Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier Review
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier box art
System: DS Review Rating Legend
Dev: Monolith Productions / Banpresto 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Atlus 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Apr. 28, 2009 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Teen 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

The battle system really succeeds here because it is quite deep despite having a core button mashing mechanic. Planning the attacks, chaining together different moves, and using your COM strategically really makes each battle feel unique. Even if you are just trolling and grinding, battle never feels boring, which is definitely a problem with longer RPGs.

Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier screenshot

Technically this title is a mixed bag. Visuals are really good and feature highly detailed sprites. As you can imagine, the female sprites have more "enhancements" than the main male character, and the amount of flesh tone is staggering. In addition to the sprite models, there are also anime-stylized animations that play during special attack scenes. These scenes are incredibly well done, very sharp, and well-detailed. The only area where the visuals falter is in the environmental arena. Most areas are very drab and feature a bit too many repeated elements. Still, the visuals overall are very nice.

However, sound in this game is not as impressive. One thing that really bugged me here was the lack of an English voiceover. While I almost always prefer the Japanese voiceover to the English, not having an option is not fair to those who enjoy hearing the dialogue in English. This is especially annoying during battle sequences, as the dialogue is not subtitled, and unless you know basic Japanese, you won't know what is going on.

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Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier is a very interesting game that I thoroughly enjoyed. I never picked up the Game Boy Advance versions, primarily because I had a very poor impression of the game just from the title. However, I couldn't have been more wrong about what this game is. If you are a fan of the RPG genre, you definitely should check this game out. As long as you don't mind the double-entendre-ridden dialogue or incessant dirty jokes, you'll have a good time with this game and probably laugh a lot along the way.

By Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Staff Contributor

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.1
Graphics
Sprites and environments are nicely detailed, and animated attack sequences look great.
3.8
Control
The button-mash intensive battle system works well, but I wish there was a stylus option for the battle configuration mode.
2.6
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Music is a little on the repetitive side, and the absence of an English voiceover may be a turnoff for some.
4.0

Play Value
The humor is what really kept me going through this title, though the semi-active battle system was also very entertaining. It's not the longest RPG, but there is plenty here to enjoy.

3.9
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Super Robot Taisen is back: Built on the DNA of the beloved Super Robot Taisen series, Endless Frontier expands the scope of the universe into a saga of multiple worlds and the conflict of humans, robots, and countless others living across space and time. The long-awaited return of the series brings with it with a brand new story and characters and a reinvented battle system.
  • High-action chain combat system: Enemies go up and stay up with a battle system that lets you juggle foes with a run of kicks, punches, slashes, gun attacks, bombs, and more! Chaining is the name of the game, and timing-based button presses let you create an acrobatic string of assaults. You can even call in allies to keep the chain going longer!
  • Customize your attack combos: Pick and choose from a menu of attack skills to create the combo line-up you want to use in battle. Skills vary in strength and resources used, in addition to side benefits of stunning, triggering critical hits, and more.
  • Bonus items: Owners of the Super Robot Taisen Original Generation games for Game Boy Advance™ can unlock bonus items in their Endless Frontier game by booting the game with the GBA cartridges in the GBA game slot of their DS unit.


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