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Subject: Mechwarrior 4 : Mercenaries Preview
Like bid, bad, armored to the teeth mechs? If 'ya do, be sure to read XGR's preview of Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries, the upcoming expansion pack to Microsoft's giant robot shooter.
Unfortunately it's a short review and void of any pictures, but it may help bring you up to speed on what to expect from the expansion.
This is an awesome new addition to the MechWarrior series. You compete against other mechs in an arena for total domination. There are three arenas to start off with: the Jungle, the Factory and the Coliseum. Each has their own class divisions that you climb by winning the previous class. These are light, medium, heavy and assault. Each arena has its own tactics that it takes to win as well. The jungle is more suited to fast light/medium mechs. The factory and coliseum allow for the use of larger weapons because of their space and are therefore more suited for heavy/assault mechs. This is where I had the most fun in the game. You hop in your mech and it's you against everyone else. Allies can be formed in the match, but in the end its you or him that comes out the victor. There can only be one.