I've heard a lot about the multiplayer being incredible, but whenever I try and get on it it says the server is unavailable. As for the single player, it's pretty good but doesn't exactly bring me back fond memories of Mech games. It just feels a little off. However, it's still fun and customization isn't bad, though it's hard to make a good Hound without making it look like a gelatinous oversized and awkwardly designed wheelbarrow. And it's best to remain the suggested class in the campaign lines, but near the end it's better to just switch to a combat based mech. On the scout, there's four gigantic Hounds that are after your face. On the Sniper, there's just too many smaller Hounds flying down the road. On the Artillery, it's pointless to try. The only time it's a good idea to stay as the suggested class all the way through is in the Commander class. Otherwise it's pretty fun, considering, but doesn't keep the old Mech games alive, for certain. And its hard to find a decent, stable mech. Not to mention the lack of a firefight sort of arena mode is upsetting. All there is is the campaign and multiplayer, which as I mentioned before, seems to be down forever.
However, overall, it's a pretty entertaining game, though things can get boring quite fast once you've beaten the campaign, and as I mentioned before, making your own Hound can be a little frustrating.
posted by silentsoul (BARBOURSVILLE, VA) Jan 6, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
Overall this game has a lot going for it. It's unique for one, and it has it's more challenging missions. It's a fairly decent mix of simple/easy type missions and the more challenging ones. However it is fairly slow paced. I've found myself at the end of more than one mission only to find out that I haven't gone to the first checkpoint yet. The navigation in this game is virtually non existent which causes that. However when you do get to where you need to be, it's action packed. That's a good and a bad thing because of a few reasons. There's several things to consider in a battle such as distance, rate of fire, zoom of weapon and so on. You might find yourself switching from gun view to travel view more often than you'd really like. You also need to stay aware of your geographical surroundings with certain types of mobility bases. The reason for that is the AI for controlling the movement and direction of your machine is pretty stupid. So you occasionally get momentarily stuck. Overall, the game is a pretty good way to chill out and relax with. It's pretty much one of those games that grab a hold of you to the point of loosing track of time completely while desperately trying to beat it.