"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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