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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 2 gets typically ridiculous trailer

Thursday, 12th December 2013 04:22 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Hyperdimension Neptunia is ridiculous. The whole series is ridiculous. The Vita remake of the second game, Re; Birth 2, is ridiculous. This trailer for it is ridiculous. It’s kind of ridiculous that it will probably come west. Developer Compile Hearts is, I strongly suspect, ridiculous. Come through the break, shake your head, and leave a ridiculous comment.

Hyperdimension Neptunia casts consoles and other gaming hardware as scantily clad women, cobbles together a tissue-thin plot, and then lets you blow up stuff in super-anime RPG stylings. Re; Birth 2 hits Japan on March 30.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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  1. Brenna Hillier

    That semi colon is truly ridiculous, for starters.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. loveaya

    Please blame on the western developpers who don’t want to make any game for poor Vita, that’s why now there are so many import JP games on Vita.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. salarta

    I’ve enjoyed these games, though I STILL haven’t gotten around to playing my copy of Neptunia V. I think the main thing I like is the base concept of making use of the console wars and humanizing video game consoles, particularly as women.

    I do wish that the form of expression of this idea was different, since the games are full of sexualized content and anime cliches. mk2 had some extremely cringe-worthy moments; the ones that stuck out for me most were “let’s spend 10 minutes or so entirely on the girls doing a concert and having otaku nerd fans mob them” and “here’s a robot villain that’s a fat gross otaku nerd type that lusts after lolis and literally gets to control two during the game.”

    Which makes it all the more noteworthy that from what I remember, the person writing these games is a woman. For all the complaints about video games being sexist or misogynistic and gross about women, the kind of games women write scripts for tend to suggest they’re willing to go harder than men on how they treat women in ways that would get men in trouble.

    Edit: Correction, not the scriptwriter, but the director. Her name is Naoko Mizuno.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    @3 You’re a funny guy, You claim you’re so against this sort of stuff, to the point of obsession, and yet you play the games not once, but multiple times. Man, you must be in so much denial.

    I’d give you a hug, but you’d probably consider it an attack against women or something.

    Just did a google search for your name, because I was convinced you had some severe denial issues and I wanted to see if I was right…

    Damn, you are one messed up kid.

    Female empowerment my ass. You attack everyone to deflect your own insecurities because you’re so messed up in the head that it’s the only way you know how to deal with it.

    How are those non-consensual, young girl raping incest stories panning out for you?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. salarta

    @4: Nah, nothing’s an attack against women anymore. Anyone that claims otherwise is making shit up.

    You make a good point though, it was fucking stupid of me to accept sexualization of women in this series but be opposed to sexualization and victimization of formerly strong women for other games. That’s double standards. Likewise, the bitching about games like this one is just bitching. Mentioning that the Hyperdimension Neptunia games are directed by a woman is necessary to get people to stop bitching about oversexualization, because there’s a stupid double standard where if a man does something it’s treated like it’s sexist but when a woman does it it’s acceptable, even empowering. Both men and women want to make games with formerly strong victim women and hypersexual women, let’s drop the bullshit and let both sexes go at it.

    Also, I’m actually surprised it took you this long to go that far. I had an answer prepared for months. It’s irrelevant now.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    @5 No, what is irrelevant is your raging hypocrisy. You have years worth of (terribly written) graphic erotica strewn across the Internet that shows that your dubious defence of women is a sham and a facade.

    I guess torture porn and abuse and degradation is perfectly okay when it’s applied to men though. At least that’s what your “literature” would suggest, when you’re not busy turning women into men to justify raping them.

    You’re a hypocrite. I always knew you were a hypocrite. When you started posting links to sites including photos of panty collecting, the alarm bells in my head starting ringing like crazy. Now I know I was right.

    Walk away from the site before you embarrass yourself even more, mate.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. mariaroze

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    #7 1 year ago
  8. salarta

    @6: I just admitted I was being hypocritical in my prior post. It wasn’t intentional, but it was hypocrisy nonetheless. So that’s not news to me.

    I’m aware that a lot of this is an attempt to shame me into silence, because you think I’m still thinking the same way I was. I’m not. By lucky circumstance, the same night you chose to look me up is the same night I gave up. I’ve written crazy, ridiculous, idiotic content, and you know what? My answer was always that it’s just fanfic, weird wild hairs that I decided to write knowing that by being fanfic and not canon or officially sanctioned it had no bearing on anything. But none of that matters now, because I have a new answer: the content of the games I’ve been railing against isn’t wrong, and neither is the content of anything I’ve written. I’ve seen and talked with men and women that like things even crazier than anything I’ve written, and the bar lowers in society constantly.

    And let’s be honest. “Terribly written” may or may not be true, but in this case it’s just another part of your attempt to run me off. Over something I won’t be saying anymore. Because I’m forcing myself to accept things now.

    There are two final things I have to say in this reply to you. One: I don’t blame you for not looking this far, but the last time I wrote any of those fics was more than a year ago, October 31st of 2012. Since then, I’ve had people request that I continue fics and even outright offer to pay me to write stuff for them, and my answer since last year has always been that I’m currently not interested in writing anything. That might change. Two: you think you know what makes me tick because you did a Google search and found a hobby I haven’t messed with for over a year, but you have no idea.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    How convenient. You’re fooling nobody but yourself, mate.

    Your magical redemption is irrelevant. This quick google search of your username shows the completely hypocritical nature of everything you’ve written on this site since the day you arrived. I don’t need to “know what makes you tick” to know that every word you’ve spouted in defence of women is complete bullshit.

    Claiming you’ve suddenly “seen the light” means nothing, because you’re completely oblivious to how utterly warped your worldview of women is to begin with.

    I’m not trying to shame you into silence. I’m telling you that you need serious psychological counselling.

    “Two: you think you know what makes me tick because you did a Google search and found a hobby I haven’t messed with for over a year, but you have no idea.”

    No, but I sure as hell know the signs to keep people away from children.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. salarta

    @9: I never called it a redemption. :P

    I like this attitude, though. How a work of fiction that is obviously pure screwball dicking around is sufficient to keep people away from children. Okay, okay, I know you’re just exaggerating that for effect, but there are people that mean it. Reminds me of the idiotic complaints about Sasha Grey reading to kids just because she worked in porn, like it meant contact with her would give off porn cooties or something.

    The defense I shared was genuine. It had its very early beginnings with 3rd Birthday, it magnified with “Tomb Raider,” and it’s done now. As far as I’m concerned, anything goes with the next game, and nobody has any reason to bitch. The only “light” I’ve seen is that the defense I was giving was wrong. Do I still think it’s wrong? Yes. Am I going to stand in the way anymore? Nope. That’s the kind of thing people want, they can go all the way if they wish. I’m working on making myself accept that fact. Just don’t bitch if a guy does it too.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @10 When that “screwball dicking around” includes the fantasied raping of children (or age play, or whatever you want to call it), you can be damn well sure it’s enough to make me want to keep someone away from children. I’m not even remotely “exaggerating it for effect”.

    If you’re actually going to stop prattling on about Tomb Raider and the like, that’s just a convenient bonus. If it’s a bonus that actually comes to pass then I expect my “Hero of VG247″ badge in the mail, for finally shutting you up.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. salarta

    @11: Okay, I’ve written a lot of things, but 1) I steer clear of underage specifically because the idea of kids in such a situation is awkward to me so I have no idea where you’re getting that claim, and 2) even if I wrote that kind of content, it would not be indicative of a desire for such a thing to actually happen. The only things I’ve written that I would EVER want to actually see happen to someone are the fics that are 100% consensual between adults.

    Tell me which fic this is that you are referring to when you talk about “fantasies of raping children.” I’m not challenging you, I am asking you sincerely. I have no recollection of any such fic, and if it exists then I need to remove it since it has no business existing in the first place.

    Also, I think you are mistaken about my prior post. I am not shutting up about Tomb Raider, I am simply not going to be fighting against the tide of what people want Lara to become anymore. That decision came about before we even started this exchange.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    @12 “I steer clear of underage specifically because the idea of kids in such a situation is awkward to me so I have no idea where you’re getting that claim”

    Oh, I don’t know, the numerous stories with “NC”, “Rape” “Incest” and “Age Play” in the descriptions.

    “even if I wrote that kind of content, it would not be indicative of a desire for such a thing to actually happen.”

    You’ll have to excuse me if I don’t find that reassuring.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. salarta

    @13: The first three, I definitely remember writing fics with that content. The last one, no.

    I also feel the need to point out that many writers have written extremely fucked up sexual content, including famous ones. Stephen King wrote a child gangbang in It, for example.

    http://blogs.houstonpress.com/artattack/2012/09/stephen_king_sex_scenes.php

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Dragon

    Eh, what are we discussing here? I cannot make heads or tails of it.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Unknown_Gamer

    I had so much respect for Salarta and you all should have , I’m so against the whiteknight keyboard warriors who tries to have their own logic and trying to be cool by making fun of Salarta comments especially the one who’s targeting Salarta opinions in every post , Salarta stay strong and don’t let these haters wreck you from sharing your opinions

    #16 1 year ago
  17. fihar

    This has gone waaay too far into personal territory guys.
    Use private correspondence if you want to do something like this, or at least the forum.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. salarta

    I’m a little hesitant to add another comment because I don’t know whether it’s a good or bad idea. These issues are completely off-topic, and it could be going into “mutually destructive” territory at this point. I think it may be a good idea to say at least one more thing, and I hope I am not wrong in thinking that.

    It’s personal territory, with the “shame into silence” approach, and I don’t blame him for going in that direction. The personal elements are near a fine line because they may be personal, but they are also something I have done while also appearing on the surface to be a direct contradiction to opinions I have stated in the past. It’s low-hanging fruit, and people that see it have an initial reaction of thinking it’s proof that I’m a liar and a villain, that all the impassioned comments I’ve ever made were fake. It’s an understandable reaction to bring it up, because it looks related enough to the topic of discussion. Plus, by the time it’s discovered, the person tends to be very frustrated with me. However, I am disappointed because after a year here without this being dragged in, I thought people found out already but refrained from using it because things here were above places like GameFAQs with a focus on the argument rather than the arguer.

    This isn’t the first time this has happened to me, it’s only the first time on this site and the most recent case in general. I could have signed up using a completely different pseudonym instead of this one and nobody would be the wiser (well, except the NSA, which probably has docs on what time I scratched my nose this morning in case my nose plots something). Normally, this kind of thing only makes me more vocal in saying the things people are trying to silence, but this time it’s irrelevant. I gave up that fight about an hour before this happened. I reached my breaking point. I saw enough of the things I’ve warned about, and people supporting it, to break me. That is the future. I can’t change it. All I can do is force myself to want that to be the future as much as everyone else does.

    Anyway, I said what I felt I needed to say, this is the last comment I will make in this article since this situation took it really off-topic. Sorry if this final reply causes any further trouble, and thank you to Unknown_Gamer for your support.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Ireland Michael

    @13 Google “salarta”. He has dozens of stories on the internet which show exactly how full of hot air his whole tirades are.

    I wouldn’t even care, if his post weren’t constantly filled with ramblings about his personal intellectual superiority and everyone else’s ignorance. Sometimes it’s hard to tell TheWulf and salarta apart.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. monkeygourmet

    Is it going to become a trend that people on this forum get a full internet and lifestyle debriefing now?

    I’m not against what Michaels saying here, but it seems like a slippery slope. Basically, what I’m saying is;

    “Should I be looking out my window to make sure VG247 forumites aren’t going through my rubbish bins”…

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Ireland Michael

    @21 When he started posting screenshots of sites that had pictures of otakus collection girl’s underwear alongside their claims of Tomb Raider bein torture porn fodder, I found the whole thing extremely uncomfortable.

    After he started going on last night about playing the very games that are basically embody everything he’s supposedly so against, his whole stance, the whole thing pretty much clicked together.

    I did a five second google search of his username, nothing more.

    If someone wants to make an argument on the internet, they have to accept it’s going to be challenged somewhat. It started respectfully, people discussing his point, but then it became apparent to pretty much everyone that this was some sort of crazy obsession. It’s literally the only things he talks and writes about.

    I’m simply arguing his hypocrisy.

    Salarta is an extreme exception to the rule, and rightfully so. The slippery slope is rarely slippery, or a slope.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. monkeygourmet

    @22

    That’s fair enough.

    I’ve just read some of the Resident Evil 6 ‘story’, I can see why you spotted the hypocrisy. I didn’t read the Samus ‘Morphball’ story, but I can guess where it’s going… O_o

    It’s like a video game Marquis De Sade!

    #22 1 year ago

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