1. Hiatus
2. RIP, Satoru Iwata
3. Let there be Robot Battles
4. Regarding pixel art!
5. 16-bit Star Wars
6. Goodbye, Spock.
7. James Randi Retires
8. More Star Wars on GOG
9. gives you DOS Games
10. Ralph Baer, RIP.
1. Quickie: Impressions June 2014
2. Quickie: Penny Arcade Episode 3
3. Quickie: The Amazing Spider-Man
4. Quickie: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
5. Quickie: Prototype 2
6. Quickie: Microsoft Kinect
7. Quickie: X-Men Destiny
8. Spider-Man: Edge of Time
9. Quickie: Transformers Dark of the Moon
10. Quickie: Borderlands GOTY
1. Musings 45: Penny Arcade and The Gripping Hand
2. Movie Review: Pacific Rim
3. Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph
4. Glide Wrapper Repository
5. Movie Review: Winnie The Pooh
6. Musings 44: PC Gaming? Maybe it's on Life Support
7. Video Games Live 2009
8. Movie Review: District 9
9. Musings: Stardock, DRM, and Gamers' Rights
10. Musings: How DRM Hurts PC Gaming
Main Menu

X-bit labs
The Tech Zone
Twin Galaxies


 Log in Problems?
 New User? Sign Up!

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.

<-Back to Storyline | Back to GU News


Heavy Gear 2 VS MechWarrior 3

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

Page: 5/5

Previous Previous (4/5)  1 2 3 4 5  

[ Back to Articles index ]

Home :: Share Your Story
Site contents copyright Glide Underground.
Want to syndicate our news? Hook in to our RSS Feed.