According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence

For parents, Side Story 0079 doesn't contain any fowl language and gratuitous violence. Though they should be forewarned that the controls—while relatively simple when compared to most simulator piloting games of this sort—they still may prove too difficult and obtuse for younger players. The games complex war-torn storyline is something that probably won't appeal to them either. Then again, if your child is a rabid fan of the Gundam Wing TV show, which is also has a similarly complex storyline surrounding war and politics, then they may enjoy what the game has to offer.

Fans of the anime series will be partially disappointed. On one hand, Gundam Side Story 0079 looks technically amazing and contains many of the same story elements that make the anime so popular. But on the other hand, the game plays more realistically and strategically than one might expect. Some of those fans may appreciate that added depth in the gameplay, while others may dislike not being able to single-handedly take on armies of Mobile Suits like an ace pilot.

Fans of giant-robot simulators like Mechwarrior and Heavy Gear will probably enjoy the strategic tactical elements and the tough-as-nails combat experience the most.

Also for everyone to take note is that the game is extremely short; making it ideal for rental or only for those die-hard otaku who fantasize about piloting a Mobile Suit or want to add the game to go alongside their collection of Gundam paraphernalia.

Chi Kong Lui

Chi Kong Lui

In the 1980s, Chi grew up in small town on the outskirts of New York City called Jackson Heights. Latino actor, John Leguizamo referred to the town as the "melting pot of the world," and while living there, Chi was exposed to many diverse cultures, as well as a bevy of arcade classics such as Pac-Man, Space Ace, Space Harrier and Double Dragon. Chi's love of videogames only seemed to grow as his parents finally caved and bought him an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (after being the only kid in the block without one). In the 1990s, Chi finagled his way into the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts.

Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.

Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers GameCritics.com his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that GameCritics.com will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
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