Sunday, March 3, 2019


Woah, there's some dust and cobwebs on this page. I guess I should do a little housecleaning. Well, maybe later.

Today I wanted to talk about Battletech by publisher Harebrained Schemes.

I played this game a lot with my friends as a kid. I loved the idea of piloting giant robots across the battlefield, ripping the arms off of them, and beating them with it like a club. I loved the chess-like strategy, and the utter chaos when a plan goes wrong.

As with most of the games I played as a young teen, this game was introduced by my friend Damian's brother Brian, but after that my friends and I were hooked, and this became one of our regulars.

I saw this one on Steam, and have to admit I was excited by the nostalgia. But as with most things, nostalgia isn't what it used to be, so I delayed purchasing it. I've been burned too many times to go through that again.

My buddy Tony bought it and told me it's a lot like the board game, so I bit the bullet and bought it.

Things I like:

  • How similar it is to the tabletop game.
  • The weapon selection
  • Death from Above
  • The available mechs (and the expansion adds more)
  • Campaign mode (not just arena deathmatch. thank you)
  • career mode (yes! campaign style play, make your own story. thank you)
  • playing a match against my buddy was fun and reminded me of the tabletop

Things I would like different:

  • More multiplayer modes:
    • I would like it if your friends could play through career mode or the campaign together in a lance
    • I would like it if you could have more than one opponent in a match, or in teams.
    • I would like the option to do skirmishes against the computer in team matches, (i.e. Me and my buddy against two computer opponents)

Things I don't like:

  • It is seriously difficult to get a start in career mode. There's a good reason that you get a benefactor in the campaign. Mechs are expensive.

I guess that's it. I really enjoy this game as is, and would like more options to play with my friends as well.

So if you're an old fan of Battletech, or if you played the rpg Mechwarrior, or maybe even if you enjoy watching old indie movies like Robot Jox, give this a try.

Battletech by Harebrained Schemes Steam Link

Robot Jox
 1989 ‧ Cult film/Indie film ‧ 1h 25m

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