Gundam Versus Review

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Good: Over 100 playable units, good character variety, easy to play, but hard to master
Bad: No Mobile Fighter G Gundam, doesn't include a story mode or much offline, requires a lot of grinding to unlock everything, no English voice acting
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As I’ve said many times before, anime games are largely about wish fulfillment. Fans are generally happy if they can play with their favorite or as many characters as possible. This doesn’t always make for a good game, but it can make for a satisfying experience. Gundam Versus puts a lot of emphasis on selection, something that should make fans happy. Though, given the pitfalls of anime games, is Gundam Versus a lackluster game with plenty of options or is it a satisfying experience that is a must for Gundam fans?

To put it simply, Gundam Versus is basically an online fighting game with a couple offline modes. For starters, there is no story, explanation or reason for these units to be fighting, leaving a couple very simple modes.

The first mode is ultimate battle or survival. Here players fight various enemies, between 15 and 50, with the option to take on 15 bosses. Waves start off slow, with units that can be one hit and quickly ramp up. To help players survive, there is the option to have either an AI teammate or invite a friend to play.

If survival isn’t your thing, trial battle is basically an arcade mode. This mode has 10 levels at various difficulties, where you need to defeat enemies and overcome obstacles. Later stages have branching paths, meaning you can avoid certain fights, making for a good introduction to the mechanics. Each run is also timed and scored, so those looking to improve can try to lower their time or increase their score.

The final offline mode is free battle, where you freely battle. Unlike the other modes you can change the settings, so you can edit how quickly the burst gauge fills, among other things. Teams, units and more can be freely changed, making for a great mode to practice under certain conditions or specific units.

Online is a more straightforward. The three modes include ranked, casual and player matches. Ranked is obviously geared towards more hardcore players looking for glory in the field of battle, where as casual is just fun with others. Up to three players can work together to win, making for a hectic or tense experience, depending on what you select. Player is essentially custom, allowing players to ideally find similar opponents to increase their skill.

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Gundam Versus Review, 9.4 out of 10 based on 8 ratings
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