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F2P Hawken in December; Beta Signups

The Hawken Website has news on this upcoming mech combat first-person shooter. They announce they are accepting signups for closed beta testing, though they don't reveal when this testing will begin. They do give an idea when it will be ending, though, announcing the game is due on December 12, 2012, also revealing it will be a free-to-play game.

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13. Re: Feb 7, 2012, 04:53 yuastnav
Razumen wrote on Feb 6, 2012, 23:30:
Parias wrote on Feb 6, 2012, 22:43:
Blackhawk wrote on Feb 6, 2012, 22:35:
I like the idea, and I like the look, but it looks a little too twitchy. It doesn't seem to have the lumbering, walking tank feel, or the careful maneuvering that mech games are known for. It looks almost like Quake with a cockpit.

This is my concern too. It does look neat, but I was hoping for something a bit more... giant robot-ey.

It's certainly not MW, but I don't think you'll be able to do 180s with the flick of the wrist. That's what I hope anyways. So far it's looking like a nice blend between FPS and all out Mecha games.

Personally I don't want a mecha game. I want a [b]real[/b] mech game, something akin to the first MechWarriors.
This is just UT with a fancy HUD; it cannot even be compared to Quake because it is just too slow. And that is how a Mech game should feel like and I obviously did not play Hawken so I cannot say how it is going to feel but it certainly does not look like a mech game.
It is rather disappointing.
Why even bother designing fancy models, terrains and a HUD when it is only going to be your run-of-the-mill shooter anyway?
This is getting more and more disappointing.
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