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.
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. Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn is the fourth DW Gundam game to be released on PS3. The game series uses the Gundam universe mobile suits along with a Dynasty Warriors style of 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 enjoyed and of course to watch the giant robot action. Other than that; first timer with the series.
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 Amuro Ray. With interest in Gundam on the rise in the US after the Cartoon Network runs, some of the games were finally localized for North America.
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 getting the chance to increase the difficulty beyond a token ‘hard’ general setting is persistent and makes some of the larger battles anticlimactic.
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.
Excerpt: Destroy thousands of enemies... in a mobile suit. A lot of meaning can be parsed from a name. Take a look at Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn —I have to imagine someone who hasn't played a single minute of the game would expect hack-and-slash combat that lacks depth, but also manages to hit the pleasure center in the brain often reserved for guilt. Oh, and there are giant robots.
Summary: What should be the best dynasty-formula game to date is marred by simple mistakes with its environments and musical score. Ignore those, and fans of Gundam and/or Dynasty Warriors will have a field day with so much stuff to unlock that it�d take 100 hours.
Pros: Massive amount of fan-service content, Almost every Gundam can be piloted, True to the source material
Cons: Surprisingly tame soundtrack, Bland, uninspired environments, Lack of licensed songs from the show