Just a few days ago, I got my hands on a copy of Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed for review and immediately upon starting up the game and searching through the configurations, I found a most interesting and amazing option. In the game, you are given the ability to selectively mute any character you choose. Turning them from frustratingly annoying to a calm and collected mute. In an age where most voice acting for JRPGs is ear destroying at best, how has this option not been thought up until just now?
If you look back at the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, one of the common gripes with them was the abysmal voice acting that ravaged through almost every character in the game and even crept into the Japanese cast. Just think of how much more playable those games would have been with that simple ability to mute those that are most annoying without having to turn your volume down.
Now sure, some people can get past the annoying voices in the game and if that is you, then more power to ya. However, for those of us like me that prefer not to leave our gaming sessions with needles in our ears, this is just such a welcome option to the game. Bravo, Tamsoft, Compile Heart, and Idea Factory!
Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Screenshots and Selective Muting! - PlayStation LifeStyle
I guess while you’re here, I will also let you in on a little secret of mine.. This is the type of Neptunia game that I have been dying to play. One where the obviously weak story and high amount of fluff just doesn’t matter because you’re too busy whacking away at a bunch of random enemies Dynasty Warriors style. The gameplay just works so well with the characters and 15 hours in I am still having fun just mashing away. There are two modes that do open up after the story is completed I think, so hopefully they add some really cool stuff to a fun experience. Side note of this side note, I really wish this was also a PS4 game, but that can be left for another discussion. Another side note to this all, that opening theme Venus no Harmonia by Asami Imai is lights out!
Time to get back to working on my review. I leave you with my reaction upon learning I could mute some seriously annoying characters! Please let me know in the comments below how you feel about this feature and look for our review on May 19th.