Reviews and Problems with Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
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Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
2 September 2013
Summary: If you were alive in 2002, you may remember Steel Battalion for the original Xbox. To many gamer's dismay, it required a special giant $200 controller and a priceless amount of mental fortitude, making it one of the most unique games of last generation.
Excerpt: For those of us old enough to remember the first “next gen” console called the original Xbox, the name “Steel Battalion” is the stuff of lore. Nowadays you’ll see Street Fighter games release on occasion with special peripheral controllers, or you’ll see interesting props that extend the gameplay...
Excerpt: In one of my latest columns, I wrote about how frustrated I have been with the Kinect lately on my 360. At first I enjoyed having that sensor mounted onto my wall, and using it to control my Xbox 360 with just my voice.
X360 Kinect Review - 'Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor'
25 July 2012
Summary: Steel Battalion is a battle-mech simulator that lets you seat inside the cockpit of a mechanized VT (Vertical Tank) and enter into futuristic military warfare, where you pilot 20 different mechs in a multinational task force operation in an effort to overthrow the government.
Conclusion: Its important to think about those high points when looking at Steel Battalion . If you look at it as an action game, then it falls at almost every hurdle. Aiming is jerky and hard, and the controls are too complex to engage in fast-paced combat.
Excerpt: I think there is a lot of fixation nowadays with getting your console to be motion sensitive – too much, in fact. I am a controller kind of gamer and that’s the way I like it. I won’t, however, cast dispersions on motion sensor consoles and add-ons such as the Kinect for the Xbox.
Excerpt: Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor's story finds an Asian-backed United Nations in control of Europe and much of America. Using a combination of troops, air support, traditional tanks, and bipedal vehicles called vertical tanks (veets for short), the UN has pushed American forces back into Mexico.
Conclusion: Concept: Revive the mech combat series, swapping out its notoriously complicated controller for a Kinect-based interface
Graphics: The inside of your Vertical Tank looks great, and the game does a great job of selling their old-school physicality.