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Super Robot Taisen W [import] review

Anime robot action are go


  • Mechs feel personal
  • Battles are pretty
  • Manga-y story


  • Not knowing Japanese
  • Doing math
  • Pretty repetitive

Being a mech with a brain the size of a planet isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when you keep getting attacked by other robots whose brains seem distinctly smaller. How can you tell? Simple. They can’t even manage the rudimentary math that would tell them taking on your 4,000-odd HP with the strength of 215 isn’t a very good idea. Not that we were complaining about that once 100 enemy mechs appeared on our DS screen all at once.

The manga-y animations for the actual attacks are quite flashy, if kiddy, with the ‘bots slashing and brandishing knives around like nobody’s business, lending this robo-strategy the weight of personality. Still, get past the graphics and it all comes down to adding up numbers - which is actually quite a relief, given that every single menu option’s in Japanese.

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DescriptionA robot-fightin' game that's fun to play, but it just feels a bit young and insubstantial, like one of the extras on The OC.