By Steve Baltimore / July 24th, 2019
|Title||Senran Kagura: Reflexions|
|Publisher||XSEED Games, Marvelous USA, Inc., Marvelous|
|Release Date||June 24th, 2019|
|Platform||PC via Steam|
XSEED Games recently released a PC version of Senran Kagura: Reflexions. I’ve had a chance to take a look at it and in this review I will mostly be covering the differences between this version and the Switch version, but I will also discuss our favorite Bean Sprout (Yomi) since I played her route for this review. Let’s see how PC version stacks up against the HD Rumble of the Switch!
There have been some improvements to the game in the graphics department. The game now runs at 1080p at a full 60 FPS. There are some other graphical bells and whistles such as Anisotropic filters, Anti-aliasing and of course V-sync. While there is no HD rumble in this version, it controls basically the same with a controller as it did on the Switch. You basically use all the top triggers and analog sticks to massage your girl to pure bliss. This version does offer some keyboard and mouse controls. Honestly, these feel a bit clunky to me. They are perfectly usable, but they should’ve included a way to remap them since most PC players map their keys differently. In the end this gives you something of a trade off. I feel the Switch version has better controls, but the PC version is graphically superior.
Yomi’s from my favorite group of Shinobi, so I decided to see how her story turned out. It is somewhat like the others, she’s lost her memories and you must massage her into bliss so her heart will become unlocked. In the dream where she is the student, she says some of the sweetest things you will ever hear. There’s no way anyone couldn’t love that girl after that! In the adventurer dream, she does some pretty funny things like becoming fatigued. You can fix her right up with a massage, of course! Not sure AMA would endorse that method of treatment, but I think it’s perfectly legit. I had a wonderful time with Yomi just like all the other girls. Even if your favorite Shinobi was left out, I would still recommend you spend time with these wonderful gals. You may just find you like them more than you think you do.
The PC version of Senran Kagura: Reflexions is the same $9.99 price as the Switch version if you just want to play around with Asuka. There is a five character bundle which includes all the girls and their initial outfits for $29.95. The best deal by far is the Heart’s Desire Bundle. The bundle includes pretty much everything the game has to offer, all five girls, the extra outfits, the Glorious Reflexology set and more for $59.95. These are better deals than what Switch users had when the game released there. Each girl’s story can be completed in 3 to 5 hours, so your mileage here will vary depending on which package you choose and how much time you want to spend playing with diorama mode and such. Like I said in my review of the Switch version, I don’t think this is a good game for newcomers, but long time fans will find lots to love here.
Game provided by the publisher for review.
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