Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn (for PlayStation 3)
13 September 2014
Conclusion: It's Dynasty Warriors with a Mobile Suit Gundam paint job. In other words, it's fun for fans of the legendary anime, but everyone else who wants to battle thousand-men armies may want to look at Dynasty Warriors 8 instead.
Pros: Decent hack-and-slash action. More than 100 mobile suits and pilots to unlock. Loads of Gundam fan service.
Cons: Repetitive action. Simplistic presentation. No original Gundam music. Unlocking content takes too much grinding.
Summary: Fans of Gundam and Dynasty Warriors may be thrilled by this pairing, but I found the simplistic gameplay and dull level designs too hard to overcome. I love the customization options and ability to switch mech suits, but hate that there isn't anything interesting to do with these characters.
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Excerpt: Player(s): 1-2 Extra Features: Online Multiplayer (2 players), Download Content First of all, I'd like to say that I have never played a Dynasty Warriors games before playing this game, but I have played many of the DW clones such as Devil Kings so I know what to expect from the gameplay.
Excerpt: Time for full disclosure. I tried a Dystany Warriors game a long time ago briefly and through reviews and news items I've come to know what it's about fairly well. On the Gundam side of things I have been a fair weather fan, dropping in and out of the various series to see which dramatic stories I...
Summary: When I was a kid, I loved watching Gundam Wing and the original Mobile Suit Gundam on Cartoon Network. The mecha genre has always been a personal favorite of mine so I tried to capture the same feeling while playing a video game as I had watching Gundam anime and pretending that I was Heero Yuy or...
Excerpt: I thought the giant mechs of Gundam could not be mixed with the wading through thousands of enemies game play mechanic of Dynasty Warriors. Guess who was wrong? This guy. Although to be fair, and to my own defense, I am not sure Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn feels right.
Summary: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn is bursting at the seams with pilots, missions, and mobile suits, but it’s too easy for too long. The summarized storylines will occasionally trip up newcomers, though that’s easily rectified with supplemental reading, but the issue of having to play for hours before...
Conclusion: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn is a fast and fun brawler with enough loot-crafting and variety between modes to keep things from getting too stale too quick. Played in short bursts, it’s an amusing arcade-style distraction incorporating a long-term reward system that keeps me coming back.