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Mechwarrior 3

Saturday, January 01, 2000 by Shamino

Overall: 5
Graphics: 5
Interface: 4
Multiplayer: 4
I remember back in the day when I had my little 486 and I was anticipating the release of MechWarrior 2. MW2 was definantly on my top 10 Best Games of All Time list if I ever really kept track of such things. I had two worries about the release MW3 though. One: Microsoft was taking over the project and Two: I thought it would just be another MW2 with accelerated graphics. Thankfully both of these worries were gone the second I loaded it up. The game is brilliant. The intro is awesome and the painstaking care for detail can be seen in every single screen and within the gameplay itself.


Graphics are brilliant. Mech animations are so real that you could almost believe this world exists. Played on my 333 Celeron with a Voodoo 3 and everything was perfect. Cranked up the game to 800 x 600 (not sure if the game is made to go higher) right off the bat and it performed flawlessly.


The mech is a little tricky to handle if you never played MW2. One thing you have to get used to is having the ability to rotate the torso of the mech independently of the legs. It makes for some great escapes when you're getting hammered though. Just swivel to the side and run circles around your enemy while you pound the crud outta them. Sounds of the weapons are all new and unique. The mech stomping around is pretty awesome if you have some bass to your sound system. Other than that I can't think of any more sounds in the game. heh.

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Your typical functions for this type of simulation are all available. Campaign mode is the best because of the great story it tells you. There is Instant Action, of course, and a great Training area that really runs you through the courses of how to use the Mech. Lots of voice instruction and even tells you what keys to press to do certain functions you will need for later in the game. Lastly, there is the Multiplayer funtion which I intend to get alot of use out of. ;) This is an awesome all around game. It tells a great story while delivering you high performance graphics with lots of details to take in. MW3 is like a good movie. You have to keep going back to it to see if you what you missed the first time you saw it. This game is definantly worth the trip to the store.

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