Excerpt: Working Designs has been known to deliver great games that you can really sink your teeth into. As convention dictates, their first PS2 title, and latest publishing acquisition, Gungriffon Blaze, is a mech game with enough meat on it to choke a moose. Gaming vegetarians need not apply.
Excerpt: While Gungriffon Blaze probably won't win any awards for beauty, it's still a very pretty game. The landscapes are all rendered nicely, and I especially liked the look and feel of the Cape Canaveral mission. The way the sunlight glints off of the water in the Greece mission is very nice, too.
Excerpt: Published by: Working Designs Developed by: Game Arts Players 1 Memory Card 138KB Digital Control/Analog Control Vibration Function ESRB-Teen Da Introduction: The setting is a post apocalyptic future. The nations of the world are divided into different unstable factions, and chaos reigns.
Excerpt: When many gamers saw the first PlayStation 2 commercials touting the future fantasy-like exploits of the PS9, they lost it. It was the final straw. Those over-exaggerated commercials represented the culmination of hype and bravado that Sony had been brandishing for months prior to the release of the...
Excerpt: Impressions suggest that Working Designs did their best in translating, and adding new elements withing limited time period of the game's announcement and the official release. While there's isn't much to be giddy about in terms of extras or enhancements, Working Designs once again, succeeds with...
Excerpt: It's obvious that mech games are going to be through the roof in this new generation of console gaming. With the power of the PS2, developers will now be able to utilize the system's technology to create robots on how we would visualize them in our minds.
Conclusion: Other peculiars that deserve a mention in the presentation department are the understated, yet memorable soundtrack, and the inter-mech chatter of the various pilots in the field (which is apparently a faithful port from the Japanese version, despite being in English).
Excerpt: In Japan mech battle games are one of the biggest genres on console. Indeed, almost every game based on the idea of massive robots running around blowing each other up is usually met with high anticipation and impressive sales.