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Robotech: Battlecry

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 7 3.0
PlayStation 2 9 3.6
Xbox 11 3.4
Combined MobyScore 27 3.4


The Press Says

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XboxAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
While it’s probably a given, rabid lot that they are, that Battletech fans will own this game, they’ll be making the purchase with good reason. Their lust for nostalgia and accuracy to the series will be richly rewarded, especially in the opening few missions, where the attention to detail is staggering. Everyone else, though, will be too busy gaping at the brilliant use of cell shading to create an animated effect and the surprisingly workable control scheme. Even if you weren’t a Robotech fan, the same addictive mix of action, cool technology and slick storyline might just make you one after a bit of Battlecry gets in your system. If there’s any disappointing part, it’s simply that there wasn’t more. Squad-based multiplayer and Internet support – these are the dreams we can have for a sequel. Until then, this Battlecry will still be triumphant.
89
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
I haven’t seen Robotech as an animated series, so the most I know about it is that it’s where the creators of Battletech got their original designs, so if you see anything in the game that looks, well disgustingly familiar, that’s why. The designs are about the only thing the two series have in common though.
87
XboxConsoles Plus
Robotech est très beau, mais les niveaux sont un peu vides. La maniabilité est assez rigide, et les missions trop répétitives. Mais les fans de la série devraient trouver leur compte dans cette adaptation de qualité.
87
XboxXBox Solution (XBS)
If there are any Robotech fans left that haven’t picked up this game yet, we Highly Recommend you do so, as you’ll not only pick up a nifty box that may become a collectors item some day, but you’ll also get a great game that puts you in the director, and actor’s chair in an exceptionally created Robotech: Battlecry.
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XboxGame Chronicles
One of the biggest surprises and best kept secrets at the 2002 E3 show had to be the demo for Robotech: Battlecry being featured at the TDK-Mediactive booth. Even though their corner booth was well off the beaten path I could still see a huge crowd gathered around the impressive Robotech display complete with giant robots and a 64” plasma screen showing actual gameplay footage.
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GameCubeNetjak
For those who may not be fully up to date with Robotech, to fully experience the game it wouldn't hurt to watch a few episodes. But briefly, Robotech is one of the original Japanimation cartoons that featured normal humans with mech suits that transformed them into powerful mech-like warriors. The animation was not only amazing then, but it still holds certain rank with me, right up there with Akira, Bubblegum Crisis and Ghost in the Shell.
85
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
This is the third time I’ve strapped into this video game Veritech, and Battlecry has lost none of its luster. In fact, it’s gotten better, because once you master changing in and out of your ship’s forms, things that you once thought impossible are now pieces of cake. Developer Vicious Cycle should feel good that that gameplay holds up that well. This time around I used more of the special capabilities of each form. I went into sniper mode (Battloid mode) and dropped missile-diverting flares with the Fighter in areas I hadn’t previously.
85
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
I admit I would have liked to have spent my childhood afternoons bullying kids, setting things on fire, and doing other things to help me become popular later in life. Instead I was in front of the TV watching Robotech (hey, at least it's better than luge lessons). What did it get me? A weakness for ace women pilots with green hair from outer space. You see, I was always more of a Miriya fan than that of the fickle princess Minmei, but I digress. Whether or not you're with me on the whole "Miriya vs. Minmei" debate, Robotech: Battlecry will offer you more than enough fodder for many good memories of your own.
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PlayStation 2Netjak
Overall, I'd give Robotech: Battlecry a big thumbs up. I'd recommend renting it, or at least trying it out to make sure you can adapt to the control scheme. If you can, then by all means, give this a whirl. Robotech fans are also given the green light to rush into a purchase. It's taken a while, but Robotech fans can be thoroughly happy with the game they've gotten for all their waiting. In contrast, you have Gundam fans, who had to wait nearly the same amount of time to get the incredible game that Federation vs. Zeon was...except Robotech fans didn't have to wait through an endless swarm of horrible, horrible games, unlike the Gundam fans. (Honestly, has any company wasted/destroyed more potential franchise titles in history than Bandai?)
83
XboxGameZone
While this game will appeal to the Robotech and anime crowd for sure, it may also be a lot of fun for the action gamer out there. If you are in to fast paced shooters, this may be a good title for your collection … but I would recommend a rental first due to the control and frustration issues which may be found.
82
XboxGame Informer Magazine
TDK has scored a real winner with this game in particular, as well as the Robotech franchise in general. Battlecry does a good job in straddling that delicate line between pleasing fans and indoctrinating others into the fold. It’s a "come for the streaming missiles; stay to hear Lisa Hayes" kind of thing.
82
PlayStation 2IGN
For long time fans of the television series, the arrival of Robotech: Battlecry on PS2, GameCube and Xbox must seem like some kind of godsend. The shattered promises of Robotech: Crystal Dreams on the N64 and the Macross themed games on PSX left many gamers yearning for something that felt, looked and sounded like the heavily edited, yet beloved animated program from 1985.
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GameCubeGamersMark
Robotech: Battlecry is a game that every Robotech fan should own. But does that mean it’s that great of a game? Not necessarily… To someone that isn’t familiar with the cartoon this game is an average ho-hum title, it lacks variety and can be frustrating at times whether it’s manipulating the camera or playing levels over and over again until you finally complete it. Battlecry also lacks variety; about 1/3 into the title you’ve seen basically everything this game has to offer, after that there’s little to no variety in the missions. With all that said, Battlecry is still an enjoyable game, it’s filled with hectic battles and is a game that requires skill and sometimes even strategy to play.
80
XboxGame industry News (GiN)
All in all, Robotech: Battlecry is a pretty decent game. While its gameplay isn't the most spectacular thing ever seen in a game, it is quite solid, and provides hours of fun gameplay for fans and non-fans alike. If you're a Robotech fan, or if you're just in the mood for some shooter action, you should take a gander at Robotech: Battlecry. It just might be worth your gaming buck.
80
GameCubeGame industry News (GiN)
All in all, Robotech: Battlecry is a pretty decent game. While its gameplay isn't the most spectacular thing ever seen in a game, it is quite solid, and provides hours of fun gameplay for fans and non-fans alike. If you're a Robotech fan, or if you're just in the mood for some shooter action, you should take a gander at Robotech: Battlecry. It just might be worth your gaming buck.
80
PlayStation 2Game industry News (GiN)
All in all, Robotech: Battlecry is a pretty decent game. While its gameplay isn't the most spectacular thing ever seen in a game, it is quite solid, and provides hours of fun gameplay for fans and non-fans alike. If you're a Robotech fan, or if you're just in the mood for some shooter action, you should take a gander at Robotech: Battlecry. It just might be worth your gaming buck.
80
XboxIGN
Robotech:Battlecry quickly satisfied the Robotech fan in me with its excellent attention to detail in the Veritech fighters. I recommend skipping the tutorial mode just to get the thrill of flying a VF-1 that was 17 years in the making. I do have to admit that it became a different kind of game beyond the first chapter, where the bulk of the familiar Robotech-Macross Saga stories take place. It's a fun arcadey shooter that requires a new set of skills thanks to the transformations but the mountain of missions that sort of run together after awhile prevent Robotech from being a truly great game.
80
GameCubeGame Chronicles
For Robotech fans, this game should be at the top of your wish list for the holidays, what with its excellent usage of the Robotech source material. Gamers who are fans of the flight combat genre may also wish to check out this title, but I feel that there are enough flaws to warrant a rental prior to purchasing this title. Battlecry is easily the best Robotech game yet and if TDK and Vicious Cycle decide to do a sequel, I won’t be the least bit surprised if it is even better.
78
GameCubeIGN
Robotech:Battlecry quickly satisfied the Robotech fan in me with its excellent attention to detail in the Veritech fighters. I recommend skipping the tutorial mode just to get the thrill of flying a VF-1 that was 17 years in the making. I do have to admit that it became a different kind of game beyond the first chapter, where the bulk of the familiar Robotech-Macross Saga stories take place. It's a fun arcadey shooter that requires a new set of skills thanks to the transformations but the mountain of missions that sort of run together after awhile prevent Robotech from being a truly great game.
77
GameCubeGamesmania
Für ein Lizenz-Spiel ist Robotech: Battlecry gelungen und darf Fans der Serie bedenkenlos ans Herz gelegt werden. Wer Action-Spiele und Sci-Fi-Comics mag, sollte ebenfalls mal reinschauen. Allerdings sorgen Mängel beim Missions-Design, zusammenhängend damit beim Gameplay, und der Langzeit-Motivation für Abzüge.
77
XboxGamesmania
Für ein Lizenz-Spiel ist Robotech: Battlecry gelungen und darf Fans der Serie bedenkenlos ans Herz gelegt werden. Wer Action-Spiele und Sci-Fi-Comics mag, sollte ebenfalls mal reinschauen. Allerdings sorgen Mängel beim Missions-Design, zusammenhängend damit beim Gameplay, und der Langzeit-Motivation für Abzüge.
77
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Für ein Lizenz-Spiel ist Robotech: Battlecry gelungen und darf Fans der Serie bedenkenlos ans Herz gelegt werden. Wer Action-Spiele und Sci-Fi-Comics mag, sollte ebenfalls mal reinschauen. Allerdings sorgen Mängel beim Missions-Design, zusammenhängend damit beim Gameplay, und der Langzeit-Motivation für Abzüge.
74
XboxGame Over Online
Overall, Robotech: Battlecry will have a hard time appealing to anyone but die-hard fans of the series, and even then, it is unlikely that it will stay entertaining for more than a few hours. The visual style of the game is a nice digital representation of the Robotech universe but the boring mission objectives, sluggish gameplay, and lackluster voice-acting relegate this title to slightly-above-average status. Rent before you buy.
71
XboxGameSpy
In the end Robotech: Battlecry is 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. For the Robotech haters among us, the gameplay isn't compelling enough to warrant purchasing the game. My recommendation: fans of the series should buck up for the "Collector's Edition," while others should consider renting it if they've exhausted all other options for giant-aerial-robot fun.
70
XboxGamePro (US)
Still, all things considered, Battlecry is a good game for fans of the cartoon. If Robotech authenticity is more important to you than gameplay diversity, then here's your chance to finally join the RDF.
70
GameCubeGamePro (US)
TDK's love letter to thumb-jockeying otaku everywhere, Robotech: Battlecry, boasts crackerjack cel-shaded animation, meticulously detailed models, and vocal talents of actors from the cartoon verily the makings to produce melon-sized lumps in the throats of Protoculture addicts everywhere. And as a third-person shooter Battlecry provides in a mindless kind of way, but those not so enamored by the 'toon may not get past the game's repetitive missions, chintzy AI, and sluggish maneuverability. Being able to transform between three Veritech forms on the fly, each of which is tailored towards different environmental layouts and specific mission objectives, does lend Battlecry a level of depth shooter fans will appreciate, but the endless rescue, escort, and dogfighting missions get real old real fast. Though fans may scream sacrilege, you'll probably want to rent first.
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GameCubeGameSpy
Robotech fans be patient. As Yellow Dancer and Minmei once sang, "We can have the glory we all dream of." One day there will be a great Robotech game and I wouldn't be surprised at all if Vicious Cycle were the developer. The company has served up the best Robotech game ever, but compared to other aerial-combat titles, it's an inferior experience. The groundwork has been laid and perhaps in the near future, "We will win." If you don't know where those two quotes came from, then it's unlikely you'll enjoy Robotech: Battlecry. If you catch the reference, then sit tight lonely soldier boy. We will win.
70
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
Take down your Minmei posters, boys, because now you’re in the Robotech universe yourself. After years of waiting, Robotech fans finally have something to celebrate as Robotech: Battlecry lands on the PS2 in all its nostalgic, cel-shaded glory.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
Overall, Robotech: Battlecry is a somewhat disappointing shooter that may still be worth checking out thanks to its intriguing visual style and its fair use of one of the best licenses available.
68
XboxGameSpot
The Robotech cartoons were actually three completely unrelated Japanese animated miniseries that were brought over to the US by Harmony Gold and slapped together to form one long-running show. Battlecry concerns itself exclusively with the first and most famous of these three miniseries, The Macross Saga. You play the role of Jack Archer, an original character who is a pilot for a global military organization called the Robotech Defense Federation (UN Spacy in the show), which was founded to defend an abandoned spaceship that crash-landed on Earth 10 years prior.
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GameCubeGameSpot
It's really a shame that some poorly executed elements keep this game from living up to its potential. The truth is that while Battlecry does a commendable job of capturing the visual style of Robotech, its somewhat sluggish controls, repetitive missions, and the near total absence of a sense of speed keep the game from mimicking the show's exciting combat sequences. If you're a Robotech fan, the bottom line is you'll rarely feel like you're actually piloting a nimble Veritech, no matter how hard you try. And while you might be initially enthralled by the notion of reliving one of the greatest animated series of all time in video game form, the novelty will wear thin after a while. There's some replay value in the form of unlockable multiplayer maps and different paint schemes for your Veritech, but ultimately, Robotech: Battlecry is a mediocre shooter that's notable only on the strength of its license.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
The release of Robotech: Battlecry should have marked a momentous occasion for fans of the popular 1980s animated series of the same name. Not only is this 3D shooter the first licensed Robotech game (notwithstanding numerous Japanese games based on Macross, the source material for Robotech), but it seemed that developer Vicious Cycle was doing everything possible to ensure that Battlecry was as authentic a re-creation of the classic sci-fi cartoon as possible.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Les fans de Robotech pardonneront peut-être à ce titre ses défauts flagrants en termes de plaisir de jeu, de rythme et d'intérêt, mais les autres seront très certainement déçus de voir que le soft de TDK Mediactive n'affiche pas une ambition à la hauteur de la réputation de la série. Un jeu sympathique pour les amateurs de mechas, mais pas réellement convaincant.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Les fans de Robotech pardonneront peut-être à ce titre ses défauts flagrants en termes de plaisir de jeu, de rythme et d'intérêt, mais les autres seront très certainement déçus de voir que le soft de TDK Mediactive n'affiche pas une ambition à la hauteur de la réputation de la série. Un jeu sympathique pour les amateurs de mechas, mais pas réellement convaincant.
65
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Les fans de Robotech pardonneront peut-être à ce titre ses défauts flagrants en termes de plaisir de jeu, de rythme et d'intérêt, mais les autres seront très certainement déçus de voir que le soft de TDK Mediactive n'affiche pas une ambition à la hauteur de la réputation de la série. Un jeu sympathique pour les amateurs de mechas, mais pas réellement convaincant.
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PlayStation 2Thunderbolt Games
My love affair with Robotech is kept strictly with the remarkable animated series, and to a lesser extent, the books and Comico comics to jump off from the show. Sadly, videogames have never been the franchise's strong suit, and more or less, that trend continues with Battlecry.