SummaryA great squad-based combat game with just one problem
The GoodThis is certainly a game that I enjoyed playing, it looks like a mech game (well actually you are in a battle suit equipped with all kinds of lasers, rocket launchers and gadgets, not in a mech) and the controls are similar to most FPS in that you use the mouse to aim and shoot and use the keyboard to go in a certain direction. But you'll have to use your brains in this game, cause there are certain strategic elements like:
Some other things that I like about this game:
The BadYou can't play it on modern PC's. When I bought this game I owned a 100 mhz AMD and I had no problems whatsoever running this game. A couple of years later I got a Pentium II 450 mhz and wanted to play this game again. After a flawless installation my monitor went black whenever I wanted to start a mission. The game ran and responded to input from the keyboard & mouse (I could here the sound effects). It seemed like my monitor went into the stand-by mode. Before writing this review I downloaded the demo version, the results were the same. And it's not just my PC cause Ashley Pomeroy mentions the same problem in his review.
The Bottom LineThis is a game that got great reviews when it came out (I checked Gamespot and Gamesdomain and my old magazines) but was ignored by most consumers, mainly because of the hype surrounding two FPS games called Duke 3D and Quake. If you own an old PC, go out and buy it (if you can find it). If your PC is new, play Heavy Gear II or Outwars instead. In my opinion this game is better than Quake and Duke 3D.