Reviews and Problems with Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2
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Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2
31 August 2009
Conclusion: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 fails in every respect, even as fan service. More characters do not a better game make, even if you are just trying to appeal to fanboys/girls. It adds content over its predecessor but also manages to remove depth by drastically over-simplifying an already overly simplified design.
Excerpt: Let me lie out in the open that I am a huge fan of the Gundam series and have been for a long time. The history of Gundam videogames can be summed up as a mixed bag. While some are pretty good, others have the usual flair of being typical confusing licensed anime games that only the hardest of hardcore fans will love.
Conclusion: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 is a repetitive and bland hack 'n slash experience with a thick anime coat of paint. Koei hasn't changed the formula for the franchise in quite some time, and if you've played one Dynasty Warriors, you've more or less played them all. That's a shame really because this franchise had some true potential. As it stands though, only the diehard faithful to both series will get any enjoyment out of this title.
Summary: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 combines the devastating power of the Mobile Suit, the rich legacy of the GUNDAM universe and the furious Tactical Action game play of the Dynasty Warriors series. The game will thrust players into incredible battles against legions of enemy Mobile Suits on distant planetary surfaces and in the far reaches of outer space.
Summary: If the words 'tactical action' mixed with 'hack and slash' appeals to you at all, check out 'Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2' for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and find out in this X-Play Review if this game, a hybrid of those two gaming genres, has what it takes to make space the most boring frontier!
Pros: Lots of missions, Tons of things to destroy, Perfect for uncontrollable twitching
Cons: Ugly, boring, repetitive, and the same game it's always been.
Summary: Repetition isn't necessarily a bad thing, provided that you're repeating an enjoyable action. In Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2, you do the same thing over and over again, but what you're doing is attacking brain-dead mechanical foes by halfheartedly pounding on the attack button ad nauseam. This comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with developer Koei's series of Warriors games, which have been delivering this humdrum nonsense for years now.
Pros: A ton of characters, missions, and Gundam suits
Cons: Endlessly monotonous button mashing, Bad voice actors deliver bad dialogue, Looks ugly and has no sense of scale, Multiplayer is even more boring than single-player