evil terrorists as the President of the United States
decked out in Mech Armor all across this great country
of ours? Sign me up!
the Otogi 2 engine to wonderful effect [destroy everything!],
From Software has managed to put together a fun shooter
that relies heavily on the satire of American politics;
this administration not withstanding.
in the near future we'll have a trigger happy President
who decides enough is enough and sets out to kick
ass with his own set of asskickers. Gotta love that.
Who is his arch nemesis? How about the Vice President
of the United States who went rogue? Gotta love that.
How about big battles in San Fran, Chicago, Grand
Canyon, and Hollywood to name a few? You gotta love
that too. So what's not to love? A few
things I'll get to in a moment.
Wolf Chaos is pure camp and even though it's an import
right now, most of the dialogue is in English making
it a breeze to play. I knew this beforehand otherwise
I wouldn't have bothered importing it. After hearing
the kockamamie story line I wanted to make sure I
received an "untouched" version of this
game in case it undergoes devestating changes to the
story due to stepping on certain political shoes.
I could totally see From Software switching the Vice
P for the Canadian Prime Minister. Actually that's
a better idea anyway and way funnier! As if Canada
would get off their asses to do anything about it!!
Have another Maple donut!
game is decently long. A first run through could take
you 10 - 12 hours but replay value is weak and I doubt
you'd want to revisit after you've blown everything
up in each level, but I've been very wrong before.
most impressed me about MWC was the absolute chaos
happening onscreen at one time. The Mech Suit President
Mike Wilson dons is straight out of the Transformers.
Wait till you see the firepower that pops out of his
shoulders. Truly awe inspiring and hilarious all at
once. Buildings are collapsing, rockets are flying,
explosions are um...exploding and smoke and fire envelop
the area and it's truly a site to see. If you loved
blowing up the environments in Mercenaries, you're
going to get your freak on when you dive into Metal
the game falls flat is in combo execution. Just like
Otogi, the gameplay rewards you for chaining massively
long combos together. Unfortunately these combos are
sometimes very unnecesarrily interrupted by The Operator,
the President's female secretary, who likes to dish
out advice. It's amazing how From Software could ignore
such a glaring execution problem in a final product.
Most of these interruptions take place after chaining
together a very long combo so all I can assume is
that the developers and testers wrongfully assumed
that most gamers wouldn't get the knack of it, because
it is hard to do. This MUST be changed if and when
the game is released in North America.
you can overlook that one glaring flaw, playing Metal
Wolf Chaos is a blast while it lasts. The city environments
look fantastic, the destruction of the architecture
is cathartic and the entire storyline is so strange
and oddly politically incorrect in these post 9/11
years (terrorists attacking New York in game) that
it's a wild ride anyway you slice it. Think Mercenaries
meets MechAssault and they have a menage a trois with
Otogi 2 while Metal Wolf Chaos looks on and you'll
be very darn close. Even if they don't fix the combo
problem, chances are you're going to enjoy this anyway
when it shows up.