Be careful… you know, George Lucas also went back and retooled his legendary 1978 work and then came out with new movies set in the same universe… and people HATED those. Who is to say that, after all these years, Tomino’s flaws as a director might be greatly exaggerated and his commercial success might cause him to lose touch with what he was good at… or, for that matter, people are going to take kindly to the changes done in Gundam: Origin.
Heavens knows there were a lot of things that could have been changed to make the original Gundam series better, particularly in terms of continuity and character development. There were several episodes that were rather pointless and could have been cut while other storylines hardly got room to breath before they were brought to an abrupt ending-- and not entirely because the series didn’t extend out to the full 52 episodes originally planned.
But, then, the same thing was true of Star Wars. Particularly the original. Didn’t make anyone happier when Lucas tried to fix it… particularly given that some of the things he “fixed” didn’t need to be fixed and some of the things that could have been smoother were left unfixed.
I was just thinking about Star Wars, considering it’s relationship, and have to agree with it all.
Tomino’s a great director. Compared to the other writers and directors of AU’s, his stuff is more on par with a soap opera or even a big budget movie.
Looking at Wing and Zeta, Wing’s general ambience feels like any other anime while Zeta is years ahead in that sense of feeling, despite all characters having 70s haircuts and fashion designs.
But over the years he’s also directed other anime, which I think people liked, but didn’t manage to make ground breaking success like Gundam did, so why are we expecting him to make something that will blow us away?
There’s one thing that both Gundam and Star Wars franchises have in common, both of them are heavily violated by a number of different writers. Particularly the UC.
When many people work on a single thing, it loses it’s gloss. Same with Dragon Ball, these guys wanted to work on the success of Dragon Ball Z and make GT based on the original, and it was absolute crap.
I however feel that Tomino might surprise us, because unlike George Lucas, his writing doesn’t get conventional and becomes predictable.
(Btw, I did find some love for those SW prequel movies)
I like this new series when are we ever going to see a Gundam series that combines all the Gundam worlds into one. What I mean is a series where we can see different Gundam face eachother and form allies with eachother. I even like the Gunpla concept where we combined different parts to create new ms’s.
I personally thought the controlls were fine. (Hold to Dash tap to jump like allot of Gundam games and games in general)
As to discribe how it playes I’d say it played allot like and felt like a 0081 Battlefield clone just with Customized suits. I have a more in depth review of the early beta in the topic I made about the game awhile back, I haven’t played any of the updates just that early version and I thought the game was loads of fun, it was challengeing at times customization was pretty nice, and the controlls were basic and got the job done.