One of the best and most popular series from Japanese arcades finally travels to the West. The single player mode is solid at most, but the multiplayer is worthy of a Game of the Year, mainly thanks to an amazing movement system. [13/2017, p.51]
Gundam Versus is a fun game. If you love the Gundam series you will find something about this to like I’m sure. There is a possibility of gameplay getting stale after a while because it’s a lather-rinse experience of playing, get XP, then unlock something.
Very good game for Gundam fans with a PS4. Network is ok when it works, but some people could really use a internet upgrade. Plenty of Gundams from pretty much every series besides Mobile Suit Fighter G Gundam. Works just as good with a controller(if not better imo) than a fightstick which I've both used. Audio is excellent, true to the Gundam series in every fashion. Only disappointment is for the BGM, you can't turn the volume all the way down, just down to 1. Enough single player content to keep you occupied till your Gundam Pilot enough to test your mettle online.
Graphics are good for a fluid gundam game. The only problem is the amount of DLC per suit....a whole whopping $5.00 USD. Very costly but I'm probably Gundam nut enough to buy it all. Gundam Age just had DLC so there might be hope for G Gundam.
The game is fun and enjoyable, features easily over 90 mobile suits from the start. The online matches are fun and in most cases i don't have too much trouble getting into a casual or player match. The interesting thing is that in order to get into Ranked Matches the game wants you to have experienced at least 50 online matches in casual and/or Player matches. I like the soundtrack, but wish it featured more music. Sadly no G Gundam dlc yet, quite a bummer. At least Bandai Namco is listening.
Gundam Versus is OKish: it's actually pretty fun when played with or against friends, but the manipulative roster, the lackluster single player content and the connection issues will end up annoying even the most hardcore fans of the franchise.
The impressive selection of different mechas and a solid gameplay base are just not enough to make this game stand out when you consider its severe lack of solo material, the loss of the splitscreen mode and the low budget simplicity of its design and its localization, or lack thereof.
Gundam Versus is, without doubt, a unique fighting experience, one that actually proves to be a lot of fun. Naturally, fans of the series will get the most out of it, but anyone with a soft spot for the genre could find themselves pleasantly surprised.
It really is a shame that Gundam Versus has so many technical problems. It's obvious that there's a lot of content here that a true mech action fan could spend dozens of hours exploring, and as one of those true mech action fans I am beyond disappointed at my ability to dig in and see just how deep the game might be.
+ Over 90 Playable Mobile suits
+ Addicting competitive online play
+ Great nostalgic music
+ Share Play
- The way you block is pressing down and then up on the analog or d-pad and it kinda is tough to pull off in the heat of battle. Espcially since the Vita version of this series had it set to one button
- Lack of customization for online lobbies, no ability to increase the total cost, modify the room from one mode to the next or ban certain mobile suits from being used in your lobby (only cost tiers can be banned)
- Badai Namco not allowing the Share Button for Broadcast and Recording
- The removal of many popular Gundams like Mobile FIghter G, Endless Walts and 00 Second Season when we all know they'll just bring them back as DLC
- Not option to turn off button combinations, if an attack is circle I don't need square and triangle being pressed at the same time doing a move that equals the circle button's move this can mess up combos and even make you activate your Ex Burst when you didn't want to. I know it's for the arcade sticks but the Gamepad players shouldn't have to suffer.
I just played this game last night at a friends house and it’s like nothing that I have ever played before. It’s kind of hard to explain what the game is but imagine its a large 3D plane. The game is a competitive one vs one (or 2v2 or 3v3), we just played one vs one. So like a fighting game, you pick a Gundam and you fight with that via Gundam style.
It’s a very fast-paced game, where you’re dashing around, shooting projectiles, maybe dashing in and going for a melee attack. I’m going to be entirely honest. I don’t know anything about Gundam but I have a few friends who are big into it. So I was asking them how they feel about the game.
From what they said, this is THE Gundam game so if you like Gundam then this is a must own. If you know anything about Gundam, don’t like it or don’t care for it. Then don’t bother looking into this game. It’s extremely niche but its a very well made niche game.
The game is really good, it has a lot of mobile suits and a lot of companions to unlock, the fights and most online modes are really fun, graphics are ok, but nothing impressive nor interesting, the sound is great and the soundtrack is based on the many series in is based on.
The bad is the extremely poor connection, a ton of lag that makes the battles look like a slide show, it apparently has no dedicated servers, so if anyone has a ton of latency the game doesn't work well, lets sat 1 in 8 online matches work well, the rest of them are a slide show. Another really negative aspect is the DLC, there is about 50 dollars of day one dlc, which is unacceptable in any game, each new character is 5 dollars, and there are like 11 locked characters from day 1 that are DLC, perhaps bandai expects to sell nothing and is trying to milk the buyers as much as possible
Can we please get a good Gundam game in the US? I know Japan is getting good ones. Its such a disappointment to have to write this, but thats how infuriated this game will make you after playing it.
So I will try to keep it short and sweet so I will try not to go over things other reviews nailed on a lot.
First off I am surprised not as many people are criticizing the game for not having an English dub. We finally get a Gundam game in the states and they cant even put the language we speak in it. What makes this worse is that the game doesnt even have an option for subtitles. Sure you navigate the menus, but im talking about in game.
The graphics and sound are decent probably should have rated it slightly higher just based off of that, but thats how you feel after playing this game, at least I am giving it a 1 and not a 0. I am kind of surprised by some of the tracks they picked for in game, its not that they are bad, I just feel there are better ones from the respective shows they hail from.
The choice of mobile suits is quite odd too. They tried to cram way too many mass production/fodder types and not enough of the Gundams and other high end machines. Which compared to other Gundam VS games (in Japan) this game has almost nothing. Then a worse slap in the face is how expensive the DLC units are. I am not even sure the DLC is DLC, because when I first got the game they already had slots in the roster for these "DLC" units, so yea nice greed. O and if you don't have Playstation Plus the game will constantly harass you to get it, and if you don't have it not only does the multiplayer not work, but some of the functionality in the single player "Ultimate Battle" modes doesnt work either.
Now for content there really isnt that much. Theres multiplayer, and 2 different single player modes and thats it. Theres no customization or anything like that in this game either. Now in these modes there is really only 1 difficulty you will use and I will elaborate more on this in a bit. Basically though, easy I doubt you will even bother with, medium you might get used to the game on, then after that its all hard mode.
So now to the reason this game will make you hate life or break your equipment. So like I mentioned most people will quickly graduate to the hard modes. Now the hard modes are ok for the first bunch of fights, but when you start getting to the end of the hard modes, the game stops working correctly. You will see enemies running right into your fire not taking damage, then proceed to do an untold amount of damage on you. What makes this really bad is that there is a cap to how much damage it will let you put on the AI or computer at once, but they do not have that cap when attacking you. What makes this worse, is for example in "Ultimate Battle" it takes probably 30+ minutes to make it to the last waves of hard. Then you get to especially the last round, 50, and its like playing I win with a 4 year old. I will spare you every little detail, but basically the game decides when you die and if you can damage the computer, it has little to do with skill and player input. The computer will make enemies faster(temporarily just so they can avoid you and then combo you), negate your attacks, give enemies infinite boost and ammo while allowing them to do somethings that by nature of the game shouldnt happen just to name a few of the general problems. I have actually beaten it, so its not like this is coming from an inexperienced player, I have put hours into this game and really want to like it but nobody in their right mind can. So after the game decides to make you lose, you have to start all over again, and you just wasted 30-60 minutes of your time.
SummaryThe world famous mobile suit Gundam series and notorious head-to-head smash hit series, Gundam Versus, is coming for the first time for home console, this time built from the ground up exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system. Battle in explosive online two-versus-two and three-versusthree team battles in this all-new title built from th...