« Reply #60 … Author Topic: LRM Streak launchers... worth it? There are some differences if you are used to FPS or RTS games, this is a turn based game. This site is owned and operated by Rich Gallien. It was those rockin’, sockin’, shootin’ robots that helped make BattleTech, Harebrained Schemes’ turn-based strategy take on the venerable series of the same name, worth dipping into when it launched last April. The music is very good and changes with the action and setting, and there is nothing as satisfying as hearing the sound of the enemy battle mech’s center torso exploding. I’m a big fan of Harebrained Schemes’ BattleTech - as you might gather from my review - but there are certainly a few things that could be clearer about its different systems. One area of particular focus is space strategy games, there’s nothing better than building up a huge space empire! If you're on the fence but don't want to deal with possible problems I'd wait until they patch the game. I absolutely enjoy playing this game! BATTLETECH > General Discussions > Topic Details. It is set in a fictional universe with massive battle mechs piloted by Mech warriors but is it worth getting and playing? I have found myself to be very “keyboard challenged” when it comes to unit movement and combat and dislike using the keyboard for any of that kind of stuff, the more I can point and click with a mouse the better. Flashpoint missions 2. This site focuses on single player games and strategy games of all types, PC or tabletop. I'm just looking for something fun to play that will keep me engrossed and coming back for more. You have all the pre-made mechs available at the start and there are many pre-built lances for you to choose from too. But still, even with what I consider a lack of cut scenes, it does not affect the quality of the game play for me. The Flashpoint DLC was the first major expansion pack for Battletech. I've always liked board games like chess and PC games, especially space based strategy games, which lead to the creation of this site. I find it pretty fun, most engaging game I've played in a while. The following table lists the attributes a planet needs to have in order for the components to have a chance to spawn in the shop. BattleTech places heavy emphasis on combat and tactics and doesn’t focus too much on the economic aspect, completing missions is how you gain income. Combat is also pretty easy, just make sure you are facing the target (you normally can’t fire at enemies behind your back), select the target, turn off weapons that have a low probably of hitting the target (plus make sure the weapons you do want to use are turned on) and fire. BattleTech - The Board Game of Armored Combat » BattleTech Game Systems » ... Not specifically relevant to their battlefield value but still worth pointing out that mech jocks have to come out of that cockpit eventually. Although the game has some quirks and bugs that I … BattleTech is a turn-based strategy game with pausable real time movement between missions. Description. This site currently participates in the Amazon and Income School affiliate programs and may receive a commission from some of the affiliate links that are clicked on. It's like any game, If you like the game it's more than worth it. Stood Far Back When The Gravitas Was Handed Out; Major; Posts: 4163; Re: LRM Streak launchers... worth it? One of the main things in the game interface is the Leopard (Argo after the upgrade), which is where you’ll be in-between missions. It's a regular foot platoon, not mechanized infantry; it can make anti-'Mech attacks if it ever finds itself in a position to do so, even if it has to do so at the minimum anti-'Mech skill of 8 (which would only shave some 15% off the final total) and so should pay the BV for it. BattleTech is a solid tactics game, but I’m not convinced there’s enough to it to support the kind of long-tail engagement that expansions like Flashpoint assume it demands. After all, why invest all that time in strategizing and learning the details of a game if I’m not going to like it? This is somewhat faithful simulation of a tabletop system, complete with dice rolls for many game aspects, and with a deep story (which you can ignore if you just want to tool around as mercs). Enemy waves spawn extremely quickly, and the odds are such that you'll almost always want to take one of the original contract types instead. When I get a new game like BattleTech I tend to just dive head first into it and see what it’s got, and that’s exactly what I did with this game. But this is BattleTech, in fairness. Speaking of collateral damage, BattleTech gets a lot harder when the missiles and lasers don’t just evaporate when they miss their intended target. New methods of destruction await as eight devastating weapons systems are now available to wreak havoc like never before. For all that it stars 100-ton mechs knocking seven bells out of each other, it avoids flash and verve and, frankly, most of the colour spectrum. Battletech is a game that selfishly takes its time to be meticulous in every respect, and pushing through the density and idiosyncrasies of its many, slow-moving parts … © Valve Corporation. I would buy this one again. BattleTech places heavy emphasis on combat and tactics and doesn’t focus too much on the economic aspect, completing missions is how you gain income. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); You can also learn more about Income School at this page on my website. You get an upgraded ship early in the game which allows for more options. Need better hardware? One of the neat things is the ability to expand the Mech Bays so you can field more mechs. Charging headfirst into battle without any tactical plan leaves you with badly damaged Mechs and either injured or dead pilots (I lost two in the short time I played my first campaign). BattleTech has a good story background and an interesting campaign. Characters in the campaign are believable and add a lot to the game. Battletech: Heavy Metal DLC adds a few new mechs and strange weapons to the game, but the free 1.8 update is what brings the cool stuff. By choosing a custom campaign you can skip the prologue and tutorial and alter other aspects of the campaign, like enemy force strength, how much salvage you get per mission, and make salvaging rare items like weapons impossible. « previous next » Print; Pages: 1 2 [3] All Go Down. If you like a lot of action and combat that’s similar in a lot of ways to Xcom, it’s worth it. BattleTech - The Board Game of Armored Combat » BattleTech Game Systems » ... An extra few points isn't worth double tonnage, to me. I'm a huge Battletech fan and out of the entire franchise the Mech Commander series is my favorite. BattleTech Collectible Card Game was designed by Richard Garfield, the designer of Magic: The Gathering; both games use a similar style of gameplay and card distribution.It was produced from November 1996 through 2001, and features BattleMechs, characters, and technology from the original BattleTech board game, with new artwork done by various artists. Any of these can be customized as well. Sometimes, when you’re between missions, random events pop up which must be handled. BATTLETECH. If you like a lot of action and combat that’s similar in a lot of ways to Xcom, it’s worth it. Both go on sale Jan. 23. flashpoint only adds 2 new mechs and a biome. Hovering over one of the main menu items brings up a sub menu, although navigating to a sub menu can be a little tricky from time-to-time. Graphics are detailed and well-drawn. The BattleTech game is very user friendly in this respect. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. Featuring more than 500 mechs, dozens of new weapon … Its 100% worth my money, and more. Ok so i lucked out and headshot an Orion pretty early in the game, and let me tell you, this is my favourite mech by far, and it has been the consistently hardest damage dealer throughout the campaign, but it's come to a point where everyone has assault mechs with weapons that can get through its armour on one hit, so it's starting to become obsolete so i'm looking for an upgrade for it. The BattleTech board game simulates combat between various military vehicles in the thirty-first century. The game play is interesting (although I think it has a slow start before getting into any real action) and after a while hours began slipping away without me noticing, making this game a worthwhile investment for me. One genuinely nice feature about this game is that once the campaign is over you can still travel the universe, take on new contracts, and blow up enemy mechs for as long as you want to. It's definitely worth it, so long as you know what it is you are getting, in terms of game. Really awesome when you can choose from 18 battle ready mechs to deploy on the next mission. … That said, if all your going to do is play the Single player campaign, Flashpoint's, flashpoints don't start until after so … Definitely not a recipe for success but fun, especially if you’re a little sadistic and like having the home team obliterated every now and then. Fortunately, this game has an option to bypass most of that and the tutorial, which saves a lot of repetition if you’ve played the game before. Of course, depending on how you handle it determines how much it will affect your lance. One of the keys to the game is successfully completing missions without taking much damage. All in all battletech looks like a solid enough game but for me personally it looks like a missed opportunity. The skirmish mode is a big plus for replay value. Is this worth it? Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts. Beefing up front armor as much as possible is a must since that’s where you usually get pummeled the most by enemy attacks. … The user interface is easy to learn and use. Yes, but there are some technical issues that need to be worked out. So is Heavy Metal worth it? During the campaign your Lance undertakes contracts. So naturally Battletech would be a great game for me. Everything suggests that UW as well. Just on vanilla alone I spent at least 100 hours playing, and beyond that I … If you’re looking to conquer the galaxy and set up a galactic empire then this game is not for you. The arena you’re fighting in greatly affects that as well, such as a hot climate making your mechs heat up faster, which limits how often you can use heat-generating weapons. Well in your experience, what are the negatives, and do they outweigh the positives? Steeped in the feudal political intrigue of the BattleTech universe, the game will feature an open-ended Mercenaries-style campaign that blends RPG, … Here's the content overview in short terms: 1. I took the default settings and default Mechwarriors and started playing without really worrying about any kind of tactics or strategy. This game definitely captured my imagination. Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a turn-based game that emphasizes combat as you try to uncover the secrets of the long dead Star Union. Despite an occasional long load time for missions, it’s very enjoyable. link to Age Of Wonders: Planetfall Economy How To Grow and Thrive, link to Age of Wonders: Planetfall Combat Tips. Hatchetman, Crab, and Cyclops mechs 3. If it grabs my interest, then I know I’m going to really like it. There’s an inherent mutedness to Flashpoint, from the easily-forgotten name onwards. Most of the dialog is text based, which is okay, but since I’m a big fan of cut scenes, a little more of that would go a long way with me. Its main objective was twofold: to introduce a wide-spanning new feature, the Flashpoints, and to add a cool new biome, the tropics. the DLC is very good quality, and it does have enough for me in each to be an actual DLC package. On a sale, flashpoint 100% for sure. BattleTech is an old and iconic franchise that began on the tabletop, where it spurred the creation of video game series like MechWarrior and MechAssault with its … Gyros counteract the massive amounts of momentum generated from 'Mech engines and allow for precision maneuvering and recovery from stability-impacting attacks. BattleTech: Beginner Box is a steal at just $19.99, while BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat is a more full-fledged starter set at $59.99. Based on the videos I've watched, the cinematic camera is worse, the back and forth between whose turn it is looks excruciating to wait through, and the damage impacts don't feel 'meaty'. I like the maneuvering that you go through on the map to get a good shot at the enemy, while keeping in mind your heat buildup during combat. The shadow effects of the game give it that added dimension of realism. At least the Streak SRM gains range as well to offset the weight increase- I don't recall the LRM doing so, though I also didn't really pay attention to that detail during the tests. The ground shaking mechs and world of BattleTech have a long history; its roots firmly entrenched as a tabletop wargame back in the distant past of 1984. Some types of enemy reinforcements are bound to arrive so wiping out the first enemy lance you face as quickly as possible adds to the intensity and drama of the mission. Blowing massive Battle Mechs to smithereens while trying to minimize damage (and profit loss) to your mech lance is big fun. XCOM to Battletech - worth the buy? The king of the battlefield is the BattleMech, but a myriad of other military units bring additional fun to any game, from combat vehicles to infantry to aerospace units and more. #1 Itchies500 BattleTech Advanced 3062 (BTA) is a full overhaul for the game to enhance the tactical game experience with new systems, to minorly modify the strategic game experience, and to vastly deepen and detail the tactical game experience, including modified combat systems and new mech and weapon variety, as well as other features. I'm curious as to how many people here have bought battletech and how your experience compares to that of XCOM. Prior to executing a contract, you negotiate terms and can determine how much you get paid versus how much salvage you collect. BattleTech is a far denser game than XCOM, however, and as such the consequences of both success and failure are more interesting. All 'Mechs come equipped with a stock Gyro, which can be upgraded for improved performance. You can also get a snapshot of your finances and morale, plus the time line in the upper right corner tracks events that will occur, such as repairing a Mech. just like in X-com, one bad move can cost you a fortune, and battletech is no different, it seems to be a bit more lenient though, so far i've yet to lose a mech or a pilot, but i did have one of my main mechs out of commision for 30 days +, and that is bad, because each month you need to pay your mercenary co-pilots and pay off your loan. BattleTech Review. The WASD keys can also be used for movement. This game is fun. I think you're wrong on that count. From the reviews and lets plays it is clear that the campaign lack any real depth and is certainly not a product of love, at least not the love that a battletech game deserves. Once you’re satisfied with your mechs and lance you can start the skirmish. The economy consists of four things in this game, food,... Age of Wonders Planetfall is a hybrid between Civilization 6 and XCOM. the missions are more of the same, and the flashpoint themselves are just even more of the same missions with background info, there's however a multi-deployment mechanic where you need to have enough mechs and warriors to keep it going, you don't have time to rest and … Does you PC panic when you fire up that new game? All Discussions Screenshots Artwork Broadcasts Videos News Guides Reviews. Sound effects, like explosions, are great and well-timed. Of course, by using this approach I was bankrupt after the third mission, and when you go bankrupt, game over. All rights reserved. Both go on sale Jan. 23. This looks really interesting, and I love mech games, but I'm kinda turned off by all the negative reviews. The less damage your mechs take the better, so quick kills are a must. Action for the most part is smooth but there can be a little stutter at times, enough to be somewhat annoying but not enough to affect game play. Target Acquisition mission type 4. Movement is easy, just select a unit, click on one of the white dots that indicates where you can move, choose a facing direction, and click again. BattleTech - The Board Game of Armored Combat » BattleTech Game Systems » General BattleTech Discussion » LRM Streak launchers... worth it? I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it and updating it with new games! BattleTech: Urban Warfare will be released on on June 4, 2019 and is available for preorder at the SRP of $19.99 or as part of the BattleTech Season pass. (Read 4495 times) mbear. In most cases additional reputation can be gained as well. This DLC has a quite long series of Flashpoints, where you will meet two legendary characters drawn from BattleTech lore, plus a super-mech. BattleTech - The Board Game of Armored Combat » BattleTech Game Systems » ... My reply was that if it needs Clan technology to make it useful, it probably isn't worth those resources- put that Clan gear on Mechs that aren't terrible to make them better rather than make improvements to a dog. Age Of Wonders: Planetfall Economy How To Grow and Thrive. BattleTech's new expansion, ... because of how BattleTech's campaign punishes hubris so severely I've found that it's rarely worth the risk. The game is fun though so once the kinks are ironed out I wouldn't hesistate. Movement, aiming, and firing is point-and-click although you may have some problems seeing your possible movement points on a light-colored background like snow. Not a formula for success but it gives me an idea of the game difficulty, how it plays, game mechanics, etc. Mud … Mechs and Lances can both be customized prior to a skirmish. As you play the game it gets more rewarding. From the Leopoard screen you have access to all the little things you want to do to strengthen your lance, train your pilots, travel to other systems, and negotiate contracts. The pilot chatter adds to the realism, and the voice over the ship intercom is interesting and sometimes outright funny. On only the most lucrative missions can you afford to sustain major damage to your Lance, and possibly lose a pilot as well. Eight new ‘Mechs have been added to the world of BATTLETECH, including seven classic designs from the original board game along with a never-before-seen ‘Mech designed exclusively for this expansion. the negative reviews are due to performance issues, such as pushing your GPU to 100%, frame drops all over the place, and ofcourse saves that can magicaly dissapear when you play again later and magicaly appear after rebooting the game. It does cause a few more hitches as the dense landscape pushes the Unity engine hard, but it’s completely worth it. See myrecommended PCs, Laptops, Mice, Keyboards, Speakers and Monitors at these pages on my website. Thoroughly enjoying it, quality work as usual from HBS :). The AI is smart on a normal setting and provides a surprisingly good challenge for an average player like me. Español - Latinoamérica (Spanish - Latin America). 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