Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier DS

  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Apr 29, 2009
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
Buy On
  1. 90
    If you want an RPG experience that's not heavy-handed on the story and touts some truly unique gameplay, then you definitely need to pick up Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier
  2. 90
    Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier succeeds in trying something new and making it work.
  3. 87
    Despite the strange premise, the odd combination of franchises, and the gameplay departure from the main Super Robot series, Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier manages to thoroughly strike a blow at the JRPG mold while maintaining a level of fun uncommon in RPGs.
  4. Nintendo Gamer
    87
    Hardly the deepest RPG ever, but it's a fast-paced bots 'n' boobs romp, with more energy than a tap dancing meerkat. [Aug 2009, p.75]
  5. The difficulty you can take on a case by case basis. It'll be a detraction for some and positive for others. In the sea ofRPGs on the DS, SRT does a good job standing out.
  6. A very interesting mix. You won't find a groundbreaking story here, but you will find both classic role-playing influences and new battle system ideas, all adorned with ridiculous female busts and robots and revolvers.
  7. If you take yourself and your RPGs too seriously, then chances are you’re not going to get much out of this game. If, however, you just want to hang out with a bunch of hot anime chicks and kick some butt on the way to nowhere, Endless Frontier is your game.
  8. If you're in the market for an RPG and don't feel like playing another cliché, traditional JRPG, there should definitely be room in your library for Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier.
  9. The humor is what really kept me going through this title, though the semi-active battle system was also very entertaining. It's not the longest RPG, but there is plenty here to enjoy.
  10. Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier is the game that tries to reinvent the wheel yet loses a wheel in the process.
  11. Even after performing the same attack for the hundredth time, Super Robot remains easy, and sometimes, entrancing on the eyes.

Awards & Rankings

#54 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
#58 Most Shared DS Game of 2009
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 8, 2013
    9
    The story is very interesting and the characters are charismatic.

    Battles are very fun but they suffer from two problems. First, you have
    The story is very interesting and the characters are charismatic.

    Battles are very fun but they suffer from two problems. First, you have to keep the enemy in the air most of the time, so it's not a natural battle. It's like playing with a Second, the game seems to have suffered from low budget because you fight with the same bosses over and over. Looks like the developers were looking to cut costs and have recycled many battles. Apart of these two things, the battles are really amazing with very well made hand draw animations and mechanics.

    Graphics remind of the 16 bits era, so if you play since that time you may feel nostalgic.

    There's also a lot of sexual references and focus on the females' breasts.

    If you're fan of JRPGs there's no doubt that you should play this game. If you can still find it on stores...
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  2. DalB
    May 9, 2009
    10
    A very fun game for any anime fans, silly story full of sexual innuendos, but lots of humor. I'd say if you're looking for a break A very fun game for any anime fans, silly story full of sexual innuendos, but lots of humor. I'd say if you're looking for a break from the usual standard rpg, pick this up. Full Review »
  3. Jan 26, 2014
    8
    Compelling, witty dialogue and a spectacular yet intricate battle system elevate Endless Frontier above mediocrity.

    Let me briefly explain
    Compelling, witty dialogue and a spectacular yet intricate battle system elevate Endless Frontier above mediocrity.

    Let me briefly explain the battle system. You queue up a list of five attacks, select an enemy and hit the A button to initiate the first, which will launch the enemy skyward. When the attack animation winds down, tap A once more to begin the second queued attack move to continue juggling the enemy. The general aim is to keep the enemy in the air, as the more successive hits, the greater likelihood of landing criticals, and it prevents the enemy from prematurely ending your turn by evading.

    Sounds simple, and at first it is, the draw being the incredible over-the-top animations and manoeuvres on display. Later, however, as you learn more abilities to queue, discover different enemies have different weights (thus require varying timing to successfully juggle) and become skilled with using cancels, support moves, character switching and super-charged "overdrive" skills, it'll absorb you with its depth, and still continue to wow you with its audacious sprite work and animation.

    Bandai-Namco have also enlisted the talent of some smart translators, too. The sometimes lengthy dialogue sections are never rendered dull thanks to charming, funny writing that lends real colour to your party and the people they meet (and invariably fight) along their journey.

    The other major facets of the game bring it down a little; travelling holds little of interest and looks damn ugly, too. Towns are dotted among the landscape, but they consist of a static background and a menu that allows you to select the shop or the inn.

    Its good that these components take up the minority of your time with the game, then, as Endless Frontier's highs are so very soaring. I'd recommend this to anyone with a DS, JRPG fan or not.
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