Namco Bandai Games America Inc.’s Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 to Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 is a top bot bash that includes non-stop strategic action and co-op functionality in the Gundam universe.
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 includes a Story Mode and Online Mode. In Story Mode users can select missions, develop and customize mobile suits, purchase licenses and skills for pilots, and choose a partner and operator for supplemental support.
The Story Mode includes a vast array of missions with a specific story for each pilot. The final game wields more than 300 missions and 120 mobile suits. Each character offers unique missions, supportive characters, mobile suit unlocks, and friendship develop to dive deep into all aspects of mobile suit warfare.
Each mission follows Dynasty Warrior-like strategy in which users must gain a hold of territory and defeat mid-level and final boss characters to succeed. Both ally and enemy each hold a battle gauge that
The controls are solid with standard melee attacks, a projectile attack, dash, and jump. New additions include Partner Strike to call a partner into battle for a brief blast when users capture an Advance Base, Emergency Dash to cancel enemy attacks and evade, and the Recovery Gauge to recover health in battle after an attack.
Enemy AI is good with easy standard mobile suits and aggressive bosses. Enemies can yield different attack cadences to prevent total button-mash action in each level.
Online mode includes four-player co-op functionality in 15 specific missions. Online play was lag free, though there is no lobby system to stick with mobile suit comrades or full campaign co-op.
The graphics engine is great at 60 frames-per-second. The cel-shaded mobile suits solid episodic action complete with chatty in-game dialogue between interesting Gundam pilots. Mobile suits can be broken down in a number of ways, from arm slices to decapitation, and the mass army of mobile suits never succumbs to slowdown.
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 is a solid mobile suit battle that equips a mass of missions, options, and strategic action. Suit up and get ready for battle.