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Lets get a discussion of mecha games going. What are your favorites?
No.418825
Anonymous
>>418824
I don't even remember the last time I played a mecha game. I think Lost Planet was the last one. Unless you count RTS titles with mechas, in which case C&C3 KW has a bunch of them.
No.418826
Anonymous
>>418825
Hard to say with CnC. Its like asking if F.E.A.R. is a mech game. I'd at least say that Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander are mech games because of piloted robots being a focus.
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Its been awhile since I played a mecha game really, there really needs to be more of them on Steam.

Games I've got there and played include BATTLETECH and Hardcore Mecha.
No.418831
Anonymous
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>>418829
They actually added a couple of Gundam games, one for the Breaker series and one for G Generation, the only problem was the ones they chose are the shittiest examples from the whole runs.
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Chaos Sector / Chaos Galaxy are games obviously inspired by Super Robot Wars (though not quite the same kind of tactical experience).
Basically strategy games where you build up your forces of battleships and mechs to take over enemy planets.

The setting is very "space ancient Chinese empire which is on its last legs and needs to deal with rebels and invaders gnawing at the cracks", get to choose from various factions to play as.
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Been playing MASS Builder.
Its kind of shallow in its action gameplay but the mech designing gimmick is fun.
No.419179
Anonymous
Panzer Paladin is a good retro platformer where you're a super fighting android piloting a giant robot armed with various destructible melee weapons you can break to cast spells.

In-game there's actually an editor that lets you design and stat out weapons pixel by pixel which then can be dropped by minibosses.

Also you can jump out of your mech to fight on foot with a laser-whip, its required for some sections where you use the whip to swing between hooks but it can also come into play when the robot gets taken out of action like in a boss fight, possible to continue on foot and win.
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Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser
Side-scrolling shooter game.
No.419461
Anonymous
>>418825
This isn't out yet but its mecha and something I've got my eye on, mite b gud?
https://zechatactics.com/newsletter/
No.419608
Anonymous
Replies:>>419613
>>418824
What kind of games do people like best in the mecha genre?
Straight up action shooter/slashers?
Tactical games? Or wider strategy games where giant robots are the preferred weapon?
Rpgs? Simulations?

Do people like games where it features both the mech you pilot and your character getting out of their machine to do stuff on foot?
No.419613
Anonymous
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>>419608
The ability to tower over and trample enemy soldiers and tanks and unleash untold devestation with shoulder or arm mounted rocket launchers, destroying numerous enemy troops with just one shot. The feeling of power, basically.
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Metal Fatigue is a pretty good mech-focused RTS. The gimmick of being able to individually redesign your Combots with limbs you tear off your enemies was fun.
No.419704
Anonymous
>>419613
So would you get the same thrill from playing as any old giant monster?
Or does the giant robot aesthetic specifically make things work for you.
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No.420122
Anonymous
https://www.gematsu.com/2021/05/kadokawa-games-announces-new-age-space-opera-strategy-rpg-relayer

Possibility of being something to look on with interest? Can only hope.
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Unusual upcoming mech related game. Like the use of black and white.
Wolfstride - Official Gameplay Trailer | Summer of Gaming 2021youtube thumb

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1331210/Wolfstride/
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Fist of Mars might just be a SRW-knockoff set in the Zone of the Enders universe where you can defuse most of the difficulty by setting attacking and dodging to manual instead of automatic but I loved it.

Was great seeing more love giving to LEVs in your team and having them actually be useful.
Love when the gruntier mechs are focued on in mecha series instead of just the 'gundams'.
No.420313
Anonymous
Replies:>>420314
>>420298
Shit, this might legitimately be getting a western release on Steam. Licensing issues be damned.

https://twitter.com/HD_Kirin/status/1415067288223371266
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People not more excited for SRW 30?
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>>420298
KAIJUFAGS PREPARE YOUR ANUS
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>>419127
You can do fun stuff with it indeed.
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>>420298
The original battleship/carrier for SRW30

>Dreistreiger

>Design: Kazutaka Miyatake

>The first ship of the Dreistreiger class of all-purpose battlecruisers. It combines the functions of an aircraft carrier, which carries a wide variety of manoeuvrable weapons, with those of a battleship, which is the centre of tactical operations. It is a very large trimaran (three-body ship) of 2 km in length, and its main engine is an over-technology large helical laser tandem compressed light quantum thermonuclear fusion reactor. It has launch gates for humanoid manoeuvre weapons in various parts of the ship, and in particular, behind the vertical super-robot launch gate in the upper centre of the ship, there is a huge hangar that can hold several large machines.

And its fucking gigantic.
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>>420332
>HUEG
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>>418824
This game is Rad.
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I'm always curious how many future games will be made for the super robot wars franchise, will Japan itself have to be destroyed utterly before it could be stopped?
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Speaking of the SRW franchise I'd say one of my favourite OG mech designs from it would be the SRX, hardly controversial to state but its a strong design. (second I'd probably say all the various Gespenst models, its an amazing-looking Grunt mech that still kicks ass, quite literally in certain respects)

What OGs do other people like from the series.
No.420431
Anonymous
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>>420109
Can't believe this got a Gurren Lagann DLC crossover.
No.420432
Anonymous
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>>420431
Nowhere near as weird as Scatman John getting an Ultraman crossover.
No.420478
Anonymous
This is kind of rare, the television ad for one of the crossover mecha games that wasn't the mainline Super Robot Wars
CM バンプレスト スーパーロボットスピリッツ (N64) [ Super Robot Spirits ]youtube thumb
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PV2 for SRW 30
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Some small things revealed, there's going to be a PV3 released and it feels like they might have held stuff back for it.
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Fanfiction can be some crazy shit.
No.420543
Anonymous
Replies:>>420544
>>420497
『スーパーロボット大戦30』DLC参戦作品PV | スパロボチャンネルyoutube thumb
They put out a trailer showing off the first wave of DLC units.
The Sakura Wars inclusion is a big surprise.
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From playing the demo people have said the male MC (Edge) of SRW30 is pretty much just Gintoki.
No.420577
Anonymous
>>420351
https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm39404868
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Combattler looks beefy as hell in the upcoming game.
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>>420580
No.420589
Anonymous
>>420298
The trophies for the game are now known.
Could be unwanted spoilers or could be a good way to try and gauge some of the upcoming content of the game, check it out if you want.

https://www.exophase.com/game/super-robot-wars-30-psn/trophies/
No.420617
Anonymous
Replies:>>420706
>>418824
Found out some surprising mecha gaming news, Grendizer is getting a videogame?

Teaser Goldorak / Goldrake / Grendizer Video Game | Microids & Endroadyoutube thumb
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>>420617
France fucking loves Grendizer (or Goldorak as they call it)
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The second DLC pack for SRW 30 is coming out on the the 24th.
But honestly the mechs included in it are pretty shit.

I'm way more excited about this guy being added as FLC instead.
No.420853
Anonymous
Replies:>>420854
>>420706
Ok, but WHY? I've had Goldorak figures as far back as 1990, and I didn't realize what it was until 18 years later.
No.420854
Anonymous
>>420853
Because it happened to be dubbed and broadcast in the country and alot of people saw it when they were younger?

Same thing happened with Voltes V and Daimos in the Philippines, though they got an additional boost when the tyrannical regime ruling the country banned them for enflaming rebellious thought with their plotlines which then ironically lead to them becoming symbols of resistance.
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>>419127
FIRE

ALL

MISSILES
No.420968
Anonymous
>>418824
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1561740/Kriegsfront_Tactics/

Not released yet but got me excited, seems something of a spiritual homage game to Front Mission.
Always love the option to customise your mechs.
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>>420968
>Front Mission
Speaking of-
>>418824
They are remaking the first Front Mission game which seems like something relevant to talk about for this topic.
Only ever played FM3 so can't really comment on how good the other games in the series are. Still it seems like some big news.
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>>419461
Lineup of robot designs from its development
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>>421067
Speaking of;
How do people feel about mechs with shields?
No.421233
Anonymous
>>420968
https://twitter.com/kriegsfront/status/1502819542975672322
Very "front mission". Even has quad-mechs.
No.421256
Anonymous
Was just browsing through the JRPG sale on Steam and came across this.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/824550/SD_GUNDAM_BATTLE_ALLIANCE/

Any idea if it'll be good?
Makes me think of the Dynasty Warriors Gundam games with them crossing over and it being action gameplay.
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>>418824
13 Sentinels is popular and justifiably so.
Though to be upfront its heavily a VN kind of game with the mech combat being a strategy game that takes place in segments where you are on defence against hordes of enemies.
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SUPER ROBOT WARS 30 - Suparobo Channelyoutube thumb
Announcement for the new content in SRW30 just dropped and its pretty major.
They even got all new original upgrades or variants to mechs from existing anime designed for it
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>>421480
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>>421480
>>421481
just about jizzed my pants on starting the stage that gets you horse riding dygenguar
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No.421612
Anonymous
This looks interesting, its an upcoming fantasy jrpg that reminds me of Chrono Trigger which also gives the party the ability to summon, move around and fight in mech armors.

Chained Echoes - Release Window Traileryoutube thumb

Dunno if people would say it is truly 'mecha' but seems worth bringing up.
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>>421440
Animu Visual Tower Defence Simulator Novel.
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>>420968
Its neat when mech settings in games flesh things out with different combat robot manufacturer companies, with their own quirks and gimmicks.

Which you then just chop up and use the parts to customise your own unique fighting robots.
No.421863
Anonymous
>>420182
Actually tried this one. The writing of the story is way too up its own ass and takes up so much of the playtime, the actual mech fighting competition matches don't last very long and mostly depend on having better parts or moves equipped.
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>>418831
There's a pretty good looking Gundam game coming to steam in the next few months.
Its a franchise crossover sort with action gameplay kind of like that Gundam Warriors.
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Enter the Breach is a good mecha-based puzzle game masquerading as a strategy game.

If you want more of that gameplay style there's a new game kind of like it called Kaiju Wars, being a similar premise where you need to hold off giant monsters from destroying a city during stages, but that one only has a single giant robot unit amongst the forces you control.
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This is a case where I actually loved the 'censored' version of a game much more than the original. Robot Soldiers are cooler than dudes in wife beaters.
No.422045
Anonymous
>>421966
Into the Breach is getting a free update (Advanced Edition) which is adding a bunch of new content like mechs, pilots, enemies etc
https://www.pcgamer.com/into-the-breach-is-getting-a-free-advanced-edition-expansion/
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Happy America Day.

Take a moment to go polish your constitutionally-protected robot suit of FREEDOM.
No.422203
Anonymous
Replies:>>422206
Why can the west not into Mecha games?
Even Mechwarrior is a franchise that came into existence by literally ripping off designs taken from anime shows.
No.422206
Anonymous
>>422203
>Even Mechwarrior is a franchise that came into existence by literally ripping off designs taken from anime shows.

You are going to be hard pressed coming up with non-anime-inspired mechas given that anime gave birth to the genre. I can't even think of any western original "giant robot" designs except maybe the AT-ST and AT-AT from Star Wars.
No.422208
Anonymous
>>422206
The Iron Giant? The tripods from War of the Worlds?
No.422456
Anonymous
>>421910
Trailer for SD Gundam Battle Alliance showing what some of the DLC will be.
SD GUNDAM BATTLE ALLIANCE - First Paid DLC & Free Demo Announcement Traileryoutube thumb
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>When you play Into the Breach as a beginner
Or maybe just when you play most mech games where you are supposed to be protecting a city, Robot Alchemic Drive was quite bad when it came to the collateral damage.
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Game called Volta-X is being removed from Steam on the 5th of August (only found out because I own it, must have bought it during some sale)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1282930/VoltaX/

Like usual for Steam games removed from the store you can still play if you purchased it beforehand, so if for whatever reason you wanted to buy the thing get to it in the next few days (not sure if also being removed from the Switch store)
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>>422736
>NICE!
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Wish they would make a new Gihren's Greed game.
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I just want to say I love the Leo mobile suit, I love it so much and wish it was playable in more Gundam videogames.

>>421910
Hopefully it will appear in this, and not just the base model but some of the variants too.
No.422888
Anonymous
Well, this is certainly something. And it has a mecha in it?

https://twitter.com/TuxedoPato/status/1560259972230811649
No.423053
Anonymous
>>422844
Seems most of the mook suits are just NPC enemies rather than ones you can get.
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>>422206
Its not 'inspired' in the case of BattleTech. It was taking specific designs from anime series 1-to-1.
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>>419461
https://twitter.com/jushiip/status/1563073865190109190
Has mech modification confirmed so I'm really excited, its one of my favourite things to do in giant robot games.
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Front Mission 1 and 2 are getting remakes released on the Switch mentioned in the Nintendo Direct.
But it also says there is a Front Mission 3 remake coming as well!
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>>420293
sad that the franchise is dead
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>>423290
Which route is better- Alisa or Emma?
No.423729
Anonymous
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Is Mechwarrior 5 any good? Have been noticing its on sale and will be until the 17th.

The game itself seems well reviewed but the DLC's reputation is notably more Mixed.
No.423795
Anonymous
>>423729
I guess it wasn't good enough to warrant a reply...
No.423838
Anonymous
https://twitter.com/kriegsfront/status/1584352955058180097
This is a really cool update from the Kriegsfront devs.

Seeing shots actually exist and threaten other units than the one you are aiming at directly, requiring them to evade, is interesting.
Unusually its just a graphic in strategy games that if it misses the thing you are shooting at will just become harmless.
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>>423930
Fuckin Sick
No.423940
Anonymous
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>>423937
looks like a badnik from a Sonic game.
No.423941
Anonymous
>>423940
Sonic would be fucked if he went up against the Tallgeesenik, Metal Sonic doesn't have shit on that beast.
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A giant robot/monster game called Dawn of the Monsters is getting a new fighter added to it, a Voltron-inspired giant robot.

Was decided by vote against some other concepts, just happy since it was the one I voted for personally.
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>>424068
(this was the other two options if anyones curious)