I've never watched the show, so that may be the difference, but as a Dynasty Warriors fan, I was very bored with this game after about 40 completed levels. Sure picking different robots to pilot gives different story arcs, but the levels are just small squares built upon each other, and after hours of playing it's just so repetitive.
Yeah Big fan of this game and the other two as well. A few new Gundams, and characters to be added to the game make for well a fun but limited game. Considering that missions are split by four teams, and then two, two become one and then you just try to get new stuff and lvl up guys and gals you dont care about but you can use each others gundams so you dont get stuck driving the substandard Ball or Zaku Tank with one guy all the time. The newest and biggist change for this was the graphics I was sceptical about cell shading at first but wow it realy pops some times you get lost looking at all that color and I'm not an art or graphics junky but wow. I didn't like some of the creation tweeks that they made but i can forgive that consideing you dont need to play a whole match while wating for you new up grages and that rocks. If you havnt play this style of game I sugest reading everything other wise you will be lost but all arround its a good time.