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Average User Score: 8.1Apr 6, 2014Good old MW2 Mercs, a early 3D game and it shows, it's still a good game despite the dated graphics. It did what very few games do today, itGood old MW2 Mercs, a early 3D game and it shows, it's still a good game despite the dated graphics. It did what very few games do today, it challenged the player while providing a interesting story.
Set in the years leading up to the Clan invasion, it provided the player multiple missions that could be played through in various orders. It's not possible to play all the missions in a single campaign since many are unlocked depending wins/losses or simply by avoiding certain missions altogether.
The game doesn't overload you with money, mechs and equipment like so many other MW titles did, you really have to manage your money and keep a eye on your supplies. The game doesn't hold your hand, you have to take care of your own spare parts and captured Clan tech can't be replaced (which makes sense since the Clans aren't handing out parts to the people they wish to conquer).
My only complaint is that the mechlab is far too liberal and that there is no distinction between omni- and battlemechs, though the general lack of money doesn't really allow for too many outlandish configs.
I installed a old Win98 machine so I could play this game and a few other classic titles. Even 18 years later this is a great game, unfortunately only one successor (MW3) did this title any justice.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Nov 21, 2013Great expansion for a already good game, I really enjoyed the way it changed the overal gameplay.
My only complaints are: - It might be aGreat expansion for a already good game, I really enjoyed the way it changed the overal gameplay.
My only complaints are:
- It might be a bit too expensive for a expansion
- The late game can be somewhat easy when you have heavily gene-modded troops along with maxed out MEC's.
- Base attack isn't all that great when compared to the original. In the original you would be wise to design your base to have choke points where the enemy would enter (elevator and hangars).
But other then that then that, a great game.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.3Sep 18, 2013This game had a lot of potential that was wasted. I'm a long running Mechwarrior and Battletech fan and I'm incredibly disappointed with thisThis game had a lot of potential that was wasted. I'm a long running Mechwarrior and Battletech fan and I'm incredibly disappointed with this release.
The games of old had multiplayer tacked on as an afterthought, but they still had a better setup for running games. In MWO you can only run 12 vs 12 matches, there are no options for smaller teams or creating a stock only game. New players are forced to face min maxed designs piloted by veterans with only non-optimized stock designs. The result of this is that the grind is unbearable for newbies.
Mechwarrior is set in the Battletech universe, a universe with a ton of lore and fluff, unfortunately nothing is done with this to enhance the game. There are no faction mechs, no maps of iconic locations and worst of all it's set in 3050 and nothing is done with the Clan Invasion.
There are only two modes, assault and conquest. These are rather horribly out of place for a Mechwarrior game and belong in a bread and butter shooter. Mechwarrior is supposed to be a simulator, it's about capturing factories, defending convoys, withdrawing to dropships,etc, not sitting next to a mining platform for points.
A large problem here is that the devs are incapable of properly developing this game due to their initial unfamiliarity with Cryengine. Another problem is that they outright ignored any and all feedback from their Beta testers to properly balance the game.
The devs are rather prone to including unwanted items ingame. Early in development we were promised that we would get a decent Mechwarrior sim with 1pv, now we have a 3pv game with coolant flush consumables. Rather immersion breaking for the people who backed this project with their money. It is ofcourse impossible to get a Founders refund at this point.
The only positive thing about this game are the mechs and their designs. I really have to hand it to the concept artist and the 3D modellers, they did a good job at updating the classic designs.
Check it out if you are a casual Mechwarrior fan and judge for yourself. Hardcore Battletech fans will be deeply disappointed with this shallow underdeveloped game.… Expand