Well all I have to add to this is this is a game and not a sim. I play and enjoy Burnout Paradise, I also play and enjoy rFactor... I don't see what the difficulty is in looking at a game/sim, seeing that it's a game/sim and accepting it for what it is rather than wishing it was the other.
Anyway I'm looking forward to seeing how this shapes up but I, like others, hope the transforming ability isn't entirely limited to just being able to move in more directions. I was always disappointed by the Gundam games I've played (can't remember any of their names) because they were just shoddily made, and I dearly miss ZOE, so if this features some proper Japanese robot porn (as Hypernetic put it) then I'll be very happy, especially as there would be nothing stopping them putting boosters on all sides of the ship form to allow it to move in any direction. I'd also quite like to see some (fast) land-based gameplay which is a cross between Omega Boost, Mechwarrior, the later (i.e. faster) Armoured Cores and ZOE where you can still transform but the humanoid form is the norm rather than the other way around.
You: THIS GAME IS UNREALISTIC AND ALL OF YOU SUCK FOR LIKING IT
Hyper: Gotta be a troll.
You: NUH UH I PREFER ALL FANTASY TO BE SOBER AND REALISTIC
Col: Dude. Robots.
Hyper: What Col said.
Neema: I like robots.
Tei: Just close your eyes and enjoy it.
You: THEN YOU ALL SUCK. ESPECIALLY HYPER FOR LIKING ANIME.
Pat: wait, what?
Tei: take a chill pill
You: OH YEAH? SHOW ME.
Hyper: Not until you stop your tantrum.
You: SEE? PROVES ME RIGHT.
Looks good. Not so sure about the transforming part though. Who needs robots in space, when you have ships? I mean, unless you need to flash your genitals at someone passing by, ships are much better than robots.
What if the ability to transform into robots is required to fight underground-dwelling dinosaurs, a task not suited to space vessels? Seems pretty realistic to me.
You're being rather close-minded about this. Yes it can excuse anything in any setting so long as that thing is done well within it's intended context. You dislike the intended context so this isn't for you. Jesus, it's fiction. Of course it could be about anything! That's the point of imagination. We can do whatever we want with it. Fiction is about things that didn't happen.
Waking this up as it's out next week and looks VERY VERY pretty
RPS quote in the trailer but don't remember the article *heads off to search for it*
Yeah, it actually does look really fun. Anyone know if there have been any previews on the gameplay though?
Sounds interesting - very actiony with some strategy - I'm getting a feeling this is Dynasty Warriors in space (and I mean that in a nice/overall way not in a 'it's a tedious fucking slog milked to death and back' way) :)
First rule of good anime is that it ends. Trash/Fluff/Mass market anime drags on for hundreds of episodes. DBZ/Bleach/Gundam tends to fall into this realm. After that there are animes that would have been damn good if they didn't overstay their welcome, like Neon Genesis or Full Metal Alchemist which for some reason can't bring themselves to just end.
Robotech, go watch it, it's free online at YouTube. Get yourself the box set of Cowboy Bebop. Look at Avatar: The Last Airbender to see if fits your style of pacing. You also can't go wrong with a Hayao Miyazaki movie.
However, I will support the idea that transforming space fighter space robots in space is fucking awesome, none-the-less.