Adrenaline 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.