Gundam Evolution is principally Overwatch with mechs. But that simply could also be precisely what the robo-doctor ordered.
Gundam Evolution got here out late final month with a kind of sluggish rollout. So far the sport is out there on STEAM with service for console variations anticipated to go dwell on December 1st. But even nonetheless, this sport is off to begin for any followers of the Gundam collection and on-line team-based first-person shooters alike.
This brings us to the query:
Is Gundam Evolution Just Overwatch With Mechs?
Sort of. Yes. Overwatch itself is an admittedly nice tackle an unoriginal concept. Team video games aren’t a brand new idea, however Overwatch managed to make one thing actually enormous. They took the style and ran with it. And it’s a enjoyable, profitable style that folks love enjoying over and over.
Two groups of six attempt to accomplish numerous targets relying on the map whereas stopping the opposite workforce from assembly their very own targets. Gundam Evolution‘s take on the genre adds the aspects of, you guessed it, Gundams. So if you’ve ever thought, “This game is fun but would be better if I were piloting a gigantic robot in space instead of a tiny person on the ground,” have we acquired the sport for you!
Seventeen mechs and ten maps allow you to step into one of many world’s hottest and long-running animes. And for a lot of followers, that’s greater than sufficient to get enthusiastic about. Objective-driven workforce video games are enjoyable, and Gundams are enjoyable, so it stands to motive that they are going to be very enjoyable collectively.
But is It Better?
That’s a bit goal, however I believe that Gundam Evolution has the potential to be. For starters, Overwatch has simply converted to a “pay to do just about anything,” mannequin which many followers are lower than enthused with. In sharp distinction, Gundam Evolution is free to play for the second. But the “Free Basic Play” button on the web site leads me to consider that there will likely be a paid model later. But for the second this sport is free to play, which implies you’ll be able to spend all of that cash on skins, charms, emotes, profile footage, and lootboxes.
There are additionally just a few rising pains, which isn’t shocking for a sport this new. There’s no indication of how balanced groups are, communication is usually a bit tough, and your commonplace new sport glitches. These are all easy sufficient points that may be fastened up on the again finish and despatched out to gamers. But if left unchecked I can see these being the kind of small annoyances that flip gamers off of Gundam Evolution and again to considered one of their different workforce video games.
Overall, this can be a enjoyable sport. Is it an entire lot like Overwatch? Yes. But it’s acquired big robots and doesn’t have Blizzard and its ever-growing checklist of causes to not assist them. Which for a few of us, possibly greater than sufficient motive to make the profession change to Gundam piloting.
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