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.