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  • Summary: Originally released under the name SENRAN KAGURA Burst in Europe and serving as a "director's cut"-style take on the inaugural entry in this now storied series, SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal brings the prior release's classic 2.5D action to modern hardware with a full 3D remake and a freshOriginally released under the name SENRAN KAGURA Burst in Europe and serving as a "director's cut"-style take on the inaugural entry in this now storied series, SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal brings the prior release's classic 2.5D action to modern hardware with a full 3D remake and a fresh retelling of the story that started it all.

    This fast-paced brawler will provide updated combat mechanics and character models, as well as all-new special effects for a voluptuous visual feast! The series' popular Dressing Room mode continues to see expansions too, with a wealth of new outfits and options that allow players to customize their favorite girls' looks and styles.

    With additional DLC episodes to come that will reveal new story episodes for Yumi and Miyabi detailing their histories prior to meeting Asuka and Homura, SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal delivers an authentic recreation of the original game while ensuring that series fans will have plenty of new content to look forward to!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Feb 20, 2019
    80
    Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal is a well made and polished remake that offers plenty of content for players to enjoy.
  2. Jan 18, 2019
    80
    Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal is a breath of fresh air after the fumbles of the last few games in the series. I got on board with this franchise for the unique characters and addictive combat, and this game has both of those things in spades. It’s a treat to see the origins of the cast redone on home console, but if you’ve never played a single game in the series before, Burst Re:Newal is the best this franchise has to offer for you.
  3. Jun 4, 2019
    75
    Your enjoyment of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal is going to be dependent on how much you value the lore of the series. As this contains both the early wacky adventures and introspections of each of the shinobi, fans of the characters will love the treatment. Otherwise, the combat holds up, even without the use of items and combo moves. Although the other modes are filler, the presentation looks and sounds excellent. If you're a fan of the series but didn't play this game on the 3DS, Burst Re:Newal is worth checking out.
  4. Jan 21, 2019
    70
    Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal is a nice gateway into the franchise and a very good remake of the 3DS classic but one that won't offer much for players of Estival Versus thanks to a lot of reuse.
  5. Feb 1, 2019
    65
    All in all, this game had great aesthetics and commentary, but it was entirely too repetitive. Every mission was pretty much the same, but increased in difficulty throughout the game. I would give this game a 6.5/10 rating, but it is also a cult favorite and I respect those who have love for this game.
  6. Mar 12, 2019
    60
    Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal plays it safe with the series' established formula, which is ironic considering these titles are anything but safe. The series has always stuck to its roots and embraced the perverseness that in equal measures repels and attracts gamers, and this entry does little but remind the gaming world that these games exist. Aside from Burst Re:Newal being a ground-up remake, there's surprisingly few innovations to take the series into uncharted territory, but the combat is nevertheless enjoyable, and the story interesting enough to just about support the weaker points of the experience.
  7. 30
    It’s definitely new and improved framework, but Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal is mostly the same picture. Underwritten busty characters, who serve only to please those viewing them, engage in repetitive combat segments that become little more than “Dynasty Warriors with TnA.”

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Jun 8, 2019
    9
    At first, I was not happy with the removal of Intimacy Mode because of Sony. But after I played through a few chapters of the Hanzo NationalAt first, I was not happy with the removal of Intimacy Mode because of Sony. But after I played through a few chapters of the Hanzo National Academy arc, I didn't really mind the censoring. I think it's still a great game with many waifus. Expand
  2. Apr 5, 2019
    8
    i have quite a few hours in the japanese version of burst renewal and can say it has been slightly altered but not much.it still has thei have quite a few hours in the japanese version of burst renewal and can say it has been slightly altered but not much.it still has the intimacy mode and other features.the downside is that the game is painstakingly short and that there is no separate story for the dlc characters that you get. Expand
  3. Jan 29, 2019
    6
    The Senran Kagura series, which although is not very well-known by these sides, already takes a good 7 years always to offer contentThe Senran Kagura series, which although is not very well-known by these sides, already takes a good 7 years always to offer content perverted, disparate, coarse and... a bit hilarious. This is all part of the DNA of the series. And after the spin-off of water guns (Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash), here comes Senran Kagura Burst Re: Newal for PlayStation 4 and for PC. Note that this game is a remake of Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows and Senran Kagura Burst (Director's Cut of Skirting Shadows) that came out for Nintendo 3DS.

    The story is ok. Senran Kagura Burst Re: Newal is a Musou, which means that most missions are 1 vs "N" of enemies. It's easy to pick up and get used to the game, be it attacking, running, jumping, executing techniques, defending and parrying. Pure and hard action along with the 60 FPS that the game commands. This despite the game camera, as in the Estival Versus, is a bit annoying, especially when we are leaning against some wall. And we also have 1 vs 1 matches. In Senran Kagura: Estival Versus we had Multiplayer with Free for all battles, Capture-The-Bra and Understorm, but strange as it may seem, Senran Kagura Burst Re: Newal don't have Multiplayer. When we deal damage to the opponent in a 1-on-1 match, in a matter of time, the clothes get ripped to the full strip. The character is naked and the intimate parts of it... are covered by an intense brightness.

    All 12 characters have different moves and weapons from each other. All 12 characters have different moves and weapons from each other. All characters have these 3 styles: Flash Style (normal), Yang Style (Post transformation "Shinobi") and Yin Style (Frantic). Initially, during the missions we only have two options: Flash Style or Yin Style. In Frantic mode, it's true that we take greater damage, but it also increases power and our combos become infinite. As we evolve styles and character, we gain new combos (Flash and Yang) and get new abilities (Yin and Yang).

    As in Estival versus, our character can do "Shinobi" transformation. I put it in quotation marks because let's just say... almost all the characters don't wear Shinobi clothes. When we make the transformation, we have a better moveset compared to Flash Style, the attack becomes slightly more powerful and our life bar is regenerated to the maximum point. In both Yin and Yang, we can use the techniques Secret Ninja Arts and the Ultimate Secret Ninja Arts. During our missions, we can pick up Secret Files (collectibles), Health Items and Secret Growth Medicine. Regarding the latter, these can be used to level up our female characters.

    Speaking about main missions, basically the objective is only 1 vs 100 and 1 vs 1. The excess of repetitiveness is so much that the user ends up having enough of the game sooner or later if he have little or no patience. When we complete the main quests or free missions, we earn experience points, earn money, can be used in the Shop (to get clothes, music, etc.) and most of the time in the main missions, we unlock Free Missions that don't pass of... more of the same. We also have the Training Grounds to train our skills.

    And unsurprisingly, we have a Dressing Room, where we can change the clothes (before transformation and put transformation) of our characters, as well as Lingerie or hair and add accessories for our character. We also have the Diorama mode where we can take pictures with our favorite characters in several different ways. Where is the Intimacy Mode which we had on Estival Versus and Peach Beach Splash for example? It was withdrawn at 100%. Because of the new policies of Sony (NA/ EU). And this happened well before the game's release date was announced. For those who don't know what this mode is, Intimacy mode allows us to interact (in many different ways) with the character through the virtual hands in order to get a response from that same character. Yes, I know this sounds strange, especially with the "adult-child" characters.

    Senran Kagura Burst Re: Newal uses the same graphic engine as Estival Versus and Peach Beach Splash. Apart from the designs of some of the arenas that could have been better treated, they visually comply. Characters graphically well treated without counting the gelatinous movements of their breasts. Speaking of the soundtrack, taking out one or another good song, the rest is just acceptable. Overall, Senran Kagura Burst Re: Newal can be fun for a while and have positive things, but compared to Estival Versus, it has suffered several cuts in terms of "salt" to hold me in the game even more. Instead of evolving, it simply regressed. And some of the problems present in Estival Versus (the camera and the design of the arenas) are still included in this Burst Re: Newal. You want a good Senran Kagura? Choose Peach Beach Splash. Want a good action game Senran Kagura? Choose Estival Versus. The Burst Re: Newal is below these two.
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  4. Mar 11, 2019
    0
    If it weren't for Sony's meddling, I'd give this a 9 or 10. I love the Senran Kagura series but as Sony was allowed to put their hands in theIf it weren't for Sony's meddling, I'd give this a 9 or 10. I love the Senran Kagura series but as Sony was allowed to put their hands in the pot for the western PS4 version, it has spoiled the amusing broth of a side section of the game that was entertaining to play around in. Highly recommend buying the Steam version instead. I can't seem to find any information on if the Japanese release is censored as well or not, so I assume it is as well. Expand
  5. Mar 28, 2019
    0
    Please go the change.org and search for sony censorship petition. Sign the petition and donate if you can! Sony needs to remain the bestPlease go the change.org and search for sony censorship petition. Sign the petition and donate if you can! Sony needs to remain the best place for JRPGS! We are grown adults and can make our own decisions. Something is wrong when Nintendo is more lax on censorship! Expand
  6. Feb 12, 2019
    0
    Censored trash, thanks Sony... Avoid and buy the pc version if you can. The PS4 version has modes/features removed in order to pander toCensored trash, thanks Sony... Avoid and buy the pc version if you can. The PS4 version has modes/features removed in order to pander to Sony's demands, it's still Xseed's fault. Expand