Summary: Worth the play if you can get it inexpensive and you love Mech titles. If you like Armored Core you'll be right at home although slightly disappointed by the reduced complexity of things.
Pros: Controls are good, graphics are outdated but consequently run nice and smooth. Story is SUPER silly/corny but still engaging.
Cons: This is absolutely nothing like any other Front Mission game. It shouldn't have even been called by this name. Previous Front Mission games are all about strategy and out-foxing the enemy. This is standard run-n-gun stuff.
Summary: Though some may say otherwise, this is not the first action-oriented Front Mission, nor even the first TPS in the series. Though the plot is simple and a little cheesy compared to the mature, dark Front Mission 5, it's still a really fun story (and game) on it's own terms, and I love the art direction.
Pros: Pros include tight controls, great customization of your mech, plenty of parts and weapons to play with, an addictive collecting mechanic which gives replay value to the levels. There's something intangibly awesome about the way the game moves and feels. Great live orchestral score too, by the same composer as Bioshock 1 + 2, and a fun, if simple, multiplayer mode. Excellent use of color palettes to set the stages apart with ample mood.
Cons: Story is corny, though I found this to actually be a positive in some ways as it is almost cute in it's awkwardness. Voice acting would have been great - if the lines were better. Can't blame the actors for that. Campaign is a little short, but there is replay value in both collecting hidden items and trying new loadouts.
Front Mission Evolved (74%) - Tanz mir den Wanzertanz!
21 October 2011
Summary: Das große Vorwort Hallo, wieder einmal hat eine Konsolenportierung auf den PC seinen Weg auf meine Festplatte gefunden. Dieses Mal war es das Spiel „Front Mission Evolved“. Ein Spiel in dem man einen Mech… äh… Gundam… nein, Moment, gleich habe ich es… ja genau! Einen WANZER steuert! Richtig: Einen Wanzer. Ein paar Daten Entwickler: Double Helix Games Publisher: Square Enix Ca.Preis: 10 Euro Release: 16. September.
Pros: Viele Wanzer - Teile und Waffen, Stimmige Story