MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf
MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf - Xbox review
that has been added is awesome, when you blow up a building it collapses in an incredibly realistic way. This means you will be going around shooting down constructions just to see the effect your weaponry has on the environment. Lasers light up the sky, Raptors disappear and Javelin LAM launchers fly though the air, wreaking havoc on the evil Hand of Blake. The only negative point about the graphics would be to say the textures on some of the buildings are a bit rough and ready.
Sound-wise, there isn't much to say. There are no short comings in the audio department. The voice over acting is sometimes a little cheesy but beyond that the sounds of utter destruction resonate around the arenas perfectly.
Where this game really comes into its own is when played on-line. Up to 12 players get to battle for the Inner Sphere against live opponents from around the world via Xbox Live. You can strategize with teammates and devise the optimum tactics to search-and-destroy your online opponents which has an immense re-playability factor.
Conquest is the multiplayer “metagame” that infuses the normal online gameplay of “MechAssault 2” with persistent tracking of player information. “MechAssault 2” players log into Conquest and choose one of five Houses and the outcomes of battles determines how the affiliated house is doing in the Universal War of Conquest. Conquest players receive War Statistics, War Updates, a 3D Galaxy Map and message sending capabilities via a dedicated Conquest website. Day 1 Studios has the ability to modify Conquest gameplay elements to reflect feedback from the “MechAssault” community.
Overall, MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf isn't as ground breaking, in today's climate, as the original was in its day. This takes nothing away from the game itself, its game-play or the various enhancements that have been added to part 2. It is just that things move real quickly in the gaming world. If you are new to the series and like third person shooters then MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf is as good as any. It is fast, frantic and feels very fresh due to all the extras that have been added. If you are a huge fan of the original, I think you will be pleasantly surprised by this new installment, although, if you do not have Xbox Live connectivity then the offline game-play isn't really worth the outlay. Hire it first.