| Steel Battalion |
Publisher / Developer: Capcom
The reason why I called you here today, ladies and gentlemen, lies in my intention to tell you about one of the most unique platformers games. So, what is the purpose of pursuing Capcom, creating the Steel Battalion? Whether she wanted to shock the audience or to replenish the treasury of the industry? I think something, and another took place, because the project is characterized as an attempt to make an extremely realistic simulation of a fantastic subject.
The developers have provided a lot of weapons, and six of them you can take with you on the job. The choice is diverse: missiles, artillery, rifles and machine guns of various calibers. Your robot manipulators are available, and you therefore have the opportunity to zvezdanut anyone on the dome. Hands can also pick up small objects such as trucks. All of the above and many other features are presented as individual buttons. There's even a button activation janitors, cleaning the viewing window from adhering dirt!
When the resources of your erect locomotive rattletrap almost exhausted, and devices are trumpeting the impending explosion, there are two possible scenarios. First: The pilot catapulted (this is a separate button, covered with a protective cap), and survives. Thank God, if you can find money to buy a new tank. If not, we will have to pass the game again! The second option: the pilot dies, and the only save-file permanently erased. Cheat the system easy enough to copy the save to another memory card. But tell me, is this not a mockery?
Developer passion for realism is manifested in everything, including the schedule. The War Zone - is dirt, grim building, illuminated by the explosions, and the sky, covered with soot. In general, the picture is not inspiring, but in its own way beautiful. The most frank lack of graphics that objects loaded too late, as if popping out of nothing. In addition, to discern small but important details, it is desirable to have a large screen TV with.
Sitting in the tight cabin of the walking tanks, we have to rely heavily on hearing. The game supports Dolby Digital 5.1, therefore, spreading through the room dynamics, you together with your neighbors immerse yourself in the center of battles. Any weapon can be recognized by the sound, but as pleasing to the ears of the clank of metal steps of the Colossus! Interestingly, the music will sound inside the cabin after the acquisition of conventional receiver.
Whether you love giant robots like loves them Capcom? Far not everyone finds the courage to answer in the affirmative. From this we conclude that SB is not intended for mass audiences. The developers wanted to make a realistic simulator, and they made it. In recent years the craze for video games has become a fashion and status gamers began to lose its identity. Therefore, sometimes it's very nice to stumble on a product addressed exclusively to the hardcore players.After all, only he agrees to buy doroguschy controller, a table for him to back the memory card, a large TV and sound system DD 5.1. On the other hand, all this can be a long-term value for money, since Steel Battalion could turn into drama. Rumor has it that Capcom plans to release the online version of the game, but this will tell some other time ...