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Override 2: Super Mech League

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Competitive yet bland online brawler has bloodless combat.

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Easy to play but thoroughly middling, this is essentially a three-dimensional knock-off of a Smash Bros. game populated with less interesting characters. Override 2: Super Mech League is quick to learn because the controls for each of the dozen-plus mechs are essentially the same, but deliver slightly different results based on each one's abilities. For example, pressing the same two buttons might make one mech spew a bunch of gumballs while commanding another to launch a barrage of missiles. This makes switching between characters fun and easy. That said, it also makes things feel a bit simplistic after a while, with differences between fighters feeling less substantial and more superficial. Mech design is also pretty boring, with few standing apart from the larger group in terms of look and personality. And the arenas, while pleasantly destructible, tend to suffer from annoying architecture issues that makes it difficult to smoothly traverse the environment.

The real problem, though, is simply that it's a very repetitive experience. Matches blend together, one after another, with little in the way of any sort of story to bind everything together. Sponsors provide secondary objectives -- grab this many opponents in the next 30 minutes, block this many attacks in the next 90 minutes -- but they're monotonous and tend to encourage players to play less strategically (and potentially lose) simply to satisfy their arbitrary conditions. Override 2: Super Mech League can deliver a bit of mindless entertainment for groups of friends, but it's best experienced in small doses to keep boredom from settling in.

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