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|AI||How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be||3.3|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||3.6|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||3.6|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||3.6|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.2|
|Overall MobyScore (17 votes)||3.5|
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Now much of what I've done is comparing the original game to the expansion pack, but since both of them are combined into MCG, you have the option to play both MC and the MC expansion pack on the same CD. Having both combined into one CD can create some confusion, but it's a definite help when it comes to the overall purchasing of the game. Instead of paying $60 for the first game, and then an additional $30 for the expansion pack, the whole thing is just $75. Mixing these together gives you the option of playing both versions in multiplayer, and combines their look and attitude. MechCommander Gold really is a great game, but the expansion pack really didn't have enough effort put into it. But overall I still feel it's a game well worth the cost and highly recommend purchasing it.
All Game Guide
MechCommander Gold really does deliver when you break down the things that it offers. There aren't many areas where this one falls short and that is quite a feat in it's self. Graphics, sound, gameplay and lasting impression are all things that this game does well and ends up making this worth the price. It is a well made game with lots of playtime to be yoked from within.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
MECH GOLD adds new Mechs and weapons, and a brand new campaign. Owners of the original game can get a rebate from Microprose, which makes for some inexpensive gameplay; and if you never played, here’s a great opportunity to see the more tactical side of the real-time strategy genre.
MechCommander Gold is a subtle enhancement to a nearly excellent real-time strategy game. However, its limited scope will feel frustratingly familiar to MechCommander veterans, although newcomers should enjoy the game in its more refined state.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
While MechCommander Gold is dramatically better than its older brother, for all intents and purposes, it is merely the same game with some new missions and one huge patch. This is something for which we’ve been waiting a long time and should have seen sooner than this. While it’s great to finally have some things fixed, the added features don’t add up to a year in development, but still make for a decent experience if you’ve never played the original.