Battlemechs vs Tsarists (Not a RAR!)

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Battlemechs vs Tsarists (Not a RAR!)

Postby Zor » 2012-11-15 01:04am

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Re: Battlemechs vs Tsarists (Not a RAR!)

Postby fgalkin » 2012-11-15 02:52am

Wait, you mean to tell me that the cruiser Avrora does not transform into a giant stompy bourgeois-killing mech?

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Re: Battlemechs vs Tsarists (Not a RAR!)

Postby Crazedwraith » 2012-11-15 04:23am

If you don't get a laugh out of this, your dead.


my dead what?

I find this question particularly relevant. Since this isn't funny.
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Re: Battlemechs vs Tsarists (Not a RAR!)

Postby lord Martiya » 2012-11-15 03:59pm

A Zentradi scout! Now I wonder: why did they wait so long before attacking?

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Re: Battlemechs vs Tsarists (Not a RAR!)

Postby The Duchess of Zeon » 2012-11-16 12:26pm

Nope, a Btech Battlemech. That's how it's identified, anyway, which makes it funnier: Because the person who operated one of those as her very first Mech was Natasha Kerensky. Kerensky. The connection between that name and a certain hapless individual in those events is particularly hilarious.

Granted, it is one of the so-called "lost mechs" so... you're also right.
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Re: Battlemechs vs Tsarists (Not a RAR!)

Postby Vendetta » 2012-11-16 06:11pm

The Duchess of Zeon wrote:Nope, a Btech Battlemech.


It's one of the totally properly licensed honest (maybe) Macross designs (a Glaug, the boss version of the bad guy robits).

I fully expect the next we shall hear of this is when Harmony Gold pipe up with a cease and desist.

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Postby LaCroix » 2012-11-17 04:45pm

That's a Marauder, with the turreted AK5. May absolute favourite mech in the game, once you chop the thing off and install a heavy laser, instead...
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Re: Battlemechs vs Tsarists (Not a RAR!)

Postby Stark » 2012-11-17 07:16pm

If only it could fly like a Glaug? Comparing Btech performance to Macross performance is pretty funny stuff. Steal the art but for god sakes slow it down and glue it to the floor!

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Re: Battlemechs vs Tsarists (Not a RAR!)

Postby Masami von Weizegger » 2012-11-17 08:10pm

It reminds me of the opening for the PS2 game Ring of Red:



Although as far as I'm aware, that video has been not been used as a source for exams in Australia or elsewhere. :lol:
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Re: Battlemechs vs Tsarists (Not a RAR!)

Postby Vendetta » 2012-11-18 03:46am

Man, Ring of Red was a pretty sweet robit game. Pity it's so ancient and terrible looking (PS2 launch game) that no-one will ever reissue it.

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Re: Battlemechs vs Tsarists (Not a RAR!)

Postby Stark » 2012-11-18 04:00am

It was really just the 3-unit combat that was cool; the 'strategy' bits were just Front Mission Olden Days. It was a shame they didn't have a broader variety of robits, too, but I guess making models cost more in 1999.

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Re: Battlemechs vs Tsarists (Not a RAR!)

Postby Vendetta » 2012-11-18 04:37am

Well yeah.

Though I do remember the robits falling over and exploding being quite satisfying as well, it was just good animation enabled by the fixed combat plane, but it did give a good impression that it was the force of the shell hit that flattened them.

Actually, having this type of Old And Clompy robits would be a good way to what we were talking about last night, a version of World of Tanks where everything isn't a box with a gun on top and there's more scope for visual variation*, but it's not all the laser and missile spam (and inevitable brokenness due to no-one ever making a balanced game with mechlab style building ever) of Mechwarrior.


*Y'know, apart from early tiers which are all old designs that were completely batshit insane in retrospect.


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