After having to wait several months after its Japanese release, gamers in Europe and North America were finally able to get their hands on the much-anticipated Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 game this past week. The question on our minds however is whether or not it was worth the wait? If some of the recent reviews are anything to go by, then the answer to that question is no!
The Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 game — a tactical action title developed by Koei / Omega Force — has been receiving mixed reviews from critics since it was released, ranging in ratings from a disappointing 4/10 to a bit more impressive 8/10. For example, Kat Bailey from the gamepro.com website gave the game 3 out of 5 stars, stating that it does look much prettier than its predecessors.
This Kat says is partly thanks to the new cel-shading, a feature that has been included in other Gundam titles. The game has received a number of welcome tweaks according to Kat, including the fact that dying no longer means you are forced to restart a level. Despite the game having good cel-shaded graphics and plenty of unlockables, it is unfortunately let down by repetitiveness and its non-descript environments.
Meanwhile, Jack DeVries over at IGN gave Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 a disappointing score of 4 out of 10. Jack says that although the graphics look great, the sound is good and the online co-op is cool, the game is repetitive and doesn’t have anything compelling enough to make it noteworthy. Simon Parkin from eurogamer.net on the other hand gave the game an overall rating of 8/10.
Simon describes the game as one of the paceiest and exciting Dynasty Warriors title of its generation. This reviewer says that although the environments do tend to repeat themselves too often, they are filled with enough interest and action to bear the repetition. The final review comes from Dan Lee over at thesixthaxis.com. Dan also gave the Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 game an 8/10 score.
Dan says that characters play a huge part in the Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 game, with more than 50 to collect. An interesting point that Dan makes is that although there are 300 missions in total, most of them just boil down to the same thing: destroy the enemy and take command of the map. What let the game down in Dan’s opinion are the annoying soundbites and the unfortunate repetition.
You can read more of the reviews by clicking the links provided. What are your thoughts on the Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 game?