hi, i'm new to this forum. i apologize if this is a topic that has been posted elsewhere but...
i've beaten dwg3 and obtained all the achievements etc etc. as i'm sure most of you have as well. and while playing through the game, both off and online i found a number of areas that i could definitely see tecmo koei improving in the next iteration. adding more operators, pilots and mechs is a given, but for the purpose of this thread i want to focus on gameplay elements that could help improve the game as a whole.
first off, i want to see more pilot to pilot interaction. the pilots communicated with each other more in the second one and there were certain conversations that were exclusive to certain pilots. obviously, i would want to see exclusive conversations when it's a group of characters from the same series or timeline. but mix it up as well like if characters from uc are interacting with characters from another timeline. not just the same stagnant dialogue.
also, on the topic of pilots. i think it would be cool to incorporate pilot attributes into how they controlled a mech. take for instance, domon kashu; domon is a very melee oriented pilot and it shows with how he pilots burning/god gundum. but when he pilots another mech he is stuck with the same moveset as if someone other than domon were piloting it. i think changing the moveset to reflect the pilot would be a cool change. in this way, it would make you feel more as if you are playing as this pilot instead of just this mech.
more customization! it doesn't have to be anything too big. but giving the player the option to swap colors of his/her mechs would be kind of cool. or rather, in the shop, add paints as an option to buy. so if you wanted to change the color of a part or two, you could do so as long as you had paint available. this way your mechs could be more unique online. they could feel more like yours.
on the topic of online, i feel this is an area that could definitely use improvement. the current online missions are fun, but they feel more like grinding missions; grinding for g and plans. the offline co-op on the otherhand, is a blast to play and never feels stagnant. so why not, make those playable online? 4 player co-op would be very sweet in these types of maps as well(the ones that are only for 2 players). make the maps bigger to accommodate more players.
more online modes is another addition the next game needs. something similar to gears' horde mode could be cool. pvp could be cool... how about a mode where you and your friend are playing the same map, but instead of playing side-by-side, the two of you are opposing generals trying to conquer each others fields. a strait up versus mode could be cool too.
well these are my thoughts on what the next game needs. i'm sure you all have plenty as well... please give input!