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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 is a fighting game that puts players in the middle of an epic battle between two competing factions in a part-medieval, part-fantastical world. Players will engage in hand-to-hand combat brawls as well as battles involving large mechanical robots with lasers, gunfire, and explosions. Players are presented as the "good guys" against a rebel force and are only engaging in violence to protect their people. In addition to the main story mode, it is possible to embark on a version of the game composed of nothing but nonstop battles. Parents should also be aware the game includes moderate profanity.
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What's it about?
In DYNASTY WARRIORS: GUNDAM 3, the story takes a bit of a back seat. Its main draw is its constant and frenetic action, which takes place amid myriad larger-than-life battles. In the story mode, battles are intertwined with narrative sequences that describe the long journey for players as they work to take down a rebel enemy force and protect the world from potentially cataclysmic mayhem.
Is it any good?
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 is the latest in the very long-running Dynasty Warriors series. The game involves frenetic, drawn-out battles. Literally hundreds of enemies line fantastical battlefields spread throughout the course of the game. Combined with dazzlingly colorful blasts and battle effects, it almost creates a visual overload at times. It is essentially non-stop fighting action in a variety of different environments.
There isn't much new here -- this is a formula that has worked well for the franchise over the years -- and it may at times prove overly difficult for players new to this sort of action, but fans of large scale combat games should be appeased.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the impact of this game's violence. How is the content different than violence seen in other forms of media, or in real life? What do you think of the motives involved?
Families can also discuss how a game like this one might affect a player's reflexes. Do you think games can help improve your hand/eye coordination? If so, how might this help you in real life situations?
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