Summary: Many are drawn to mech/giant robot games for options, customization, etc. The first Mechassault didn't have this, but managed to save itself by allowing each person to pick their own machine, to suit their own style of play. There were some balance issues, which the developers of this NEW game decided to handle in the worst way possible - removing ALL choice. When a battle starts, you are not in a mech at all, and have to find a vehicle and hope it suits your style.
Summary: First off I should say that I was a die hard fan of the Mechwarrior Games on the PC so I thought I might try out MechAssault on the X-Box. What followed was honestly one of the most disappointing experiences in my life. This game has little or nothing to do with the Mechwarrior universe. The most glaring proof of this is that of all the good guys you seem to be the only one who actually had a mech.