The 11th standalone entry to the Super Robot Wars series – Super Robot Wars T is finally launched for PS4 and Nintendo Switch! Just like the previous titles, the game focuses on bringing different mecha anime series together. In this Super Robot Wars T review, we will talk about our experience in the game as we tried out the game on PS4.
Super Robot Wars T is a turn-based strategy RPG where you can control various mechas to fight against enemies. About 20 classic titles such as Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam, Armored Trooper Votoms and King of Braves GaoGaiGar are featured in the game.
Storywise, the game basically mashes up every title and make a sense out of it, so it is hard to comment about it. However, we do see certain scenes from other titles brought into the game via combat battles or animations. As a fan, it is good as we get to relive these classic scenarios in the game.
Those who played the previous Super Robot Wars titles would be familiar with its gameplay. As usual, you and your enemy take turns to order the units to move, form squads and attack with available weapons. You can also cast the Spirit Commands, which is a set of magic-like spells unique to every pilot.
Some gameplay elements from previous titles make their return too. For example, the Tac Management System from Super Robot Wars X, as well as Skill Route and Skill Program from Super Robot Wars V. Compared to these previous titles, the gameplay of Super Robot Wars T is much more interesting. The game difficulty is not exactly hard, but it will be a bit challenging if your goal is to also complete the secret requirements.
Other than these, there are some great improvements made to Super Robot Wars T. This time, you can just purchase your desired skills right away without having to unlock Pilot Skills via Skill Tree first. You can finally raise your Pilot anyway you want! Also, previously you can only give orders to raise a pilot’s TacP/Funds/Exp/Scores if they never join a battle. Now you can give orders to them even if they presented in previous battles! Occasionally you can give Special Orders to massively increase rewards on 1 pilot too.
The graphics have greatly improved, they are very nicely made and updated (with the latest versions of visuals). A lot of animations especially for skill releases has been added to the game too, however not all of them are presented well. One of the bad examples would be the animation of King of Braves GaoGaiGar.
There is another small detail that is worth mentioning. While using Spirit Commands like Persist and Iron Wall, a defensive animation will appear. For example, you will see your unit blocking attack with a shield when taking damage.
Generally, Super Robot Wars T is a pretty good game if you are a fan of the Super Robot Wars series. You will absolutely love to get your favourite mechas burn through the battlefield. With upgrades carryover and multiple endings, you will enjoy spending your time on multiple playthroughs as well.
Super Robot Wars T
The game is very worthwhile as you can have multiple playthroughs with upgrades carryover and different endings. You shouldn't miss out this one if you are a fan of the Super Robot Wars series.
- Great improvements on graphics
- A decent story that doesn't blindly mash up every title
- More freedom and convenience on character raising systems
- Animations for certain titles are quite disappointing
We give Super Robot Wars T a 7 out of 10