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Override: Mech City Brawl Review

"Battles of Pacific Rim"

Campaign

Override: Mech City Brawl is actually quite a lot of fun, I had an absolute blast playing it. It's like the original Pacific Rim to a degree where you're playing as massive robots and just brawling it out amongst one another. That being said, I can also see this becoming rather repetitive for some when playing. To start, there is a single player and local coop section. You can play a campaign where you're battling monsters with bits of narrative thrown in.

It's honestly quite weak as you just smash giant aliens, but a neat extra I suppose. Here you're able to upgrade the mech and choose weapon drops. The core of this experience is the multiplayer, it delivers up to four player robot action. You're able to adjust settings to a degree and have a custom brawling time. There's also a ranked head to head and a regular 1v1 situation as well. Not exactly a whole lot, but if you like the multiplayer as I did you can just keep playing it over and over.

Gameplay

I found Override: Mech City Brawl to look rather appealing with a series of distinct robot chasis options that are somewhat different. They also each have a series of skins that you can unlock as you play, though that's about it there. While battling you'll have control of the different arms, legs and of course extensions to those as you collect weapons. It's quite something actually as items drop from the sky such as guns or swords.

There's a lot to pick up while battling, I do however wish that guns would drop when their ammo is depleted. There's a good set of weapons to use and its fun, not something too graphic so all audiences can enjoy the robotic carnage. You also have special abilities to use at certain times and blocking to get a good counter in. The environments are simple, yet dynamic as you can flatten entire cities during your battles. These levels are varied and keep the action tight, just wish they had more complexity to them.
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The Conclusion

Override: Mech City Brawl is a solid robot battling game with lots of destruction and wild weapons to unleash upon others. While I certainly just had a blast playing this, I also take a look at the content and feel it's rather light. The campaign really doesn't have much to it and then there's just the multiplayer.

They don't really mix up the gametypes present online and there's more they could have done with this. The robots are also all rather similar aside from their looks, with slight twists on that. They do offer a good variety of skins to work towards and it's a very colorful, odd looking title that matches the premise very well. I had a lot of fun with this, but again the content does feel rather light.

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Override: Mech City Brawl Review on Xbox One X
Review Code Provided by Evolve PR

Rating Overall: 6.6

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner