I’ve probably beat the fact that I’m a fan of Mechs into your head one too many times. So, I hope the damage won’t be permanent when I do it once again. When I heard there were plans for a sequel to Steel Batallion, I was incredibly excited. However, when I found out that it would be a Kinect title, the possibilities left me somewhat… less enthused. We made a comic about it.
The scarier thought is that we haven’t even presented the worst case — that there may be very real cases beyond this that are worse. It could end up a technical nightmare. I can’t imagine making an accurate Mech simulator with absolutely no buttons, as everything I’ve ever seen or read about “real” Mechs suggests that they actually have those in scores. At least a joystick. Even the predecessor to this game made that very clear. Perhaps the cleaning crew got a hold of the whiteboard which held the definition of “simulator” around the Capcom offices.