Excerpt: If the story behind Robotech Battlecry sounds familiar, it is because it is based on the popular cartoon series that hit the US in the 80s. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the cartoon, the story goes something like this: When a mysterious spaceship crash lands on the Earth, scientists quickly begin to investigate its origin and technology. They discover that the ship belongs to a race known as the Zentraedi, a very aggressive race of alien giants. Guessing...
Excerpt: My love affair with Robotech is kept strictly with the remarkable animated series, and to a lesser extent, the books and Comico comics to jump off from the show. Sadly, videogames have never been the franchise’s strong suit, and more or less, that trend continues with Battlecry. A quick explanation of the Robotech phenomenon is in order for the uninformed.
Excerpt: TDK Mediactive has singlehandedly made Robotech fans very happy this fall. Their take on the franchise has been very successful. Robotech: Battlecry is stylish and fun to play. Unfortunately, this is a season swamped with giant robot games, and the biggest thing going for this one is the story. Robotech fans, check this out. Click!
Pros: ups: Robotech license.
Cons: downs: Thoroughly average in most respects; buggy sound.
Conclusion: should have some very fun sequences. Certainly the flying sequences are teriffic and exciting with some high-paced dogfights and nifty effects. Real big fans of the show will probably even enjoy the city levels, even though they get a bit old after a while. TDK will undoubtedly make more Robotech games in the future and if they expand on the successes of this one and work out the kinks they should be able to make some pretty great games.
Excerpt: The release of Robotech: Battlecry should have marked a momentous occasion for fans of the popular 1980s animated series of the same name. Not only is this 3D shooter the first licensed Robotech game (notwithstanding numerous Japanese games based on Macross , the source material for Robotech ), but it seemed that developer Vicious Cycle was doing everything possible to ensure that Battlecry was as authentic a re-creation of the classic sci-fi cartoon as possible.
Excerpt: Transformez-vous pour survivre Dévastée par la guerre Robotech, la terre lutte pour repousser les derniers envahisseurs Zentradiens. En tant que pilote de Fighter Varitech transformable, vous devez affronter l’ennemi au sol en mode Battloïd, dans des combats aériens en mode Gerwalk et dans...
Conclusion: Les fans de Robotech pardonneront peut-être à ce titre ses défauts flagrants en termes de plaisir de jeu, de rythme et d'intérêt, mais les autres seront très certainement déçus de voir que le soft de TDK Mediactive n'affiche pas une ambition à la hauteur de la réputation de la série. Un jeu sympathique pour les amateurs de mechas, mais pas réellement convaincant.