Okay, so MechWarrior is technically in the BattleTech universe. Considering that it began life as a tabletop and all. But I grew up playing MechWarrior 2 on PC so for me it's the reverse, kind of. Anyway, ever since details began emerging about this turn-based tactical strategy game it's been on my most wanted list for quite sometime.
Now that it's finally here, the end result is somewhat of a mixed bag. Good, but not quite great.
One of the big plusses, despite its modest budget, is the often-wonderful writing, presentation, and original score found throughout BattleTech. The graphic-novel approach to cinematic sequences more than sell the grand nature of the story being told, as does the sparse and well-executed voice acting. Built on the rich history of the BattleTech tabletop game, there’s detail and a coherent history found with every introduction of a new planet, faction, or even type of mech. For those interested in the sort of sci-fi world presented in BattleTech, the ability to live the life of an interstellar mercenary taking on jobs with a full crew and cargo hold filled with mechs – is hard to resist.
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