I am so excited for this I can’t explain it. There are a few new games coming up that I’m hoping will renew my interest in gaming, one of them primarily being Modern Warfare 2. But when I saw this, I got more excited than I have about any other game recently.
My cousin Steve out in Oklahoma got me involved in the Battletech universe when I was probably 5 or 6 years old. He was into all the FASA games, and played the pencil-and-paper Battletech RPGs, and would call Evan and I to tell us about them. We started getting really interested in it, so he started mailing us the games. Somewhere in storage at my parents house, I have the entire Mechwarrior RPG game, with all the rule books, playing boards, plastic mech figurines…this stuff is probably worth some $ since FASA went the way of extinction. I’ve been meaning to dig it up the next time I go up there. (Not to mention the stacks of hundreds of Manga Corps cards and Star Trek card game I have from him, and an entire VHS bootleg library of the entire Robotech series!)
So when I was digging through Google Reader yesterday and came across news of the new Mechwarrior game, I was stoked! I still remember years ago watching the intro video to Mechwarrior 2 on my (ex) friends PC, and was blown away by how awesome the game was.
This really took me by storm. I remember after watching this, convincing my dad to take Evan and down to Virtual World in Costa Mesa (I think) where they had the full-pod battletech sims. It was awesome. There’s nothing like controlling a 2 story tall battle mech armed to the fuckin teeth with destruction!
But now, with a complete redesign of the Mechwarrior games (finally taken away from Microsoft Studios development thank god) we are going to be kickin ass and taking names! I can’t wait to saddle up in the cockpit of this Atlas and go to war:
I watched the teaser video from the new game on a post from io9 and it got my blood running again. God help my social life once this game comes out, cuz I swear to god I won’t be leaving my xbox/PC for a couple weeks!