Front Mission Evolved PlayStation 3

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5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 9 out of 29
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  1. Feb 11, 2011
    5
    This could have been a great game, but seems unfinished most of the time. There are many bugs in the rendering engine, and the graphics are really outdated. The story is cheesy (which is ok), but the gameplay needed a lot more work. The AI is very basic, and for example even if you are with other wanzers, everyone is attacking you. Sometimes the difficulty is very low, and sometimes it'sThis could have been a great game, but seems unfinished most of the time. There are many bugs in the rendering engine, and the graphics are really outdated. The story is cheesy (which is ok), but the gameplay needed a lot more work. The AI is very basic, and for example even if you are with other wanzers, everyone is attacking you. Sometimes the difficulty is very low, and sometimes it's very hard... Like nobody paid attention t that... Where the game fails miserably is when you are outside your wanzer on foot... It's like going back almost 10 years in a very bad fps. Expand
  2. Apr 19, 2011
    5
    im a huge front mission fan i loved FM4 on the PS2 its deffinitly one of my top 3 fav PS2 games. FM3 was ok now we come to FME which SE decided to scrap the turn based RPG for a full out 3rd person action game . i have to say i was very dissapointed when i heard this since SRPG's are pretty rare in the gaming world . i still thought it could be a fun mech shooter and waited for a priceim a huge front mission fan i loved FM4 on the PS2 its deffinitly one of my top 3 fav PS2 games. FM3 was ok now we come to FME which SE decided to scrap the turn based RPG for a full out 3rd person action game . i have to say i was very dissapointed when i heard this since SRPG's are pretty rare in the gaming world . i still thought it could be a fun mech shooter and waited for a price drop and picked it up for $15 . if it was a SRPG i woulda paid the full $60 with out a doubt. well what we got hear is a very mediocore mech shooter . the games balance is perplexing to say the least . you can fly through the levels crushing eevry thing in your path with ease then you get to the bosses who you will spend 15-20 min on and will feel you are trying to take down a M1 Tank with a 9 MM pistol and some of them can near lay you to waste in one hit....oooookaaaayyy?! the custimisation of your wanzer is kinda cool and reminds me of the old good FM games but then i relise im not playing the good FM games im playing this . the online is kinda fun if you can find a match which theese days are hard to come by , you can spend any where from 5-15 min to find a match ... time better spent els where on a better game .also the story and voice acting are pretty abysmall. then we have the graphics which dont look to bad outside of the charicter models which look like they belong on the PS2 . the game is also way to short i think it took me all of about 4 hours or so to beat it. you also get to at times fight outside your wanzer in a 3rd person shooter mode which feels clunky at best. that all said the game can be kinda fun i did enjoy flying in the chopper laying waste to wanzers with the twin miniguns and rocket launchers. its just a very mediocore game that excels at nothing but being mediocore . Expand
  3. May 2, 2011
    6
    It's not that Front Mission Evolved is a bad game. It's not, actually. It just doesn't deserve to be called a "Front Mission" game. It does not deserve to be part of this franchise. As a third person shooter it plays just fine. It doesn't have the best graphics ever seen but, by all means, they are bad. The gameplay, although generic, is okay. The story has its moments and the game hasIt's not that Front Mission Evolved is a bad game. It's not, actually. It just doesn't deserve to be called a "Front Mission" game. It does not deserve to be part of this franchise. As a third person shooter it plays just fine. It doesn't have the best graphics ever seen but, by all means, they are bad. The gameplay, although generic, is okay. The story has its moments and the game has tons of possibilities in terms of Wanzer customization. This game made me scratch my head, though, trying to understand what was Square-Enix thinking. I still have no answer to that. Why not stick to the strategy, turn-based, gameplay that made the series so famous? Why transform a game that had so much depth and turn it into a bland, mediocre shooter? Maybe this is one of those questions without answers. Front Mission Evolved is not bad. It is just not Front Mission. Call it "Evolved", only, and try your luck. Or (de)volved. Or (un)volved. Bad, bad decision here, Square-Enix. Expand
  4. Mar 13, 2012
    7
    On my Gaming 4 Jesus video game review ( http://youtu.be/nYphNZsJJiM ) , I gave the video a solid 7 out of 10. This game was CERTAINLY underrated by all the critics. They would have you believe that this game was a turd in a tuxedo. But I disagree. The game was fun, though not QUITE memorable. The mechanized game play was PERFECT along with the fact that you could customize yourOn my Gaming 4 Jesus video game review ( http://youtu.be/nYphNZsJJiM ) , I gave the video a solid 7 out of 10. This game was CERTAINLY underrated by all the critics. They would have you believe that this game was a turd in a tuxedo. But I disagree. The game was fun, though not QUITE memorable. The mechanized game play was PERFECT along with the fact that you could customize your wanzer ("walking tank"). But the problems began once you climbed out of it. While on foot, your gaming character's reticle seemed to hover over his shoulder in third-person view in an awkward way causing the whole experience to not feel very natural. And it were these parts of the game that did not feel very polished at all. It's almost as though the designers said at the last minute, "Hey, guys! Let's add some game play outside of the wanzer so that we can add more game for the money." If this was the case, it was RIGHT to add the game play. But it feels as though they did it at the last minute, or as an afterthought, too close to deadline. So, though the game was underrated, it wasn't so by much. Expand
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 42
  2. Negative: 9 out of 42
  1. Jan 13, 2011
    60
    In the end, Front Mission Evolved is not the disaster that many fans feared it to be, delivering an overall decent campaign and customizations for robot junkies to mull over. However, it is also an unnecessary diversion for the series, attempting to increase its mainstream appeal but ultimately having the opposite effect.
  2. Jan 13, 2011
    45
    In the end, Front Mission Evolved took the concept of third-person mech combat and took all the fun out of it. It is hard to not compare it to other games like it because the other ones got the core of it right. If Square Enix decides to take the series back to being a tactical RPG, I wouldn't blame them.
  3. Jan 13, 2011
    65
    While Evolved may not be a game of the year contender and definitely has some faults, it is also probably the most fun I have had in a mech game since the original MechAssault on Xbox.