Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes – Second Opinion
29 July 2001
Excerpt: Well, this isn't going to be much of a review on my part because I agree with Chi completely. Gundam Side Story 0079 is a cool game that could have been great had it just lasted longer. I must say though—while I was playing, I truly felt like a part of the war effort against the Zeon forces. I thought the developers missed an opportunity to make the missions more interesting (which of course would have made the game longer and more involving).
Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes – Review
23 May 2001
Excerpt: Anime (or Japanese animation) seems to be everywhere these days. Turn on the television and you're liable to catch an episode of Dragon Ball Z on Cartoon Network. Go to your local art-house cinema and Princess Mononoke might be on the playbill. Visit any video store and you're bound to find an entire section—which for some peculiar reason, is usually sandwiched between the sci-fi and pornography titles—devoted to the genre.
Summary: Hell yes, Gundam was worth the wait! Slave Zero may have been a teaser for the mech-lovers among us, but Side Story is the real thing. While it has some minor interface problems and frame rate stutters, Side Story provides a great mech combat world with a perfect blend of action, strategy, and simulation.
Pros: Excellent graphic detail on multiple levels, deep story, great mech fighting.
Excerpt: Before Macross there was Gundam, a giant robot anime in which mankind must fight for the fate of the Earth. In Gundam: Side Story 0079, Bandai has combined awesome anime-style action with cinematic presentation, but a clunky control scheme threatens the balance.
Summary: Super Spiel für alle Mech-/Gundamfans, die hier blind zugreifen können. Allerdings sollte man etwas Zeit investieren, um die Steuerung zu erlernen. Dann steht grandiosen Mechschlachten nämlich eigentlich nichts mehr im Wege...