Capsule Review: Senran Kagura Burst

A sidescrolling brawler starring busty schoolgirl ninjas who take clothing damage. The game supposedly exists because the creator wanted to see breasts in 3D, and you should definitely steer clear if you don’t enjoy fanservice of the cheesecake variety. But the game is surprisingly well put-together and there’s a lot of other things to enjoy here. Combat is engaging if a bit repetitive, characters have surprising complexity and likeability, and although the story can be melodramatic it features a surprising amount of moral sophistication. And if you do enjoy cheesecake, there’s also plenty of that, including unlockable outfits and accessories with which you can dress up the girls.

I Stopped Playing When: I finished the game and all optional objectives.

Docprof's Rating:

Four Stars: Great. Not only did I finish the game, I probably played through the whole thing again and/or completed any optional objectives. It's an easy recommendation for any genre fan.

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