Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn (PS3,PS Vita) Box Art (http://dynastywarriorsgundam.co.uk/reborn/)  Rated E10+ by ESRB. Those familiar with Dynasty Warriors need no introduction to Dynasty Warriors: Gundam, but those unfamiliar with the either of these series have surely been exposed to one or the other at some point in time.

 

 Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn (PS3,PS Vita) Box Art  Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn (PS3,PS Vita) Logo(http://dynastywarriorsgundam.co.uk/reborn/)  Rated E10+ by ESRB. Those familiar with Dynasty Warriors need no introduction to Dynasty Warriors: Gundam, but those unfamiliar with the either of these series have surely been exposed to one or the other at some point in time.



 

Presentation:
Dynasty Warriors is a popular hack and slash kind of game that gives players different objectives to do on a given map. Players usually have to choose the order in which they’ll tackle these objectives and will hack through hundreds or thousands of enemies in the process of doing so. What Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn does is blend the story arcs of Gundam seed, Seed Destiny, and Unicorn with this Dynasty Warriors type of gameplay. They’ve done this combination in the past, but this latest installment in the series feels even better than the predecessors.

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Graphics/Visuals:
Despite Gundam Reborn being a PS3 game, the graphics look very clean and polished. I was also imprewssed at the detail in the enemy character models, especially since there can be hundreds of enemies on screen at once. In correlation with my praise of the graphics of the enemy NPC’s, the game’s engine also doesn’t lag very badly when there’s so many of them on screen. Usually this is my first concern in this type of game, since there’s always a large amount of enemies on screen. Thankfully the game doesn’t lag, and still manages to look good! Also, the game utilizes anime styled story bridges in-between missions, and all of the characters and colors look so vibrant and detailed. Everything looked high definition; nothing was blurry and old-looking, which I was very impressed by. 

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Sound/Audio:
There’s not too much noteworthy here in the game’s soundtrack, the music is all fine and fits the Gundam battles very well. I did enjoy the use of English subtitles and maintaining the original audio dialogue. It really helped to put me in the anime Gundam mood. While there are not any famous names on the voice acting list, all the actors did a fine job of portraying each different Gundam character. Something noteworthy is that the music used in each different series campaign tries to mimic the original audio used in the anime TV series.       

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Gameplay:
There are two main game modes for Gundam Reborn; Official mode and ultimate mode. Official mode follows the story arcs for Seed, Seed Destiny, and Unicorn. There’s even some still form each series anime TV airings which is pretty neat, and sets the tone up really nicely. Each series campaign takes 4-5 hours to complete, so you’ll get a fair amount of play in each series campaign. Unfortunately players can’t choose different partners or primary Gundam mechs for their using, since each mission has a set story and sets the parameters for you. On the upside, you do have the option for a second player to join you in official mode on local co-op, which is pretty sweet if you ask me. Mission objectives and maps vary from each mission, and there’s a great variety between them to keep players interested and having fun. Enemy types would change frequently as well, and the boss battles usually kept me on my toes. The next mode is called ultimate mode, and blends together all the story arcs and universes to create some fun and fan-loving homage missions. If you want freedom, this is the mode to choose. Every mission you’re allowed to pick whatever Gundam, and whomever you’d like to be your partner pilot. There’s an option for online co-op in ultimate mode, but it can only be done once both players have finished the stage already. I had a bit more fun in ultimate mode since I could play the missions with a different Gundam each time, and a co-pilot of my choosing too. However, you unlock many of the Gundams for use through the official mode, so I do recommend playing that first before going on.

 

Conclusion:
All of the campaigns in official mode could be beaten within 12 – 20 hours depending on your pace. With two game modes, and multiple series of Gundam being portrayed in this game, there’s a lot to do in Gundam Reborn. I had a lot fo fun with Gundam Reborn, I usually don’t enjoy the Dynasty Warriors games too much, but the giant robots with laser swords and cannons added a bit of fun that’s right up my alley. While I did take breaks every now and then because Gundam Reborn is a hack and slash game, it’s still a very easy pick up and play game for fans of the Dynasty Warriors series, and fans of action games. I’d definitely recommend Dynasty Warriros Gundam Reborn to fans of Gundam, there’s a lot of love for the TV show in there, and many of your favorite mechs and characters make appearances. 

 

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