Conclusion: Is fighting waves of anime super-suited fighters something you want to spend hours doing? If it is, grab WarTech unapologetically and have some fun... it won't impress you, but it might entertain you. As for me... well, I can't believe I played the whole thing. Check out our other reviews at www.gamedebateclub.com!
Conclusion: Good fun but only for a couple of hours and then you’ll start to look elsewhere for your thrills, the nice graphics and audio are sadly wasted on a game that tries to cross two genres but fails to successfully nail either of them. The online modes and achievements are also not easy to get to grips with so I can’t really recommend this game for points either. A fun rental but no more than that.
Excerpt: WarTech: Senko no Ronde is exactly the kind of game that importers used to lord over domestic players back before importing was as common (or as obsolete) as it is today. It made non-importers like me crazy with envy when something with interesting robot designs, nice action-filled screenshots, and the promise of a unique game experience somehow didn't get brought stateside. I used to think US publishers were insanely out of touch with what would make a good game.
Excerpt: When game genres grow stale, developers sometimes combine them with another, effectively placing them on life support. Arcade shooters have fallen into this category for years now, and the latest effort at revitalizing the genre is WarTech: Senko no Ronde. Fusing fisticuffs and firepower, it's a throwback to the good ol’ days, but does it revitalize or euthanize?
Summary: WarTech Senko no Ronde thrusts the player into a distant future where humanity has colonized countless new galaxies and Earth has become a planet mined for its natural resources. A violent war has erupted as nations struggle for world domination.
Summary: WarTech: Senko no Ronde attempts to straddle the line between a shooter and a fighting game. You have a top-down view of the action and fire off a lot of big shots, as if it was some sort of scrolling shooter, but you're actually shooting at another similarly armed opponent. You're also given life meters and super attacks, as if it was a fighting game. The idea is an interesting one, but it doesn't come together in a very appealing way.
Pros: Interesting gameplay concepts
Cons: Extremely overpriced, lack of online competition, subtitled story impossible to read while playing