Guys, the anime is in its own 'verse. As a result, if it can't appeal to newcomers, then there is probably something wrong. The call backs are bonuses for those already acquainted with the series, and for newcomers to see, experience the original versions (hopefully), then go 'oooh, so that's where that's from.'
In fairness, the Sages worked over the CPUs for about 10 years with the YH-childrenmons combo, Mr.Badd's plan was only foiled through a variable he couldn't know about, and Anonydeath trolls the girls like hell. If you mean winning actual fights, sure, I got no argument, but for winning in general, I think the Sages did pretty well for themselves.
Neptunia can/could be (and kinda already is) an action-comedy. As for slice-of-life in the vein of introducing aspects of Gamindustri... it currently lacks that, really. That said, incidentally, I gotta be a fanboi again and point out that Slayers basically does exactly this (ie action-comedy with slice of life in vein of introducing aspects of world), and its episode count in its seasons helps with that. Disgaea does it too, in its games. Possibly even the anime, which didn't try to adapt a gazillion plotlines into 12 eps, if nothing else. And both better than Neptunia, I'd say (well... maybe not Disgaea's anime. I'unno on that 'un. Partly 'cause it's been a while since I watched it). They handle drama better, too.
Long story short, I agree that the Nep anime is being a bit too ambitious with its ep count. Like I said, prolly woulda been better if they only adapted one plotline...
Yeah, her. Fem!BillGates.
...And be fair, dude. V at least adapted the progression of the console wars fairly well. I mean, sure, Planeptune is around longer than it should be (not to mention the FB from a certain dead nation), but otherwise... but besides that, it tends to be tangential to too unspecific, yeah. But then, I'unno how much stuff is lying around that can be adapted in a specific fashion... or at least adapted in a specific fashion and gotten away with. I mean, sure, being more specific would be nice, but tangential/general ain't exactly the most horrible thing EVAH either, and at least allows for more freedom in doing stuff and not being overly-predictable. On a related note, c'mon, was the FB twist in V good stuff or what? They couldn't have done that if they were being uber-faithful and specific to the industry.
...Also, now that I think of it... I think the way the anime adapted the mk2 arc put a rather original spin on it. I mean, sure, it was rushed and the drama wasn't handled terribly great, but that's not my point. There are some similarities, yeah, but I think it can reasonably be called original as well, what with the Anti-Crystals and general lack of the Felons at the least. And the V arc they're going into looks to be completely inversed, for starters, and... well, I can't say I'm sure what Anny's planning exactly, but since he apparently already knows P-ko... that's already a deviation (...maybe?), even if his intro was lifted from V. Sure, there are plenty of nods to the games in all that's happened (...maybe too many... at least for Pore... which can probably be blamed on adapting too many things in too short a timespan), but still.
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