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Of course, no game is without its problems, and much as I really like Gundam Versus, it has a few. For a series whose home entries used to have quite a fair bit of single-player content, the relative lack in this entry has an extra sting to it. And the localization is a bit...Limited, for something with a retail release. A lot of incidental dialogue has no subtitles, so it's just a steady stream of stuff you have no hope of understanding unless you know Japanese. There's also the issue that the game is online-multiplayer-only, limiting options for things like LAN play or, even better, split-screen.
Even if you are not a fan of Gundam or even mecha games, Gundam Versus is a unique and complex multiplayer game that stands up on its own merits and if you play it enough, you may even end up a Newtype.
Gundam Versus brings its action packed 2-on-2 fighting the PS4 with a bang. This is the first VS title to make it overseas in over a decade and a half, and it's awesome experience.
You can’t go wrong with giant robots, and Gundam Versus shows us just how fun the buggers can be. It’s a solid arena fighter that can quickly turn chaotic, and it’s great fun for fans of Japanese-style arena action titles. Some parts are repetitive, and there’s a fair bit of grinding, but it’s a pretty underrated fighter.
Easily one of the better Gundam games to ever make it West, Gundam Versus is an incredibly rewarding arena-based mech-'em-up. A wide selection of gameplay modes ensure that there's always something to hold your attention, while the tense action itself offers depth, variety, and satisfaction.
While there are a few too many barriers to entry, there's no denying that Gundam Versus provides some incredible robot-on-robot action. Each individual Gundam brings with it its own intricacies to master, and it's highly satisfying once you're flying your mecha around like its second-nature. There's still room for improvement, as the single-player modes are uncaptivating at best, but the competitive multiplayer is top-notch.
Much more than a licensed game functioning as a box of fan service for existing Gundam cultists, Gundam Versus is a fresh, well-crafted fighting game that's worth your attention whether you care about Gundam, the fighting genre or both.
Gundam Versus is a fun game. If you love the Gundam series you will find something about this to like I’m sure. There is a possibility of gameplay getting stale after a while because it’s a lather rinse experience of playing, get exp, then unlock something. Overall though the game modes are fun and facing skilled players is fun.
Long-time fans of the series has another thing to get excited about – the soundtrack. With songs ranging from the oldest of Gundam anime, nostalgia will surely rush through your veins. This, with the large roster of playable Gundams, and how good a fighting game Versus actually is, might be a reason for fans to pick the game up. For some, however, I suggest you wait for the price to drop.
Gundam Versus offers a fun combat system and an abundance of mobile suits to fight with in the game. While the Arcade like experience might give it some longevity, it also makes it harder to recommend it for those who aren't really a fan of the series.
Gundam Versus is dedicated to the Gundam universe, and the treatment of the source material is easy to appreciate, even for someone unfamiliar with the series. That said, some loose mechanics, the paltry localization, and multiplayer's inability to deal with less-than-perfect network connections aren't easy to ignore.
Gundam Versus has turned out to be a fairly acceptable game. The title points all on the amount of unlockable elements and the charisma of the Gundam universe.
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Gundam Versus has a lot to offer, and fans of the series will no doubt be pleased with the frenetic combat and roster. It may not be as accessible to those that don't know anything about Gundam, but there's still a fast and engaging battle system to take part in with a strong multiplayer offering.
Gundam Versus could attract many fans of the online fighting games, but problems with servers and bad controls don't make a pleasant experience.
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Gundam Versus might not be the best fighting game around, But its varied Mobile Suit abilities will definitely help increase the fun. A great addition to the Gundam universe.
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A good Gundam game. While it is an interesting mecha fighting game, it lacks to offer something else. A must for Gundam fans, but not so appealing for a more casual audience.
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The game is hindered even more by its lack of story mode, meaning if I want to know anything about the world, pilots, or suits, I'll need to do spend some serious time with Google.
Overall, Gundam Versus is great gameplay hampered by the content, or lack thereof, meant to support it. A solid roster is brought down by questionable absences, while the offline content lacks the kind of replayability that an arcade mode would have. Meanwhile the unstable online means those with poor connections can't get the most out of the game, and the lack of teaching tools will not properly prepare people for it regardless. The end result is a package that's only alright in the end, and hard to recommend to even Gundam fans.
I'm happy to finally have an official English release of Gundam Versus in my hands, but confused as to why it feels less feature rich than the last game. There's the amazing framework and attention to detail that makes this such a fun game to play, but there's just very little for you to sit down and actually put those gameplay systems to use in. Having a group of friends to duke it out with will add a lot more value to the experience, but without that, you're looking at a delicious burger that's missing a bun and maybe just has a little piece of lettuce on it.
Gundam Versus is, without doubt, a unique fighting experience, one that actually proves to be a lot of fun. Naturally, fans of the series will get the most out of it, but anyone with a soft spot for the genre could find themselves pleasantly surprised.
It's tough to say whether Gundam Versus is worth the purchase at full price. It lacks content, especially for those interested in single-player modes, and the multiplayer portion can easily be tarnished if you're matched with someone who has a poor internet connection. When the stars align and everything is functioning properly, there's a lot to love here. It doesn't make any efforts to impact gamers and bring in new players. When you have a small community to begin with, the only way to go is down. The only reason to buy Gundam Versus is if you have friends who will play it with you, or if you feel you'd get enough use from the single-player options to merit the purchase.
Beyond the impressive visuals and large collection of different Gundam units featured in the game there is not much else going for this title. Gundam Versus is an interesting title that will tick all the boxes for any fan of the series but sadly does not feel like a complete package that is lacking in reliability and content.
Gundam Versus takes inspiration from across the Gundam universe and just throws it all unceremoniously into a bucket. What could've been, and should've been, a celebration of Gundam history comes across as a cheap cash-grab. I can't recommend this in good faith to anyone but the most mecha obsessed.
Gundam Versus tries, without success, to creat the perfect videogame for the Gundam saga, but it only creates a mashup of gameplay and concept errors.
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