Capsule Review: Senran Kagura Bon Appétit!

A rhythm game starring busty schoolgirl ninjas who take clothing damage. Like most rhythm spin-offs, this game is basically competent but hard to recommend for folks who aren’t already fans of the franchise. Story mode has the cast of Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus taking part in a cooking tournament. Each girl has their own story, all of which are very silly (and non-canon, not that Senran Kagura has a particularly well-defined canon). The tracklist is fairly short with just one song per character, but it’s neat that each girl has a theme song now (though only the class leaders and DLC characters get lyrics). The series-standard cheesecake and outfit customization are intact and all Shinovi Versus DLC can be used here too. The rhythm gameplay is not especially deep, but it works and someone who enjoys both the Senran Kagura cast and rhythm gameplay can have a good time here.

I Stopped Playing When: I finished the game and all optional objectives, including the DLC characters' stories. I still come back to it every so often to play a song or two.

Docprof's Rating:

Three Stars: Good. I liked the game enough to finish it (or just play it a bunch, for games that don't end). I recommend it to most genre fans.

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