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Greetings, fellow console warriors! I'm Willy Four Eyes
, and you might remember me from my liveblog of Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome
and...not much else, really. Starting today, I'm gonna play through Hyperdimension Neptunia
(a.k.a. Hyperdimension Game Neptune
), an Eastern-styled RPG
about...well, it's an analogue for the Console Wars
, except the consoles and certain game companies are represented by cute girls
. The game was published and developed by Idea Factory and Compile Heart, whose work can also be seen in Cross Edge
, the Record Of Agarest War
games, and Trinity Universe*
. Nippon Ichi
Software published this game (and will also publish and localize the sequel, due in 2012) in North America.
This Game Contains DLC
There are downloadable contents for this game, some of it free (optional side missions), and most of it paid (costumes, stat boosters, extra characters, etc.) I didn't install all
of the DLC onto my game, because downloading them all would cost me more than I paid for the game itself. I will, however, be using the free dungeon packs, all of the level cap packs (which boosts the maximum level from 99 to 999 - a necessity to survive a lot of the optional dungeons), the unlock keys to make Gust and Nisa playable, and scenarios and events for Red and 5pb that aren't part of the main story, but should hopefully prove interesting and/or amusing.
Side-stories and skits will be tagged with (skit), while missions and other scenarios only obtainable through DLC will also be labeled appropriately.
My plan is to play through the main story to completion on Normal difficulty, and time and sanity permitting, do some of the higher-end dungeons afterward.