Rated 10 out of 10 by Briefcase Yay anime!
I don't know anything about the previous series of SRW but wow this one is tons of fun for those who like anime RPGs, androids, cat/werewolf women, busty anime chicks, sexual innuendos, fantastic fight music and a fun upbeat/lighthearted experience should try this game! It is a turn based RPG with a twist that lets you be in control of how you time your attacks to get the biggest damage combo, which can include bringing in other party members to keep the damage chain going. As you beat the crap out of opponents by preforming normal attacks, supporting moves and timing your attacks just right, a special gauge will fill up, and when it is maxed, it allows you to unleash a character's special move, which deals out extra pain and is fun to watch.This game actually made me go out and buy a DS system when I accidentally stumbled upon it because I liked the fun and silly anime presentation.Overall a wonderful game if you like an anime style beat-em up RPG.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Gamlin Pretty darn good.
Some things you need to know before purchasing the game 1. This is not the sequel of anything, however there are a few in jokes and such to the other two OG games. 2. Fan service abound. Never anything really bad shown, lots of leg and cleavage. 3. Most of the jokes are innuendos, but they manage to be clever instead of vulgar. The game starts off simple with two characters and works its way up to a full party over the first 10 hours of gameplay. The more party members the more additions you have in combat and it's probably covered in other reviews. The over world and dungeon maps aren't too special, but it's necessary to have such amazing battle animations for a DS game. Just take a look at the above video and you'll see what I mean. The puzzles in the dungeons are far from Zelda level, but a few of them are clever. During story/text sequences you get nearly full body portraits of the characters in various poses, much like with Disgaea. The main draws for this game are the combat system, the fan service, the funny dialogue, and more fan service.
Rated 3 out of 10 by Travis Whitmarsh A Waste
Okay well i had gotten this game just recently, thinking wow this looks really awesome after seeing some previews from youtube and other places, however... when i bought it, i was like "yes i got it, this is gonna be fun!" i played it for about a hour... then i got stuck, there is some wall after the 1st keycard required level, which i found a little dumb, making me not like the game anymore, sure the game is extremely perverted, one of the main reasons why i got it, you may be wondering, "why did he just say its perverted?" well... it's quite perverted mainly since in the battle, the girl's clothing area around their boobs comes off a little, showing some cleavage. and they're exceptionally bouncy haha. sure it's a good game, but it requires a guide which im too lazy to get/find so i rate this at an overall of 7.5/10 also, very similar to other games i've played, just a little worse in graphics. Oh also, it gets repetitive, you randomly run into fights while walking around, so if your lost, it's no so much fun, lots of repetitive battles, its like amnesia over and over again...
Rated 10 out of 10 by Emblem64 A game of DD proportions
If you're looking for a strategy RPG that's a bit different than most, look no further. The action is fast-paced and the graphics are excellent for the DS. The music is great too for a few hours, but gets somewhat repetitive. Speaking of repetitive, the boss battles will have you facing the same enemy 2-3 times throughout the game. The storyline is superb and the dialogue is hilarious. There's just enough customization to suit your own style without it being too deep or confusing. The battle animations are magnificent and the style of character art is stunning. The battles are straightforward and have just the right amount of challenge to them. You'll start out with just two characters in your party, but end up with 4 main attackers and 4 supporters. I highly recommend this game if you're any sort of RPG fan.
Rated 10 out of 10 by hellpyer Good...But
This game is awesome, but seriously, what is up with the Japanese VOICE ACTING! Seriously, was it that hard to find english speaking actors? At the beginning of the game you will have no idea what your characters are saying when jump into battle. The only thing i understood was "Let's Go" THATS IT! If there is anything else english i haven't heard it yet. Graphically the game is pretty good IN BATTLE! Walking on the map is a shame, makes babies cry. The sound quality is great for the DSi speakers, the music is AWESOME x10. The animation, don't get me started on that. The controls eh confusing at first but learnable. I really don't have a huge problem with this game just a tad bit annoyed there was no english voice actors. I would actually like to understand my characters please. Thank you.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Hitomi Shade the vampire bat a great fighter RPG slash-story
I played obsessively when this game was first released overseas, and I'm eager to play a translated version finally, one of the greatest RPGs i've seen on the DS thus far. Awesome and catchy music, great special attacks, awesome animated cut-ins when doing specials. features characters from namco x capcom, xenosaga, and many original characters to the story. story is very well done and actually mildly original. (a good rarity to find in my humble thoughts....) this is one game its hard to go wrong with :D
Rated 10 out of 10 by Caffiend Completely Shocked
When I first picked up this game I honestly only did because I heard you encounter the main two characters of the classic roleplaying game Capcom VS Namco (look it up, it's sweeeeet) as well as Kos-Mos from Xenosaga. I thought, "well this will be novel at least". I was stunned. The game doesn't exactly wow you with the graphics from the map screens or as you walk around, but once you get into the first fight you will fall in love with the game. It uses this crazy juggle combo system that, once you figure out it's best not to button mash, is incredibly fun. I'm barely into the game and I've already pulled off 300-400 hit combos. The story is pretty good, despite bumping into a princess right off the bat (and every two seconds) the story has an insanely unconventional plotline about alternate worlds crossing over and the like. The writting is fairly funny too, mostly boob jokes (with good reason) but it's still likeable. It does seem to carry the DS curse of having horrible misspelling and mistranslations though. But you can still figure out what they're trying to say. The sound is top notch too. The music is good and the voices come in loud and clear. My biggest beef though is there's a lot, a LOT, of non-subtitled japanese spoken dialogue leading in and out of fights and I would have LOVED to know what they're saying. Before each fight, two of your characters well step forward and exchange words, same with on the way out and it always seems like different things but you will NEVER know what they're saying since it's in Japanese and this drives me nuts. Come on, subtitles people. Even if you lie to us and put something completely different down there, will we really know better? All in all this game is great. It's a classic RPG style with a very frantic combo system so if you loved old school RPGs but grew tired of sitting there and doing nothing during fights, here you go. Problem solved. So pick it up and say hello to the "Wander Twins" for me. You'll see.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Xenobane A must have for SRW fans
If you like the previous two OG games, or you have played the SRW series, you would like this game. Combo battle system + Robot supports +Fancy cut-in animations + original voice over + RPG = SRW + Xenosaga = A great game you can't miss With Bandai Namco (Xenosaga and Tales of XXX series) onborad with Banpresto (the creator of SRW series), it combines the stylish character design of SRW with quick-paced battle system of Xenosaga / Tales of XXX series, the result is a nice mix with cool characer animations and flashy combos like any of the fighting games. Even you haven't heard any of the OG / SRW games, it won't be a problem for you. As the story and characters are mostly original (Bandai Namco is now part of the development team, therefore Kos-Mos is now an "original" characer), therefore ensures an great experience for anyone that enjoys an anime styled RPG. The world map is a little bit rough, compare to the fancy battle scenes, however as most of the game is focusing on the battle part, it is not really a huge down part to the game. The game has great voice overs, if you like Janpanese animes, you will recogise some of familiar voice actors. Compare to other two SRW games on DS (only sold in Japan), Endless Frontier is the first DS SRW game to have voice overs. The music for the game are also great, some of them are from previous SRW games, if you have played them you will feel instantly at home. For first-comers, they are great musics that will kept you going. The fighting style is more like that of Xenosaga + Tales of XXX, is turned based, but you can make multiple moves in one phase, you can chain your own skills together or with other characters, and you can cancel your action at certain point to gain a bonus. Timing is important for creating massive combos, and you have the freedom to customize the skill sequence for your favourite combo. Althogh the game is not a smash-hit RPG, and it could get a little repetitive later on, it does have lots of intereting elements to explore, if you like anime styled RPG and robot battles, this is the game for you.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Stalwart Harbinger Suprisingly superb
I was already a fan of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation and Original Generation 2 for the Gameboy Advance, so I knew I had to pick this up. My interest for the game went up a notch when I discovered that the main characters had the names Nanbu and Browning attached to them. However, I honestly didn't know how this game was going to turn out. Challenge: Do not let this game fool you, it is no walk in the park. The early parts aren't bad, but you will eventually go through healing, SP, and COM items like water even if you're an expert with the combo system. There is a degree of strategy involved when chaining combos and deciding which enemies to take out first. This game is deeper than Atlus' demonstration videos would lead you to believe. Kaguya will be your best friend throughout the game with her high SP and her Love skill. Character Customization: There is a fair degree of customization in the game ranging from deciding which items to equip on your character, to rearranging which combo skills will be utilized and in what order they will be used in battle. Again, the system is deeper than one would think at first glance. Controls/Battle System: This is where the game really shines. The juggle combo system (borrowed from the Japan only release of Namco X Capcom) makes an appearance in this game in grand fashion. It's all about timing and keeping the enemy in the air for as long as possible. The most annoying thing is when a boss hits the ground and they get a 'Forced Evasion' which is basically a 'combo breaker' where you can't chain anymore combos or cause any further damage. The fighting can get monotonous, but that only really happens after you discover all the different skills of each character, which will take some time. In the inevitable sequel (I hope), I would like to be able to control the PTs rather than just call them for support. Furthermore, there needs to be more characters/mechs. Graphics/Animation: Out of battle, this looks like an early 90's SNES RPG. In battle, the attack animations are fluid, the character models well animated, and the cut-ins are top notch. The character cut-ins are so well done that I almost wish there was an anime based around this game. Interface: Most of the action takes place on the top screen with other information displayed at the bottom. As far as DS RPGs go, this is pretty standard. It's not the most innovative use of the DS, but it works well. Length: The game is a decent length. It's worth the money, that's for certain. There is a fair amount of backtracking, which may bother some. Sound: Super Robot Taisen fans will be happy. There are some remixed Original Generation (and OG2) tracks in this game and they are really well done. The sound design guys at Banpresto who work on the SRT (SRW) series are pretty good. Storyline: I assumed that this would be a 'Save the world/Save the girl' cliche fest, but in fact it isn't. I won't spoil the story, but I would say that it's pretty engaging even with the fan-service overload. Atlus did a superb job with the translation and localization as they often do; the dialogue is well written, even if it is standard anime fair. Many of the jokes are genuinely 'laugh out loud' funny. Sayaka and Aschen (both very sarcastic) in particular have several interactions where I had to put down my DS to laugh. Since Atlus is a smaller Publisher/Developer some spelling/grammar mishaps do occur, but they occur infrequently enough to be forgivable.