Reviews and Problems with Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation
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Excellent Mechanical Conflict
19 September 2010
Excerpt: Why is this game called Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation Gaiden ? Its story follows directly from Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 , and understanding whatever the next Original Generation game ends up being called might be difficult without knowing what transpired here. For whatever reason, Banpresto decided to be confusing, and what should by all rights be Original Generation 3 will perplex future generations.
Excerpt: There are certain games out there that have the ability to break through cultural and language barriers -- titles that small groups of people will go so far as to import from a foreign country even though they cannot read or speak more then a few words of the language.
Excerpt: Imagine, if you will, that Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts series expanded massively over the next decade. Over a dozen titles were released, allowing for hundreds of Disney and Final Fantasy characters to be introduced to the series. To keep up with the ever-twisting, ever-convoluted plot necessitated by this mish-mash of cameos, Square Enix also created upwards of fifty original characters. Then, imagine that a "Kingdom Hearts: Original Generation" was released.
Excerpt: I find the number 2 to be the magic number in sequels. Most of the time, the 2nd game in an RPG series tends to be the best, showing what the series can really do, making it a fun game along with having the some of the best plot and/or characters in ones opinion. If it's a long-running series, games after the 2nd often felt like they were never able to recapture what made the second one so great.
Excerpt: Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 is a direct sequel to Original Generation , yet it improves on the former game in several key areas. The story in this second installment of the series continues shortly after the first, but it is not absolutely required for players to have played the first game to enjoy this one–just highly recommended. There are a lot of names and abbreviations thrown around that can be quite confusing, even if one has played the first.
Pros: A loving tribute to giant robot anime and a satisfying sequel to the previous game, Challenging turn-based battles introduce some new layers of depth, Intriguing space-opera storyline features memorable characters, Exciting, great-looking animated combat sequences, Long game takes dozens of hours to finish and offers good replay value
Cons: Higher difficulty partly due to some frustrating instant-fail scenarios, A lot of graphics and sound recycled from the first game
Excerpt: From what I’ve heard, the original Super Robot Taisen Original
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Excerpt: The Super Robot Taisen series is well-known in Japan for bringing
together mecha from anime series such as Gundam, Mazinger, Getter Robo,
Evangelion and many others into a crossover clash of epic proportions.
Unfortunately, until now, the games have never left Japan officially
(mainly due to the licensing nightmares that awaited any company
looking to obtain the rights to the series).
Excerpt: The Super Robot Taisen series is one that has long evaded North American shores. Thankfully, Atlus took up the torch to localize Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation and finally introduce the series to the other side of the ocean. The Super Robot Taisen series is known for featuring the giant robots of scores of anime series, however the Original Generation offshoots of the series feature original creations by Banpresto (though some look remarkably similar to notable...