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Mechwarrior 3 vs Heavy Gear 2
 July 10th, 1999 by Michael "" Ahlf
 
The Final Verdict


Before I go into who won, let me make one thing clear: BOTH games are excellent games.  Heavy Gear 2 still needs work, but it was fun to play, and the storyline was its saving grace.  With that in mind, let's go back through the competitive points:

System Requirements: Mechwarrior 3 (It takes less to run full speed)

Graphics: Mechwarrior 3, barely

Gameplay: Mechwarrior 3, hands down.

Storyline: Mechwarrior 3

Overall Winner:  Mechwarrior 3 by Microprose
 
 
 

What does this mean?  It means that Mechwarrior 3 comes off better, and is available to more users.  With its graphical friendliness (being able to run at 640x480 in software mode on Pentium chipsets), smooth animations, weapon expansiveness,  an engine which makes the player make tough choices on items as well as fight well to keep options open on the best weaponry, and a storyline which draws the player in by being both pretty and relevant at the same time, there is no question that Mechwarrior 3 will appeal to more people. 

I wish both groups, Microprose and Activision, the best of luck in expanding and improving their engines: hopefully I will get to do this again when they release expansions to their games.  In the meantime, I would encourage players with the hardware to run Heavy Gear 2 well to buy BOTH games: the gameplay experiences are different, but each is fun and challenging nonetheless.

Thanks to all the people who emailed me, asking me to do this, and everyone who supports GU.  We love you all. :)
Thanks to Microprose and Activision for the great games they make.


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Heavy Gear 2 VS MechWarrior 3


Added:  Saturday, July 10, 1999
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf

Page: 5/5

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