More Shooter like than Mech Sim, Great game!
The game's most impressive feature is its anime style.From its Japanese rock music intro, to its humoristic ending anime is everywhere. All characters in the game are drawn in an anime fashion, the robots when they move have the foot stomp sound. When characters notice you there is that sun clang ever prevalent in anime. The Mech designs are top notch, enemies and good guys look great. The good guys get to choose 3 types of Mech, and if you don't like the one you have, you can change it during certain points in the game. The Mech weapons are the ones that really shine. The Mech weapons includes Pulse Cannons, Sniper Rifles, Lasers, and this Nuke weapon called the 'Red Riot'. Lastly, it is extremely fun to go around in the Mech stomping on infantry, and destroying billboards and automobiles. The human weapons also have cool reload and pull out animations and sounds. Oh ya, the game is also filled with sarcastic dialogue by the protagonist, and one character is for purely comedic purposes.
There is nothing I really didn't like about the game. I think the story was to cliche. Of course it is the typical family vs. duty type storyline where the main character has a brother and a girlfriend lost in battle. Also, you know to soon of who the main bad guy is, and who is everyone else. The scripting deals mostly with go to one location and someone or something talks. There is no terrain deformation like in Half-life. Lastly, while I said the Mech weapons are impressive, the human weapons are pretty typical.
The Bottom Line
The game is basically an FPS. The Mech part is no Mechwarrior combat, it sticks more to FPS. The game is pretty easy for most shooter fans, and has the anime feel.