IMPRESSIONS: Neptunia X SENRAN KAGURA: Ninja Wars (PC)

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Neptunia X SENRAN KAGURA: Ninja Wars

I have previously taken a look at both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch releases of Neptunia X SENRAN KAGURA: Ninja Wars, and now the release of the Steam version is upon us. Of course this meant I would have to check this version out as well, but this time I felt doing a full review would just be redundant, so I’m just going to do some impressions on the PC release’s performance. If you would like a more in-depth look at this game, I suggest checking out my PlayStation 4 review.

Neptunia x SENRAN KAGURA Ninja Wars | Noire

Just to give a brief overview of the story here, the allied nations of Heartland are locked in a ninja war with the great nation of Marveland. Though they fight constantly for control of all the shares in Gamninjustri, this is mostly friendly rivalry. They will soon have to put aside their differences and join forces to face a threat greater than either has ever known. The Steeme Legion with their leader, Yoh Gamer, has invaded Gamninjustri. They conquered all of the smaller schools with ease and have now declared a “Super NINJA War” to see which school is the strongest of all time!

Neptunia x SENRAN KAGURA Ninja Wars | Demon Bull

I can safely say this is the best looking version of Neptunia X SENRAN KAGURA: Ninja Wars I have looked at so far. The graphics have better detail, higher resolution and a couple of different anti-aliasing options to choose from. The frame rate can be locked at either 30 or 60 FPS, but if your rig can handle it, this can be completely uncapped as well. My aging Ryzen 2600 and 2060 had no issues pushing out 144 FPS with everything maxed out, so it doesn’t take amazing hardware to get a smooth experience out of this one.

Neptunia x SENRAN KAGURA Ninja Wars | Purple

As you would expect, this features full controller support and best I can tell, the keyboard controls seem to work fine as well. You can remap the controls any way you desire, and even incorporate the mouse into the mix if that suits your fancy. I tried out the Peaches and Cream minigame since in both of the previous versions, I found it much easier to play with the motion controls rather than the buttons. The button controls here do OK, but I still feel like the motion controls give you more precise movement here. I never thought in my lifetime I would say that about motion controls in anything, but here we are.

Neptunia x SENRAN KAGURA Ninja Wars | Blanc

I feel like, overall, this is the best version of Neptunia x SENRAN KAGURA: Ninja Wars. The graphics look better than the other two releases, the higher frame rate makes the gameplay super smooth and there is plenty of controller customization to fit anyone’s play style. If you have either of the previous releases, there is nothing new here, but if you have held off to see how the PC version would fair then you’re in luck. Idea Factory International saved the best for last here for sure.

Game copy provided by the publisher.

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