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  • Summary: The Veritech fighter--a mecha capable of fighting on land, in air, and in outer space--is the only weapon you have against the forces of the alien, Zentraedi. As the intrepid fighter pilot Jack Archer, you'll control this powerful robot through more than 40 missions. With each of the 40The Veritech fighter--a mecha capable of fighting on land, in air, and in outer space--is the only weapon you have against the forces of the alien, Zentraedi. As the intrepid fighter pilot Jack Archer, you'll control this powerful robot through more than 40 missions. With each of the 40 Veritech fighters, you can switch from ground to hover and flight modes instantly. Battlecry's combination of fast-paced gameplay, freedom of movement, and dramatic storyline make for a unique combat experience. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  1. 91
    Transforming robots, stylish graphics and a huge variety of missions make up for the occasional bump in the road. [Nov 2002, p.72]
  2. Devotees of the old TV series will be thrilled. [Nov 2002, p.116]
  3. The A.I and such may seem rather disappointing at times, but when you get down to the bare bones of it all, this is just a fun game to play and enjoy.
  4. 71
    A decent, but unremarkable game. The story, graphics, music, and voice acting will greatly appeal to fans of the show, but I don't see these aspects bringing new fans into the fold.
  5. 70
    If Robotech authenticity is more important to you than gameplay diversity, then here's your chance to finally join the RDF.
  6. It's disappointing to see developer Vicious Cycle nail the look and feel of a Veritech fighter, only to drop the ball on finer details like graphics, level design, and overall story...We wanted something more. [Fall 2002, p.116]
  7. 48
    However, the sheer agony induced (both physically and mentally) by the lazy implementation of the controls made me scream time and time again.

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  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. CauldronBorn
    Sep 30, 2002
    10
    A work of art!!!!! ^_^ Action! Suspence!! And A Crap Load Of Things To Blow UP!!! WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT!!!! The Cel-Shading Doesn't A work of art!!!!! ^_^ Action! Suspence!! And A Crap Load Of Things To Blow UP!!! WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT!!!! The Cel-Shading Doesn't Mess Up Anything About The Game!!!!! Expand
  2. BryD.
    Nov 22, 2002
    9
    Terrific game for fans of the animation series. The cel shading helps the feel and they have done an awesome job creating a game that lets Terrific game for fans of the animation series. The cel shading helps the feel and they have done an awesome job creating a game that lets you get into the frantic firefights just like in the show! My only 2 regrets are that at times it is slow/difficult to control in Mech mode and the story could be improved. Expand
  3. xtracto
    Nov 16, 2003
    8
    Great game, good graphics and ok story, i'm not a fan of the Robotech series, the only downside i see about this game is that is really Great game, good graphics and ok story, i'm not a fan of the Robotech series, the only downside i see about this game is that is really difficult, you can get stuck in one mission, and never get out of it, and the difficulty is not the one you would like...getting 1/3 of energy down with just one oponent's shot?? ... Expand
  4. Sungus
    May 28, 2004
    8
    Very impressive capturing the feel of the anime series, but too bad the game itself is above average at best. Just doesn't feel like you Very impressive capturing the feel of the anime series, but too bad the game itself is above average at best. Just doesn't feel like you are flying a fighter, more like Top Gun for Nintendo back in the day. The worse part is the multiplayer is a complete waste. What's up with only having one level to start out? Expand
  5. Uter
    Sep 14, 2004
    5
    The graphics and atmosphere are definitely neat, but I dislike the gameplay. The controls feel awkward, and the missions aren't exactly The graphics and atmosphere are definitely neat, but I dislike the gameplay. The controls feel awkward, and the missions aren't exactly well designed. Expand