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22nd Aug '16 1:08:44 PM advent_child
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'''Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier''' is an EasternRPG for the NintendoDS released in May 2008. Although this SpinOff does not take place in the same universe as the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' games, it is nonetheless [[{{Continuity}} tied to]] [[GaidenGame its story]].

The Endless Frontier is a collection of multiple worlds connected by dimensional portals known as "Cross Gates". In one of these worlds, BountyHunter and [[HandsomeLech amateur ladies man]] Haken Browning and his ArtificialHuman {{Sidekick}} Aschen Brodel explore the ruins of a crashed spaceship, one they were both found in when Haken was just a baby. Inside they find, much to their surprise, a rather [[GagBoobs well-stacked]] young woman with an [[{{BFS}} enormous sword]] and a [[MsFanservice tiny dress]] sleeping in the crew's quarters. Turns out she's Kaguya Nanbu, TheOjou of one of the Frontier's worlds. Upon finding out there's a reward for her safe return, the pair decide to accompany her home. Since this is roughly the first ten minutes of the game, things naturally start to snowball from there: strange Mid-Keil crystals start sprouting up all over the Endless Frontier, and some very familiar-looking robots connected with a war that happened ten years ago have appeared again. Secrets, conspiracies, spankings, and lots and lots of boob jokes await.

Along the way, our heroes run into a number of travelers from outside the Endless Frontier: Reiji Arisu, a law enforcement agent of Shinra from Earth, his [[FantasticFoxes fox-spirit]] partner Xiaomu (whom some may remember ([[NoExportForYou or not]]) from ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''), and KOS-MOS, a RobotGirl from [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} the far future]]. Unfortunately, their problems have tagged along, too.

''Endless Frontier'' uses a TurnBasedCombat system similar to to ''Namco X Capcom'', where orders are issued via ActionCommands instead of the usual system interface typical to Eastern [=RPGs=]. Attacks can be chained into {{Combos}} with one another to ensure an enemy cannot get a bead on the party when it's their turn to attack, allowing long attack combinations. The player can also issue a set of new commands during these attack strings, such as allowing the next party character to continue the combo, request assistance from characters placed in reserve or executing an "[[LimitBreak Overdrive]]" to maximize damage and achieve bonuses post-battle. Like its [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars namesake]], {{mecha}} do appear in the game, though they take a back role, appearing around [[MiniMecha a few meters tall]] compared to their counterparts, and are only available as an assist.

A sequel called ''Endless Frontier EXCEED'' was released in February 2010 on the same platform, with a somewhat wider focus: the Fairies (really, [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]]) from Elfetale fled the Endless Frontier during the war and ended up spending the next ten years co-existing with the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Shura]]. When a Shura fortress (coincidentally the one the Fairies are mostly living in) ends up getting tossed into the Frontier, Elven Princess Neige Hausen sets out to find out what's going on. Accompanying her is young Shura warrior Aledy Naash, who has the additional job of tracking down a Shura artifact that decided to step off its pedestal and take a walk, particularly before their rivals find it first. Meanwhile, the Endless Frontier is abuzz regarding the reappearance of Mid-Keil crystals, alongside new entities with their own ambitions. To make matters worse, more [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance remnants of a warmongering faction]] are on the move again, with their own schemes. However, a few individuals from beyond the Endless Frontier have made their way into the setting.

Understandably, ''EXCEED'' features an expanded cast. In addition to new faces, the entire cast of the previous game joins the party, including Reiji, Xiaomu, and KOS-MOS (who also brings [[{{Xenosaga}} MOMO]] along this time). ''EXCEED'' even pulls in [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Axel Almer]] from the main ''Original Generation'' installments, including Mark Hunter, a character from an obscure Banpresto SuperFamicom RPG called ''Gaia Saver''. The combat system is also refined, doing away certain {{Scrappy Mechanic}}s and easing gameplay to fit the much wider selection of characters.

While the first game was localized and released in April 2009, [[NoExportForYou there's been no word of a localization]] for ''EXCEED''. However, Haken and Kaguya reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Namco X Capcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS and surprisingly, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the ''Original Generation'' series. Bringing this SpinOff full circle, Haken and Aschen will make an appearance in ''Original Generation'' sequel ''The Moon Dwellers'', using a full-sized version of the Gespenst Phantom and Haken's [[SwissArmyGun "Night Fowl" rifle]].

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'''Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier''' is an EasternRPG for the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS released in May 2008. Although this SpinOff does not take place in the same universe as the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' games, it is nonetheless [[{{Continuity}} tied to]] [[GaidenGame its story]].

The Endless Frontier "Endless Frontier" is a collection of multiple worlds connected by dimensional portals known as "Cross Gates". In one of these worlds, BountyHunter and [[HandsomeLech amateur ladies man]] Haken Browning and his ArtificialHuman {{Sidekick}} Aschen Brodel explore the ruins of a the crashed spaceship, spaceship ''Schlafen Celeste'', one they were both found in when Haken was just a baby. Inside they find, much to their surprise, a rather [[GagBoobs well-stacked]] young woman with an [[{{BFS}} enormous sword]] and a [[MsFanservice tiny dress]] sleeping in the crew's quarters. Turns out she's Kaguya Nanbu, TheOjou of one of the Frontier's worlds. Upon finding out Discovering there's a reward for her safe return, the pair decide to accompany her home. Since this is roughly the first ten minutes of the game, things naturally start to snowball from there: strange Mid-Keil "Mild Kiel" crystals start sprouting up all over the Endless Frontier, Frontier and some very familiar-looking robots connected with a war that happened ten years ago have appeared reappeared again. Secrets, conspiracies, spankings, and lots and lots of boob jokes await.

Along the way, our heroes the group run into a number of travelers from outside beyond the Endless Frontier: Reiji Arisu, a law enforcement agent of Shinra "Shinra" from Earth, his [[FantasticFoxes fox-spirit]] partner Xiaomu (whom some may remember ([[NoExportForYou or not]]) from ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''), and KOS-MOS, a RobotGirl from [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} the far future]]. Unfortunately, their problems have tagged along, too.

''Endless Frontier'' uses a TurnBasedCombat system similar to to ''Namco X Capcom'', Capcom'' where orders are issued via ActionCommands instead of the usual system interface typical to Eastern [=RPGs=]. Attacks can be chained into {{Combos}} with one another to ensure an enemy cannot get a bead on the party when it's their turn to attack, allowing long attack combinations. The player Players can also issue a set of new commands during these attack strings, such as allowing the next party character to continue the combo, request assistance from characters placed in reserve or executing an "[[LimitBreak Overdrive]]" to maximize damage and achieve bonuses post-battle. Like its [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars namesake]], {{mecha}} {{Mecha}} do appear in the game, though they take a back role, appearing around [[MiniMecha a few meters tall]] compared to their counterparts, [[HumongousMecha counterparts]], and are only available as an assist.

A sequel called ''Endless Frontier EXCEED'' was released in February 2010 on the same platform, with a somewhat wider focus: the Fairies "Fairies" (really, [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]]) from Elfetale the kingdom of "Elfetale" fled the Endless Frontier during the war and ended up spending the next ten years co-existing with the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Shura]]."[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact3 Shura]]". When a Shura fortress (coincidentally the one the Fairies are mostly living in) ends up getting tossed into the Frontier, Elven Princess Neige Hausen sets out to find out what's going on. Accompanying her is young Shura warrior Aledy Naash, who has the additional job of tracking down a Shura artifact that decided to step off its pedestal and take a walk, particularly before their rivals find it first. Meanwhile, the Endless Frontier is abuzz regarding the reappearance of Mid-Keil Mild Kiel crystals, alongside new entities with their own ambitions. To make matters worse, more [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance remnants of a warmongering war-mongering faction]] are on the move again, with their own schemes. However, a few individuals from beyond the Endless Frontier have made their way into the setting.

Understandably, ''EXCEED'' features an expanded cast. In addition to new faces, the entire cast of the previous game joins the party, returns, including Reiji, Xiaomu, and KOS-MOS (who also brings [[{{Xenosaga}} MOMO]] M.O.M.O.]] along this time). ''EXCEED'' even pulls in [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Axel Almer]] from the main ''Original Generation'' installments, including Mark Hunter, a character from an obscure Banpresto SuperFamicom UsefulNoes/SuperFamicom RPG called ''Gaia Saver''. The combat system is also refined, doing away certain {{Scrappy Mechanic}}s and easing gameplay game-play to fit the much wider selection of characters.

While the first game was localized and released in April 2009, [[NoExportForYou there's been no word of a localization]] for ''EXCEED''. However, Haken and Kaguya reappear, this time reappear in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Namco X Capcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS and surprisingly, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the ''Original Generation'' series. Bringing this SpinOff full circle, in August 2016, Haken and Aschen will make an appearance appear in ''Original Generation'' sequel {{Sequel}} ''The Moon Dwellers'', using [[HumongousMecha a full-sized version version]] of the Gespenst Phantom and Haken's [[SwissArmyGun "Night Fowl" rifle]].rifle]] called the "Gespenst Haken".
4th Jul '16 7:53:59 AM VPhantom
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While the first game was localized and released in April 2009, [[NoExportForYou there's been no word of a localization]] for ''EXCEED''. However, Haken and Kaguya reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Namco X Capcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS and surprisingly, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the ''Original Generation'' series. Bringing this SpinOff full circle, Haken and Aschen will make an appearance in ''Original Generation'' sequel "The Moon Dwellers", using a full-sized version of the Gespenst Phantom and Haken's [[SwissArmyGun "Night Fowl" rifle]].

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While the first game was localized and released in April 2009, [[NoExportForYou there's been no word of a localization]] for ''EXCEED''. However, Haken and Kaguya reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Namco X Capcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS and surprisingly, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the ''Original Generation'' series. Bringing this SpinOff full circle, Haken and Aschen will make an appearance in ''Original Generation'' sequel "The ''The Moon Dwellers", Dwellers'', using a full-sized version of the Gespenst Phantom and Haken's [[SwissArmyGun "Night Fowl" rifle]].
6th Jun '16 7:56:00 AM advent_child
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While the first game was localized and released in April 2009, [[NoExportForYou there's been no word of a localization]] for ''EXCEED''. However, Haken and Kaguya reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Namco X Capcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS and surprisingly, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the ''Original Generation'' series. Bringing this SpinOff full circle, Haken will make an appearance in ''Original Generation'' sequel "The Moon Dwellers", using a full-sized version of the Gespenst Phantom, complete with mecha-scale version of his Night Fowler rifle. WordOfGod is that at least Aschen will be showing up as well.

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While the first game was localized and released in April 2009, [[NoExportForYou there's been no word of a localization]] for ''EXCEED''. However, Haken and Kaguya reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Namco X Capcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS and surprisingly, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the ''Original Generation'' series. Bringing this SpinOff full circle, Haken and Aschen will make an appearance in ''Original Generation'' sequel "The Moon Dwellers", using a full-sized version of the Gespenst Phantom, complete with mecha-scale version of his Night Fowler rifle. WordOfGod is that at least Aschen will be showing up as well.Phantom and Haken's [[SwissArmyGun "Night Fowl" rifle]].
5th Jun '16 11:59:38 AM SAMAS
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While the first game was localized and released in April 2009, [[NoExportForYou there's been no word of a localization]] for ''EXCEED''. However, Haken and Kaguya reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Namco X Capcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS and surprisingly, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the ''Original Generation'' series. Bringing this SpinOff full circle, Haken will make an appearance in ''Original Generation'' sequel "The Moon Dwellers", using a full-sized version of the Gespenst Phantom, complete with mecha-scale version of his Night Fowler rifle.

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While the first game was localized and released in April 2009, [[NoExportForYou there's been no word of a localization]] for ''EXCEED''. However, Haken and Kaguya reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Namco X Capcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS and surprisingly, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the ''Original Generation'' series. Bringing this SpinOff full circle, Haken will make an appearance in ''Original Generation'' sequel "The Moon Dwellers", using a full-sized version of the Gespenst Phantom, complete with mecha-scale version of his Night Fowler rifle. WordOfGod is that at least Aschen will be showing up as well.
5th Jun '16 8:33:10 AM SAMAS
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While the first game was localized and released in April 2009, [[NoExportForYou there's been no word of a localization]] for ''EXCEED''. However, Haken and Kaguya reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Namco X Capcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS and surprisingly, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the ''Original Generation'' series. Bringing this SpinOff full circle, Haken will make an appearance in ''Original Generation'' sequel "The Moon Dwellers", using a HumongousMecha-sized version of the Gespenst Phantom.

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While the first game was localized and released in April 2009, [[NoExportForYou there's been no word of a localization]] for ''EXCEED''. However, Haken and Kaguya reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Namco X Capcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS and surprisingly, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the ''Original Generation'' series. Bringing this SpinOff full circle, Haken will make an appearance in ''Original Generation'' sequel "The Moon Dwellers", using a HumongousMecha-sized full-sized version of the Gespenst Phantom.Phantom, complete with mecha-scale version of his Night Fowler rifle.
4th Jun '16 8:43:44 AM advent_child
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While the first game was localized and released in April 2009, [[NoExportForYou there's been no word of a localization]] for ''EXCEED''. However, Haken and Kaguya reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Namco X Capcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS and surprisingly, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the ''Original Generation'' series.

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While the first game was localized and released in April 2009, [[NoExportForYou there's been no word of a localization]] for ''EXCEED''. However, Haken and Kaguya reappear, this time in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Namco X Capcom'', along with Reiji, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS and surprisingly, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] from the ''Original Generation'' series. Bringing this SpinOff full circle, Haken will make an appearance in ''Original Generation'' sequel "The Moon Dwellers", using a HumongousMecha-sized version of the Gespenst Phantom.



* UnexpectedCharacter: Almost no one expected Axel [[spoiler:Alfimi and Kouta]] from the main ''Original Generation'' continuity to make a pit stop for ''Endless Frontier'', despite Axel's stated intentions at the end of ''Original Generation Gaiden''. Mark Hunter, on the other hand, blew them out of the water for not having reappeared in another video game for nearly 20 years.

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* UnexpectedCharacter: Almost no one expected Axel Axel, [[spoiler:Alfimi and Kouta]] from the main ''Original Generation'' continuity to make a pit stop for ''Endless Frontier'', despite Axel's stated intentions at the end of ''Original Generation Gaiden''. Mark Hunter, on the other hand, blew them out of the water for not having reappeared in another video game for nearly 20 years.'''20 years'''.
1st Dec '15 10:06:56 AM salvadorfranz
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** As a whole, this game foreshadows events in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' with the appearance of the Cross Gates, and in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2: Brave New World'' with Ouma's 101 Womb Project.
19th Nov '15 8:48:58 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* TheStinger: ''EXCEED'' ends with a final shot of [[spoiler: Neige embracing Aledy]].
7th Aug '15 6:47:42 AM Buddemale
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* ComboBreaker: An enemy variation of this called [[ScrappyMechanic Forced Evasion]] that makes you unable to continue attacking them, causes them to block the rest of your current attack for 0 damage and can also allow them to counterattack afterwards: while it's not a true ComboBreaker in sense that the enemy can only use it if you screw up your combo timing and cause them to fall to the ground, it's extremely easy to do by accident because of the strict timing on when to use each move, the varying weight of different types of enemies and because breaking enemy shields most of them get later in the game throws them high into the air and almost invariably screws up the natural flow of your current attack: they can also trigger Forced Evasion off a wallbounce that hits them when they're too low to the ground, which is next to impossible to anticipate.
** The sequel thankfully fixes this mechanic in several ways: the enemies now have a shared gauge that fills up when you kick their ass, and they can only use Forced Evasion when it's full and the chance for each individual enemy to use it if they fall out of your combo is shown next to the gauge, which also empties out if it's triggered. Enemies that have shields also have a visible gauge to show how close you are to breaking it to prepare for it, and some characters have attacks that instantly break the enemy's shield if they connect, which makes them meaningless if you set it as their first attack in their combo. There's also several ways to reduce the gauge, and [=PCs=] can also use Forced Evasion against enemy attacks, although it costs half of your LimitBreak bar to use and doesn't work on enemy {{Limit Break}}s, which bosses often like to spam at you.
15th Jul '15 8:36:13 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Tons - ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', ''Anime/HellGirl'', ''MachineRobo'', ''Dangaioh'', ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''PeterPan'', "Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs", ''Franchise/TombRaider'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''...

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* ShoutOut: Tons - ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', ''Anime/HellGirl'', ''MachineRobo'', ''Dangaioh'', ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'', ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''PeterPan'', "Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs", ''Franchise/TombRaider'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''...
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