MechWarrior: Tactical Command

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$3.99 -  - v.1.2.0 - Developer Website









  • Graphics and Sound – 5/5

  • Strategy - 4/5

  • Fun - 4/5

  • Re-playability - 3/5

  • Overall - 4/5



by Doggins

MechWarrior: Tactical Command from Personae Studios is a real-time strategy for the iOS platform.  It’s an exciting take on the classic mech style games.  Whereas many mech genre games in the past gave a first-person point-of-view from the cockpit of your mech, this game offers a top-down perspective reminiscent of games from the Command & Conquer franchise.   You have the option to control and customize up to four mechs over three worlds and 21 missions which is derived from the lore of the BattleTech universe (which those of you that played MechCommander will be familiar with).  So don’t worry about running out of content too soon.  There’s plenty to be had!



As you progress through the game, you will be introduced to new mechs, meaner baddies and exciting new ways to obliterate the opposition.  Although you will not be able to upgrade your mech army immediately, later down the road you are given the option to upgrade your mechs exactly how you want within the Mech Lab.  One thing I really enjoyed within this game were the advanced tactics offered to really sway a difficult battle in your favor.  During some missions you have the option of some extra help such as an artillery barrage or an aircraft bombing from above.  By selecting an individual mech, you are able to access their unique abilities such as everyone’s favorite “headshot” focus for example.  Formation of your units also plays an integral feature within the game.  You’re going to have a bad day if you go rushing into a major battle and have the enemy surround you from all sides.  Play it safe and plan your strategy and tactics beforehand.

The audio and graphics within MechWarrior: Tactical Assault are quite good, but not perfect.  I felt there was more focus on the terrain and buildings than on the unit themselves.  This isn’t a huge drawback though as the gameplay more than makes up for it.  Throughout the game, I noticed more glitching than I would prefer.  When accessing advanced controls the command icons would sometimes not display or only partially display and could not be engaged.  The pathfinding also left room for improvement and I would sometimes find my units stuck on map features.  Overall though I found this to be a fun, involved game for the casual and hardcore gamer alike.



Pros

  • Entertaining and Fun

  • Customizable

  • Ability to strategize and control your units

  • Unique take on the Mech genre

  • Challenging


Cons

  • Glitchy (I encountered graphical glitches, invisible, dead enemies that kept attacking, etc)

  • Pathfinding could be better

  • Targeting was difficult at times

  • No checkpoints


2 comments :

  1. .99c not $9.99. Good find though I'm excited to play this!

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  2. Looks like they've had some pricing specials, that was the price at review.

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