Tomonaga (
Tue, 28 Sep 1999 16:58:06 +1200

Although Bandai has made some bad games 'The War For Earth' game wasn't
actually developed by Bandai. It was developed by a US game developer with some
assistance from Bandai. I forgot the name of the US company but I think it went
out of business at the time of the release of the game, and not many copies were
produced. (I think the game was actually meant for US release). The company also
took liberties with the storyline and the Gundam universe and I think they
deserved their fate... The developers used the Gundam Project website as its
main resource but it seems like they never watched the 'One Year War' series.
May be they tried to make it more appealing for the American public ? How could
they turn Char into an old fat guy???

If you look for Gundam games on most search engines, you can still find a hit
for this now defunct company promoting the game!


Matt Hanyok wrote:

> well guys, what I had originally considered to be "good luck" was not. My
> manager at babbage's recently got back from the manager's conference, and
> brought with him a lot of free stuff, one of the items of which was a copy
> of Gundam 0079: The War For Earth.
> STAY AWAY FROM THIS "GAME!" I'm sure some of you already know about it, but
> in case you don't, it's pretty rank. It's an attempt at one of those
> "interactive movie" games, using Quicktime VR and a standard "press button
> now, press other button, move, oops you didn't press the right button,
> boom!"
> And it totally mangles the 0079 story. No mention of Amuro, Kai is a short,
> plump asian guy who sounds like a surfer-dude, and then there's "Jose," the
> pilot of the guncannon. Sure, there's a few good things going for it:
> lengthy CG sequences of the Gundam that look pretty good, and real people as
> actors (the fed/zeon uniforms looked pretty good, but char's outfit was just
> bad), but man, am I glad I didn't pay for this one.
> Anyhow, my question is: I know some of the Gundam games have been pretty bad
> in the past, but at least they were console games, that actually used input
> of some kind. Doesn't Bandai have some kind of "quality control" department?
> (I swear, if Gundam 0079: Rise From The Ashes isn't a great game, I'm going
> to swear off bandai games forever.)
> Matt "pointless babble" Hanyok
> "Amazing. You spoke all that but didn't actually say anything."
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