTheWorld
* ScriptedBattle: The first "battle" in the game is Purple Heart vs. the three other [=CPUs=].
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/{{Neptunia}} This series has its own page.]]
* SkinshipGrope: It's implied Neptune does this to Compa during one of the events when she invites her for some BathtubBonding, but nothing is shown except IF describing it.
* StronglyWordedLetter: Played straight when Neptune and her friends send a series of threatening letters as a tactic to lure out [[spoiler:Arfoire]], Overlord Momus' messenger and separate her from a group of extremists she's leading. The plan actually works, but for a reason none of them expected - because Neptune [[AccidentalMisnaming misspelled Momus' name as "Overlord Moron"]].
* StupidStatementDanceMix: Blanc / White Heart's "Thunder Tits" line gets [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUMQMPM_cic a Sparta remix]].
* TheSyndicate: The Guild. Divided into two groups; Moderatists, who are criminal only in that they [[CategoryTraitor don't worship the goddess of their world]] but are otherwise completely normal people, and [[WellIntentionedExtremist Extremists]] who are willing to resort to violence over pretty much anything.
* ThankingTheViewer: In both endings, the main trio directly thanks you for getting them through the game.
* ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack: Each landmass's theme is remixed for the landmass's dungeons as well as the battles within said dungeons. The title theme has also been remixed and used in various cutscenes.
* TransformationSequence: The four goddesses every time you have them transform in the middle of a battle. Fortunately, you can always skip it by pressing L2.
* TransformingMecha: [[spoiler:Later in the game, ''Neptune'' transforms into the jet plane seen in the [[SpoilerOpening opening credits]] as one of her [[LimitBreak Limit Breaks]].]]
* TrueFinalBoss: Arfoire becomes significantly stronger if you face her after recruiting all the goddesses.
%%* VictoryPose
%%* VisualInitiativeQueue