Front Mission Evolved

Front Mission without the detailed mech — I mean WANZER — customization or the turn based stategery is just Armored Core. But dumbed down.

And, I mean, okay, they were not going to release a game that’s one-half spreadsheets, one-half CSPAN crossed with alphabet soup, and one-half mechs WANZERS plodding their way through turn-based tactical grids.

So, it was going to be this or it was going to be nothing. And the game has a few charming ideas, but eh. This is a Big Robots game from From Software. These guys know their game isn’t going to appeal to the mainstream. I can’t help but think they shouldn’t have just accepted that, embraced it, and gone for a real Front Mission experience.