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  • Summary: Control a Veritech fighter, switching from ground to hover to flight mode instantly, as you battle in the ultimate combat experience! It's a desperate struggle to save the earth in over 40+ missions with 40 Veritech fighters on land, air and outer space. Take the role of intrepid fighterControl a Veritech fighter, switching from ground to hover to flight mode instantly, as you battle in the ultimate combat experience! It's a desperate struggle to save the earth in over 40+ missions with 40 Veritech fighters on land, air and outer space. Take the role of intrepid fighter pilot Jack Archer, who must put his skills to the test in the ultimate battle against the forces of the alien Zentraedi. Sit at the controls of a Veritech fighter, a unique mecha capable of ground-based fighting in robot form. Or have the option to instantaneously change into a fast attack fighter for aerial dog fighting plus the hybrid Guardian mode that blends some of the strengths and weaknesses of the other two modes. The fast-paced gameplay and freedom of movement, combined with the well known space opera, makes Robotech: BattleCry impossible to put down! [TDK Mediactive] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. This is the game all of us transforming robot fans have been waiting for...sign petitions, buy two copies, solicit your Congressman, just make sure you get this game and work to make sure it gets a sequel.
  2. 84
    I'd recommend renting it, or at least trying it out to make sure you can adapt to the control scheme. If you can, then by all means, give this a whirl.
  3. The game's real thrill: piloting your triple-changing fighter, which you'll transform constantly to handle different situations. [Nov 2002, p.283]
  4. The overall result is a Robotech fan's dream come true (the amount of "Paint Designs" and extras to unlock, like cast interviews, is staggering) but also a unique mission-based mech game that (finally) breathes some fresh air into an otherwise stale category. [Oct 2002, p.70]
  5. 70
    A capable homage to Robotech, but doesn't impress on its own merits as a shooter.
  6. True fans of the anime (like myself) will get their moneys worth just by watching the opening scene, and hearing the Robotech theme song.
  7. This lack of polish could be forgiven in a game with tight gameplay, but that’s not Battlecry. Your Veritech feels wimpy and clunky in every mode.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. KevinZ.
    Dec 27, 2002
    10
    Ok, I'm a big fan of RoboTech, I think the game flat out rocks! But if you don't like RoboTech, then you may not like the game.
  2. CyG.
    Dec 26, 2002
    9
    This game is tight, don't listen to the other haters! There are some flaws, but overall you definitely get the Robotech experience. The This game is tight, don't listen to the other haters! There are some flaws, but overall you definitely get the Robotech experience. The missions in the city where you have to gun down the Zens is what every Robotech fan has been waiting for. You get to battle Muria Purina in space amongst enemy spaceships...sweet! It takes you through all the stages of the first part of the trilogy and makes you feel like you are there. I hope the programmers make a 2nd trilogy Robotech game so we can battle Zor Prime! And then a third so we can battle the Invid. My suggestions to improve Battlecry and future Robotech games would be one, to be able to uses hand to hand combat and be able to sock and through the enemy ships. Also, I would have missions where you go inside the enemy ships to complete a mission, that way you can appreciate the alien art...remember the episode, "The Great Escape"...or, in the 2nd trilogy when Dana and the 15th Squadron went into the ship of the Robotech Masters...or, in the third trilogy when the freedom fighters went into an Invid hive, that would be off the hook! Being able to get out of a ship to go on a mission would be cool, maybe being able to get into an enemy ship. That would be the best Robotech experience! Expand
  3. JohnL.
    Jun 3, 2006
    9
    This game was good at best. the controls were a bit lacking and could have been better. all around the game was good.
  4. KevinS.
    Oct 5, 2002
    4
    The graphics move well, but otherwise look horrible. The various mecha all look like construction paper cutouts on bland backgrounds. The The graphics move well, but otherwise look horrible. The various mecha all look like construction paper cutouts on bland backgrounds. The Zentraedi starships are a particular disappointment. And the SDF-1 looks VERY crude. The control is similarly iffy. It feels like trying to fly through mud. Mode changing is awkward because of its placement on the D-Pad. No other control schemes are available. As for action, it is bland and surprisingly non-interactive. Most missions you simply fly around and wait for a red targeting display to appear, then you fire. Often you don't see your enemy except as a tiny dot. There is hardly ever any sense of urgency or action. The missions are all very uninspired, and there is a recurring problem with the game not really filling you in on what your mission objectives are supposed to be. Many times you'll pass or fail a mission without having any idea why. The game can be somewhat enjoyable if you're a fan. Otherwise, its a stinker that gamers should avoid. Expand

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