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Mech Commander (Windows)

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Written by  :  Terrence Bosky (5235)
Written on  :  Feb 07, 2001
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Summary

Impressive war game.

The Good

Mech Commander was a lot of fun and a great RTS. This is a strategy game, except most of the strategizing comes prior to gameplay. Purchasing warriors and mechs, arming mechs and conserving funds make for a complex game.

I found that most levels could be solved in various ways, usually one route was easier than another. This game also took terrain into effect which is refreshing. Interesting combo of mechs and standard battle units- loved them minelayers.

I also found that the mech warrior actors did a great job. I was bothered when I lost one and would often replay a level if I sustained casualties.

The Bad

Fog of War- doesn't work in a tech heavy game- sorry.

Linear design- branching levels would have been incredible. Hope MC2 features this.

The Bottom Line

Awesome addition to RTS world. Great Mech game featuring challenging gameplay.