LBX: Little Battlers eXperience 3DS

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  • Summary: Assume the role of Van Yamano, a boy who accosts a unique LBX – a complex, customizable, palm-sized robot. Use it – and team up with familiar characters from the hit TV series – to take down the evil corporation known as the New Dawn Raisers.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Sep 30, 2015
    90
    Little Battlers eXperience is a hell of a ride with its colourful visuals, animated cutscenes and over the top plot twists. It becomes a bit grindy and controls feel clunky at times but the awesome customization and variety totally make up for its shortcomings.
  2. Aug 19, 2015
    83
    Almost as fun as Inazuma Eleven. Kids will enjoy it more, but any RPG lover will find many good things in it.
  3. Sep 4, 2015
    80
    It comes really late in Europe, but it's worth all of your consideration if you like the genre. The narration is sound, and the gameplay delivers loads of fun.
  4. Aug 23, 2015
    70
    Little Battlers Experience has a predictable story, but thanks to awesome anime cutscenes it does come to life. It is a lot of fun to customize the minirobots outside and inside. Too bad this game can only be played locally, cause it would have been a great online multiplayer experience.
  5. Oct 25, 2015
    70
    Praise for Level-5, as it was about time to bring Little Battlers eXperience to the European market. Its fluid and fun combat, along with the degree of robot customization will bring many hours of fun, which could only benefit from an online multiplayer mode and from a more elaborate plot.
  6. 70
    If you have any interest in battling, robots, or battling robots, LBX is worth a look, but it's not really hooking me in the way Pokémon does and Yo-Kai Watch later this year has the potential to.
  7. Dec 29, 2015
    50
    Despite the occasional clunkiness in battles, there is a well-developed battle system lurking beneath the surface that really just needed a bit more polish. Unfortunately, there's a lot of crippling little details between the battles, systems, and presentation that add up to a very lukewarm start for the series outside of Japan.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Aug 23, 2015
    10
    Great visuals and unique atmosphere. This game is the reason I am Level 5s huge fan. I hope after the localization of this game, others gameGreat visuals and unique atmosphere. This game is the reason I am Level 5s huge fan. I hope after the localization of this game, others game like Inazuma Eleven come to West Expand
  2. Aug 25, 2015
    10
    This is a fantastic game, challenging battles, massive customization, decent story especially for a kids game, animated cut scenes, voiceThis is a fantastic game, challenging battles, massive customization, decent story especially for a kids game, animated cut scenes, voice overs>not full voice overs but during main events. Only downside is on the new 3ds it doesn't use the nub for the camera which can get stuck once in a blue moon. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2015
    9
    This Game is a homage to everything you loved as a kid! Gundam Models, Mechs, the Medabots anime series, and more! The gameplay is fun andThis Game is a homage to everything you loved as a kid! Gundam Models, Mechs, the Medabots anime series, and more! The gameplay is fun and challenging, Customization is near limitless, changing limbs, weapons, special attack routines, even changing the pieces of the chip and motor, it feels like you own your own personal robot. Arena style gameplay is wrapped around a fun story, Fully animated cutscenes and open world environment. But I give it a 9, due to the fact this game can loose its edge after awhile. Youd want to take a break from it and play something else. Also online play would probably be nice if it wasnt Local multiplayer. Overall if youre a fan of Mechs and Robots, or games like the Custom robo franchise, this game is right up your alley! Expand
  4. Aug 21, 2015
    9
    LBX offers the avid RPG fan a fun and engaging eXperience. Do you love robots? Do you love customizing robots, and then pitting them full tiltLBX offers the avid RPG fan a fun and engaging eXperience. Do you love robots? Do you love customizing robots, and then pitting them full tilt against other robots? Then this game will offer you endless hours of play. There are a few things that make this game successful.

    First the story and characters. The story is well built and while geared towards a younger audience still has elements that make it thrilling for any age to play. The characters are fleshed out well and develop in a natural way. The game developers did not get lazy and leave you to reading all the time. Instead they voiced a large portion of the game through cut scenes, bringing the characters to life. In the end you get a very polished and well voiced game, with an excellent sound track.

    Second, is the game play. A large portion of the game is based around you collecting pieces of armor and weapons for your LBX. With thousands or pieces, this gives you a large amount of customization. The armor as well has different weights, resistances and types that change the way your LBX will perform in battle. You also have ability to tweak the inner pieces of your LBX, giving it more power, speed, battery life and more, to lay waste to your foes. After you customize, you can battle with your LBX! The combat system is fairly simple, yet engaging. You have a bar called a tension bar the depletes as you swing, focus (with sniper) or boost yourself. As it depletes your attacks get weaker and when it hits zero you're essentially useless. During that period you can block to defend yourself or attempt to avoid the enemies retaliation. The combat also includes powerful special attacks that you can customize before the battle. These specail abilities are based off of the weapon you are using and can be very devastating if hit by them. Fortunately the game have a dodging system that will allow you to get out of the way, but only if you react quick enough. Overall the combat is fun and is especially fun when playing against another player.

    The third thing that I find as a very positive thing for this game is the local battling system. You can have up to 6 people in the local area join in a 3 v 3 battle and the fights get really intense very quickly. The reason I love the local battles is it is a more social event. You can easily host tournaments or fun, quick matches with this feature.

    The downsides to the game are pretty minor to myself, but may be factors for others to take into consideration. There is a fair amount of repetition in the game which could become tiresome to some people. There is also a good amount of walking, and in some cases it seems counter productive. Online play could have been a nice addition for those not in the area of other players, but doesn't make or break the game for me.

    As a big RPG fan, this game provides all the action, customization, and story that I look for in a game. Plus robots. That's always a massive bonus! I highly recommend the game and any RPG fan should be quite happy with this game.
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  5. Apr 21, 2016
    8
    One of the best games for the 3DS system, long story and good gameplay, many customization option for the robots, and much post game.

    The
    One of the best games for the 3DS system, long story and good gameplay, many customization option for the robots, and much post game.

    The bad point is that there is only local competitive

    I hope NIntendo brings more of this saga to Europe
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  6. Aug 25, 2015
    8
    I'm slightly biased in my opinion...I have been a Level-5 fan since their first game in the US. Little Battlers eXperience has such a coolI'm slightly biased in my opinion...I have been a Level-5 fan since their first game in the US. Little Battlers eXperience has such a cool concept that any fan of medabots/customrobo/gundam/etc. will instantly fall for. My favorite thing about the game is the fact that the fights take place inside technologically advanced cardboard boxes. Wrap your head around that one! When you are fighting other LBX it doesn't feel like your space is limited at all....I love that!

    Other cool things the game does: Voiceovers, Good Graphics, Surprisingly Fun Game Mechanics.

    Some things that you might not like: Some fights are super super hard, customizing the LBX can be overly complex at times, weapon types are 90% melee weapons.

    Overall I like the game....should I have bought it on day 1? Maybe not, but I have been enjoying it nonetheless. If you like Level-5 or miniature robot arena-style fighters, then I suggest you pick this one up!
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  7. Oct 6, 2015
    4
    While the Design of the Game is wonderful....there is no Challenge. You replay the Story of the "Danball Senki" Anime, which was reallyWhile the Design of the Game is wonderful....there is no Challenge. You replay the Story of the "Danball Senki" Anime, which was really entertaining for me and the must buy Point. But like already said....there is no Challenge. After the Player twiddled into the Mechanics and learnt how to play, he slashes through anything the Story has to offer and the normally exciting Story gets boring. After the first 2 Hours it was more Talk between the Characters than Fighting because the AI is Way way to weak. Expand

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