Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment

Co-Op Multiplayer
  • Price: $59.99
  • Release Date: Aug 25, 2022
  • Number of Players: 1 - 3
  • Last on Sale: May 29, 2023 [$35.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $35.99
  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • If you're down to brawl and battle in mech suits solo or with friends, this delivers that experience pretty well

    Even as someone who has only a marginal understanding of the Gundam franchise from afar I can respect the appeal of giant capable mechs ready to do battle. If that’s your jam, for the most part you’ll be in luck here, though I’d say the road to everything clicking and getting fully rolling takes a little while so be sure to be patient if at first you’re not feeling the vibe. Granted, this is likely due to my lack of immersion in all things Gundam but I’ll flat out say that to me the story was complete and utter gibberish so pretty quickly I gave up on it. That said, once I began having my pick of different suits as well as people on my wings to help out and could dive into learning how best to shake things up I began to have a good time with it. Early on, as I was getting used to the feel of melee action versus ranged, I’ll admit the action felt a bit button mashy (and that can be true when you first try out a new mech as well), but with some thought and effort I found I could really take charge of encounters and be a bit more strategic… though just straight-up brawling could probably work for you too if that’s your plan. Where the game really shines is in the consistent unlocking of cool new suits that it’s hard not to be eager to take for a test drive. The fact that there’s a demo available to try before you buy, as well as the ability to tackle it all solo or with some help either locally or online (though on Switch it’s always a question of how long it will stay viable with randoms) are just added bonuses that make it well worth a look.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.0]

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