- Aug 5, 2016
I hate asking or mentioning my concerns especially when it’s about something I care about very much. You know how it is with some people. You ask them about their god or maybe question it’s existence and they feel offended when all I was doing was seeking for answers. Having said that I want to assure you it is not my intention to offend anyone or make anyone feel bad. But, I have to ask since no one has ever given me a straight answer yet. To be honest I don’t think anyone has the same idea of what this game is going to be about and I don’t mean the lore. I mean about the mech gameplay. Some people say it’s going to be a full on mech game like MechWarrior or something like that. But, some people say you can get out and do other things. Some say you can’t go to battle without the mech? I’m going to be straight forward and tell you what I would hope it would be. Anyone remember the HKM ability of firefall? How you would only get to use it a few times. It was awesome. I think what made it cool was how powerful and limited it was. So you would really have to make decision about when to use it. That’s the same way a mech works into the gameplay of Titanfall for example. You don’t always have it. But, when you earn it, it is an amazing moment. That’s how I thought this game was going to be like and I’m getting the feeling it’s not. So I’m talking about it to maybe change the developers mind a bit since the game is far from being done. I don’t want to lose the human side of the gameplay we had in firefall. Yes I know this is game is different and I want that. But, I want to see humans fight with not only mechs but with power armors like in firefall. Planetside 2 for example, you can only use the Max when you earn the amount of points needed by fighting. Other wise you are back fighting as a human and that way you can appreciate the max. It’s all about the contrast of having it and not having it at all that helps you see how great that moment was. If this game is only a mech game I can honestly tell you that I don’t see a lot of people getting into it. Youngsters might like it. Which is the only kind of consumers keeping need for speed, or mech games alive. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love mechs. It is one of the reason why I love battlefield 2142 and Enemy Territory Quake Wars so much. I like vehicles. But, I appreciate them more in games like GTA5, or any other game where the human is what’s important, not the vehicle. I see us worrying to much about the mech and not the characters, the humans. I’m very afraid that this game might be missing the formula that gave firefall the life and excitement that it had. Remember dancing on the tiki torch, doing emotes, changing your haircut and so on? I want that human side.