In this game you, a mercenary, take control of a large robot in a futuristic war against an opposing faction. This SCI-FI combat game takes a little while to get used to as there is a lot you need to do to survive combat.
You are a MERC. You fight SCORPION soldiers to stop them from obtaining the G-Nome to create a super soldier in order to wreak havoc in the galaxy. The introduction grips you with its opening sequence that emulates an incoming communication on a high-tech computer interface.
This interface can be accessed throughout the game to access various specs of enemy and friendly forces and equipment.
One of the greatest features of this game is the EJECT button. You can actually leave your robot to engage in combat on foot. Use caution when doing this however, you cannot stand up to a large force while out of your vehicle.
I first played this game in 1995. It came with a new computer, and at the time I was blown away by the graphics, which are not at all impressive by today’s standards. The story is also fairly weak. However, it does flow well.
Having been a novice PC Game player, I never finished this game, however I would like to play it again. The concept is very
attractive and it is one of those games that you will always remember, even years after you’ve finished playing.
This game reminds me of a PS2 game called Armored Core and its sequels (by AGETEC). In both games, you take control of large combat robots as an independent soldier-for-hire. Though the combat styles differ, there are many similarities. I strongly suggest that if you’ve played one of these games, you check out the other.
This can be a very addictive game. Pay close attention to your hotkeys and practice. Become proficient with your weapons before you get to later levels as the intensity will increase rapidly. Also, you should constantly review your tactics and adapt them to new situations. As soon as you think you're getting good, the game will throw a curve-ball and change things up, so remain felxible.
As always, the more you immerse yourself in the story, the better the game will seem and the more fun you will have with it. Have patience and enjoy!