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    dkirschner's Battletech (PC)

    [May 14, 2022 05:36:39 PM]
    I dug into this for a few days about 6 weeks ago, and haven't had time to play a damn thing since then. I immediately was attracted to Battletech's aesthetic because Harebrained Schemes' Shadowrun: Dragonfall had great art design, characters, and story. Battletech is similarly authentic to its universe, highly detailed. Thus I had high hopes for story and character development. Buuut, the draw here is definitely the mech combat, whereas combat in Shadowrun was the weak part. Buuut again, that doesn't mean that combat is strong in Battletech. After about 10 hours, the game is leaving no mark on me, not in story or gameplay. Even though I haven't been able to play games in the last 6 weeks, I haven't WANTED to play this. I finally did today, my first chance to spend a couple hours playing something in forever, and I was bored bored bored.

    There are well documented camera issues, complaints about the slow pace of combat, and various other things. These pretty much all bothered me to some degree, but I think the main thing is just being overwhelmed by so much information. There is a lot to learn. I tend not to mind this in settings in which I am highly literate (e.g., fantasy), but when it comes to military or mech type settings, I get exhausted learning what different types of guns, ammunition, mechs, tanks, and so on do. How is the MG194 different than the SMF837? Well, the MG194 uses G-02 rounds while the SMF837 uses BF-9x rounds, but only if it's the auto version; otherwise, use the JD-8b rounds for mid-range. My brain reads military weaponry speak as nonsense. I understand this is a personal problem, but I need to be sucked in to a game like this to do the work to make sense of it. Battletech didn't suck me in and didn't stick in my brain. And, knowing that the main campaign takes upwards of 50 hours, I'm tapping out now.

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    dkirschner's Battletech (PC)

    Current Status: Stopped playing - Got Bored

    GameLog started on: Tuesday 5 April, 2022

    GameLog closed on: Saturday 14 May, 2022

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Starts like an RPG. Excited! ------------- More strategy than RPG (opposite Shadowrun) and combat is slow; tedious; lots of info to learn.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstar

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