Julkaistu 23. helmikuu.
Tower-defense with giant, upgradeable WW1-era mechs with a colorful cast of characters and a pulp flavored story filled with tons of alien weirdness. Best played with co-op.
This game can be so much fun. I mean, you have loot in the form of equipment that you can customize your chosen mech with. You can pick different types of frames, treads, and other gadgets like a "scrap magnet" to make gathering the game's currency that much easier and grind missions by repeating them to buy even crazier weapons when they become available.
You can lay down anti-aircraft guns, turrets, wield railguns, missile launchers, giant shotguns...there's lots of great action in this across plenty of maps. You can also unlock costumes for your pilot, extending its replayability if the weapon drops aren't enough. Want to wear a top hat while riding your mech into battle? Go on and do it then, good sir. The battle will wait for you. Overall, it's kind of like a mech-version of Crimson Skies (the PC version). Just with tower defense features.
Two reasons dogged my experience in playing this -- one is the scrap lag which is already well documented in the forums and other reviews by other users. Essentially, the longer you play the game, the more unstable it gets before it just becomes unplayable and you just have to force it closed. I can't count how many times that spoiled co-op with my friends, having to exit the game and then come back, sometimes more than a few times. Argh.
Two is its reliance on Windows Live. If you don't have the client, you'll need to install it. Apparently there was a plan to eventually remove it by Double Fine, but their hands were tied by Microsoft and that's apparently where the initiative died. The game is all but abandoned at this point.
It's pretty much why I'm sad in giving it a very marginal thumbs down. If it weren't for these two issues, I'd wholeheartedly build an army of steam powered mechs to preach this game to the masses because if you can live with a buggy game that will never be updated, there's some awesome fun tucked away behind these problems.
It's a bit like recommending milk that has turned into cheese in your referigerator. I guess it's edible, and if you strain enough of the cheese out, you might be able to enjoy your Fruit Loops just fine with what's left. Just be ready for when your stomach disagrees with you later. But wow. Those Fruit Loops sure were tasty.