Okay so I got the Beta today, and have played it for about three hours now.
The game is fun, over all it feels like a combo of DWG: 3 and Gundam Senki 0081, which IMO is not a bad thing. Graphics aren’t amazing but are better than both of the aforementioned games, they’re average, and look good enough to me. The only game play complaint I do have is the lock on system where you lock on using the right stick to scroll over enemies, it’s sporadic at best, but isn’t a major turn off.
There are heavy and light attacks with Melee and ranged alike, the Triangle button is heavy and the Square is light, whether you use ranged or melee when attacking is based apron range. You can map up to three EX-Attacks, there are Melle Ranged, and support ones, Support ones heal you, and the others are obvious. I don’t have many ranged ones but Melee ones seem to range from things like ramming into your opponent, to Mid Range Slashes. These are done with L1 (or was it R1? I don’t rember off hand) and either Triangle, Square or Circle.
The Circle on it’s own does one of four things you can map to it (Switch these via the D-Pad you map these, and your EX attacks in the Hangar after Missions where you Customize your suit, the mapping options are in the menu were you mod the suit.) these can be dependant on parts, like Vulcan guns in your head, to small armor repair functions. These also seem to be the only things with ammo in the game, more powerful healing abilities have less over all ammo. (There one heal that does 5000Pts which is quite a bit early on but it can only be used 5 times before death)
The game has decent mission variety at the beginning you run into standard far but latter on, there are Zaku II’s that’ll kick your ass…and don’t get me started on how hellish it is to be surrounded by three Gundam Mk.II’s at once. Most of the ones I’ve played out of the Five (I haven’t played Mission five yet) are go here kill that but there’s at least one defend the objective mission. (Which takes place a Gunpla builder’s desk…also everything but the Heavy arms that spawn, are Char Red it was pretty cool)
Right now, I’m running a weird suit I’ve named the Zephyr. It’s a Dom Torso, and Legs, an RX-78’s head, the Master Gundam’s wings, and a GM Custom’s Arms, with the RX-78’s Beam Rifle. It’s painted white black and yellow. It looks weird but I’m looking to get the best performance so I can beat the mission with the mission with the Mk.II‘s and Black Ninja Zaku. (Call them that because they‘re black) (Before that I had Zaku arms, GM legs on it and it was called the GMaku.)