While it's gratifying to leave enemies in a smoldering heap, the game might be hit or miss for those unfamiliar with the game mechanics, plus there are some other random issues, too. On one hand, hopping, flying, and running your ACs through destructible urban environments is a blast. You can soar from rooftop to rooftop, deploy drones that detect enemies, and use thermal, kinetic, and chemical weapons to inflict damage. When you're victorious, you'll get paid money, minus repair costs, which can be used to acquire more parts. The game supports two teams of up to five players each or players can hop into a single-player story and play through the missions cooperatively in a few different ways.
But solo missions can be easy and repetitive, plus the menus can be difficult to navigate, the story somewhat incomprehensible, and the maps could've been more exciting to fight through. That said, the multiplayer experience is fun and frantic, be it the player-versus-player or team-versus-team "deathmatch" levels or the beefier "Conquest" mode where you must attack or defend territories, earn points per mission, and eventually, take on big bosses. Overall, the B-grade game should satisfy longtime fans of the franchise, though $60 for the disc might be a bit much for what you get. If you can, wait for it to drop in price or pick it up second hand, if you can.