HAWKEN Basic Training Videos: Maintenance, Plus Making Sure You’ll Have No Control Issues

 

Adhesive Games and Meteor Games continue to impress with their amazing-looking mech combat game, finally coming as a free to play experience at the end of the year. Of course, personally I think that with a good writer and some nice reworking, a solid story mode would help the game even more, but that’s not my choice to make. I just hope that the game does well enough that it doesn’t get buried under all those other F2P titles flooding the market. Of course, if it does do well, I can expect to see some smart developer make a more story driven game that has single player AND multiplayer content. As always, we shall see… in the meantime, feel free to sign up for the beta, play a chunk of cool modes and help make a great game much greater.

 

 

E3 2012: Hawken Live-Action Trailer: Now, Everyone Will Want A Real Mech….

In a prefect world, this wouldn’t just be a free to play game that’s going to blow only the PC crowd away, but hey, I can always hope for the game to do well enough that some publisher throes money at Adhesive Games and Meteor Games to do some sort of console or portable version. Hell, it’s not as if we haven’t seen cool mech combat games before on a disc. Armored Core, the Xbox Mechwarrior games, Chromehounds, Phantom Crash (and so forth and so on) are a few examples of games I’ve enjoyed with a controller and a huge grin on my face, so a little Hawken would make me smile even more…

That, and I’d like to throw money at these guys who keep making games for free (and you should, too).

Hawken PAX 2012 Trailer: While My Console Gently Weeps (Slight Return)…

 

It’s too bad Hawken isn’t blasting its way onto the PS3 or 360, as I could see a lot of gamers wanting to have at it in Adhesive’s and Meteor’s phenomenal-looking (and online only) mech combat game. Of course, I’m not complaining to anyone in particular, just expressing a wish while being a bit cranky about the state of the industry today with all this free to play stuff. From the beginning, this game has looked one that should get everyone who’s worked on it a nice paycheck, I say. Hell, stick a solid single player mode in (maybe with some split-screen play for those who need it), slap it in a case with some nice artwork and I’d definitely pay up at retail or direct from the developer. That’s how I roll – good games take time and effort to make, and people who bust their asses on them should be able to get something in return other than the thanks of those who get to play the end result.

Hawken March Extended Gameplay Trailer: Phantom Crash + Armored Core + Mechwarrior = Faint, THUD

PC gamers looking for that mech-wrecking fix that used to be the big thing back in the 90’s are going nuts for Hawken, Adhesive Games’ (with an assist from Meteor Games) phenomenal looking Unreal-powered online mech combat shooter set to launch later this year. I’m shaking my non metal fist at my crappy PC and crappier online connection, but at least I can hope that some smart publisher will want to throw money at the team so some sort of console or portable version can be cooked up down the road. No hurry, I’ll wait just for it to be as close as possible to what’s here in terms of speed and level of detail. Hell, I’d even be interested in a board game if someone made one…

Hawken March Update: Free To Play Has Its Good And Bad Points (Like It Or Not)…

Adhesive Games’ latest trailer to its now free-to-play online mech combat game shows off some even more impressive detail and based on the already crowded beta, this one’s bound to be a mega-hit the PC gamer crowd can call their own. That said, I’d love it a lot more if this game would show up on a portable platform with some cross-platform play so even more of you out there can experience it. Sure, THAT version won’t be free to get at retail, but I say people won’t mind paying for something that looks this awesome. When I actually have it, I like throwing good money at any developers I think are doing outstanding work (provided they also get a physical product out there at some point). I guess we’ll see where that goes after the game goes live at the end of this year. Of course, if the world ends in some form or another, the Internet most likely won’t be working at all and you’ll wish this WAS on a disc so you could at least play offline while you’re hunkered down in your bunker somewhere. I’m just saying…

PAX 2011: Hawken Desert Gameplay (Yes, The Game is Still Amazing)

What? TWO updates from Adhesive Games in less than a week? This must mean their baby is closer to completion. I love how they announce their videos with text notes referencing the team size or how long the project has been in development. That’s focused ego in action and it quite admirable. Anyway, while the approaching completion of Hawken is indeed great for gamers, I’m still hoping for a console release at some point in the future. A game this amazing looking should be played by as many people as possible.

Hawken Story Trailer: Adhesive Games Has Mega Talent

The small but supremely talented team at Adhesive Games (nine people, right?) continues to amaze with this latest Hawken footage. If these guys aren’t snapped up by a bigger studio and given free reign to create whatever they want, there’s no justice in the world. Of course, I’d also love to see them take on something like a Mechwarrior game or some other familiar game franchise just to see their spin on things. In the right hands, the ever mighty Unreal 3 engine is indeed a monster. Now, all we need is a release date (in addition to seeing the game hit consoles at some point down the road)…

E3 2011: Hawken: Mech -Stomping Indie Powerhouse

WOW is pretty much my tired-ass response to seeing this phenomenal game in action. Armored Core meets Phantom Crash meets Mechwarrior = all kinds of spectacular. Yeah, yeah, it’s OLD footage, but heck, the game is being made by under ten people (six), so I’m cutting these chaps some slack for the moment. PC-only, but according to that G4 interview, console deals are indeed a possibility. Right now, the game is multiplayer only, but I’d love to see a well-done single player campaign added just so this awesome game engine isn’t wasted on the “pew-pew” drool cup crowd who just wants to clank around and shoot each other in the head while bragging about their tricked out PC configurations. You don’t need any psychic powers to predict Adhesive Games is going to be one of those developers on everyone’s lips once their “little” game is completed. WOW.