Late last year I got my first taste of the Senran Kagura series, with Deep Crimson on the 3DS. I quite enjoyed the game, that I was asked if I would like to review the seventh game in the series, the first on PlayStation 4 in Estival Versus.
The major difference between Deep Crimson & Estival Versus is the graphics but that was the big jump for me but as EV is the seventh game in the series and for someone who’s never seen any other content part from bits on the internet and playing Deep Crimson.
Was the story, it’s a rather simple one all 30 odd girls whom all each have their individual personalities are whisked away to a tropical paradise to take part in a shinobi festival.
Why I found it a little bit of an issue for myself as I bring up the 30 odd girls who are in different groups and I don’t know them. I only know Hanzo National Academy & Homura Crimson Squad that everyone’s interaction played out with Japanese voice over and sub-titles is a little bit lost on me.
As without spoiling the start of game, I don’t know why a thing happened in what must have been a previous game or anime is the sort of the bases of the start of this game.
As I say it’s rather simple as why the girls are on the island and the story mode is split in to the 8 days covering the festival which plays out with lovely anime cut-scenes, the girls interacting with each other then going into the gameplay.
Which is Musou like where you play as whatever girl is selected at the part of the story which gives you feel of all the groups and how they all handle. Then you fight waves of enemy shinobi and a boss at the end who’s normally a rival girl.
It does get a little repetitive after a while but I did want to see what happens to the girls. Outside of the story mode there’s Heart Stories which needs to be unlocked for doing certain things, when you do unlock it’s a story for each individual girl and with there being over 30 girls, it’s a lot of content.
You can also edit your Waifu’s hair, costume, accessories in the Ninja Room. The last thing is online which unfortunately the times I’ve tried I haven’t found any games.
Overall like Deep Crimson I enjoyed the game for what it is a fun yet repetitive brawler with a lot of fanservice, if that’s what you’re looking for then pick the game up but if not your thing then this game isn’t for you.