Have you ever wanted to jump into a really big robot. Shoot big guns. Stomp on things smaller than you...... Well you may just want to look at mechwarrior 4www.mektek.net
How many of you know that Mechwarrior 4 is free. How many of you have tried it?
Why am i writing this?
Well basically i stumbled across this not long ago. And quite frankly it is still a great game and it is being developed and supported by a loyal community. And well, its bloody good fun.
The bad bits..
Installation may be a pit finicky but the mektek installer will sort that out for you and patch you to latest version.
AVG and norton may show false positives.
Online connection can be a bit finicky but loads of fun when you get in there.
Single player campaign has a bug in it not letting you progress (a long way into campaign) this is being looked at.
The good bits.
Big stomping mechs with big guns.
New upgrade to game (mechpak 4) being worked on for release soon.
A new hi res patch has been released for better visuals.
Fun immersive game with both advanced and simple game play modes. (E.g. advanced radar, heat management, limited ammo etc.)
Jump jets - - - - ohhh how we like Jump jets.
Lots of different maps.
So why am i posting this. Well its a wonderful game dispite a few problematic issues and its being supported by a very dedicated team who have worked for years on this improving it. Its free (so the price is right). It is a hefty download though.
However, the cash pile to keep mektek and their servers running is drying up. So if you want to give it a go, get in and try it out before it goes, and if you like what you see and want to support their efforts, that would be greatly appreciated.
In any event, its a game that should try regardless especially for free. Even if you just turn up to say hi on their forums.