Wait, what is Super Robot Wars W?
It's a game.
Made by these guys.
With licenses from these guys.
This is because Super Robot Wars W is unique. It's an anime licenced game that's good.
Super Robot Wars is a long running series (It started late in the NES era) that's basic idea is to take every giant robot cartoon that's come out of Japan and mix them together in a large crossover SRPG (incidentally, this makes SRW one of the oldest SRPG series, right up there next to Fire Emblem) that's actually pretty fun. W was the first game in the series released for the DS, it's basic, but lots of fun. It's probably the DS game that I've played more then any other, so yeah I like it. There are a few things that make W unique in the series, but most of it just has to series selection. Not that big a gameplay deal. The biggest thing is the timeskip that occurs midway in the game, in which some new series show up. I'll be giving loose discriptions to the various shows as they show up, so don't worry. With that, let's start!
Let's start a new game. To the opening title scroll!
...oh yeah, right.
It's in Japanese
Luckily, I know a guy who translated the story so us non-japanese people can understand it. So thanks to Mark Neidengard on Gamefaqs
, so I can explain the plot as it goes. I won't be doing just a copy-paste. I'll be paraphrasing and [strike]adding lame jokes[/strike] putting in my own commentary.
Let's start with a breif history of W's world.
After World War Three, the nations of the world united into the "Federated Earth Nation." Sure they had to break a few eggshells, like the subjegation of a lunar colony, but they did it!
Technology advanced really fast after this. Space Colonies, space exploration, Mars colonization. Space development exploded!
But things didn't go to well, it seems. You see, the Federation were kinda jerks. And the space colonies didn't like this. So they rebelled, and a war was faught between OZ, the true rulers of the federation, and the Space Colonies. It ended with the president of the Federation, Treize Khushrenada. (Anybody who's watched Toonami in middle school probably reconizes that bit of background. :P) With this, the Federation was dissolved, and a "New United Nations" was born in it's place.
But things just don't go well for Earth, mysterious monsters like the machine monster called "E1-01", the Radam, and invading aliens called the "Jovian Lizards" began attacking people. Madmen with dreams of power like the evil Dr. Hell used technology to terrorize the populace, and to top it off, tensions were mounting between gentically modified/engeneered humans, known as "Coordinators" and the non-modified "Naturals" were igniting the spark of conflict between Earth and Space again.
TL;DR: Humanity is screwed six ways from Sunday.
On to the next screen!
This is the screen where on can rename the main character, and the mechs. However, I don't feel like messing with that, so let's move on.
Time to pick your favorite series folks!
This is the "Favorite series" screen. Basically, a person picks what shows they like the best, and the units from that show get a bonus in EXP and money earned. They also get more upgrade slots, basically if you favorite a show, they're doing to get stronger faster. The less units that are in a show, the bigger the bonus (to be shown next to the series). So audience, pick your top three series out of the list, and the three that get the most votes will be my favorites!
- Banpresto Original(AKA The main character and other original characters created for this game) [1.45]
- Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz[1.3]
- Martian Successor Nadesico[1.2]
- Tekkaman Blade[1.35]
- Full Metal Panic[1.4]
- Getter Robo[1.5]
- King of Braves GaoGaiGar[1.25]
- Beast King GoLion(Better known in the west as Voltron)[1.5]
Pick away folks, we'll then move on to the first stage!
Episode 5: Mecha-World, Mecha-nisim, Mecha-beasts