Diehard Gamefan Flashback 12/28/2004: MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Review (Microsoft Xbox)

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Review: MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf (XB)


Platform: Microsoft Xbox
Category: Third Person Shooter
Developer: Day 1 Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Release: 12/29/04

Ya know. I really tried to steer clear of games like these. Games where (I was under the impression) you were just randomly shooting at whatever came across your screen with little rhyme or reason. It just seemed silly, shallow, and stupid. Kinda like old issues of the Down-Lo.

So when Microsoft sent us the sequel to their 2002 Xbox Live showcase, MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, I was SURE after my review I’d use the instruction manual as toilet tissue and utilize the spare game disc as my new cat litter liner. Oddly enough, this did not happen. Somewhere along the line I ended up actually liking the game. Apparently just because a game features tons of random violence and explosions doesn’t mean it’s devoid of all intelligence and or strategy. Pfft… who knew?

Let’s see why the last major Xbox release of the year is seriously worthy of your attention…

LET’S REVIEW

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