Sunday, January 11, 2015

Let me Try - Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons (PC Game on Steam)

Another RTS... another half-backed product...this seems to be the way to go for this specific genre lately...

Let's get into it...

The graphics are decent considering the price and i would like to highlight the good physics the game has.
The sound does the job and i would even consider it above average considering it always sets the correct mood without ever annoying me or being in your face.
When it comes to controls... there is nothing special here... if you are familiar with RTS controls. They could have done some improvements in this area considering you can not send units out via the mini-map. Unfortunately the units are not always responsive when trying to issue a get to cover command for multiple squads.
The range indicator is off... it either shows the range incorrectly or the AI is not working properly.
Speaking of the AI... there is some work here to be done, you can see what i mean in my first impressions video, basically the units don't always want to do what you want to do.. for no good reason.
I can not speak of the AI as i didn't get deep into this tittle. Apparently there are some issues when it comes to unit balance according to comments/reviews on steam. Always do your research before making your mind-up about purchasing a product.

Now.. i will recommend because i don't think it's as bad as people say...but with two IF's : 
1) Wait for the dev to fix the issues the game has so far.
2) Wait for a decent steam discount... maybe at least a 30% off.
Other then that you can check out my first impressions video for a clearer view on the game