Review by Eric Kelly

Game Review: Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (PS4)

Game Review: Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (PS4)

While Atlus and Sega have their own visual novel character fighting game, it was only a matter of time before Nitroplus characters would get their own. Much like those other games, it also proves that you don't need to know these properties to give someone a beat down and have a good time.

The game, much like Aquapazza, has a story mode which is just a thin excuse to have all these characters from Nitroplus properties fight each other. So it can mostly be ignored. What you do get is a decent fighter that has an all female cast. There's plenty of variety in between fighters, such as beginner characters like Saber or more technical ones like Saya. There are some extra support attacks in the game as well. These attacks act much like Dengeki Bunko in that they need to be charged over time before being used again. The only issue is that it does take a bit too long to get it charged, so you better make sure you use them wisely. Moves can be done pretty much the same for every character, but of course the nature of each attack will vary greatly. 

Once you complete any character's story mode, you can play the after-story if you want. But if your inclinations lean towards wanting to test your skills online, you can be assured that the net-code is terrific. There's very little lag, and the lobby system is pretty good. On the audio/visual side, sprite-work is good, and the game runs at 60 frames. Music is sometimes catchy but there's nothing noteworthy. Voice acting is Japanese only. The issue one could find with the game is that the final boss in Story mode is incredibly cheap. Although, there was a recent title update, so maybe some of the game's balancing issues have been fixed. But if you want a decent fighter to play that is complete, Nitroplus Blasterz is a good place to jump to. Even if you don't know these properties, it's still a fun time to be had. And who knows, maybe you might look into the visuals novels that these characters come from. And that's always a good thing.

The Bottom Line: A fun fighter that features female characters from the Nitroplus brand of visual novels.

Acquisition Method: Code provided by XSEED Games.

Our Grade:
The Good:
  • Plenty of variety in character types.
  • The game is still enjoyable for players unfamiliar with these properties.
The Bad:
  • Much like Dengeki Bunko and Aquapazza, the story mode is incomprehensible.
  • It takes a bit too long to have supports activate.

Eric is one of the co-hosts of the RPGrinders podcast, as well as a freelance video game writer. You can follow him on Twitter @EricRPG .

Review by - 3/31/2016 9:22 AM327 views

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