Elliot Gay: ''The original Senran Kagura was not a very good game.
A repetitive, paper thin experience, not even the immense amounts of fanservice could save it from mediocrity. I'll be the first one to admit that the prospect of a super fast 2D brawler was exciting. Yet I was let down by an experience that by and large felt like (and was) a budget release.
Despite my own issues with the series, Senran Kagura caught on with the otaku crowds and even managed to become a legitimate franchise of sorts.
Enter Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus. Marvelous AQL has opted to take the franchise in an entirely new direction with this third game, throwing the 2D side scrolling brawler gameplay out in favor of 3rd person action.''