Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Jump in your wanzer, front mission is getting some love.
Front mission is set in an alternate earth, where military hardware has advanced, and soldiers fight it out in "Wanzers," or Wanderung panzers. Wanzers are your basic ungam type piloted robot armor, with some having the option of tracked legs, or hover equipped legs.
In the game, you can choose to fight for the Oceania cooperative union(for beginners), or the united continental states( yes the U.S. has absorbed all of the Americas by this point) which is the advanced options. The game takes place on huffman island, which the two factions are figting a war over.
The series has been one of my favorites since I managed to find a copy of front mission 3 years ago, The system for combat is easy to learn, but intricate enough to maintain interest. I think that squaresoft did a wonderful job of creating an interesting world, one that sucks you in and makes you care about why you are fighting. I would say that the front mission series is actually squaresoft's best product, even after their merger with enix.
The only downside the game has is the parts menu when you go to upgrade your wanzers, after going far enough into the game, the list is long, and it will take a while to upgrade all of your wanzers. otherwise, I say that it is an excellent addition to your collection.