Recent Buys: Episode 7 - The Legend of Extreme Vs. Skullgirls

loz skullgirls psn card

Like I said in my Skullgirls demo impressions post, I got a $20 PSN card and bought Skullgirls. I also bought some more videogame toys so let's get into it.

PiSsiN card

So Skullgirls, I bought it, checked to see if it really did install the full game unlock, went into training mode and tried some other characters for a few minutes. Outside of that I haven't played it for real yet. This is my first weekend since getting an internet connection setup in my home (finally) so Ziggy (my PS3) is busy downloading and installing update for every single disc I pop in. Those update can't be downloaded in the background so I'm stuck watching a very boring screen for 10 minutes to even an hour NOT playing the game. No worries though since I got a whole Sunday still ahead of me.

loz gasha

Aside from Skullgirls I also bought a Legend of Zelda gashapon set. Usually these come in one of those random capsule machine where you don't know what you're getting until you open it but since I got mine from a local hobbyshop (GreatToysOnline), it was already a complete set meaning no duplicates. I'm sure most of you will say that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the bestest 3D Zeldarific game ever but in this figure set I gotta say that the Ocarina figure are the weakest of the bunch. Young Link is in an ok pose but is facing all the way to the side of the stand and young Zelda looks like Master Yoda with those big eyes and big ears. My personal favorite from the bunch are the Wind Waker figures since they look exactly like their video game counterparts (w/c are adorable) and is what sold me on getting the set in the first place. The Skyward Sword ones are pretty cool too since I like the new design of the characters. Paint job on the figures re pretty spot on considering they are gashapons though to be fair they are one of the expensive gashapons (they went for 200php a piece which means 4 tokens per draw) so at least the QAs did their job.

epic shirt time

On to the items that are in sort of the grey area of things. Not quite recently bought but more like recently acquired. Finally got my hands on the import of Gundam Extreme Vs. that I sent for back in February and the custom printed t-shirt that a friend of mine did for my birthday present. Since shit is still downloading, installing, and updating on my PS3, the Gundam Extreme Vs. game is still sealed in it's plastic shrink wrap (NRFB mode). Still deciding whether to open it tonight or save it for tomorrow and try Battlefield 3 online for the first time instead.

My Impressions of SD Gundam G Generation World

I gotta say, I am loving this game. Though I'm not geeking out and playing as much as I did with G Generation Wars on my PS2, I am liking this game a lot more. Everything is more stream lined, design choices in battle animations make it quicker without sacrificing the enjoyment of watching your favorite Gundam hack away at a helpless grunt suit with its amazing animation.

"GTFO!" - Banagher Links

Since they went with putting the game on the PSP instead of the PS2 I thought there would be load issues or frame rate drops. Though the frame rate drops are present when shit is exploding everywhere with a fiery background, light flashing and beam saber flailing, and the pilots appearing on-screen screaming something in Japanese. It is nowhere near game breaking or annoying. Selecting missions has been simplified which is good, especially for newer players who are unfamiliar with the game.The roster is still very impressive. From the first Gundam all the way to Unicorn, fans new and old can choose from hundreds of mobile suits from the Gundam multiverse.

"Can you name all the characters on screen?"

Most aspects of the game are still the same as G Gen Wars and I have no problems with that since G Gen Wars was my favorite up until World came out. It's sad that this series may never get a US release and unless you can read Japanese, there will always be a language barrier even though the game is very playable.

"Stop fighting! *piw piw piw*" - Kira Yamato

Maybe my favorite aspect about this game is it being on the PSP, aside from being region free it's the portability that makes me enjoy this game more than G Gen Wars. I find that strategy games that can drag out are better portable. Sitting on your ass for hours doing one mission can be a pain no matter how good the game is. But it being portable, you can do missions or a long mission in short bursts of play straight since its easier to pull out your PSP from your pocket or bag as opposed to setting up your console, turning on the tv, hoping no one else is using the tv, making sure your chair / couch is in the perfect spot, etc.

"I am Ryomou Shimei!... wait"

I've been a fan of Super Robot Wars games since the versions where there was very little animation (like a gun appearing on top of their hand and shooting one shot). Played through a lot of other strategy and tactics games too. With this being a SRW style game and it having lots and lots of Gundams in it just adds to my already huge interest in it.

"Fear the shield"

The point is though I am not playing it as much as I thought I would I am still enjoying this game very much and still nerd out when I see my favorite Gundam unleashing an exaggerated overkill attack. If you are a Gundam fan, a fan of strategy games, or even mildly interested (which you probably are since you're reached this far in the post) and own a PSP or Wii, get this game.

"Justice fiiiiight! The brave legeeeend!"


SD Gundam G Generation World

"Ore ga Gundam!"

Any Gundam fans out there? The latest installment in the SD Gundam G Generation series looks incredible. Boasting the same battle animation as 2009's SD Gundam G Generation Wars for Playstation 2 and Nintendo Wii, I gotta say, I am very excited about getting this game. SD Gundam G Generation Wars was one of my favorite games of 2009 and here we are early on in 2011 with so many great titles hitting store shelves.


As of February 24, 2011, SD Gundam G Generation World has been released on the Nintendo Wii and Sony PSP. I am quite happy that it's on the PSP instead of the PS2. I find it easier to play strategy games like this on the go as opposed to playing it on a home console and with the PSP being region free, importing won't be a problem.

For Gundam fans outside of Japan who want a taste of this sweet Gundam action on the Wii, unless you have a Japanese Wii then you're pretty much screwed. I doubt that this will get a US release, no other SD Gundam G Generation game has gotten an english treatment so far, don't see a reason why they'd start now.

If you're a Gundam fan, be it manga, anime or the model kits / action figures, and you just had an orgasm from watching the trailer. Then I'd suggest importing this if you have a PSP or a Japanese Wii.