Monday, July 25, 2011

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs.

Genre: Fighting
Platform: Arcade
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Release Date: Sept. 28, 2010

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                  Gundam Extreme VS. is the best gundam game I've seen on the arcade. It's the 8th installment to the Gundam VS. series and hopefully not the last. What makes this special is that it's made with the partnership of Capcom and Namco Bandai Games. Two big companies joining together to make the best gundam fighting game. The Capcom is the developer, while Namco Bandai Games is the publisher. It uses the same arcade board from Tekken 6 and the same card system from Street Fighter 4. There's also a live monitor where you can watch four game streams simultaneously. Gundam Extreme VS. is also the first gundam game that gets a HD franchise on the arcade. So expect a high quality gaming experience. On top of that, Linkin Park is the one who sang the official theme song entitled, "The Catalyst". It really shows how big this game is. The game also introduces a new gundam named "Extreme". It's beam rifle is shaped like a guitar and the shield looks like a guitar case. So it's like a rocker gundam. How cool is that? The Extreme Gundam is definitely a great addition to the gundam world.

                   So what makes Gundam Extreme Vs. special from the previous Gundam Vs. games? The first thing you will notice is the the Awakening returns in the form of "Extreme Burst". While in Extreme Burst, the unit's boos and weapon ammo are all recovered. Theres also a buff effect: 1.8x increase in attack and 0.5 increase in defense. Some units also have special attack during Extreme Burst. Another cool feature is the "Next Dash". It lets you cancel your melee attacks with a step, jump or even a shield guard. But each unit can only perform up to 4 cancels. Now lets proceed to the changes made in the system. All units can shield guard and transforming is now faster. Only some units have the assist attack function. The projectile speed has increased, while the overall boost duration decreased. With regards to the actual gameplay, each mobile suit has its own unique route to take on while in story / arcade mode. You also have the option to play with other players. The multiplayer mode has a maximum of 4 players. These are just some of the features that you will like best about Gundam Extreme Vs.

                   Overall, I like how Gundam Extreme Vs. turned out. My favorite feature of the game is the Next Dash. It reminds me of EX Cancel from Street Fighter 4, wherein you can cancel a attack. It's the gundam fight I've been dreaming of. It really takes the series to a whole new level. The gameplay is one of the best when it comes to the fighting system and the graphics is high quality. I would expect nothing less from Capcom and Namco. Hopefully the future Gundam Vs. games would still be made by these two big companies. I also expect more improvements and a bigger roster of mobile suits. I don't have any negative comment for this game since it was properly made. But it would be great if this game would be scattered throughout the world or get a console version. I highly suggest this game not only to the gundam lovers, but also to those who are a fan of Capcom and Namco. This is a game you don't want to miss. Gundam Extreme Vs. is so addicting that you'll play it over and over again. This concludes my review on Gundam Extreme Vs. Thank you for reading and I hope you found it useful. Check out also my other gundam game reviews.

Rating: 5 out of 5


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