Mobile Suit Gundam has an epic legacy of 41 years, it was the first true mecha anime and has paved the way for many since then. The series set the standard for & # 39; tough science fiction & # 39; in anime, often described as a "space opera", are stories primarily centered around the eternal war between political powers on Earth and in space colonies.
A Gundam is an advanced version of the mobile suit (humanoid combat vehicles), piloted by each protagonist in the series. There are several Gundams that span different schedules, manifesting countless fascinating models.
Bandai Namco has announced that it is bringing insane arcade fighter Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme vs. Maxi for the PS4. They invited the Daily Mirror to participate in a closed-network test for the game.
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme vs. Maxi boost on is an updated version of the second Extreme vs. games. If you've never heard of it, it's because the series has spent most of its life in arcades in Japan, except for Full Boost, released on PS3.
As seen in the trailers, Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. has many different modes, but for network testing, I was able to access online battles in offline CPU matches.
Players can participate in 2 x 2 team battles or solo fights. Experienced players can test their strength in a 2v1, I didn't have the heart to try it.
Since there are so many characters, choosing your Gundams comes down to how well you know that character. Each Gundam is marked with a cost ranging from 1500 to 3000, basically stronger Gundams like the ZZ Gundam FA cost around 3000, while the weaker ones cost below.
In each battle, players will receive a stet Gauge for 6000 points, every time their Gundam dies, the cost will be deducted from the total points until you reach zero.
So choosing a stronger Gundam can be a double-edged sword, if you don't know how to use it because of the expensive exchange. Gundams can be redeployed, depending on the remaining Force Gauge, so I recommend starting with a Gundam that costs around 2000.
Each Gundam comes with all its unique weapons, from beam sabers to laser cannons. Knowing what each special weapon is crucial, since each Gundam has four special attacks that work in a cooling system, players will have to wait to use it again, to use them wisely.
Players will also have the option to choose between one of the three "Extreme Burst". The three EX explosions enhance different attributes, such as the strength of short-range attacks, improved evasion capabilities or cooldown for long weapons, which can bring down difficult situations.
The arcade controls were carefully ported, allowing for quick reactions. The main disadvantage is that there is no dedicated lock button, players will have to press the D-pad and hold. There must be an option to change this, as the importance of being able to block quickly at important moments is imperative in combat.
Careful details were applied to the creation of each of the character models for the Gundams and Bandai Namco did a remarkable job of combining all 185 with their anime colleagues.
But the arcade-style graphics seem dated and, in addition to the Gundams, the rest of the game falls short, but all the action and frantic content will quickly become an afterthought.
After taking the network test, it is safe to say that players will need a little knowledge about some of the Gundams. There are more than 180 playable characters here, so it's easy to be impressed.
I suggest looking at the series a little, because knowing what each Gundam can do will help in choosing the characters, as Bandai Namco did a great job adapting each individuality of the Gundam to the gameplay. The extra modes will provide infinite content, depending on how much of the series reaches the final game.
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme vs. will be available on PS4 from July 20, 2020.