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Leal
Oct 2, 2009

If you LP what I LP
And if you work retail like I work retail
You would also scream like I scream




I have made a mistake....

What?

Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online is the.. 9th maybe? Game in the Neptunia series. Neptunia games are basically anime girls who represent both video game consoles and video game companies. Cyberdimension has the 4 main characters be beta testers in an MMO. Cyberdimension plays like a beat em up, though it appears the main series of Nep games are actually turn based affairs.

The series is essentially a visual novel with gameplay attached.

Why

Some fucknig twat and I said some poo poo and here I am. As for why THIS one, well my assumption is after making so many games the latest one will therefore have the most polish behind it, right? Please don't say anything if that isn't the case, let me live in bliss.

I don't really know anything about these games, so references to past games will fly over my head and I'm not exactly eager to go and read up on the lore.

How?

Video because screenshot LPs are even more time consuming when it comes to typing up stuff, and transcribing text and eff that.

Also I know anime people get into a frothing rage over this but the voice settings will be the English because if I have to suffer through this game then so do you. Also i don't have a phobia of my native tongue and how do you know if its even good Japanese voice acting you can't speak it you pasty white nerds

Also this game has a bunch of dialogue, like a lot. I think it rivals Metal Gear Solid games. So I'll be speaking over them otherwise I'd be quiet for like 95% of the game.

Spoilers?

Use spoiler text. For older games please put them in spoiler text because who knows if I end up doing another toxx like this again.

So uh... these girls...

This is an anime game where anime girls represent video games. There is going to be cheesecake. Please don't post in here going "Wow isn't that skeevy!", we know dude. We don't need someone coming in and going "Hey whats with this perverted stuff, am I right guys?" Thats my shtick. Also on the flip side don't post about how much you like that stuff. Basically:



Needless to say, consider this thread

So lets all sit back. lets have a good chuckle at this niche series and enjoy me being confused cause I don't understand anime.


But no seriously guys




Table of Contents

Episode 1


Episode 2


Episode 3


Episode 4


Episode 5


Episode 6



Episode 7



Episode 8



Episode 9



Episode 10



Episode 11



Episode 12



Episode 13



Episode 14



Episode 15



Episode 16



Episode 17



Episode 18



Episode 19



Episode 20



Episode 21



Episode 22



Episode 23



Episode 24



Episode 25



Episode FInal

Leal fucked around with this message at 05:56 on Jun 8, 2020

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Leal
Oct 2, 2009

If you LP what I LP
And if you work retail like I work retail
You would also scream like I scream


I guess I'll be informative or something



Neptune is the main character of which the series is named of. She is the Sega console representative for a console that Sega was gonna make that would let you play different console's worth of games on one single console then abandoned. Lazy and hyperactive and doesn't do work, she is perfect waifu material for NEETs cause she reminds them of themselves

Class Paladin

Chest rating Flat like Sega's pulse in the console market



Noire is the Sony representative, she doesn't want friends but secretly wants friends and cosplays. She's also some type of anime stereotype (BUT ENOUGH ABOUT THE REST OF THE CAST HAHAHA) which gives her the suffix of -dere

Class Dark Knight

Chest rating Well rounded like the PS2's library



Blanc is the Nintendo representative, she gets mad and gets a red eye very easily also she writes porn books or something like that.

Class Cleric

Chest rating Flat like the switch



Vert is the Microsoft representative, as an extension of your typical video game nerd she is a sex pest and stays up 4 days straight playing MMOs. She is the only one who does not have any sisters. Really wants to gently caress a video game character BUT ENOUGH ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO PLAYS THESE GAMES HAAHAHAHA

Class Enchantress

Chest rating HUEG LIKE AN XBOX

Leal fucked around with this message at 16:02 on Jul 12, 2018

Mega64
May 23, 2008





oh no

Ozdhaka
Oct 20, 2012


Good luck, you crazy, crazy soul.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

low vis




AKA Brad Jones Made Me Do It.

FreezingInferno
Jul 15, 2010

THERE.
WILL.
BE.
NO.
BATTLE.
HERE!


Even people I know who like Neptunia were fairly cool on this one.

In short: Godspeed to you.

Mraagvpeine
Nov 4, 2014

I won this avatar on a technicality this thick.

I haven't seen a Neptunia LP for quite some time. I remember there were a few done by... Feinn? I think that was his name. I don't remember the last LP he did, or any he's done in a while.

Libluini
May 18, 2012

Did I predict the future?


Grimey Drawer

Yeah, I have a feeling this will be going like someone who knows nothing about Mega Man starting with Mega Man X8 because he thinks as one of the later titles, it must be one of the more polished ones

Leal
Oct 2, 2009

If you LP what I LP
And if you work retail like I work retail
You would also scream like I scream


Libluini posted:

Yeah, I have a feeling this will be going like someone who knows nothing about Mega Man starting with Mega Man X8 because he thinks as one of the later titles, it must be one of the more polished ones


FreezingInferno posted:

Even people I know who like Neptunia were fairly cool on this one.

In short: Godspeed to you.





Mraagvpeine posted:

I haven't seen a Neptunia LP for quite some time. I remember there were a few done by... Feinn? I think that was his name. I don't remember the last LP he did, or any he's done in a while.

Yeah this was pointed out to me but it looks like its all screenshots? Which I mean would work out better for a game like that, but man it takes me so much longer doing screenshots for my Tropico LP then it does making a single video. Maybe I just need to work on my typing.


nine-gear crow posted:

AKA Brad Jones Made Me Do It.

Again if Lupa manages to click on my link in the internet critic thread, ask if Brad will co-commentate with me as the Cinema Snob character.

corn in the bible
Jun 5, 2004

Oh no oh god it's all true!


Nobody likes this game, good luck buddy

Mokinokaro
Sep 11, 2001

At the end of everything, hold onto anything




Fun Shoe

Mraagvpeine posted:

I haven't seen a Neptunia LP for quite some time. I remember there were a few done by... Feinn? I think that was his name. I don't remember the last LP he did, or any he's done in a while.

Feinne stopped LPing after Trump was elected and now spends his SA time in D & D.

I wish I was kidding.

EDIT: \/ the company that made this one has made all the action spinoffs and they tend to be compared to Dynasty Warriors if anything

Mokinokaro fucked around with this message at 20:04 on Apr 20, 2018

Libluini
May 18, 2012

Did I predict the future?


Grimey Drawer

After watching the video, I have to retract my YouTube-comment. This game looks more like if the devs of the Tales-series secretly broke into the Neptunia-devs offices and replaced all the hard drives in the building with their own

sethimothy
Nov 1, 2006

Nyu for 1d4 points of damage

Hi 4GO buddy! I am so excited to suffer through this game with you! A while back, I was looking at the 60-odd games I had on my Steam's wishlist, and realized... I sure collected a lot of games that I never bought for various reasons. So I bought this one!

I, uh... I regret it. I legitimately regret it. So I look forward to having a friend to suffer through it with.

PS: You can't play as the catgirl which makes this game even shittier somehow. What sort of waifu game appeals to every fetish BUT kemonomimi?

Mraagvpeine
Nov 4, 2014

I won this avatar on a technicality this thick.

Mokinokaro posted:

Feinne stopped LPing after Trump was elected and now spends his SA time in D & D.

I wish I was kidding.

That's... very unfortunate.

Leal
Oct 2, 2009

If you LP what I LP
And if you work retail like I work retail
You would also scream like I scream


You might see this in the related videos



Can someone watch it and maybe post some cliff notes? I'm mainly interested in who these characters are what the hell the person goes on for an hour about.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

low vis




Leal posted:

You might see this in the related videos



Can someone watch it and maybe post some cliff notes? I'm mainly interested in who these characters are what the hell the person goes on for an hour about.

Given that it's a Compile Heart franchise, he probably spends about 45 minutes just trying to get past the drat tutorials. Because that's the only two consistent things I've heard about Compile Heart games; they're skeevy as poo poo AND horrifyingly convoluted.

OutofSight
May 4, 2017


Oh dear.

So... what exactly is the difference between the three melee weapons (sword, spear, rapier)? Different hitbox? Different speed?

Leal
Oct 2, 2009

If you LP what I LP
And if you work retail like I work retail
You would also scream like I scream


OutofSight posted:

Oh dear.

So... what exactly is the difference between the three melee weapons (sword, spear, rapier)? Different hitbox? Different speed?

As far as I can tell while playing they seem to be the exact same thing in those regards. It feels like the spear hits at the same range as the sword, and I don't think the combos are all that different.

SatansBestBuddy
Sep 26, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


woulda been cheaper to swallow the toxx

Leal
Oct 2, 2009

If you LP what I LP
And if you work retail like I work retail
You would also scream like I scream


With plat, archives and an avatar it'd be just slightly cheaper! Besides, where is the fun in a toxx if you had no intention of going through with it in the first place?

Seraphic Neoman
Jul 19, 2011




I have a high tolerance for stupid anime poo poo but this is just mind-numbing. Come on let the player play, throw them into a fight, this is video game story 101. Who gives a poo poo about your not-SAO story in your not-SAO world.

Mraagvpeine
Nov 4, 2014

I won this avatar on a technicality this thick.

Leal posted:

You might see this in the related videos



Can someone watch it and maybe post some cliff notes? I'm mainly interested in who these characters are what the hell the person goes on for an hour about.

I took a quick look. He explains: what the series in general is about, how you should play the Rebirth games and avoid the original ones because the original games were not very good games, the differences between the original and Rebirth games, what each spin-off game is about, how episode 1 of the anime is a good indicator for whether or not you'll like this series, and to avoid the manga. Maybe. I kinda tuned out at that point.

Radio Free Kobold
Aug 11, 2012

"Federal regulations mandate that at least 30% of our content must promote Reptilian or Draconic culture. This is DJ Scratch N' Sniff with the latest mermaid screeching on KBLD..."






oh god, why would you do this

Seraphic Neoman
Jul 19, 2011




I'm not sure if this constitutes as spoilers but if this game is like every other Idiot Factory game then the usual strategy is "destroy the enemy's break meter, burn it down while making sure not to die, when it gets the break meter back, start from the top. Repeat until it's dead"

The good news is most RPGs don't do the Zodiac Spear poo poo or have bullshit hidden items. It'll instead have the VN version of that: where there will be some new event in a low-level town you have zero reason to revisit which will give you important poo poo. So make sure to revisit old locations after major events (especially towns) to make sure you don't miss quests or anything.

Oh and if there is a crafting system prepare for misery.
And if there are like class changes, look up a guide. I'm not even joking, in games like Agarest it was possible to make the ultimate weapon unequippable because you decided not to have your guy use swords.

sethimothy
Nov 1, 2006

Nyu for 1d4 points of damage

Mraagvpeine posted:

how episode 1 of the anime is a good indicator for whether or not you'll like this series,

Oh no, there was an anime

Ozdhaka
Oct 20, 2012


As a sidenote, since you are on Steam version 1.0, characters are doing double damage (The giant Dogoo had 3300 HP, you did "1687" total for the kill), so fights will not take as long as you might expect.

Quality Idiot Factory programming at work, folks.

sethimothy
Nov 1, 2006

Nyu for 1d4 points of damage

Also as a sidenote, in the video you make a throwaway joke about the party having two tanks, a healer, and a DPS. First off, legit don't think of whatever party you put together as needing to be balanced in that way. The parties you come up with here will have more in common with Phantasy Star Online (et al) parties, in which everyone is expected to DPS but then what they can do as a secondary is cool so long as those abilities don't overlap. I know that the Enchanter gets some abilities that are really helpful end-game, for example. The spear-wielding Dark Knight, in my experience, can't tank for poo poo, even after I buy her new armor. That's a thing to keep in mind. (Also, her spear has the same basic attack range as Nep's sword, the difference being there are a few special abilities that gain range, kind of.) Even your priest will get some damage dealing spells, much like how in Final Fantasy XI I was one of those guys who took WHM to 80 and spent two merit points on boosting the damage of my Banish spells.

Dr. Snark
Oct 15, 2012

I'M SORRY, OK!? I admit I've made some mistakes, and Jones has clearly paid for them.
...
But ma'am! Jones' only crime was looking at the wrong files!
...
I beg of you, don't ship away Jones, he has a wife and kids!

-United Nations Intelligence Service

sethimothy posted:

Oh no, there was an anime

Made by the same guys who did the Jojo anime no less! So you can at least say those guys are equal-opportunity when it comes to fanservice

What a world we live in, eh?

Radio Free Kobold
Aug 11, 2012

"Federal regulations mandate that at least 30% of our content must promote Reptilian or Draconic culture. This is DJ Scratch N' Sniff with the latest mermaid screeching on KBLD..."






these dubs are making me gag

Leal
Oct 2, 2009

If you LP what I LP
And if you work retail like I work retail
You would also scream like I scream


Ozdhaka posted:

As a sidenote, since you are on Steam version 1.0, characters are doing double damage (The giant Dogoo had 3300 HP, you did "1687" total for the kill), so fights will not take as long as you might expect.

Quality Idiot Factory programming at work, folks.

Oh poo poo I should speed it up and hurry to beat the game before its fixed

sethimothy posted:

Oh no, there was an anime

Maybe I should watch the anime, get me some more reaction images to pepper in the LP

Radio Free Kobold posted:

these dubs are making me gag



Mokinokaro posted:

Feinne stopped LPing after Trump was elected and now spends his SA time in D & D.

I wish I was kidding.

EDIT: \/ the company that made this one has made all the action spinoffs and they tend to be compared to Dynasty Warriors if anything



Maybe I should be the goon who lps neptunia

Radio Free Kobold
Aug 11, 2012

"Federal regulations mandate that at least 30% of our content must promote Reptilian or Draconic culture. This is DJ Scratch N' Sniff with the latest mermaid screeching on KBLD..."






Leal posted:

Maybe I should be the goon who lps neptunia

godspeed, you mad bastard
godspeed, brave neckbeard
the hero we never needed

Omobono
Feb 19, 2013

That's it! No more hiding in tomato crates! It's time to show that idiota Germany how a real nation fights!

For pasta~! CHARGE!



Leal posted:

Why

I toxxed myself As for why THIS one, well my assumption is after making so many games the latest one will therefore have the most polish behind it, right? Please don't say anything if that isn't the case, let me live in bliss.

I don't really know anything about these games, so references to past games will fly over my head and I'm not exactly eager to go and read up on the lore.

Ave Caesar, morituri te salutant.
Except you're the moriturus in this case. Godspeed.

Leal posted:

Maybe I should be the goon who lps neptunia

There are less painful ways to commit suicide you know?

Cathode Raymond
Dec 30, 2015

My antenna is telling me that you're probably wrong about this.


Soiled Meat



I might not have the context necessary to really understand this series.

So, this is like a visual novel with faux-MMO sequences in between? And the characters are animethropomorphized versions of video game systems?

Cathode Raymond fucked around with this message at 21:15 on Apr 21, 2018

Leal
Oct 2, 2009

If you LP what I LP
And if you work retail like I work retail
You would also scream like I scream


Cathode Raymond posted:



I might not have the context necessary to really understand this series.

So, this is like a visual novel with faux-MMO sequences in between? And the characters are animethropomorphized versions of video game systems?

Yeah, the series seems to be a visual novel with gameplay between the bits. The main series has the traditional jrpg turn based combat and encounters while the spin offs are beat em ups.

And yeah, the girls basically represent a video game company/console. Neptune is off a cancelled Sega console that combined 2 earlier consoles? Blanc is Nintendo, Noire is Sony and Vert is Microsoft.

Omobono posted:

There are less painful ways to commit suicide you know?

But pain is what lets you know that you're alive. And when the pain stops its when you finally know that you're deeeeeeeead

Miliardo
Dec 3, 2014



That was real painful to sit through. I feel like I was robbed of 34 minutes. All for, what, ten minutes of actual gameplay? Godspeed, indeed, you poor soul.

sethimothy
Nov 1, 2006

Nyu for 1d4 points of damage

After talking about this LP in another Discord channel (that we both incidentally frequent, the Disgaea one) I decided to watch an episode of this anime. I have VRV, which allowed me to watch it subtitled or dubbed over; I choose to watch it dubbed, because like hell I want to read any of this.

It's pretty bad. I won't be watching episode 2. More "fan service" than Nubohiro Watsuki's private collection.

That being said, there are a few things that are constants in the series. Many of the characters specifically reference or are inspired by popular game consoles. Different consoles have "nations" which are basically the companies that creates the consoles. It's important for the consoles to have followers, or at least their nation's respect, because that is how they get their power. There used to be HUGE CONSOLE WARS but the collective THEY grew tired of this so now they have a FRIENDSHIP PACT, which means they are still going to hate each other but not as openly (you know, like real friends.) Neptunia, representing a Sega console that didn't even make it, naturally has the hardest time at things because I don't know plot.

Fortunately, the show panned on the character's breasts and thighs enough that I could understand all of this! I would not have known about these things otherwise.

These games, and indeed this franchise, is meme-worthy by design; it plays off of popular memes (lol XBox is Huge, that's why I AM NOT TYPING THIS SENTENCE OUT YOU KNOW WHERE I AM GOING HERE) and creates them. It's almost as if whether or not this series is merely bad, or so bad it crosses the line twice and becomes enjoyable, is totally dependent on how deluded and bitten by that anime or internet subculture your soul is. The less likely you can be saved by the power of prayer, the more likely you are to enjoy this. Or something.

Hwurmp
May 20, 2005

I LIKE TO MAKE VAGUE THREATS TO PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET BECAUSE I AM TOUGH GUY. P.S. ASK ME ABOUT THE TIME A GIRL BEAT ME UP IN GRADE SCHOOL. HER NAME WAS SUZIE SHE DREW A BIG WEINER ON MY FOREHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

why is this

chiasaur11
Oct 22, 2012






Look. Sometimes you turn the anime dial up to max and you get sex mecha fighting dinosaurs, sometimes you get gothic maid androids fighting windup toys, and sometimes you get anthropomorphized game consoles playing MMOs. It's a total crapshoot.

Radio Free Kobold
Aug 11, 2012

"Federal regulations mandate that at least 30% of our content must promote Reptilian or Draconic culture. This is DJ Scratch N' Sniff with the latest mermaid screeching on KBLD..."






i think the thing i dislike the most about nep is how it could've been pretty good, but instead it was trashy anime.

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OutofSight
May 4, 2017


sethimothy posted:

HUGE CONSOLE WARS
Nice post.

So the four protagonist-girls have their character design and attitudes dictated by their respective console and the associated memes? Add terrible puns to that mix. That is quite something.
Its trash. But somehow somebody put (questionable) effort and imagination into that trash.

Now excuse me. I have to ritually destroy my old PS3 andd Wii to get rid of that picture of them turning into anime girls.

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