Hey, if someone would want to make a super robot game in the vein of say Getter Robo, Goddannar, Gunbuster or Pacific Rim - the whole "(alien) invaders, human fight them with giant robots" shtick...
What would you say would be required watching/reading?
I mean, you have basically two whole decades worth of material starting with Mazinger Z and moving forward. I know Wikipedia has an fairly extensive list of most stuff produced at the time, just pick some and go. The quality may vary but the overall themes are going to be consistent.
Opinions will vary on which ones are 'good' and usually depend on which shows a person watched as a kid. Nostalgia factor plays a huge part in their reception. That being said, some personal favorites include:
-Hades Project Zeorymer
-Getter Robo G (Haven't seen original all the way through)
-Change! Getter Robo
There's just mountains of this stuff. What kind of game did you have in mind?
Alien machines invade, humans in desperation accidentally create godmachine giant robots to fight them. Lots of hotblood and drama cranked to 11. Something like that. I'll have a default setting of sorts but assume players fill in the blanks as they play.
I'm mostly avoiding the Eva and its kin here.
Recommendations seem good. Seen/Read some of them.
>I'm mostly avoiding the Eva and its kin here.
Eva as a story has some problems, but it's a fucken good setting. Why would you specificially want to avoid that awesome fortess city setting? Shit has potential, if only it were to e used.