Front Mission Evolved Suiting Up For A Spring Launch
Turn-based strategy aficionados won't be too happy with the new direction, but it fits in well with a more mainstream audience.
Up until now, the Front Mission games have been turn-based strat/RPGs, playing like Final Fantasy Tactics, Tactics Ogre or Disgaea. But with Front Mission Evolved, Square-Enix has taken the series into the realm of the standard third-person shooter; it'll feature both real-time mech and human action. You should check out the new World of Tomorrow Trailer, as it features plenty of great gameplay footage from both human and mech perspectives. Now, according to GameSpot, we've learned that Evolved will launch for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC this spring. If you're willing, you will step into the able shoes of Dylan Ramsey, an engineer who sets out to pursue a terrorist organization. We're seeing fast-paced action that should spread across a variety of war-torn locales, which means it should be in direct competition with Lost Planet 2. Mech titles haven't fared as well in the US as they have in Japan and critics have often had problems with slow, clunky controls, but we have high hopes for this fresh Front Mission.
Fans of the franchise might not be too interested but Square-Enix is all about appealing to a wider demographic these days. Let's hope they get this one right.
Related Game(s): Front Mission Evolved
1/24/2010 9:27:38 PM John Shepard