In the year 2171, the world is a changed place. The countries have merged into rival super nations called U.C.S. and O.C.U. The human race started a massive push into space by building orbital elevators to set up surveillance satellites to watch over their adversaries.
I just bought this game and I love it!
However the online multiplayer servers are rather dead, which is a bit sad, But I hope to try and change that.
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We're getting alive again, there is a guy called ''Kenshiro'' who is pulling new beginner players into the game. So they can level up, rank up until the balance is there. If anyone is willing to join, add Kenshiro or me for further instructions.
The War Hero level has is notorious for CTDs at random points specially on Nvidia hardware. The solutions posted on various sites did not work for me. These included not crouching, turning of V-sync and using Win 7 compatibility mode for the game.
I am a very huge Mecha fan and this game was pretty fun, the story mode so far is a delight, as I think cliche's can be very fun in such a genre which constantly uses certain tropes. The gameplay is pretty alright, may need to change some key bindings to fit your style, the customization is great as you unlock more and more things.
Overall, fun game, you should totally get it, then play multiplayer, then lose to me.
I'm an avid Front Mission fan and I knew before playing that this game was bad, but I had hope that it wasn't as bad as it was made out to be, but wow, just wow.
- The wanzers for all they're worth are really nicely rendered.
Bugs - Crashes, a lot. It's 2015 (at the time of the review) the game was created in 2010 and it still crashes because they didn't bother to fix its bugs forcing you to replay missions especially on foot sections.
Story - The story is bottom barrel garbage. It's like an extremely incoherent version of the worst Gundam story mixed with a poor interpretation of Front Mission: Gunhazard's story mixed with a heavily Americanised story akin to modern FPS at the time. Instead of crafting a compelling side story in the universe of Front Mission we've come to know, we get the "it's a reboot" trope with everything starting in New York like in the movies, I'll let that sink in. Nothing in it makes any sense and everything is about Dylan the MC.
Sound and Audio - The sound and audio are mediocre at best nothing stands out. The game's score has that Hollywood feel which you'll recognise from the start screen and is extremely generic and lacklustre. It doesn't have the inventive score capacity displayed in the prior entries.
Weapons - Wanzer weapons feel so underpowered, either that or the enemies are enormous bullet sponges.
Customisation - Customisation is garbage whether you're an old Front Mission fan or a newcomer. You earn money in levels to buy parts to customise your wanzer so it should be great and a saving grace right, wrong. Before buying parts you'd normally select the parts see how it looks on your wanzer then look at its stats against what's currently equipped. Well you can see the stats but you don't get a preview of the part all you get is a picture with poor resolution under the stats. So if you want to view it on you wanzer you'll have to waste money purchasing it and once you buy it there's no way to go back to your previously equipped part unless you repurchase it...I'll let that sink in as well. - You can now paint each part(limb) separately, it sounds nice until you realise how much of a hassle it is. Each part can be coloured differently via a colour picker however it's rather fiddly and doesn't remember colours when you want to recolour other parts so if you want to use the same shade of a colour throughout your wanzer good luck remembering and finding the colour.
AI - Why do you even have companion AI partners if they're going to be utterly useless? Your partners basically do nothing throughout the game. Sure they can shoot the enemies but what's the point if they do no damage and I mean no damage at all. Here's an example missiles do a decent amount of damage, 4 missiles can reduce basic enemy health by a 1/4 however when one of your partner fire their missiles full barrage of 4 the enemies take no damage...I kid you not. - Enemy AI is even worse than your partners, if there's a fire fight between you partners and enemies the enemy AI's aim is potato but once you get into the picture their aim go to pin-point laser assisted. Also they become affixed on you no matter what, disregarding your partners altogether.
On Foot Sections - The on foot sections are so generic, under developed and buggy I wonder as to why they were even included. When you dismount you're equipped with an assault rifle and a rocket launcher which can take down enemy wanzer with 4 shots Now you might be saying "4 shots that seems overpowered" and it is considering it takes 16 missiles while in wanzer to destroy basic enemy wanzer.
Out of place Wanzer Designs - The wanzer designs designed specifically for this game do not match the current long standing design the series has or is known for and come off as being out of place when compared. What you get is some more akin to concept sketch with unnecessary curves and skulls
You know you're in for a rough ride from the beginning cutscene where they pronounce wanzer as wanzer instead of vanzer. I tried to like it but it's a terrible game with or without the FM series applied biases. It brings nothing new to the table while poorly accomplishing everything which existed prior. Everything about this game is a let down, from the incoherent story, customisation, forced game sections, on foot sections, unlikeable characters. Square should've had more confidence in itself and released a turn-based tactics game with the improvements which FM5 made as that was the most perfect version. Can I recommend this game to long-time FM fans who may think that it's not that bad, no. Can I recommend this game to mech fans hoping for a new game to play, no.
The game file is ( GamePak1.dfu ) C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\front mission evolved\fm
If you want to start a new game from the beginning delete GamePak1.dfu . After you delete this file put the cd in and press reinstall game. Start the game,
As a huge mecha junky, I have a great time playing this game. It's fun, fast paced and has a decent story/characters. It has some flaws that you can get around (Except civillian missions because ♥♥♥♥ those.) I just wish there were more multiplayer servers. This has the opprotunity for a fun multiplayer expierience over the campagin, yet there's no one on. which is lame.
over all I give it a 7 out of 10 it falls short on a lot of things, but I enjoy it for the most part.
New game under development similar to Front Mission - Heavy Gear Assault
Hey guys, I found a mech game under development quite a whiles back that I recently realized was very similar in aesthetics and mech style to Front Mission. It's called Heavy Gear, and the game being produced is called Heavy Gear Assault. The team making ...