In the Gundam fandom, there is a large part of the community, who have a love of gunplas or models of their favorite mobile suits. And SD Gundam Battle Alliance takes that feeling and makes them chibi versions. Coming from Bandai Namco in collaboration with Sunrise Studio; they are developing an action RPG set in the Gundam Universe, also known as G: Universe. Here are my thoughts on SD Gundam Battle Alliance based on the demo.
The game itself has a fun aesthetic with its chibi-style art of the notoriously large Mobile Suits. From the iconic RX-78, the intimidating Gundam Barbatos, and the Iconic Zakus. The never-ending war between The EFF and Zeon is on full display. However, the game is more than just a retelling of what we know.
The game is actually more of a fanservice title on full display. Allowing players to use mobile suits across multiple eras and alternate realities in different time periods. The story takes place in a simulation of the Gundam universe, having breaks in how events played out. With going so far as even mobile suits of different periods being involved when they never should have.
Such as Gundam Barbatos from the Post Disaster era, being involved in a conflict during the Universal Century time period in the One-Year war. And with the fact there is a multitude of missions across the franchise, it is a fun time for long-time fans and new ones.
How does it play?
So the game plays as an action game, using a mix of light and heavy melee attacks. Using things like launching attacks for aerial combos, or area of effect attacks. Along with a basic set of Melee abilities, you do have alternate abilities. These vary based on the model of MS the player chooses. There are balanced units, which have a mix of Range and Melee. There are Rangers, which focus primarily on long-distance fighting. And melee specialists units, whose combat focuses on being up close and personal.
Players are able to collect these units from replaying missions and collecting data from enemies and boss drops, that provide new weapons and armor to equip, but also data for new mobile suits. As well as, players are able to level up their favorite suits to make them even stronger. This adds a level of customization and freedom to play how they want.
All of this is on top of the fact that the game can be played in multiplayer with up to 3 players, so you can squad up with your friends to fight together against the forces that stand in your way.
SD Gundam Battle Alliance will offer Smart Delivery on Xbox, 4K 60 Fps, and ray tracing on applicable systems. It launches on August 25th for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, & PC on steam.
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