Sunday, April 17, 2011

Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier

Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier is a good game. It has an amazing game play, good fan service, and a great soundtrack. But what drags this game down is its story.

The story follows Halken Browning, a space cowboy, with his robotic female partner, Aschen Brodel that explore an old spaceship. As they explore the ship, they encounter the "Cow" princess, Kaguya Nanbu, that has a bounty on her for her return to her own world. As they arrive to her world, strange crystals begin to appear and the team must find out why. With this linear plot, it doesnt catch on to the gamer. The story gets a low score for its lacking story and low character development.

Ahh... the gameplay... where do I start... It is superb for the Nintendo DS. The only reason (and "others") why I kept continuing this game was its gameplay. When the player engages into a battle, the player is allowed to have 4 party members in the front and 4 in the back. When the player attacks the enemy, the player must execute a chain of attacks to make a combo by pressing the respective moves that were set on the buttons. To add-on to the chained combos, the player is then allowed to switch the character, for another, to chain more combos. As the combos get chained, a "limitbreak" gauge is filled. Each character has their own "limitbreak" which, of course, deals a ton of damage. This is the main reason that kept me throught the game.

With an anime-style presentation, Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier looks amazing. Except for the overworld movements, the game is well drawn out. During the battle, each move have their own amazing animation, especially the limitbreaks. Like any anime, the character will name their attack, and proceed to an awesome devastating animation. Watch the clip below for an example of a limitbreak.

The Good:
-Fan service
-Amazing gameplay
-Beautiful Presentation

The Bad:
-The simple storyline with little character development

Total Score: 8/10

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