Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
Mar 5, 2012
40 (/100 rating)
"If you're into the cartoon 12-year-olds, adjust the score up a few points. Otherwise, avert your eyes and move along." [Apr 2012, p.77]
Yes, that's right. That's the whole review. One of those reviews where they didn't bother to review it, and had a quick blurb on it on a page. Thanks Playstation magazine for making EVERYONE who plays the game sound dirty -_-; NOTHING about the game but just judging it upon the moe factor, that's all they had to say about it.
Now, (how should I put it...) I'm not into moe, but it depends on the series. Like, I won't actively look for a moe anime to watch or game to play, but if the story/game is good/fun and whatnot then sure I'll check it out! And yes, I LOVE the art for Neptune, thus I find the characters adorable! But, I'm not one who will actively look for moe-specific games to play... I hope this makes sense?
What I'm trying to say is, that I hate when reviews like that make EVERYONE out that they are just playing a game FOR the moe, as if there is no other reason. The whole thing is just stupid, and there should be some unwritten internet law, where ONLY JRPG sites are allowed to reviews JRPGs... It's just getting ridiculous, and it makes me sad when people read and trust terrible reviews, as their buying factor :/
Of course, the REAL fans of Neptunia would look for the user score on a site like Metacritic, seeing as they are ALL POSITIVE. One negative, but since they didn't write a review, could just be a troll vote. Also fans know how BOTH versions of the game flew out of Nisa's warehouse, and out of Gamestops. Knowing this for me, is satisfying enough^^
And here's a bonus 'review' from the first game:
PSM3 Magazine UK
Mar 13, 2011
37 (/100 rating)
"It's just perverted." [Apr 2011, p.91]
Wow! That told me everything I needed to know about the game!!