Submitted by colossalblue 1049d ago | review

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Review (TheSixthAxis)

"Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor does not work. I don’t mean that on a conceptual level or as a critique against the narrative set-up. Technically, it doesn’t function. It’s broken. And not in the internet forum doesn’t-quite-work-as-I-expect ed way of using that terminology. It’s fundamentally broken." (Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, Xbox 360) 1/10

StrongMan  +   1049d ago
WOW! I've never seen a game score this low.
MariaHelFutura  +   1049d ago
Amy is last one that comes to mind and Review on the Run (Scott Jones) Ninja Gaiden 3 review. The Scott Jones one is great, because he is literally the world biggest NG fan and you can see/feel/hear his pain the entire review.
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guitarded77  +   1049d ago
I can understand a very poor score if the game is broken... Steel Battalion is clearly broken and deserves a crap score. The 1 is a statement to the dev telling them to get their s#!t together.

What I can't stand is when a game gets a 2 (ex. Resistance Burning Skies) and the reviewer just doesn't like the game.
ApplEaglElephant  +   1049d ago
Kinect happened.
Kinect can make most hardcore games into crappy ass kinect games.

and xbox fanboys still say its for hardcore. lol
egidem  +   1049d ago
This is further proof that there are things that Kinect is absolutely not suited for. Kinect has limitations that Microsoft doesn't want to admit to. There are things that can be achieved much easier with a controller with buttons.

Makes one question the whole Better with Kinect thing...
rezzah  +   1049d ago
i once saw a game get -2, it was funny.
MariaHelFutura  +   1049d ago
Big Muthertruckers? Cause that deserves a -2.
Blaze929  +   1049d ago
anyone who played the demo knows exactly whats up with this game.
Captain Tuttle  +   1049d ago
splinter  +   1049d ago
Sadly it rings true with my experience of the game's demo... but I had hoped the motion recognition issues would be resolved by release :/
FlashXIII  +   1049d ago
"better with kinect" trololololol
Hanuman  +   1049d ago
Kinect is such a crappy piece of hardware. I gave it an hour in Forza 4 and haven't used it for gaming since. Worst gaming investment ever!
mt  +   1049d ago
it is the worst idea from the gamers prospective however, you buying kinect means it succeeded from the business and advertising prospective.
Hanuman  +   1049d ago
Actually my wife bought it for me (and herself!) resulting in a really akward Christmas moment with me having to pretend I liked it. But that still proves your point...
MariaHelFutura  +   1049d ago

Biggest  +   1049d ago
Good on you, Hanuman. Your wife is a lucky woman. I think I would have cancelled Christmas.
thehusbo  +   1049d ago
Another great score. Game of the year right here.
mewhy32  +   1049d ago
I had great hopes for this game. The developers really need to fine tune their software for Kinect. If the developers weren't so lazy in their implementation of the motion control this would have been a great game. I am really disappointed in this developer. I can see why ps3 purest place blame on the developers for not taking full advantage of the ps3. It's irritating when the developers just don't deliver.
Rampaged Death  +   1049d ago
Worst game of the year !
eferreira  +   1049d ago
highest score ive seen for this game was 7/10 from oxm hmmm wonder why
Hanuman  +   1049d ago
I would love to see Kinect-like controllers make it's way onto REAL modern battlefields!

Edit: OMFG it almost has?! http://www.innovationnewsda...
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IHateYouFanboys  +   1049d ago

A Sony fanboy site gives a 360 exclusive that uses kinect a 1 out of 10.....colour me surprised lol.
lodossrage  +   1049d ago
Oh please
You act like that kind of low score isn't going on all over the place for this game.
Squall5005  +   1049d ago

You sir, are a MORON! And you're not fooling anybody.

You're an obvious Xbot
InTheLab  +   1049d ago
Instead of crap like this, why not make a Kinect Tetris game. Or any puzzle game that would have you manipulate 3d objects.
Clarence  +   1049d ago
Did people think this game was going to be good? Kinect is good for kiddy games, and watching movies. Any game that's hardcore will not work.

I'm interested to see how smartglass is going to work with kinect. M$ is releasing this tablet, but they want you to use handsfree kinect.
esemce  +   1049d ago
Kinect has ruined another game I see.
ThatEnglishDude  +   1049d ago
Another example of technology that just isn't there yet.
Squall5005  +   1049d ago
Just been on Metacritic. Seems a bit odd that 2 official Xbox magazines have scored it the highest out of 13 critics. Damage control much?
Hicken  +   1049d ago
Edonus, care to explain why this reviewer is wrong? Why the Kinect didn't actually do the wrong things? Why it's NOT cumbersome to have to switch between using a controller ad then both hands for gestures?
edonus  +   1049d ago
This is wrong..... I am at a point where I am actually not even angry its past that now. At this point actually feel sorry. I feel sorry for you and all the other gamers out there that are being swayed and kept in the dark even if it plays fan service to what you want to believe. You probably dont care, and thats understandable with how fanboyism and gaming loyalty works... but this goes beyond that.

I am not expecting you or any of your kind to jump ship but the warning I give you is that if the gaming media can so blatantly bash and misrepresent a product that is great and still have your trust in them they can also praise promote and influence the market on bad products.

I am actually considering creating a website (I am a web designer by trade) that shows the truth about kinect that goes through and re reviews the releases and really show the core gamers out there what they are missing and how bad they have been manipulated.

As for the review its BS, the controls work fine, there is too musch to go through with how much wrong they are spewing. If anyone is interested i'll do REAL review later on.
Biggest  +   1049d ago
I'll save you the trouble.

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Review (by edonus)

WOW! When they said it was going to be a true core game they were right! First of all, the game works. I know people before me have said it's fundamentally broken, but they don't know what they're doing. As long as you are smart like me and know how to make the Kinect work (It's hard to be the only person in the world to know how to make the Kinect actually function for core games) you'll enjoy one of the best gaming experiences ever.

Graphics: 10
Gameplay: 10
Story: 10
Overall: Game of the Year and BETTER WITH KINECT!!!
Hicken  +   1049d ago
You never actually address the problems people have with Kinect games. You just say "The controls are fine," and "This is BS."

NEVER anything more than that.

Hell, I love Gravity Rush, and would give it a 9-9.5/10. Even so, I acknowledge that the camera can sometimes go a little crazy. And I'll wager you that Gravity Rush is better than EVERY Kinect game, no matter what the criteria you use. It's a superb game, but it's not perfect.

Journey, my game of the year, is spectacular, but it's not perfect, either. As amazing as it is, I can't help but want more; as wowed as I am each time I play it, the content is still a little on the short side.

Legend of Dragoon, one of my favorite games of all times, suffers from poor, sometime stiff translations, and I wasn't too fond of the linear path you were forced to take from one location to the next.

I LOVE the Xenosaga series, but I felt like the AWGS in the first game were pretty useless by about halfway through. I despised the battle system in Episode II, and didn't like the half version of New Game+ they implemented in Episode III.

Nier is one of my favorite games this gen, with a great story, characters, and music. But the graphics could have been better, and the gameplay could get a little repetitive.

Final Fantasy VIII is quite possibly my favorite game of all time. But even IT suffers problems, such as the fixed camera angles sometimes hiding your characters, or that drawing Magic can be tedious.

All of these games would get no less than a 9 from me. Yet I can bring up issues with them all. Unlike you, I don't make justifications for their shortcomings; I acknowledge them and say, in spite of them, that the games are excellent.

You never do that. NEVER.

People call ME a fanboy. They say I'll blindly defend ANYTHING Sony. But I have disagreed with them, and have said so. I don't like that there's an online pass for all games with an online component, for example, and I'm disappointed that the Vita's remote play isn't fully functional yet. I could be wrong, but that doesn't sound like a fanboy.

You, on the other hand, can't even seem to fathom that people have legitimate issues with anything Kinect-related. Instead, you call it misinformation, ignorance, BS, manipulation, hatred. The only thing that is ever wrong is the person playing it.

That's a fanboy. Who wants to read reviews from a fanboy? You talk about core gamers missing out, but you can't show yourself to be aware of what core gamers would be looking for out of Kinect games, anyway, so how would your opinion be considered valid?
edonus  +   1049d ago
Like I said you or anyone else for that matter never give a specific issue, they are always vague. if you asked a specific question I could answer.

For instance you ask " Why it's NOT cumbersome to have to switch between using a controller ad then both hands for gestures". The answer to that question is Its not cumbersome because not only do you not have to switch between controller and both hand to do gesture you are not suppose to ever let go of your controller.

Its designed to use them both in unison. See.... in this game kinect is not tracking your fingers its only tracking the point that represents the end of your hand so it doesnt matter if you have anything in it or not. Each action you do is only registering one hand at a time, the only gesture that requires something different is the going to and from the viewport and thats just a push and a pull with while holding the controller.

So again you are basing the validity of the game off of false information.

Like I said I am not going to argue about this. i am going to sit back an continue enjoying one of the most advanced and interesting core challenging games made this gen.... WISH YOU WHERE HERE.
DigitalRaptor  +   1048d ago
"i am going to sit back an continue enjoying one of the most advanced and interesting core challenging games made this gen.... WISH YOU WHERE HERE."

You have to be trolling.... If not, go to a psychiatric ward and book yourself in. It's all I can suggest for delusions this grand. I have to say that luckily, most people actually the see sense in all of this, but you are just making stuff up. You seem to buy every Kinect game, and then crap on reviewers who give it fair scores based on fair reasoning. You do this for EVERY SINGLE MAJOR KINECT GAME. Do you see core gamers doing that with every game that comes out for their Xbox, Wii, or PS3 (even with Move games?) Nope, you don't. You sometimes see that attitude with exclusives, but really only the die hards are capable of that.

Even the site 'KINECTaku' gave it a bad score/review and its THEIR JOB to analyse and review Kinect games effectively. This game cannot be anything more than average based on the genuine issues described by more than a few people, and if not that it's just downright bad.

I'm sorry but the word of a Kinect fanboy against most other people who have played that game and reviewed it fairly is simply not valid. I don't claim to have played these games, but I'm not gonna disprove something that is clearly genuine. If you want to prove otherwise, actual proof is necessary out of garbled responses to people you think are not "Kinect capable".

@ vividi (below) - the next ones to be trashed by most people who's job is to play them, but praised to high heaven by edonus, of course. ;)
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vividi  +   1049d ago
next are kinect dragon ball z and kinect harry potter
ALLWRONG  +   1049d ago
TheSixthAxis? Is OXM going to review the next Uncharted game? Since it's TheSixthAxis, you can pretty much guarantee they have never played a single Xbox game... ever.
PirateThom  +   1049d ago
Or, more likely, The Sixth Axis is a multiplatform site.
ALLWRONG  +   1049d ago
Thanks I needed that. I was beginning to think I would go all day without a good laugh.
Biggest  +   1049d ago
One quick click of their "REVIEWS" tab shows that they play PS3, X360, PC games all the time. Not sure what non-point you were trying to prove. . . Unless it was that you earned your name.
DigitalRaptor  +   1048d ago
Not only do they focus on multiplatform content, they aren't even fanboys - they play everything. they enjoy everything... well maybe not Kinect. Though, TSA is one of the best quality gaming focused sites out there for a range of gaming content and coverage. They keep it independent, real and focused on the readers.
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Knushwood Butt  +   1048d ago
BAM, there it is!
MasterCornholio  +   1048d ago
Pew pew pew

Better with Kinect.

Lol this game flopped so hard and I can't believe that some people still defend it despite its horrible flaws.


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