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Front Mission 4

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GF Rating
7.4

413 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

Fun but long

posted by GFR013 (MERRIFIELD, VA) Sep 16, 2007

Member since Jul 2004

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

According to the save game file I've spent about 6 hours on the game so far, but according to a walkthrough on gamefaq though I'm only about 1/3 - 1/4 of the way through it (and I haven't even been running all the simulation missions). I haven't played any of the other games in the Front Mission series so I have nothing to compare it to on that basis but so far it's been a lot of fun. The controls are nicely laid out and easy to pick up on. The graphics are of course not the best by today's standards (and I'm sure playing this on a PS3 & HDTV is not helping any) but they are good enough to get you through the game. The only major issue I have with it is the story line. Frankly I'm not interested in it and having to go around and "talk" to various people at times to advance the story just isn't doing anything for me. I'd rather just go from mission to mission (with a stop in between to level up the pilots and modify the Wanzers.

I'm also a little concerned about the replayability of the game once I do finally finish it. There doesn't seem to be any way of going back and replaying levels and I'm not sure how long the simulations last, or how long you'll have access to them once the game is done. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a "random level"/"quick battle" option either. None the less, if you are interested in turn based strategy games I strongly recommend this one.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Front Mission 4

posted by Kenshin666 (MANASSAS, VA) May 3, 2006

Member since Jan 2006

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I've only been playing this game for a few hours but it's already proven a little bit of a challenge. Not enough to lose, though. I love the music, and the battle style. Out of battle, the menu's to customize your machines are a little confusing.
All in all, if you like turn based semi-strategy games than this one is for you.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Good Fun for Good A Long While

posted by badalien (MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA) Sep 12, 2007

Member since May 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

As soon as I started playing the game I fell in love with it. The strategy involved gave me a rush, seeing my enemies lose both there mechanized arms and legs made me feel incredible. The story engrossed me even further with its talk of betrayal, gold, and war . The fact that there were two people on different sides of the globe whose stories meet was a thrill.

Sadly it didn't last. Halfway through the enemies wallets grew while mine dwindled. I would have to do simulator missions (past mission) again and again to earn a bit of money and experience and every time I did it again I received even less gold and experience then the last time. Luckily the combat system is great so it was still enjoyable.

If your the type of person who likes to just press the attack button this game is not for you, but if you enjoy thinking how to out flank enemies, use long range weapons including missiles and air support and fight outnumbered or if you just want to give your gameshark a good workout this game is for you.

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