Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3
|Platforms:||XBox 360, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
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|See also:||Dynasty Warriors Games, Fighting Games, Hack and Slash Games|
Dynasty Warrior: Gundam 3 is a game that revolves around giant mechas (or robots) that engage in complex combat with each other. Gundam 3, which utilizes the traditional Dynasty Warriors’ strategic hack-and-slash mechanic as a platform. Players will pilot their own mecha Gundam suit to engage in combat.
Story of Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3
For those of you who have not yet played Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2, it is suggested that you check it out first. The story of Gundam 3 is told from various character perspectives within the game. It depicts a universe that was ripped apart through war. It is important to have played the previous game in order to have the full context for Gundam 3. Believe us when we tell you it can get complex. You, as the player, will become a warrior that operates a gigantic mecha that will fight the waves of evil robots.
Players are able to customize their Gundam, choose a unique skill, and even assign upgrades to their Gundam suits. You are able to continuously customize your Gundam until you feel like it is ready for battle.
Game Play Overview
As mentioned above, it can get extremely complicated to understand and follow the game plot if you do not have prior context. And even for veteran Gundam players, the storyline might still be a bit messy in the first two hours of the game. The tutorial comprises complex high-level gameplay tactics and mechanics. In the eyes of a casual player or someone that is coming in without prior knowledge, it will be complete chaos. As this is the third installment of the Gundam Dynasty Warrior franchise, it does not really go over the basic mechanics and controls. So you will be required to figure that one out on your own.
You can access the combo list for combat through the pause menu. This will tell you how to perform those combos so you will not be completely lost.
The story mode is made up of a series of battles that can be unlocked as you play through the game. In the story mode, you become a pilot of a Mobile Gundam Suit which is equipped with various melee and ranged combat abilities. You can use these abilities to destroy swarms of enemy robots and strategize to take down bosses. Battlefields are divided into huge square areas that are connected through corridors that represent bases. Each base can be occupied by both player and enemy forces.
Note: Some of these bases have more advantages as opposed to other bases. So you are required to strategize on which base to take.
The advantages include ranged weapons and catapults that will assist you in taking down enemy forces. You achieve victory by defeating the boss.
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 features 15 different co-op missions that can host up to four players online. Rewards gained from co-op missions are significantly higher than those of the single-player play so grab a friend.
While the combos themselves are difficult, it is rewarding when you do execute them correctly. And it will not only give you a big advantage in fights but also demonstrate your expertise in the game.
- Great graphics for story mode and combat scenes
- Features multiplayer with 15 co-op missions
- Hosts up to 4 players online
- Difficult to follow the story without prior context
- Tutorial is not beginner friendly and can be confusing
- Combos are difficult to execute (but rewarding when you do)
- Story mode is told from different perspectives which makes it difficult to understand