Conclusion: Overall: Gundam has been one of my favourite anime for a long time, and seeing the first game released I was in awe, played it and was hooked, the second was an amazing improvement and the third is simply breath-taking, I would highly recommend this to hack and slash fans, and those who are loyal to the Dynasty Warriors series, give it a try even if not, never trust a video review, trust your own thoughts .
Fantasy fighting game with frequent but non-bloody combat.
Common Sense Media
6 October 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 is a fighting game that puts players in the middle of an epic battle between two competing factions in a part-medieval, part-fantastical world. Players will engage in hand-to-hand combat brawls as well as battles involving large mechanical robots with lasers, gunfire, and explosions. Players are presented as the "good guys" against a rebel force and are only engaging in violence to protect their people.
Excerpt: Japan has proven this time again that giant robots are cool, none more so than with the Gundam franchise. Whilst it has barely made a dent in the West, in Japan it is as ingrained into their culture as Only Fools and Horses is for the UK. So Gundam plus video games should be awesome, right? Depends on who you ask. You see, this is a Dynasty Warriors game with Gundam in it and Dynasty Warriors gets, at best, treated unkindly.
Conclusion: iterations, the game brings forth the characters from the Gundam franchises under a unifying event. All pilots have appeared in an unknown planet – and as you’d expect you get the typical jockeying for position as alliances form between unfamiliar people, and hardened enemies put aside their differences for the common goal of investigating the signal that has drawn them all here to this place.
Excerpt: Who needs pacing? Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 doesn't slowly build up tension - it jumps right into cathartic robot-on-robot carnage propelled by laser swords, laser rifles, and laser missiles. We like lasers. Against all odds, we also like Gundam 3. The game doesn't do much to counter our expectations.
Pros: + Robots with laser swords are awesome; look, some substance!, + Unlockable abilities benefit various mechs differently.
Cons: - Every mission is the exact same: kill everyone, control everything., ? Could we get a newer robot series made into a game? Gurren Lagann, anyone?
Review: Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 (Microsoft Xbox 360)
22 August 2011
Summary: : Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 is, as one would expect, another game where your super warriors rips through scads of dudes for hours and hours, but as these sorts of games go, it’s one of the better ones to come out in a while, and fans should have fun with it. The storyline is a lot more coherent and developed than in prior efforts, the visuals are rather nice (if not without flaw) and the audio is pretty solid all around.
Excerpt: By Jason Nimer Gamers know well the feeling of simultaneously drowning in summer heat (I was just outside; the air is like dog breath) and not having anything new to play. During this time, gamers tend to more carefully scan store shelves, looking for some forgotten gem, some game they passed over in favor of bigger name titles.
Excerpt: Like all other Dynasty Warriors games, Gundam 3 suffers in the long-term as nothing new is really introduced in the late game. You find yourself absolutely stomping the AI once you’ve mastered the combat, and once the challenge is gone, so is the drive to continue. Still, it is fun to customize your mecha, and the levels are short enough that the game can be enjoyed for 30 minutes at a time while still making progress.
Pros: both wide and deep customization options, visuals feels like you’re controlling an anime
Cons: impossible to follow the narrative, can’t take custom creations online