Tuesday, August 16, 2005

With A Vengeance

Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance is a thrilling take on the BattleMech genre. Its amazing graphics, incredible attention to detail, and replay value all contribute to the success of this great game for PC.

The graphics stun even the most experienced of players. Although not as good as its sequels, it sports a very well designed view and a great user interface. Building and designing mechs is as fun as marching them around and blowing things up with them.

The selection of weapons is very large, and all the weapons (and other parts) have certain weights, which you must carefully balance with armor to create the perfect mech. Too much armor, and your mech won't be able to take out th enemy. Not enough, and you'll perish before you can unload your weaponry.

Mission strategy is a huge part of this game. Although the story is very linear and therfore very constricted, it is interesting and well thought out, creating a wonderful gaming experience. The controls are not very intuitive, requiring frequent glances at a reference sheet, but once you get used to them it becomes easier.

Mech control is also fundamental and well thought out. From turning the torso, to looking sideways, to strafing, to using jump-jets to fly over an enemy, every part of the game is simple, yet challenging. Even the best of players will stumble across a tactic they haven't used yet half-way through the game.

All in all, Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance is a great game. Although surpassed by its sequels, it continues to amaze and entertain me. 8/10


Blogger Mr. Levingston said...

wow! you make these games sound wicked awsome! ...but i'm not truely into computer games...i'm a loyal nintendo fanboy...but i do agree with other gamers too ya know!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 5:46:00 PM PST  

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