Excerpt: Well what can I say? I brought this game because of a demo which I say must show how good it is! You play a man who has been pulled into the army because of his driving skills. You get to drive the Battle Engine Aquila which is one of the coolest machines going...if they were real I'd want one! The Battle Engine works across ground and in the air so there are a lot of things to learn. Once you figure out the basics of how to move without taking off by mistake..
Summary: This is a great blaster Mech game. Graphics are pretty good, but not upto the Halo type standard. Loads of guns and stuff to unlock, only big moan is that if your an experienced gamer, there isn't a lot of challenge. I completed all the easy levels in two days (with very sore red eyes afterwards). Any levels you unlock are merely the easy levels with more bad guys, so not really a big insentive to go back and work at it again.
Summary: This title has appealed to me for a long time after having seen quite a lot of coverage in the X-Box related press. I seem to be one of the gamers that Microsoft has forgotten over the last 6 months or so, who being of more mature years is not prepared to spend £40 on a playstation port of a title aimed at the sub-teen market. This title, being X-Box specific promised a mix of shoot-em-up with a real element of strategy thrown in.
Summary: BEA isn't a bad game by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, graphically it's quite nice. You are basically set as an Aquila class fighting machine that looks like an insect(!) and fights like a Mech from Mechwarrior. The similarities with "Gun Metal" are profound, and it's as though you are playing Gun Metal only with better graphics one year on!
Summary: the mech genre is one of the hardest to get a game right, B.E.A has done that. Gorgeous graphics, solid gameplay and exciting split-screen action. The main solo missions are long and fulfilling, and with the amount of them there are, you're looking at one of the best games to grace the earth. However you cannot do the main game in co-op, which is dissapointing, so for that i remove one star.