Posted 17 December 2012 - 17:17
Played it for about an hour and a half so far, and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. Generally speaking, I'm not a huge fan of mech games, usually because I find them to be too slow moving for my tastes (and honestly, because I tend to suck at them). Hawken seems fun to me because the mechs actually have a decent amount of agility to them, especially once you factor in the dodging and dashing. Combat was pretty fun, though as spacer said, there is definitely an advantage for people with tricked out mechs. My level 7 trainee mech got slapped around by some of the higher-level guys, and it was clearly a function of their loadout more than their skill.
I'm going to play it some more over this next week, and I'll post back if my impressions change, but so far I'm definitely encouraged by this one. Hopefully this game gets a good community behind it, and hopefully the developers can support it with proper balancing and some new maps. I feel like the foundation of a great game is here, though. In fact, I feel confident enough in its future that I may actually buy an XP booster.
Oh, and I'm liberation07 on there. I'll add anybody and everybody, even if you're a crazy axe murderer.