Can we talk about this game? It's not the best mecha game out there, but it's pretty damn good.
It was okay
Quite a bit of content, but the gameplay was annoying with how you had to wait for the enemy to get back up and their invulnerability to wear off before you can damage them again
Yeah, that and the Tension Meter annoyed the hell out of me. I'd prefer if there was a way to increase it or reduce its consumption.
No online play, unfortunately.
Yes. The customization in LBX is pretty detailed. You got a selection of model sets, a variety of weapons, and the Core Unit thing in pic related. You can customize your LBX to center it around a particular weapon or build. Like a fast brawler with low LP but a shitton of BP, or a tanky sniper that can build up the C-Gage, or a well-rounded lancer with lots of Special Attack Routines.
You forgot to mention all the scripted battles. Fucking Catacombs Contests felt like I wasn't even playing it for the most part
I fucked up getting the Breaking Blow to most of the bosses because of this shit. Hanz' boss fight is the worst example of this since there's no warning and chances are you're gonna try and finish him with a SAR anyway. I had to die against him just to finish it.
If I recall there's a one-handed gun SAR that gives you unlimited Tension and ammo for a while called Zero Reload or something, and you can swap to a melee weapon while it lasts and still have the unlimited Tension, but that may have been in W.
W also addresses the issue with knockdown invulnerability.
I don't use 1-Handed guns much, I just have them as a sub-weapon for Amy. But there is one SAR called Instant Reload. I'm sure it's the same one but I've never used it. I'll give it a try though.
Hopefully we'll get it. LBX isn't too popular but it's got the potential to get popular. Coming out at the same time as Yo-Kai Watch was a bad move.
It's repetitive as fuck, i kinda liked the plot and how they explain why potentially harmful toys had to be pulled until they had armored cardboard, even though they dont bother rationalizing how potentially deadly machines with enough firepower to kill people are still being sold to children.
I figured that was the game's way of telling you to air juggle enemies, but that ends up favoring certain weapons over others. Spears are seriously OP if you do the jumping thrust that air juggles.
Also fuck getting those cards and part drops, I ended up looking through the RAM and figuring out an ARcode to unlock all cards. There's 418 of them, ain't nobody got time for that shit.
I forget, but I think the game takes place about 3 years after reinforced cardboard came out and LBX becoming mainstream again and that this is just starting to become relevant.
Spears and Fists are the best weapons to air juggle with, and they're both my favorite weapons. Also, what purpose do the cards serve other than for 100% completion's sake?