I will definitely say that each of the games in this overall series are creative. They always aim to do something new, while keeping the core concept familiar throughout each of them. With Senran Kagura: Peach Ball you’re playing pinball with the gals.
There’s a story mode and a freeplay one. You’ll work through limited stories with a small selection of the girls you might be familiar with. There isn’t a whole lot to the story elements, but you do get cinematic elements showcased with brief cutscenes between plays. In general, the game feels rather light in terms of content. There really isn’t a whole lot to this in terms of the campaign, or in the quantity of the tables that are present.
You do see some seasonal variation, but it really does feel rather lackluster in general. There is a customization area, and you can interact with the girls that are available. A rather standard feature for this series quite honestly, the dressing room aspect.
This is a pinball game, you hit the balls and aim to score points. There are missions that can be worked through, and you’ll be given objectives that show up on the side of the screen. You may also get power-ups, and it’s a rather well setup experience. It plays smoothly, looks fantastic whether it’s docked or undocked on Nintendo Switch and generally its quite fun.
I really thought they did a good job with the core mechanics, there just wasn’t much to this. They do have a neat mini game segment that you can battle into. This is where you hit some items and then sometimes go into a special tap round. You may be hitting the balls against either the breasts, or ass of the gal on the table. There are also special balls that can be used, you pick this at the start and may transition into using them over time as you score points.
Senran Kagura: Peach Ball is actually quite well done, it just lacks content. It really does feel light in terms of what you can do, and that’s disappointing. The pinball mechanics are well done, the lane work feels great and the tables are excellent. The animations are also interesting, and they have some neat mechanics in regards to interacting with the women involved.
The campaign aspect is minimal, and there isn’t a whole lot to do in this one. Its fun while you’re playing, but you’ll tire quickly of the same repetitive play across a truly limited selection of content. That’s a shame, this had some real potential considering it is something that’s fun to play.
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Senran Kagura: Peach Ball Review on Nintendo Switch
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