Reviews and Problems with Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament
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Realm of Gaming
15 January 2012
Excerpt: Don't let the cute graphics and mechs fool you, this game is as hardcore as Armored Core and Chrome Hounds. Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament is a PSP spinoff to Irem Software's PS2 title Steambot Chronicles.
Excerpt: Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament is one of those games without much precedent or fanfare that manages to look as good or better than some more highly touted products. Much of this starts with good design.
Excerpt: Ah, Irem, it’s good to see you again. Through my childhood, I could always count on the company to bring me crazy games like Kid Niki: Radical Ninja or proven classics such as Kung-Fu Master and R-Type .
Conclusion: I will continue to be optimistic for this franchise, but I get the feeling that it will forever remain an obscure entity that requires too much patience and insight on the part of the player in order to squeeze out any reward, even though the potential smacks you right in the face.
Conclusion: The rebirth of Steambot Chronicles on the PSP is a real great treat to both collectors and hardcore gamers. Steambot Chronicles has a certain charm to it that makes it the silent killer amongst the vast collection of role playing games on the PSP.
Excerpt: Most games are content to be lifeless. They sit quietly and passively in their cases on whatever shelf you’ve happened to grace with their presence, waiting for you to decide if and when you will play them.
Gamertell Review: Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament for PSP
1 July 2009
Excerpt: I missed out on Atlus and Irem’s original Steambot Chronicles for the PlayStation 2, something I’d always regretted since I’d heard it was quite interesting. So, when I heard that Atlus had picked up the PSP game Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament , I was quite pleased and excited about the...
Pros: Lots of great voice acting, tons of Trotmobile customization, lots of environmental detail, the main character has lots of dialogue options, Trotmobile battles and missions move quickly and are fun to accomplish. Lots of freedom. Single UMD multiplayer.
Cons: Tank-style controls can be a bit cumbersome initially. It’d be nice of the dialogue options had more of an effect on the actual story. A “save anywhere” or quicksave option would have been nice.