X360 Friday, August 25, 2006 | 3:05 PM

Super Robot Wars XO first Famitsu scans

Super Robot Wars XO first Famitsu scans

This week's Famitsu featured first look at the Xbox360s Super Robot Wars game, which is basically upgraded version of already released Gamecube's SRW game with additional online fighting. This SRPG franchise is quite popular in Japan due to vast number of characters and mechas from various (old) anime shows involved in the game, but it's hardly known in the west. Super Robot Wars XO will be released this November in Japan.


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Commented on 2006-08-25 16:00:46
Well it's certainly colourfull.
Commented on 2006-08-25 16:10:55
It looks very entertaining but atm I'm very much addicted to super shiny and polished graphics ^^.
Commented on 2006-08-25 16:11:16
More fuel for the foreign fire I guess...i am hoping Microsoft has some big guns for this TGS...it is the most important show for them to blow everyone out of the water with huge announcements...if they hope to win the hearts and minds of the Japanese market...
Commented on 2006-08-25 16:14:00
Were getting a lot of SRPG if we compare the 360's one with the Xbox 1's (I think that they were like two SRPG on Xbox 1) :) . Anyway, Im always happy when new Rpg are announced.
Commented on 2006-08-25 16:14:30
What is an SRPG? Also who is pulbishing, and developing this game?
Commented on 2006-08-25 16:21:49
SRPG = Strategic Role-Playing Game.
Also, the game is published by Namco/Bandai and developed by Banpresto.
Commented on 2006-08-25 16:36:17
Wow. This is really big; the Super Robot Wars series is a million + seller in Japan.
Commented on 2006-08-25 16:37:26
I'm not a graphics whore and even i think that looks S***.. :P
Commented on 2006-08-25 16:39:36
Well, it's a GameCube game with a few bonus (I heard).
Commented on 2006-08-25 16:46:15
Looks cool! The Super Robot series is a big hit in Japan. While the XBOX 360 installed base is rather small there, I'm sure this will be quite a treat for Japanese XBOX 360 owners.

Those SD robots are pretty cute too! There are TONS of robot anime in Japan and this game is the dream of every robot otaku! Graphics has never been the strong suit of this game franchise rather its the idea that all these classical robot anime characters are coming together.
Commented on 2006-08-25 17:40:43
Posted by El_Cadz
Well, it's a GameCube game with a few bonus (I heard).
Yup, This is a lazy port of "crappy flopped" GC version with some extra thingies and live MP support. So this is pretty ignore-able for die hard SRW fans who cares story.
The game is already flopped badly even before its first scoop.

btw, 3D SRW=Junk. it’s a common sense among SRW fans, they always prefer 2D SRW.
Commented on 2006-08-25 17:45:11
Well, it got a 32/40 in Famitsu Weekly and a 30/40 in Famitsu Cube & Advance. It doesn't seem to be a bad game.
Commented on 2006-08-25 18:13:26 In reply to El_Cadz
Posted by El_Cadz
Well, it got a 32/40 in Famitsu Weekly and a 30/40 in Famitsu Cube & Advance. It doesn't seem to be a bad game.
Hehe, Thats why we don't trust their review nowadays.
You can find some user reviews here.
http://gcmk2.net/rpg/superrobotgc.html

In case you can't read Japanese, It's "D" graded in total score. (50/100)
Commented on 2006-08-25 20:44:58
Super Robot Wars on 360 Thats a big one for them in japan go M$
Commented on 2006-08-25 21:59:25 In reply to El_Cadz
Posted by El_Cadz
Well, it got a 32/40 in Famitsu Weekly and a 30/40 in Famitsu Cube & Advance. It doesn't seem to be a bad game.
Hahaha yea but when it gets out on X360 it going to get a 20/40 review for sure.
Commented on 2006-08-26 07:23:58 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
I'm not a graphics whore and even i think that looks S***.. :P
No, I think you are being a graphics whore. Graphics don't just become terrible because new technology comes along. A good looking game is a good looking game, no matter how old it is.

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