Game Blog #4 – Customizations Galore

I spent my free time this week playing Gundam Breaker 3. Gundam Breaker 3 is an action game where you pilot and customize a Gundam to compete in battle royale style tournaments. It’s basically a hack n’ slash game with a ton of customization options for the Gundam you control.

Data Collection

Game name: Gundam Breaker 3 – Mar 3rd, 2016 – Developed by Namco

Time played: 3.5hrs

Game genre: Action

Days played: Friday

Platform played on: PlayStation 4

Communities / Participants: Me

Self Reflection

This was not my first time playing Gundam Breaker 3 and it definitely won’t be the last. I ended up starting over from the first story mission. I recorded some of the gameplay which can be seen below. I didn’t take the time to refamiliarize myself with the controls so I didn’t do quite as well as planned on the first couple of missions. At some points, it felt more like button mashing until I grasped the controls and then it was smooth sailing. I completed several missions and acquired many new parts for my Gundam.

After getting familiar with the controls and collecting a bunch of Gundam parts, I decided to customize my Gundam. I tend to prefer close range melee weapons and being fast over having heavy firepower and being slower. The momentum the extra speed gives makes it easier to deal a critical blow with my play style. Having played the game before I know I will need to swap out parts and go for something a bit more powerful in future missions.

While at some points I find Gundam Breaker 3 to be a bit repetitive, I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of mech based games or the Gundam franchise. I’ve been building Gundam models, also known as Gunpla, for the past few years. Most, if not all, of the gunpla currently available are based on Gundams featured in the many Gundam Anime series. I plan to pick up the new game Gundam Versus in the next few weeks, so maybe that will make an appearance in a future blog.

 

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