This was my first Mechwarrior game and only one at that, but it was very memorable. It had a unique storyline and you play as a merc for hire. The graphics aren't bad if you think about it, this game came out around the time of Duke Nukem 3D. The audio is great, a good soundtrack too. There are several campaign modes, you can play as a merc and forget about budgeting (easier) or as a merc commander and weigh your coffers (harder). There's a good selection of mechs to choose from, but early on in the campaigns you'll be limited to the weakest ones. There's no in-game saving mode, so if you screw up, even if all you have to do is reach your dropship, you have to start all over if you die...this earns it a more difficult rating. Some of the objectives aren't all that clear, and I found myself playing several missions over and over again in a process of trial and error. Overall however, a worthy game. While you're at it, google the subject online and you'll find that a Japanese diary company actually made a mech - no joke. There are clips of it in action online, it'll come in handy for their next imperialistic expansion.
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