MechAssault 2 Lone Wolf brings us yet another game of fun robot driving. You get a wide range of robots, as well as a few types of gameplay.
The graphics are reather nice - from the large explosions to the lightning-zaps of your weapons. You stomp around, gathering up supplies, blowing up everything that is around you.
However, where the previous game trapped you in your robotic shell, now you can climb out and get into other vehicles and tanks. You can lay down bombs to take out your enemies. This might seem like a cool feature - but it usually ends up with your frail human skeleton being squashed like a bug.
You can go online for traditional deathmatch battle, as well as a team MMORPG type of environment where you can go for more long term goals.
I have mixed emotions about the "expansion" from traditional mech gameplay. I understand that they're trying to give people more options, but the game really is quite unforgiving to you when you're out of your metal shell.
Luckily, they don't make you do that TOO often, and if you can just grit and bear it through those parts, the rest of the game really does reward with a lot of destructions and stamping around through a variety of landscapes.
Still, I would really love for MechAssault 3 to focus more on the large mech battles, and perhaps just provide a stronger plot line, better voice acting, and a truly immersive mech world. That would be my Mech Dream.
Buy Mech Assault 2 from Amazon.com