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Quick Look: Gundam Versus

I don't care what the robot's called as long as it's got rockets and a laser sword.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Oct. 15 2017

Cast: Ben, Jason

Posted by: Jason

In This Episode:

Gundam Versus

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More than meets the eye.

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I hope that vinny is on this one

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Edited By cbobbington

Did the Japanese version have voices during battles? The silent mouth flapping at the start of battles and the lack of yelling during fights seemed odd, and it seems like more effort to remove them than just keeping them in...

Also, what's the G Gundam representation like? I didn't see any Tequila Gundam, so I already know it's lacking.

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YESS GUNDAMS AND BIG ROBOTS

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It's pretty crazy that this game was released in such a barebones state.

@kblosnack: Secondary QL with Vinny and Austin.

I think Jason and Ben can become a great Mech Team though. Especially if Jason keeps singing.

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Anime, something GB is probably best known about!

At any case, the game has energy and missile spam so I'm sold about it already.

The game also reminds me on another game that almost looks like its made by the same developers called "Windom XP", a game that got released like in 2008. There are some uncanny similarities in the UI.

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What?! Gundam quick look without Vinny? what travesty is this??

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Is this like Transformers? /s

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It's unfortunate Austin isn't around any more, but it would've been nice to have gotten Vinny in on this.

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Their complaint is about the story mode? It's a fighting game and it has online, tbh that is everything it needs. Even a good fighting game story mode is still just fighting the CPU, which is so unrewarding...

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I like seeing the Gundam Wing gundams again, good times. Wish they made a Gundam Wing video game and play through the events of the story, the Naruto games have been paricularly good in that respect recently.

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There isn't really enough of the screen obscured by UI for my liking.

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Yeah not sure why there's no constant yelling, that super should be happening. something is definitely up with the audio here. I promise that there's more yelling. please buy this game. please.

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No flak, everyone brings their own thing to everything they do. I wouldn't have expected a spoiler cast featuring Ben and Alex talking Persona 5 would be what I'd expect..but it worked.

That said, man, This just makes me feel like they really are lacking an "austin/patrick like figure". Someone into anime, rpgs, big grand strategy games, weird niche indy games. Or..you know, 2 outta the 4 at least. No idea who that would be. I just know it feels like there is a section of the gaming culture which GB no longer has access too.

Waypoint exists of course, its not like there are not other places to go to find that kind of out-look. But man, it sure feels like something GB is missing now that it's gone.

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Wtf is this weird Saturday morning, kiddie robot toy thing Ben is using? Get that thing the hell out and put in a damn Gundam. Preferably Deathscythe.

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I'll just leave this here

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If anybody was wondering about the soundtrack being played throughout the Quick Look.

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Edited By schnoo

TW: KINKY EXTREME PLAY.

Why does a basketball show up to encourage you?

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@seikenfreak: It's called a Mac Knife (huge gundam nerd here).

I got this game and love it! I'm terrible at fighting games and frequently get my ass kicked online, but this game just feels great to play (hard as hell to learn), but every fight feels like I am learning.

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I think the voice samples weren't playing because Ben muted them? Haro (the green ball robot dude) is REALLY annoying

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@aviont: if it doesn't have a v on it's head or one glowing eye is it even really a gundam?

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I only skirt around Gundam but have a passing interest and this seems loaded up with cool shit for fans.

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I played the beta a little and the thing I remember being most fun was just hanging out in one of the all play lobbies, that matches are so breezy and it's fun to just cycle through the different suits in a kind of casual setting. Only complaint is lack of grunt suit, I want to play as a Zaku I dammit!

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game doesn't have G Gundam, throw it in the the trash bin.

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I couldn't believe the mech Ben is using is really from Gundam, so I had to look it up: The CAMS-05 Mack Knife.

It looks so weird! Nothing like anything I've ever seen from Gundam. And that dick laser?! Clearly some Zone of the Enders/Metal Gear influence there.

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my god, that UI is beautiful

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Ben seems to be playing all the games.

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I can't believe Ben used the only mobile suit in the game that doesn't look at all like its from the Gundam series. Aughhh!!!!!!! High level trolling!

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@tracerx: That show was made by the original creator of Gundam and it was kind of a trainwreck, but featured a bunch of Mobile Suit designs by the guy who also did Turn A, which has some interesting designs to say the least.

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Their complaint is about the story mode? It's a fighting game and it has online, tbh that is everything it needs. Even a good fighting game story mode is still just fighting the CPU, which is so unrewarding...

The developers took the time and effort to include a story mode. You can't include something and then say, "oh but you're not allowed to criticise it".

Also, see the reaming Street Fighter V took from both their longtime fans and professional journalists over their shitty, half-assed story mode.

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It's a Mobile Suit!

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Edited By rapid

I heard the term "Weeaboos" come out of Jason's mouth and I was going to turn the quicklook fucking off. I wish it was Vinny running the quicklook instead.

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This look didn't make me want to buy the game, but I do want an HG Mack Knife now. G-Reco's suits are real cool.

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I was really into Gundam SEED and SEED Destiny back on 05-07 I think it was.

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Jason calling out the Hayabusa buttons on the Hori RAP series, his knowledge of Fightsticks is most impressive. Every time Jason brings out one of his Fightsticks or mentions it I inevitably purchase another fightstick it's a dangerous rabbit hole. I just hope he never gets tainted by Hitbox.

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I think the voice samples weren't playing because Ben muted them? Haro (the green ball robot dude) is REALLY annoying

He's super grating in the original gundam as well.

AMURO-AMURO-AMURO!

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It's amazing that these games haven't really changed in 16 years.

I'm having wonderful flashbacks to Gundam Federation vs Zeon back on the PS2. One of my favorite games as a kid.

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no lootboxes no buy

edit: also, man, i really want to get this game, but I'm just awful at fighters and anything online. i just wanted a single player with scenarios from all the anime. even DW Gundam 3 had something like this (but with no cutscenes though).

i think I'll get it just because it has the Kshatriya though. i love that design.

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Jason calling out the Hayabusa buttons on the Hori RAP series, his knowledge of Fightsticks is most impressive. Every time Jason brings out one of his Fightsticks or mentions it I inevitably purchase another fightstick it's a dangerous rabbit hole. I just hope he never gets tainted by Hitbox.

The Hayabusa buttons are so bad though. Some of the mushiest I've ever used. I'll take some standard Sanwas any day.

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I really hope GB figures out a better solution for their reoccurring networking problems. A competitive game like this kind of hinges on whether it has an active community or not and I still have no idea how easy it is to get into a match because of it. Best I got from this was Jason saying he was able to find matches but it would be nice to know how well the netplay performs as well, since I figure the bulk of players are going to be overseas.

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I can't quite put my finger on it, but there's something extremely off putting with the mech Ben was using. It might be the Voldo-esque claw weapons, or the crotch rockets. or just its general appearance, but no thank you.

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Many much gundams in this.

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For those wondering, this game pretty much has every Gundam series outside of G Gundam and Gundam X. It even has some of the crappy jazz music from Thunderbolt.

Really wish Ben put some of the amazing Z Gundam fight music on though.

This track for example gets me fucking pumped to shoot down some mobile suits:

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I always want to visit there, and the Rainbow Bridge nearby. Pretty sure P3's Tatsumi Port Island is based off that general area.

@bathala said:

I was at Tokyo and saw the Unicorn Gundam

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@staplegun: Yeah, and honestly it's not very hard to create a VLAN with relaxed security/inspection rules and assign some ports to it. Security should be on board if they are assured that only the game consoles will ever be hooked up to it.