Hands-on with Walking War Robots, where World of Tanks meets MechWarrior

By , on October 22, 2014

If that headline made you do a double-take, then prepare thyself: Walking War Robots is currently the closest thing to a modern MechWarrior action game for your mobile.

The engine powering the game is impressive, even if some of the UI elements are a bit old hat, and the feeling of being part of a squad taking on another team is palpable.

This one could break big, so educate yourself now.

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TerpentineCat 4 years, 8 months ago

This used to be a fun game with decent iap-prices and a lot of potential. However, since the 0.6.1 update the developers have jacked up the cost of everything.

In earlier versions, one was able to purchase guarantee-repairs for each robot with in-game gold, which was also offered in the in-game store. While the robot was under guarantee, there would be no repair costs and the player could use the cash gained from battles to upgrade weapons and mechs. This guarantee also came at a fair price and one didn’t mind spending money for a month worth of this convenience, as it enabled you to play countless hours with your friends.

With this update, guarantee-repair got substituted by a premium account that does not deserve its name, since it hands you considerably less. For €9 you get a 50% increase in silver per battle, which is not enough to offset the abolished guarantee and in no way enables you to repair only one fully upgraded robot. If you damaged three robots in one game, you are either forced to convert your gold bullion into silver, at unfavorable exchange rates, or you’ll have to wait long hours for your robots to be repaired. Off course, this means that playing with your friends is out of the question, because almost everybody will have varying repair times.

Unfortunately, yet another game ruined by greedy developers!

It is a shame, because game mechanics here are fun and graphics are top notch in this game. You see wonderful special effects of flying missiles and exploding shells. Each weapon has a distinct loading animation and sound, where a lot of attention to detail was given. Also, there are not many mech-games around and this is the most realistic one. Nevertheless, the recent update has turned this game into a scrupulous money grab!

Cheka 4 years, 8 months ago

No, slow mechs aren't acceptable in modern games.

Armored Core (which you mentioned), Hawken, and Gundam Versus all have boost systems and quick dashes, without compromising the weightiness of their machines.

It's the fast-paced, vertical gameplay that makes mech stand out as a shooter genre.

TheAspieFox 4 years, 8 months ago

Seems rather interesting.