Fans of the Robotech anime series
officially have something to smile about. The classic title is headed for next gen systems
(all of them). Robotech: Battlecry pits you, the virtuous shape-changing Veritech mecha,
against the evildoers of the invading Zentraedi armada. The prospect of an interactive
version of the anime classic should be enough to get most fans excited, but whats
even better is that so far its looking real good.
The cel-shaded graphics succeed
with their cartoon style; its smooth and colorful, vibrant. This look is
particularly appropriate for the Robotech license because it delivers the feel of the
anime series and effectively puts the gamer in an interactive episode. Whether youre
in robot form and slugging it out with baddies on the ground, or in jet form dog fighting
the enemies in the sky, everything looks good. The city on display at E3 was expansive and
detailed as the robo-jets zipped around, trying to save the day.
most notable is how appealing the game looks on its own meritsyou dont have to
be a lifelong fan, which Im not, to appreciate the look and feel of this arcade
action title. Robotech: Battlecry offers mission based game play and spans 35 different
levels. In all, it should deliver over twenty hours of play, which is pretty good for an
arcade action game.
Fans can officially start their Robotech countdown. Look for Robotech: Battlecry this
fall on PS2, X-box, and GCN.