Around a week or two ago a new game in the Senran Kagura series was released for PS4 in the form of Peach Beach Splash.
Like the past games released here in the UK, I had the opportunity to review PBS and could have put this review up on the day of release after the embargo had lifted.
However, I decided to against and waited till now as one of the main components of PBS is the online multiplayer and I wanted to give that a fair go, before bringing you a review.
Unfortunately even though multiplayer has ranked, a party mode both in 3v3 or 5v5 and a horde like I never found any games.
Meaning I can't tell you about a large part of PBS and to me is one of the main selling points in what is essentially a 3rd person shooter.
Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash does have plenty of single player content though to keep a fan of the series happy.
You have the story mode in which the girls of various groups of shinobi are teleported to an island to take part in Peach Beach Splash a water gun tournament broadcasted to the world on NewTube with the girls wearing nothing but an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini.
It starts with a basic tutorial then you can select 1 of the 4 groups and take on their story set over 10 episodes to win the tournament and get any prize you want.
Once this is done with all 4 teams, then you will unlock a fifth and final campaign.
The story is a lot of fun with a visual novel like cutscenes in between all voice acted in Japanese along with plenty of fanservice.
Outside campaign, you have side stories which are sort of taking place alongside the tournament and there is a league mode as well which is similar to a classic arcade mode in a fighter. You can also buy new clothes like that yellow polka dot bikini and gear for your favourite girl which some of it changes how the game is played through power-ups, new guns etc
If you like the Senran Kagura series then you will like this but the lack of people playing online will be a real turn off for some. If you've never played one but have been interested but maybe you didn't want a musou-like then this might be for you as a 3rd person shooter with plenty of single-player content could be more appealing.