Not long ago I got an e-mail from a man named Geoff over at Modus Games offering to let me try out Override Mech City Brawl: Preview on PC on a sort of ambassador weekend. Some of you may remember me and https://twitter.com/SirFeliciano_ streaming it and having a blast. So when I had the chance to try it out on PS4 I jumped at the chance. So Geoff (Twitter) if you are reading this, thanks for the review code. Give him a follow over on Twitter. That being said, let us go bash his game a little bit.
I am going to do this review a bit differently. I actually don’t have many bad things to say about it so I want to get those out of the way first. First, there are some frame rate issues on rare occasions and almost exclusively during the 4 man brawls when a lot of things are going on at once. I also can into an odd glitch, on 2 separate occasions in the same match. A character named Pescado has a suplex move that when I used it managed to slam the other players through the map and they were unreachable for the remainder of the round. Tho I lost since the had more health than my team (we played 2v2) it was rather funny.
That is it. I am out of complaints. Both of which are easily patched out with an update. The pros outweigh all of that. See I was expecting a tossed together story in arcade mode, probably a silly tournament between robots. That isn’t what we got tho. The story itself while short tells the story of an alien/mutant attack that our mech pilots fight back against all over the world. As you do missions you can power up your mech of choice. (I suggest Setesh)
There are also mods and weapons to unlock in the story to unlock. All this to me really seemed to work as a training exercise for the real draw of the game. Online multiplayer. Here you have some options. There are 1v1 ranked matches, where yours truly gets his ass handed to him time and time again. There are also standard 1v1 matches that are basically the same as ranked but its more for fun, I have better luck here but not by much.
Last but not least, my pride and joy an favorite game mode. Brawl. This lets you have up to 4 people or some computer-controlled bots just go at it in a winner take all brawl, or simply have a team game. There is a lot of fun to be had here, in fact, most of my time playing has been spent here. You can even put multiple people in one mech with people controlling different parts of it.
With all that, you must be wonder how does the game look and sound? In short beautiful. The visuals of buildings going down and explosions going off, absolutely stunning. But here is the important part. This is the best controlling mech game I have ever played.
Now, why you are all here, should you buy this, or pass? It is quite simple if you like mech fighting games, this is a must buy. I don’t even like the genre to be honest for various reasons usually involving the way the game’s control, but this one is without a doubt the best I have played. 9/10. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.