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Tucows Linux News: Heavy Gear II: Loki does it again [Review]

Apr 27, 2000, 20:07 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Devin M. Ash)

"Loki Games recently released Heavy Gear II for Linux. Each time Loki releases a new game I am even more impressed with their skill and expertise. There is a reason why all of Loki's games receive 5 Penguins, they all rock! Heavy Gear II is no exception. Like the box says, Loki has redesigned this game from the battlefield up. As I'm sure you know, porting a game like this from Direct3D to OpenGL was not an easy task. ActiVision should be proud, the gameplay is simply amazing."

"Heavy Gear II offers 4 single player modes, Training: for the new users, Campaign: The real game, Historical: As compared to what?, and Instant Action: in case you just can't wait to destroy some Mechs. Heavy Gear II is also playable over the internet or LAN, as all modern games should be. In multiplayer there are five modes to choose from, Duelist: one-on-one gladiator type matches, Deathmatch: as I'm sure we're all familiar with, Strategic: or team battle mode where you try to destroy the other team and their base, Capture the Flag: also a multiplayer classic, and Steal the Beacon: a new twist on CTF where you must hold the beacon for a set amount of time in order to win, all with other players trying to kill you and get the beacon."

"Heavy Gear II really puts you in the commanders seat, giving you total control of how you will arm your mech or team, selected from the 20 different mechs. You mechs can have perks and flaws, weapons galore and even backup communications and other non-destructive gear. As long as you stay below the mission's maximum threat level, or the rating of how good your mech is, you can load up with virtually anything you desire."

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