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  • Summary: Break, build and battle with the Gunpla you’ve always wanted in NEW GUNDAM BREAKER. Blast through enemy Gunplas and collect their fallen weapons and armor to customize your Gunpla in real time and now you can team up with your friends in a 3v3 co-op mode. Don’t miss out on the action in theBreak, build and battle with the Gunpla you’ve always wanted in NEW GUNDAM BREAKER. Blast through enemy Gunplas and collect their fallen weapons and armor to customize your Gunpla in real time and now you can team up with your friends in a 3v3 co-op mode. Don’t miss out on the action in the newest installment of this series. [Bandai Namco] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 14 out of 22
  1. Jul 19, 2018
    75
    New Gundam Breaker is a love letter to Gundam fandom to the point where the devs can’t imagine that anyone playing wouldn’t know the mechs inside and out. In light of this, the real testament to New Gundam Breaker’s success is the fact that its obvious passion for its subject made me want to learn.
  2. Jun 25, 2018
    60
    A clear step backwards compared to its predecessor.
  3. Jul 1, 2018
    60
    There are some really good things in New Gundam Breaker, but others are terribly wrong. We would recommend playing one of the other far superior Gundam games.
  4. Jun 28, 2018
    40
    New Gundam Breaker is like a dream come true for GunPla collectors... and a nightmare for those who pretends it to be a decent Mobile Suit videogame.
  5. Jul 30, 2018
    40
    New Gundam Breaker is a good concept, shoddily put together. The story is a trope-fest, battles are confusing and the masses of text are hard to read. There are so few positive points it’s not funny.
  6. Jul 5, 2018
    35
    Between fumbling through the menus, mashing your way to a choppy and exceedingly easy victory, and clicking through meandering dialogue scenes that hold no weight, you’ll find yourself too bored to actually collect all the parts you want to make your perfect Gundam. If you’re itching to fight big robots, play Gundam Versus instead. Or, go punch that actual Gundam in Japan (don’t do that).
  7. Jun 25, 2018
    20
    New Gundam Breaker is a disaster. A near broken mess of an action game, even Gundam maniacs will struggle to stomach its many, many flaws. Its visual novel elements are so obnoxiously cliche that you'll have to stop your eyes from rolling our of their sockets, and the gameplay is a mix of clunky controls and unfathomable chaos. Add some unbelievably poor technical performance to the mix, and you have a Gundam game that's not even fit to be mobile suit scrap orbiting the Earth.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 16 out of 21
  1. Jun 23, 2018
    8
    This game is a different series from the other 3 gundam breakers and should not be compared to the other games. There are some frame rateThis game is a different series from the other 3 gundam breakers and should not be compared to the other games. There are some frame rate issues and some lag but the game is extremely fun if you like mech games or gundam games Expand
  2. Jun 23, 2018
    7
    Not nearly as bad as all the low scoring reviews have said. Yes it could be a bit more stable but the game is fun, there are tons of Gunpla toNot nearly as bad as all the low scoring reviews have said. Yes it could be a bit more stable but the game is fun, there are tons of Gunpla to build and smash together and the gameplay is still great even if it had changed since Gundam Breaker 3. Don't get me wrong, this definitely isn't the Gundam Breaker 4 everybody wanted but it's still a pretty good game and clearly the calling it New Gundam Breaker instead of Gundam Breaker 4 was a distinction worth making, this is a change for the series and by no means a sequel. Expand
  3. Jun 23, 2018
    5
    1. This is not gundam breaker 4 you are hoping for.

    2.NPCs actually do something in the game unlike gundam breaker 3 where they were
    1. This is not gundam breaker 4 you are hoping for.

    2.NPCs actually do something in the game unlike gundam breaker 3 where they were present but pointless.

    3.Everyone keeps saying fights are 3 v 3 which is true but there are roaming goals and small fry.

    4.The camera and locking on needs to fixed as currently its better to have it turned off.

    5.It is true that you cannot level up pieces but I can confirm that pieces have moves related to that part.

    6. The game needs alot of work before its worthy of succeeding past titles.

    7. I hope we can make enough noise to get this game fixed but I will not score it less than 5 as it is playable, looks pretty and after patch 1 its alot more stable.
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  4. Jun 29, 2018
    1
    The game is really disapointing, gundam breaker 2 and 3 han good stories and exelent control and weapons usage, now if you put builder partThe game is really disapointing, gundam breaker 2 and 3 han good stories and exelent control and weapons usage, now if you put builder part weapons they are merely cosmetic, you cannot use all weapons at all times redering the game in a really poor dinasty warriors like game.
    Another very bad point is the terrible framerate and the game simply getting stuck in a frame various seconds, also the missions are all the same, hence the whole game resumes to a single 10 minute long mission repented 60 times in 8 different scenarios with different enemies.
    My advice is to buy Gundam breaker 3 or 2 and skip this crap
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  5. Jun 23, 2018
    1
    This is by far the most disappointing Gundam game ever made.

    Pros: The addition of Frame types to change base stats and a few abilities.
    This is by far the most disappointing Gundam game ever made.

    Pros: The addition of Frame types to change base stats and a few abilities.
    Graphics are on par with Gundam Breaker 3

    Cons: The game runs poorly both in the menus and during game play.
    Input lag in the menus is akin to loading large sections of maps and assets for open world games.
    Movement during game play feels slow and unwieldy.
    Parts must be banked for every 5 collected during battle to "earn" parts after the mission.
    No difficulty options.
    Mission quests are sporadic and often timed poorly.
    Exceptionally boring story line.

    If you are looking for a Gundam Breaker title for the PS4 save your money and buy a copy of Gundam Breaker 3. New Gundam Breaker is all the bad elements of a Gundam game rolled into one with the addition of poor performance (even on the PS4 Pro) with a dash of Gunpla customization improvements thrown in and many basics removed. There are no longer progressive difficulties for game play (standard hardcore extreme newtype) or part levels and rarities. The game play is terrible. Between enemies spawning randomly around you and locking you down unable to move or even fight, confusing and sporadic quests, and an atrocious movement system this game is incredibly boring. Gone are the missions where you zip around the map destroying enemies and clearing areas, you now are pairs with an acceptable at best team trying to complete quests for rankings with main quests often being accomplished shortly after they appear by your team while you struggle to complete side quests before they finish the main essentially stopping your attempts to get "S" rankings. Gone are the milestones of hitting certain ACE point totals before certain points or times to spawn special sets of enemies with coveted rare parts. The story line focuses on you freeing a high school designed to teach students nothing but Gunpla battle and building from the student council who think only they should be allowed to build and battle. It isn't the best story but it could have been far better just by having some variety instead of pure anime archetypes with no real personalities past cliche anime type acts like cliche anime type. The story screens are slow moving, poorly written, poorly implemented (press cross every time a character finishes a line even if its four screens straight of "..., uh-um, oh!, or ahh!") and occasional "dialogue choices" with no impact. The building and customizing of Gunpla no longer feels rewarding or even interesting, it is now boiled down to pick a stat to be higher, match it with an ex action, and color the part. There is no more leveling parts to improve passives and truly customize both the look and play style you want.

    Even if you are a huge Gundam fan don't buy this game unless you simply must have it for game collection purposes or it drops to below $10.
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  6. Jun 27, 2018
    0
    NOT. GOOD.
    Bamco decidedly switched development teams of this game for unknown reasons.
    What we got? A customization system that is a pale
    NOT. GOOD.
    Bamco decidedly switched development teams of this game for unknown reasons.
    What we got?
    A customization system that is a pale shadow of the initial 3 games.
    Your ability to make that dream mech? It's dead.
    -Game runs like hot garbage. (It's UNREAL ENGINE, HOW DO YOU MESS THAT UP?)
    -Game modes have all been replaced by 3v3
    -Game no longer has bounty mode
    -Game no longer has co-op
    -Part Skills have been removed. The only reason to equip any part is for their locked EX skills.
    -Option Abilities/Weapons have been removed, Breaker Parts are now just decorative and nonfunctional aside from minute passive buffs. THIS IS THE BIGGEST CRIME.
    -EX skills, which were once fully customizable are now locked to body parts which are locked behind an in-battle unlock system
    -Dash Canceling, air dashing, manual aim, etc are ALL GONE. If you are even one inch off the ground, dashing will animation-lock you into place. Combat Pacing is a JOKE.
    -Red-lock. Any time you knock down an enemy, they are now invuln, player has to wait for stupid AI to get up before continuing combat. Combat is not only slower, but now ever more tedious.

    AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
    Due to stat/skill changes, combat is extremely clunky and slow paced.
    Don't be fooled by high score voters in here, customization is a joke compared to what this series was once all about.
    It's a piss-poor attempt by a new team who are 120% out of touch with what made people fall in love with the series.

    Will patching fix it?
    In a technical sense, Yes. They might make it not run like rubbish.
    In a gameplay sense? No. The core pillars of the game are flawed. They'd have to start over.

    1/10 Because I can't give Gundam a 0, I love the franchise too much.
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  7. Jun 23, 2018
    0
    The most saddest and worst gundam breaker of the series
    We play collect the parts level up to unlock the ex move and then what ? it was reset
    The most saddest and worst gundam breaker of the series
    We play collect the parts level up to unlock the ex move and then what ? it was reset
    Good job bandai for ruining the Breaker series
    The only good about this is the visual novel but buying a $70 Visual novel games nah i passed
    Gundam breaker 3 is still the best one
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