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. This is one franchise in serious need of a makeover. Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
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: 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 often brings to mind my dad's occasional comment when we were sitting down to dinner at a greasy diner: "It's not very good, but there's a lot of it." Long the video game equivalent of taking a trip to Denny's, Dynasty Warriors Gundam has never been what you would call nutritious. In large quantities, it can even make you start to feel nauseous.
Conclusion: This is the same kind of game, but instead of the same old backgrounds and characters, we can enjoy Gundam related objects. Hack-n-slash games are usually fun for a week or two at most, but after that they don’t really have anything else to offer. Gundam is a plain and simple, just make sure you know what you’re getting into.
Excerpt: The crème de la chrome of giant robots, Gundam is a potentially powerful license for video games. The expansive Anime mega series about giant robots blowing the hell out of each other practically has “game” written all over it. Unfortunately, if you pick up a random Gundam game so far it probably has “not that great” written all over it. So what happens when you cross Gundamanium alloy with the historical DNA of the Dynasty Warriors?
Summary: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam is every bit as half-hearted a game as its unimaginative title suggests. This mash-up of franchises is ultimately little more than a lame cash-grab, an excuse to put two fairly popular brand names--Koei's Dynasty Warriors beat-em-up series that lets you play as ancient Chinese warlords fighting hordes of enemy soldiers, and Gundam, a long-running Japanese anime and toy line that stars giant mechs and the space jockeys that pilot them--on a box...
Pros: A ton of different mobile suits and characters make appearances, A few flashy visual effects during combat
Cons: One-note gameplay, and it's a boring note, Irritating voice acting and incomprehensible storylines, Camera can be a pain, Repetitive missions, Ugly environments