The Big Robot craze continues... Apparently Stompy Bot Productions now has the license for Heavy Gear video games.
STOMPY BOT PRODUCTIONS TO PRODUCE NEW HEAVY GEAR VIDEO GAME
SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK, August 1, 2012 — Stompy Bot Productions, Inc. (www.stompybot.com) and Dream Pod 9, Inc. (www.dp9.com) have announced the exclusive licensing of Dream Pod 9’s Heavy Gear franchise for PC, mobile and console 3D gaming to Stompy Bot Productions.
I love drowning in all the good mech game news. I've never heard of them (apparently they're new), but I hope Stompy Bot gives a good account of themselves. Heavy Gear always seems to take a back seat to Mechwarrior, but it really is worthy of equal billing, IMO.
I always liked the visual aspect, myself. I liked the anime look as a nice change from the Battletech look, but also appreciated how they weren't all goofy Evangelion stupid about it.
I also thought both the old PC games were well done (I actually preferred HG2 to Mechwarrior 3, which made me feel dirty, but there it is).
I can't comment on the PC games because I was busy into tabletop warhammer at the time and had already chosen my vice, but to those who had HG games around us, it was minimally appealing, to the point even Warzone was doing better.
A PC is like a wedding ring. It should cost a quarter of your income and last until your next wife.
I always liked the Heavy Gear universe. I played the table top / rpg game for a few years when I was younger. I thought the art style was great. I never watched the cartoon though. That came well after my time with the game.
I kind of like the lore of the HG universe better than the battletech one. I also liked the size difference. Battletech mechs being massive, Heavy Gear ones being twice / three times bigger than a person. The scale made more sense to me.
Im cautiously optimistic.
Hopefully it will be a little bit like the old school Front Mission games.