Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: MechWarrior 4: Vengeance is a fine game when it comes to graphics. The mechs have a gritty, worn-in look that I found much more appealing than the usual glistening steel that you see in this sort of game. In a world of dirty warfare, it’s unlikely that everything would look pristine. The BattleMechs themselves are wonderfully articulated, not to mention they move a hell of a lot faster than in any of the other MechWarrior games I played.
Excerpt: Publisher: Microsoft Developer: Minimum System Requirements: Pentium II 300 MHz or higher processor Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, or Microsoft Windows 2000 64 RAM 650 MB of available hard disk space for a typical installation, plus an additional 125 MB of available hard disk space for the Windows swap file 8x CD-ROM drive DirectX 8.0 or later (included on the compact disc) Sound card compatible with DirectX 8.0 or later with speakers or headphones for audio playback PCI...
Excerpt: Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance is the fourth installment in the famous Mechwarrior series. The epic story line of MechWarrior 4 is set in the rather extensive BattleTech universe, focusing this time on the power struggles within one of the powerful families of the Inner Sphere. In the game you play the role of a Mechwarrior who has lost his family and is of course, out to seek revenge for their deaths. It's really very good motivation to kill'em all isn't?
Conclusion: Voices commands work like a charm. Setup your weapon groups to activate upon whatever keyword you choose. I have tested pretty thoroughly and find less than a 1 second delay with a 15-command profile for Game Voice. There are several Mechwarrior 4 GV profiles created by club members in our profiles section , feel free to nab one or two for yourself. Then join us for a match sometime!
Excerpt: Ever have the desire to take command of a BattleMech? Never heard of a BattleMech? In either case you owe it to yourself to check out the latest installment of the MechWarrior line. Yep,this is a continuation of the games based on the FASA board/miniatures game called BattleTech. In case you were wondering a BattleMech is, roughly speaking, a 35 to 50 foot tall, 80 to 100 ton mobile suit of armor capable of speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour and with enough firepower...
Excerpt: I don't think any license has changed so many hands as MechWarrior has in recent years. The original MechWarrior was made by Activision, as was the second game along with all its derivatives and add-ons. The third MechWarrior title was made by Microprose and this fourth instalment was done by Microsoft. The first and third titles were quite enjoyable, even though I felt the second one dropped the ball, but this fourth one… is a whole new story.
Excerpt: This game should be a great game for both hard-core mecha fans, and newcomers to the genre. A combination of great graphics, a good background story, and pulse-pounding action look set to make MechWarrior 4: Vengeance a "must buy.