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Sunday, March 16, 2014
Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost Impressions part 9
The successor or predecessor, depending on how you wanna see it, to the Hyaku Shiki, this unit plays nothing alike and is half as cool. It received minor tweaks here and there, but it's basically the same unit, it has a very slow melee and few tools to deal at long range, but at mid-range? It's a beast.
NEW Gundam Banshee
This unit is so much fun, and a great alternative to the Unicorn Gundam. Unlike the Unicorn, Banshee is not much of a all-around unit, but rather a great mid-close range bruiser. It's got plenty of projectile tools for anything that's close and some rather fun tools for close encounters, to top it off, it has a Destroy Mode that buffs it and grants it new, stronger moves(Both close and long range). By default, it's a timed Mode, like the unicorn, but once it reaches about 25% health, it becomes permanent. To be honest, I think the 2500 cost is a bit too little for this beast.
Now it has more HP and is bigger in size! Sinanju is Mobile Suit with two different modes, a really strong mid-range player and a form that sucks at everything but melee, plus, it way more mobile, it's faster and can propel itself by kicking asteroids(Which double as projectiles!). Looks really cool, but it takes some work to make the most of it.
Bumped down to 2000, which also means nerfs everywhere. It got some new ways to shoot its funnels. It's a decent all-around unit, particularly good at mid-range.
NEW Rozen Zulu
A long range specialist, Rozen Zulu has some very awkward and unique looking attacks, so it may take some time getting used to it. I think it might be a good unit, but it's just not my style.
BONUS Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket Gundam Alex
Only got a couple of tweaks, it's the same Alex it used to be. For a 1000 unit, its damage output is quite high, at close range. Yes, Alex is a close-range 1000 unit, it has some tools for mid-range combat, but its melee is so good, and its armor lets him get in quite safely. To make the most out of the Alex, you probably need to master getting in and out of the armor.