Excerpt: This review includes multiple references to anime, the FFVII Compilation, and an obscure samurai movie. See if you can spot them all! There aren’t many games where the typical battle story goes along the lines of “I fired my minigun until it was empty, so I turned it into a claymore and starting...
Summary: Gods Eater Burst, an enhanced edition of God Eater with new modifications, enhanced gameplay, additional content and features, re-imagines the post-apocalyptic world with an original and dramatic story of human survival against overwhelming odds.
Excerpt: There can be no doubt that Namco Bandai's Gods Eater Burst is heavily influenced by Capcom's huge success with the Monster Hunter franchise. Gods Eater Burst does, however, manage to differentiate itself from simply being a clone by concentrating on story and its interesting setting.
Excerpt: Gods Eater Burst is not a great game, nor is it an exceptionally original one. Nevertheless, it's engrossing in short bursts. Much like cheesy potatoes, overexposure makes apparent the flaws of its component parts.
Summary: This game is a fun game to compete with Monster Hunter. At first I was worried I was going to be playing a cheap knockoff, however, after playing just for a half hour, I knew the game was going to be competitor against Monster Hunter.
Excerpt: This may sound a little odd to say, but Gods Eater Burst wouldn't exist without Monster Hunter . Capcom's mega-franchise is a force to be reckoned with in Japan, and has an extremely dedicated cult following in the United States. In fact, it could even be described as a full-on phenomenon.
Pros: The rapid-switching gun/shield/sword/mouth mechanic is brilliant.
Cons: All clothing in the game is only cosmetic; there are no effects or bonuses.
Conclusion: Gods Eater Burst is a pretty all right game. It’s a little something different for fans of the Monster Hunter series and its ilk, but be prepared to accept that it will plateau fairly early on.
Summary: Gods Eater Burst provides a compelling adventure game with a mountain of content, great graphics and online multiplayer support. Namco goes toe-to-toe with the Monster Hunter franchise and, at least from my perspective, wins.