Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Utilizing a combination of Kinect and the regular Xbox 360 controller, Steel Battalion Heavy Armor thrusts players into the role of Sgt Powers, a veteran VT Pilot who is the only one who can change the course of war. Kinect allows for full control of the VT’s interface, as well asUtilizing a combination of Kinect and the regular Xbox 360 controller, Steel Battalion Heavy Armor thrusts players into the role of Sgt Powers, a veteran VT Pilot who is the only one who can change the course of war. Kinect allows for full control of the VT’s interface, as well as interaction with the comrades, while the regular controller gives players the precision expected from a first person shooter. Expand
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  • Developer: From Software
  • Genre(s): Simulation, Sci-Fi, Vehicle, Mech, Mech, Combat
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  • Rating: M
  • Special Controllers: Kinect Compatible , Kinect Required
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 58
  2. Negative: 39 out of 58
  1. 75
    The game's mission objectives shouldn't be this frustrating, but much of that aggravation washes away when your limping, cracked-visor, ammo-depleted mech fires off a miracle shot to live another day. War has never been this intense, and you should try to take part.
  2. Jun 25, 2012
    60
    If you're a "Kinect skeptic", Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor will not change your mind. At all. Motion controls may work better or worse depending on the room, but they'll never be accurate enough to let you survive an ambush.
  3. Jun 21, 2012
    54
    Despite a solid story and decent graphics Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor fails to implement the Kinect in an acceptable manor. And so frustration prevails over the pleasure of gaming.
  4. Jun 25, 2012
    40
    As combat plays an integral part to Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor and if the Kinect controls worked flawlessly, this game would have been a blast as you fought your enemies. To make matters worse, checkpoints between deaths are far too long which makes it an effort to continue.
  5. Jul 17, 2012
    30
    Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor is a great game when Kinect decides to obey to your actions, but when there are simply too many switches, levers, and buttons in the game for Kinect to decipher what you are actually wanting to do, it just makes the experience extremely aggravating.
  6. Jun 19, 2012
    30
    This motion never works consistently, and the controller itself (which the game says you need to hold, as both movement and firing are done from it) even blocks your hands from the sensor sometimes. This basically means that in the heat of battle, you're putting your hands in front of you back and forth constantly just to see/shoot/move, and go back to view your instruments.
  7. Games Master UK
    Jul 24, 2012
    6
    At some point, From Software must have been aware that their game was literally unplayable, but by then it was too late and they had to grit their teeth and carry it through to its infuriating, fumbling conclusion. [Sept 2012, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 15 out of 23
  1. Aug 12, 2017
    10
    Do you like expensive setups?Do you like games with awful motion sensing and terrible controls? Do you like games featuring annoying soldiersDo you like expensive setups?Do you like games with awful motion sensing and terrible controls? Do you like games featuring annoying soldiers that complain about you doing a bad job? Then Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor for the Xbox 360 is for you.Made with terrible controls and frustrating gameplay, you will forget this adventure! Expand
  2. Jan 11, 2016
    8
    I liked it...it's an underrated game.
    Punishing game but it's worth the pain.. it has great dieselpunk setting, a good mecha design, fun
    I liked it...it's an underrated game.
    Punishing game but it's worth the pain.. it has great dieselpunk setting, a good mecha design, fun mission for a sci-fi-WW2 simulator game.
    Controls works 90% of the time so do not worry about them ....just put enough distance between you and the kinect and check the lighting in your room.
    I was able to play it with satisfaction
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  3. Jun 20, 2012
    8
    One of the few games that I felt that I wanted when I played the demo. If you read the many negative reviews about the game, it's because ofOne of the few games that I felt that I wanted when I played the demo. If you read the many negative reviews about the game, it's because of Kinect problems. Movements that do not work and so on. I do not know what they did when they played heavy armor? I know it works for me 95% of the time. Kinect and 360 control works great together. Just wanted to say I love the game, and I do not have any problems with Kinect. Expand
  4. Jan 7, 2013
    1
    This game is totally uncontrollable and no point of shooting at your enemies because as soon as you aim they start shooting. Call of Duty andThis game is totally uncontrollable and no point of shooting at your enemies because as soon as you aim they start shooting. Call of Duty and Battlefield are 1000 times better than this waste of $30. Expand
  5. Jun 19, 2012
    1
    Probably the best game ever, and I am not saying that just because I work for Microsoft. From the get go, you a robot in the future/past. YourProbably the best game ever, and I am not saying that just because I work for Microsoft. From the get go, you a robot in the future/past. Your name is withheld, and you get to talk to three major stereotypes as squadmates a lot. You try to get some reading done when you need to recalibrate Kinect. Have I ever mentioned how Kinect is awesome and really works well? Oh, it sure does. Don't let the absolute worse site reviews fool you, this is a solid one out of ten. Expand
  6. Feb 14, 2013
    0
    What the F**k is this S**T?! This S**t SUCKS! The Kinect SUCKS! Why do we keep forgiving this inferior product? When will we understand thatWhat the F**k is this S**T?! This S**t SUCKS! The Kinect SUCKS! Why do we keep forgiving this inferior product? When will we understand that the Kinect is not made for the hardcore gamers! I have never in my life played a game this terrible. If you look at all the games I have reviewed, I considered Sniper Ghost Warrior, and Nascar 08 to be the worst games I have ever played, but playing this game yesterday on the Kinect, this game takes the spot as the WORST game I have ever seen. Don't take my word for it. Many people have the same complaints I do. Sh***y graphics, annoying characters, no help whatsoever, short and crappy campaign, and worse of all the control is BROKEN!! BROKEN!!! I have tried numerous things to improve my experience for the Kinect and it still SUCKS! I don't know who's idea was this, but this is the worst idea for a video game I have seen! Do not buy this game unless you want to torture yourself or be sent to a cruel and unusual punishment. Expand
  7. Jun 19, 2012
    0
    There's a reason why we don't want a Steel Battalion sequel on the horrible XBOX 360 Kinect. This is the first M-rated Steel Battalion game,There's a reason why we don't want a Steel Battalion sequel on the horrible XBOX 360 Kinect. This is the first M-rated Steel Battalion game, seriously? Let's go way back to 2001, the same year that Devil May Cry flourished hardcore gamers everywhere, the original XBOX releases Steel Battalion and it is one of those tank games you've never played or haven't owned. But it's worth a try because it deserves cult status. The second sequel, Line of Contact, was somewhat decent with some minor mishaps of flawed gameplay and little easy on the combat systems. But why XBOX 360? For those of you who owns a Kinect must not buy this game because everything is a mess. The script is garbage, the gameplay looks nifty, the controls were... well, it's far from a bust, but what does "You Are the Controller" has to do anything with this bad flavor of a chocolate Call of Duty mud cake? This is quite possible not only the worst sequel of the year, but it's one of the worst games of 2012 so far. Avoid this crap just like Battleship. Expand

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