Monster Hunter has been with us for quite some time now. There have been many developers trying to take this monster out. Namco Bandai Games might have finally created the game to rival CAPCOM’s Monster Hunter series. Gods Eater Burst shows a lot of potential and uniqueness to rival that of the Monster Hunter series. It features much of the same mechanics and gameplay, but there is more to Gods Eater Burst that meets the eye. Is Gods Eater Burst ready to take on its mission? Or will it fail just like the rest before it? Find out in this review of Gods Eater Burst.
Gods Eater Burst setting is a post-apocalyptic Earth, not like any other. Earth is now ravaged by beasts known as Aragami. It’s up to an organization called Fenrir to wipe out and understand the Aragami. Within that organization is you and a bunch of stereotypical cast of characters. These characters are basically teenagers who either has problems, sulks too much, overly eager, and mysterious. (Typical anime venue more or less) You and these teenagers are “Gods Eaters.” These God Eaters are the only line of defense against these creatures, armed with weapons called “God Arcs” created from the DNA of those creatures you hunt. Gods Eater Burst story might drag for a few hours in, but starts to get more interesting and answers quite a few question later on. The characters on the other hand may or may not grow on you, but each of them does hold a key part within the story. Overall, Gods Eater Burst has a story that is quite interesting to say the least and will keep the player till the very end of this post-apocalyptic adventure.
If you played any of the Monster Hunter games, you will be in familiar territory. When starting the game, the player will be given the chance to create their own persona within the game. Players can choose male or female, along with customizing his/her hair style, hair color, face, skin, clothing, and voice from quite of few plentiful options. Now for the weapon of choice is, the “God Arc.” This “God Arc” will be your weapon though the entire game. This all-powerful “God Arc” can transform into a Blade for melee attacks, Gun for ranged attacks, and a Shield to protect you from attacks. There is a wide variety of “God Arcs” to choose from either if you buy or create them.
Another customization feature is bullets. Bullets are ammunition for the gun part of the God Arc. Bullets can be mixed and created to change the effects of them. These effects may vary from the different bullets that can be brought and made. Some effects would include; mines, balls of flame that fire at the enemy, healing waves and more. This feature is pretty satisfying to experiment with all the variety of bullets that Gods Eater Burst holds.
Players will have the option of playing the single-player story mode or multiplayer adhoc mode. Multiplayer mode is playable with you and three others. There are nearly over 100+ missions (More with upcoming DLC) for you and your friends to conquer and complete. Single-player mode is basically the story mode and free missions. All of these missions will help players collecting material to create your weapons, armor, clothing, bullets, and more.
Once on the field of battle, the main objective is mostly killing a set number of monsters or killing a gigantic monster(s). Players can switch between the three weapons above during mid-battle. Now bashing the monster’s face in with your giant sword might be good and all, but want about devouring your prey with that said sword. Devouring will turn your character into Burst mode, where stats are upgraded for a limited time. Devouring will also grant you material from dead Aragami. Player will also have a HP, OP(Oracle), and ST(Stamina) bars. The HP bar is self-explanatory. On the other hand oracle points are used for bullets. If your oracle bar is empty then you will be unable to fire. The stamina bar is of course for sprinting, jumping, and dodging.
Gods Eater Burst does have a few problems here and there. Most of the problems are the camera and controls. The camera might be frustrating for many because it will be all over the place and the lock system will not respond unless the camera is on the monster. The controls on the other hand might take some time getting used to and learning what each button does. Gods Eater Burst also suffers from repetitive missions and monsters variety.
Overall, Gods Eater Burst has most of the gameplay down to rival monster hunter. It does suffer from a few problems here and there, but it’s an enjoyable experience no matter what. Gameplay is fast-paced, exciting, difficult, fun and unique. It does show that this game can really live up to its name and the amount of content that this game holds within it.
When starting up Gods Eater Burst, players will experience a stylish yet, anime type of opening. That will be the set piece and tone of the whole entire game. The world of Gods Eater Burst is quite unique. It may not be as vibrate, but really sets the whole game apart from other games. In-game graphics were quite pleasing with the amount of detail that certain characters had. Everyone was different and unique. On the other hand, the monsters lacked variety. There were about 35 total monsters to kill and devour, but these 35 Aragami got old pretty quickly. They are well-detailed monsters but, after killing them and knowing their weakness got quite old. Environments also suffer from variety, but are unique and fit perfectly within the world of Gods Eater Burst. Music wise, God Eaters Burst has a well-composed soundtrack. The opening theme “Over the Clouds” sung by Alan Dawa Dolma (or Alan for short and yes, it’s a women.) fits perfectly for Gods Eater Burst. Overall, Gods Eater Burst presentation has pretty high-value and detail to almost everything. Only problem is that the game needs more monster and environment variety.
Gods Eater Burst is quite an interesting game. It’s fun, unique, difficult, exciting, fast-paced, well-detail game. The story might start out slow but, will get better after a few hours in. Another thing would be the support characters may or may not be appealing to some, but each hold something key within the story. Gameplay wise, Gods Eater Burst is fast-paced adventure across a massive amount of content within. It basically got everything right expect for the unstable camera, minor control problems, and repetitive issues. Presentation wise, it’s a well-detailed game overall. There are certain faults with limited amounts monsters and environments but, the amount of detail makes up for that. Graphics are pretty much stylish with an anime feel to it. The soundtrack is great to listen to from the opening theme to the very end theme. Overall, Gods Eater Burst is the game that can actually rival that of the monster hunter series. Gods Eater Burst will consume a massive amount of your life and it’s worth every penny to experience it.
FINAL SCORE: 4/5 [starreview tpl=16 size='30']