I've been playing video games for a long time. In 1974 I first played "pong" with my roommate at a bar on University Ave. in Gainesville, Fl. Being an old "f" now, I don't much care about video games anymore, that is, until I read Jarhead's posts about PB on Groghead's computer gaming forum. I went for it, and so far this game is, to me, amazing. I'll try to give you a feel of the game with a description of the battle that I fought today:
I'm on about day 8 of the campaign, have four mechs rated from 2.5 to 3, and 4 pilots. My mobile base stumbled upon an "abandoned" research facility which is where this battle took place. Rated as "very hard" I nonetheless decided to deploy only my three highest rated mechs, a leader/scout, a brawler (shotgun & shield), and a sniper. We faced only two enemy mechs, but as it turned out, they were superior machines. Half way through the battle I had to withdraw my scout/leader because his weapons (& both arms) were blown off. The way that I was able to prevail points to the awesomeness of this game. I was able to use my brawler (after his shotty got destroyed) like a bowling ball, i.e. repeated melee attacks, which kept the opponent knocked down and unable to fight back. At the same time, I kept my sniper at optimum distance where he could pummel the enemy mech struggling to get back on its feet. This tactic took a few turns, but in the end I had completely destroyed one enemy mech, and the other was so crippled that the pilot was forced to eject as his mech limped down the street. I was even able to see this coming (via the games' ingenious prescience feature), so I just watched, no need to take another shot.
In my near 50 year video game playing history, this was a high point, simply outstanding.