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The Final Say!
One Must Fall Battlegrounds - reviewed by Andrew B
Review Date: January 2004
Review Score: 8.0/10
Distributed by Manaccom
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"One Must Fall has returned... bigger, better and now with online support!"
The PC has never had a strong following when it came to fighting games and considering that it is more powerful than all the consoles out on the market at the moment, it is a rea shame. One Must Fall:2097 was one of the first and if not best fighting games for the PC that came out eons ago, 1994 to be exact. With amazing graphics and perfect gameplay, One Must Fall was the most addictive and entertaining games of all time. And now, almost 10 years after the first game, a new saga begins for one of the deadliest fighting games on the PC called One Must Fall Battlegrounds.
One Must Fall Battlegrounds (OMFB) is set 20 years after 2097 and once again puts players into the boots of gigantic robots that battle it out in Roman gladiatorial style games. Unlike the previous instalment, OMFB is a 3D on-line fighting game that pits players from around the world in some of the most entertaining and action filled gaming of the year. For those that don't know anything about the One Must Fall series, the game involves gigantic robots that battle it out in huge arenas to the entertainment of the futuristic crowds. These huge robots can perform a variety of manoeuvres from kicks, punches, blocks, spins and a plethora of other special moves to help ensure that they are king of the hill.
Although the game doesn't feature a very intuitive storyline, each robot is introduced before the beginning of the match that tells the tale of the mechanical beast and the pilot who controls it. Before engaging in the game, players have the choice of selecting their own personal pilot that must then control 1 of 8 different and unique robots. Each pilot also has various strengths and weaknesses, such as agility, power and endurance that actually work with you or against you while you fight your way through the battlegrounds.
The control system of OMFB is rather intuitive and actually works quite well on the keyboard but if you really want to make things more interesting and entertaining than I would highly recommend that you plug in a game pad or purchase one immediately. By using the game pad, players must memorise 6 different buttons such as kicks, punches, blocks and also use the analog stick to control your huge mechanical robots. Super moves are pulled off by pushing various buttons in sequence and I must say that these super moves looks quite simply spectacular. Although the game is a little simplistic in the "single-player" mode by battling CPU controlled opponents, the game really comes into its own when you engage in on-line play that is extremely addictive and before you know it, 2, 3, and 4 hours have passed.