Producer: The Balance Inc
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, XBox One
Review Platform: PC
+More fun with friends
-Weak hit sense
-Destruction mechanics are not good
The Override: Mech City Brawl, developed by The Balance INC, uses huge robots. We turn places upside down by participating in “Mecha” wars in different cities all over the world. However, if you are expecting epic scenes similar to Power Rangers or Pacific Rim movies, let me warn you. Override: The Mech City Brawl is far from a large-scale production.
Override: Mech City Brawl Review
There are many modes in Override: Mech City Brawl which uses locations as Tokio, Egypt, San Francisco, and Mexico and other cities, countries. As well as single-player modes, there are 4-player co-operative game modes where 4 different people control some part of the robot individually. Local and online battle modes are available. There is also a story mode in which we try to save countries from the attack of giant creatures. Override: Mech City Brawl's gameplay mechanics are quite simple. Each robot we control has its own special moves. As we can use heavier robots that are more effective in close combat, we can use more agile robots which can move faster and use long-range weapons, or a mixture of these two species, which is neither too heavy nor too fast, can perform both long-range and close combat but damage less than the other two. The only thing that changes for each robot not just their looks but also their special abilities, their durability, their simple attacks. Each robot has a protection shield, and a special ability to use when its health is close to zero.
Override: Mech City Brawl is a not a big game. I mentioned that we turn places upside down as we fight with enemy creatures but it is not that glorious to be honest. The city designs are far behind the generation of graphics we have today, I think they could’ve been worked on the cities a bit more. The destruction dynamics resemble the collapse of decks literally. It's very difficult to see if a deck card or a house is being destructed. In terms of graphics, Override: Mech City Brawl looks like a game that is free to play. You can sense "unfinished job" in both animations and graphics.
Even if there is competitive online matches where we can make one-on-one matches, or 2-to-2 matches as a team, there are great difficulties in finding players. The pleasure of the game is undermined by the facts as weak hit sense, the camera angle being crazy sometimes.
Although you control a huge robot Mecha in Override: Mech City Brawl doesn't give you the feeling that you control a massive robot. You can even hard times seeing which movement the robot starts and which movement it performs because of the lack of animations. According to the PlayStation 4 controllers, R1 and L1 are left and right punches, R2 and L2 are left and right kicks. With the triangle, we can use our special power with the square, we can use our shield. Trying to control a single robot with your friends, everyone handling different limb, can increase the enjoyment of the game. However, it is hard to say that Override: Mech City Brawl is a game worth paying for. Considering the price/performance criteria, Override: Mech City Brawl is not a game that can be paid for. However, nowadays the game modes which allows us to play with our friends (referring to team mode which allows you and your friends to control each part of a robot) are now getting really less. Override: Mech City Brawl is a game that can be played with the local connection with friends.