Excerpt: Set on earth during the year 2112 (cue the Rush music here), FM3 puts you in charge of a variety of huge humanoid shaped robots or Wanzers. Each Mech/Wanzer can be equipped with a variety of weapons including flamethrowers, missiles, machineguns, and cannons.
Excerpt: Front Mission 3 's graphics engine is, unfortunately, relatively blocky and outdated, even compared to its predecessor, FM2 . The shadows are pretty laughable, and the camera jumps and shakes as if the person handling it was on a permanent caffeine high.
Excerpt: It has been some time since we first heard about Front Mission and being a huge mech fans, we always wanted to see it released here. Now that Square is bringing everything over to America, we've finally got our chance and we're happy as can be.
Pros: Loads of wanzers to mix and match, Learning skills adds depth to the game, 100 + missions to work through
Cons: Game is very linear, Character models are ugly, Graphics seem a little dated
Excerpt: I consider myself a strategy RPG fan, with games like Shining Force III and Vandal Hearts counted among my favorite games of all time. Front Mission 3 has been touted as a game that no strategy RPG fan should miss.
Excerpt: In the last decade, paperback novels, celluloid film and broadcast television in the United States have seen a major upsurge in material vaguely classified by media critics as "techno-thrillers." This was largely due to the writings of one man, Tom Clancy.
Conclusion: It can only be the more dynamic visuals that settled Square on using Front Mission 3 as a launch title for this type of game in Europe. Its much-praised elder, Final Fantasy Tactics, (released to date in Japan and America) doesn't boast huge mecha but does have a more engrossing system for character...
Excerpt: Rok 2112. Kazuki Takemura dziewiętnastoletni student wyższej szkoły technicznej znajdującej się na terenie OCU (Związek Państw Oceanicznych) dorabia jako testpilot nowych maszyn bojowych zwanych Wanzerami (wanzer - czyt. Mech).