Summary: I bought the game at the reduced price and enjoyed playing mech combat. The rules set can get in the way of performing a load-out to your own specifications. That aside, the graphics and on-line game play are well done.
Good for Hardcore FM/Mech Fans and a rent or ignore for the rest
Thomas Race, Amazon
3 October 2010
Summary: I am personally an avid FM fan and had this pre-oredered for the Xbox 360 for quite a while, and as of this review I have completed the game on Normal and Hard, and I am a Staff Sergeant 2 in Multiplayer. Story/Characters/Cutscenes 2/5 The story (about 10 hours in length), though cliched, is truly weakened by how forced it feels--a little more exposition and well-placed dialogue explaining some of the under-lying themes/plot holes would have improved the otherwise...
Summary: Glitchy, after one patch the level "Percival" is unplayable. I loved Front Mission 3 and 4. This is more like Armored Core or even Robotech. I am all for evolution, but this game has lost it's identity by giving up it's strategy for pure action. Call me old school but a game shouldn't use every button unless it can be intuitive. Did I mention glitches? I rounded a corner in the level "Percival" and the ground and buildings disappear. Enemy silhouettes floating around.
Summary: My initial impression on this title is that of disappointment. The turn-based tactical/strategic part I enjoyed most about this series in the past is completely gone. This had once been the most differentiating and enjoyable part of the game and now the game largely feels like another "run-and-gun" shooter. If you are new to the series and don't mind- you may like this title.
Conclusion: I like mechas, anime like Gundam, etc. so I thought I would give this game a try. I was expecting flawed gameplay (and it wouldn't have mattered to me) but at least I was hoping to have a game with a strong storyline. Problem is, the story can be summed up in about 2 minutes and characters are absolutely not interesting. The gameplay is ok and you can customize your "wanzer" (mobile armor) to move quickly with low armor or the opposite.
Excerpt: SVILUPPATORE: Double helix games PUBLISHER: Square Enix DATA DI PUBBLICAZIONE: 8 ottobre 2010 IL GIOCO: Questo gioco,puo essere associato alla categoria degli sparatutto in terza persona,in quanto durante l'avventura si avrà la possibilità di scendere da ...
Pros: personalizzazione completa del wanzer
Cons: online,grafica,storia, moltissimi bug e rallentamenti