'BattleTech' Brings 'MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries' into a Post-'XCOM' World


#1

Reinventing an Ameritrash board gaming classic, sans all the trash.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/battletech-brings-mechwarrior-2-mercenaries-into-a-post-xcom-world

#2

I am beginning to feel a serious amount of hype for this game after some recent coverage on RPS and PCGamer. I played the Kickstarter backer beta a few times then decided to uninstall and wait for the full game. Now that the beta is no longer available I am jonesing to get my Mech Lance Mercenary Squad up and running.

Anyone else in the waypoint community interested in this game?


#3

SUPER excited, unsurprisingly. Mecha Mondays is going to go deeeep into this game, I can already feel it.


#4

I am looking forward to this one. I was a teenager during “peak-mech” popularity (nostalgia factor), and looking back, the idiosyncratic MechCommander was probably my favourite game version of the mech thing, so I’m very open to Mechs + XCCOM as an idea. I really dug the Harebrained Shadowrun games, so now I really can’t wait to get my hands on the Harebrained version. They kickstarted this after I burnt out on the whole kickstarter thing, and now I’m a little sad I didn’t contribute.


#5

I’m guessing it’s just a typo, but I enjoyed the phrase “song-winded passages of flavor text”. I imagine it refers to information dumps in the style of epic saga poems.


#6

Looking forward to those Mecha Monday streams.

I remember trying to get Battletech: The Crescent Hawks revenge up and running on my family PC when I was too young to even have any idea what DOS was all about.

I got XBOX LIve specifically to play Mech Assault back in 2002. So many fond mecha-memories.


#7

I never bought in to kickstarter in its glory days so when I saw this one pop up I backed it right away. So far I am very happy with that decision.


#8

Thinking about this game makes my teeth itch. Then again, any mention of Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries makes my teeth itch.

Also: I never thought I’d hear anyone else mention Crescent Hawks Revenge like, ever? I don’t think I ever beat that opening mission. One of these days I should dig out those old DOS games and see how they’ve aged.


#9

But where will you find a 386 to run it?!!?!?!?

I want to frame some of my old 3.5" diskettes.

Diskettes. I just like saying that word.

Diskettes.


#10

I have a surprising amount of old, old PCs in working order available to me. I just need to dig them out of storage/retrieve them from relatives’ houses.

Sadly, the one thing I do NOT have is anything that will play Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries reliably without having to jump through a thousand hoops to get it running.