YMMV / Neptunia

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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Would you really have imagined the Xbox 360 goddess as a sleepy slacker, the Wii goddess as a grouchy flat-chested girl who swears like a sailor, or the PlayStation 3 as a Tsundere?
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Most of the scenes that reference other video game series are this.
  • Broken Base:
    • Neptunia fans will argue and fight over which of the main four CPUs is the best. Makes sense considering this is Console Wars as a video game after all.
    • The official translations for the games, mostly those made by Nick Doerr, are often discussed by the fans. Many fans hate how drastically different his translations are from the original script, while others simply don't care and just want to enjoy the memes Doerr brought in.
    • The localization of Re;birth 1 under IFI. Some liked how faithful the translation was, some thought it was a little TOO literal, and some thought it was bland and missed the rapidfire gag-a-second style of the NISA localizations. Later games tried to remedy this by striking a balance, with most of the rapidfire Woolseyisms applied to Neptune's dialog only.
    • Anime-adaptation can be differently assessed as a fun bonus for fans of the series, and generic Cliché Storm about magical girls, which will be difficult to understand for most people except for the fans of the original series. Nevertheless, the quality of animation and All-Star Cast still makes this work good enough.
  • Cargo Ship: Neptune x Pudding and a Cargo Foe Yay Shipping with Neptune x Eggplant.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Ram and Rom are popular among fanartists, to the point that their art greatly overshadows the other sisters, even Nepgear.
    • Among Makers, Broccoli and Falcom are popular. Broccoli for her Deadpan Snarker tendencies and refusing to take the cast's BS with a straight face wrapped in a Cat Girl package, and Falcom for her Action Girl qualities and coolness, combined with her resembling Adol or Estelle. Even fans outside of the company's target audience seem to like her.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Several, most aided by mountains of Ship Tease and Ho Yay:
    • Neptune x Noire
    • Vert x either Blanc of IF
    • Nepgear x Uni
    • IF x either Compa or Vert
    • Cave x 5pb.
    • Plutia x Neptune, with Peashy as their adopted daughter. Plutia x Ultra!Noire or Ultra!Blanc are also popular.
    • Less popular, but still notable, are Neptune x Blanc and Noire x Vert, based on the real-life rivalries of Sega/Nintendo and Sony/Microsoft, respectively.
  • I Am Not Shazam: The main character is Neptune, not Neptunia. Ironically, this trope is averted in the Japanese versions. Her name Neptune is in every title.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Many believe that most of the people who buy these games only play them for the yuri. Others that are less fond of the Fanservice instead look past it and play them for the colorful cast of characters and the humor.
  • Moe: EVERY playable character. In Umio's case, it's Ugly Cute.
  • Never Live It Down: In the Bad Ending of the second game, Nepgear gets a hold of a demonic sword and proceeds to kill all of the other protagonists to power it up (in order to kill the Big Bad), while they all react very seriously to her actions. For one reason or another, some people have taken Nepgear's actions in this ending seriously as well, and made Nepgear into a Scrappy solely because of it.
  • Vindicated by History: After Victory and the Re;birth games were released, the first game quickly gained a reputation as "the worst game in the series". However, it has recently regained some of its favor among fans who are willing to overlook the less than stellar gameplay for the interesting plot. Some even feel that it's a must-play.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Little Girls?: Clueless parents who overlook the Cleavage Windows and the T (M in the case of mk2) rating may think the Neptunia games are good presents for their daughters. The funny thing is the games DO have some messages that are good for girls growing up, like that you shouldn't let petty things and arguments keep you from being friends and that sometimes you have to work hard to achieve what you set out to do. But that doesn't really change the fact that the games are filled with skimpy outfits and a rather considerable amount of swearing and lewd jokes.