Conclusion: Front Mission Evolved can sit well with mech game fans especially with its multiplayer. However as a third-person action shooter not very much stands out unless you quite enjoy boss battles with lots and lots of strafing, reloading, repairing and firing volley after volley of missiles, rockets and bullets.
Summary: The game has decent third person controls, but left out key upgrades that have improved the genre, such as cover or effective use of partners. Plus, most of the Wanzer customization has been done better by
. You can find a pretty standard shooter in
, but don’t look for anything great that will get your attention away from other games that are currently out.
Summary: Masking mediocrity by letting you blow up lots of stuff pretty much sums up Front Mission Evolved, a forgettable third-person shooter from Double Helix Games. The latest addition to the Front Mission family of tactical role-playing games may take this Japanese series in a new direction, but the old turn-based style of play has been replaced with an assembly-line shoot-'em-up that won't win the franchise many new fans.
Pros: Intense explosions and constant combat, Ranking system in multiplayer can keep you going a long time
Cons: One-note shooting action, Annoying, absurdly long boss battles
Summary: Front Mission Evolved brings the classic Front Mission franchise into an action-packed third-person shooter that gives players full control of a massive humanoid war machine—the wanzer. Players will battle through intense combat situations as they explore an immersive world in both the single player campaign and online multiplayer.