Conclusion: There are 14 total missions, and completing them all will net you a cool 500 GS (with 200 for the final mission achievement Mace-6), with another 500 wrapped up in knocking off alien technology, finishing with Defeated UNKNOWN-3. Don't be fooled, though...
Excerpt: Name: Zoids Assault Genre: Tactical RPG Platform: Xbox 360 The Zoids franchise is built off of the premise that eventually we will ditch our aerodynamic war-machines in favor of large metal cats with rocket launchers strapped to their backs and EMP cannons mounted to their bellies.
Excerpt: For fans of mecha anime, there are few series that lend themselves better to an RPG than Zoids. With such a broad assortment of Zoid frames and equipment, it seems a natural choice for a TRPG.
Excerpt: Zoids Assaut Genre: Turn Based Strategy Developer: Takara Tomy Publisher: Atlus Release Date: 09/09/08 Zoids Assault is the third Xbox 360 exclusive turn-based strategy game to come to us from Atlus in the past several months, and it’s also arguably the most bewildering one of the lot.
Conclusion: Unfortunately, the animations involved with actually getting each unit into place are a rough-hewn affair. Each Zoid clomps hastily around the game space, moving only in right angles on its way a chosen square.
Summary: Manage a team of elite war machines through a campaign of intense military conflicts. Advanced upgrade and customization options combine with challenging objective-based gameplay to offer a fresh new strategy RPG and a daring new vision of the long-running Zoids universe.
Conclusion: It's odd that the best-looking of Atlus' recent trilogy of Xbox 360 games would be the weakest from a gameplay perspective. Zoids Assault has no personality, reduces its story to recited political mumbo jumbo, and is insanely short without offering any reason to return once you're done.
Pros: Some good technical visuals.
Cons: Awful storytelling fails to capture the fun of the Zoids brand, Extremely short for an SRPG, Drab art style relies on excessively grainy visual filter, Customization aspects are unrewarding.
Excerpt: Atlus is the company that is well known for bringing niche titles from Japan over to the US. Without Atlus, we might never see titles like the Shin Megami Tensei series, Disgaea , or Trauma Center .