Hawken is a mech game that might come to the PS3 and Xbox360 but will be on the PC. The game is looking really good so far, so check out the in-game trailer.
This is one of the games that I'm keeping my eye on. Mech games are at quite high in my list of games I want to play but the offerings have been almost non-existent. There was another game in development (Lore: Aftermath) but that seems to be vaporware. Same can be said about a new MW.
Hawken looks absolutely gorgeous and if the gameplay lives up to the graphics then this will be a game I will spend allot of time on. Bloody hell just thinking about Mech games makes me want to fire up good ol' MW3. I sure as hell hope this game will take the spot that MW3 has held for me as the best Mech game around...
Here's the other trailer from the 9th of march:
I'm honestly impressed by how the game looks so far !
This will be an amazing game for me if you can do some of the following:
- Mech customization (obviously)
- They build an amazing urban landscape, so it would be great to be able to go and hide almost anywhere
- Night time battles
- Depending on the size of the mechs, going in buildings for ambushes
- Ability to power down and stay hidden
- More sniping abilities. In this environment this is a snipers paradise 🙂
Customization is everything. This is the same as in an RPG where you're always looking for the best fit for your playstyle. I think I've spent almost as much time outfitting my Mech as I did piloting it, in both MW3 and Heavy Gear 2 (this is my second favorite Mech Game). From what I can tell from the vids, this is very present in Hawken. I've spotted quite a bit of different loadouts on the same type of Mech.
As for the style they are going for, I'm happy. The arena shown in both vids has multiple heightlayers, a shitload of ambush/hiding/sniping places and the city looks nicely rundown without it looking to gritty.
As for nighttime combat, I actually hope they don't do it, because then they have to include Nightvision, which in effect just makes you play the game through a green colorfilter. (or whatever color they use). Totally agree on the power-down/staying hidden part. Although I did hate camper sin CS 😕
Damn I wish this game was finished already. This game has second place in my "games I'm waiting for" list. First place still being Path of Exile
What ever happened to the mech warrior game.
Shame about that it was looking pretty good.
There's a couple of new vid's on Gametrailers.com where the dev's explain quite a bit about Hawken. They talk about customization, weapons, mech, maps and allot more.
[gametrailers] http://www.gametrailers.com/video/design-goals-hawken/714433 [/gametrailers]
[gametrailers] http://www.gametrailers.com/video/design-goals-hawken/714431 [/gametrailers]
Hawken's new Desert Map
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I have to say the destroyed city looks Hawken has are really well done. It would be so nice to get a single player version of this game.
Latest Hawken teaser trailer.
Haven't gotten around to trying this one yet, but now since its on Steam I might. Here is the official release trailer, a lot more environments than what was previously shown.
i wonder how similar it is to what was shown in 2011? Or if a completely different game. Long dev time! Looks good!