Very Advance Wars – Warborn Mecha TBS Enroute

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Deemed the great moral challenge of our time and discussed at length during summits the world over; the lack of modern mech-based tactics games is reaching a tipping point. The last true Front Mission was released in the mid-Oughts. Do people even remember CyberStorm? I’d love to count the Super Robot Wars titles, but they’re niche and chibi and aesthetically repugnant. Don’t @ me, friends. I’m being cruel to be kind. There is an undeniable, intractable vacuum.

Warborn, however, is stepping up.

Warborn is a turn-based strategy game in which players take command of a mecha strike force and deploy them in tense tactical battles as war grips the solar system.

Fight through a range of combat scenarios in a full single player campaign or battle for glory in 1vs1 online multiplayer.

Choose from a wide range of units with different skills and combat roles. Expand your forces by calling in reinforcements from orbital dropships.

Use terrain properties to your advantage and make tactical decisions when positioning your forces. Capture structures to obtain additional deployment sites and resources.

Engage the enemy with various attack options. Inflict status effects, plant traps and support allies using unique unit skills.

Take command as one of four different commanders. Each has a powerful personal mecha and abilities geared towards a particular play style.

[Editor’s Note: I think Alex fell asleep at this point as this is all I got. Normally, I’d ask him if he wanted to add anything but, then I realized, 85% of Alex is 100% better than just about anyone else, so we’ll just leave it as-is. -ed.]

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  1. I do remember Cyberstorm. It was brutally hard. I liked all the different characters including the brain in a jar.

  2. Indeed! Great game. Did you catch this story, if nostalgic curiosity takes its toll?

    Apologies for both the lack of hotlinking and for falling asleep beneath the scrivener’s yoke.

    EDIT: Whaddya know, it auto-hotlinked. Hooray!

  3. For this paragraph alone…can I marry you?

    …on second thought…I see myself out on my own, thankyouverymuch…

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