Brigador (PC) Preview

By Thom Compton 05.12.2015 1

Review for Brigador on PC

Mech games can be a fairly niche group of titles. Aside from juggernauts like Titanfall and Armored Core, mech titles tend to have more of a cult following. Brigador seems poised to have a similar fate await it. It's shaping up to be a very odd little title, featuring all the over-the-top action a mech fan could ask for, as Cubed3 finds out in this hands-on preview.

Upon loading up Brigador for the first time, it's obvious this is a science fiction game. The menu boots up like a computer screen that seems to have appeared in every late 80s-early 90s military movie. Navigating the menu is simple enough, with basic button types (new campaign, tutorials, and the like). Playing the tutorials is definitely a must, as the controls are very different to the traditional twin sticks.

While aiming is done with the mouse, the WASD buttons are used to move. Although this might sound pretty standard, the movement is more akin to the first Resident Evil, where it's just easier to turn, then go straight. It takes a minute to get used to, but it eventually becomes fairly fluid and simple to control.

Screenshot for Brigador on PC

For players who like the retro-style look, Brigador has it aplenty. It resembles Diablo 2, to be honest, and is brimming with plenty of old school sci-fi tropes, like pixelated floating sensors and other mechs, and scientists running around giant Chernobyl-esque facilities, either trying to escape the player, or trying to thwart their plans.

Plans are essentially left to the player to discover. While the basic idea is doing as much damage as possible while destroying the other mechs, none of this is conveyed. Markers on the screen indicate via Grand Theft Auto mini-map-style icons that there is business to tend to in that direction. Otherwise, expectations are to cause damage, gain money, and spend it.

Screenshot for Brigador on PC

Final Thoughts

Brigador doesn't really innovate; however, it does something else that leads to an exciting game. It does most everything very well. While it would be nice to have clear instructions in the final release, and, perhaps, more refined controls, it's still pretty fun to play. This is definitely one to keep an eye out for, as with a little refinement, this is shaping up to be a really great game.

Developer

Stellar Jockeys

Publisher

Stellar Jockeys

Genre

Action

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  7/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  0 (0 Votes)

European release date Out now   North America release date Out now   Japan release date None   Australian release date Out now   

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A sorry investment form my part

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