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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions

Piranha Games is now accepting preorders for no fewer than three different community editions of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, the upcoming mechanized first-person shooter sequel. These include bonuses for the new mostly single-player game, as well as some perks for its older sibling, MechWarrior Online which alone are said to be equal in cash value to the cost of the special editions, which range in cost from $49.99 to $119.99. They also offer a new trailer showing off gameplay. Here's a bit from the announcement on the game itself:

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is modeled after the gameplay style from MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries, granting players the freedom to run their campaigns how they choose. In MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, pilots will build, manage, and guide their own mercenary unit through a multi-year campaign during the sprawling Third and Fourth Succession Wars.

Whether braving missions alone, alongside AI-controlled pilots, or with the help of up to three friends via co-op play, pilots will face complicated situations with no perfect solution as they choose which contracts to accept, where in the galaxy to direct their attention, and how to balance repairs or upgrades with maintaining their unit’s precious resources.

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14. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 9, 2019, 19:04 Hump
 
Im talking about the MWO gameplay. I know full well what a MW game is. Im referring to MW5  
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13. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 9, 2019, 09:59 VaranDragon
 
This is not a new trailer.  
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12. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 9, 2019, 09:34 Task
 
Hump wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 20:36:
The MWO aspect is simply too complicated for the majority of average gameplayers. Frankly, Id prefer to have something I can jump in and out of after a days work without having to manage a bunch of components 'n shit.

Just watch, I bet within a few months after release someone will have hacked rudimentary Versus MP into MW5. If they truly are adding co-op, then the groundwork will already be there.

For some reason those that still cling to MWO want there to be "MWO2" in the MW5 engine. As in, they still want the same helping of grindy f2p (consumables, "skill trees", expensive virtual toy "Mech Packs", etc.) nonsense attached to MW Multiplayer instead of just having a straight up drop-in/drop-out thing like MW: Legends.
 
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11. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 9, 2019, 09:20 NetHead
 
Hump wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 20:36:
...Frankly, Id prefer to have something I can jump in and out of after a days work without having to manage a bunch of components 'n shit.


Then you don't want a MechWarrior Game.

 
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10. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 9, 2019, 04:52 1badmf
 
really all i want is a branching campaign where i can immerse in the illusion of running a merc company. everything after that is gravy.  
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9. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 9, 2019, 03:59 jdreyer
 
Osc8r wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 19:24:
One of the most memorable things about MW was the audio, but all we get here is shitty music.

'enemy mech detected'

Hope they make it like MW2 where the missions were hard, and fighting enemy mechs was a challenge. Instead of some nonstop arcade slaughter fest with instant rotation.

Hopefully it will be a variety of missions:
- against hard odds
- just wasting tanks, elementals, and helos
- escorting and protecting some target
- Etc.

One of the most memorable missions from MW2:Mercs was getting captured and losing your mechs and having to escape via hovercraft.
 
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8. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 9, 2019, 03:52 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 22:31:
Osc8r wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 19:24:
One of the most memorable things about MW was the audio, but all we get here is shitty music.

'enemy mech detected'

Hope they make it like MW2 where the missions were hard, and fighting enemy mechs was a challenge. Instead of some nonstop arcade slaughter fest with instant rotation.

The music in MechWarrior 2 was synthetic with ethnic percussion, which was perfect for BattleTech's universe of warring houses. However, the music in MechWarrior Mercenaries was more heavy metal / rock themed. I do hear a hint of that in the trailer music. I think it's fine.

Trailer music isn't often the in-game music, although that music certainly sounded MW-themed.
 
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7. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 8, 2019, 22:55 Overon
 
Multiple edition. That's the way Piranha Games operates. They act like a Triple A developers when it comes to monetization. I still remember the $500 Golden Mech models in Mechwarrior Online.  
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6. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 8, 2019, 22:31 Kxmode
 
Osc8r wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 19:24:
One of the most memorable things about MW was the audio, but all we get here is shitty music.

'enemy mech detected'

Hope they make it like MW2 where the missions were hard, and fighting enemy mechs was a challenge. Instead of some nonstop arcade slaughter fest with instant rotation.

The music in MechWarrior 2 was synthetic with ethnic percussion, which was perfect for BattleTech's universe of warring houses. However, the music in MechWarrior Mercenaries was more heavy metal / rock themed. I do hear a hint of that in the trailer music. I think it's fine.
 
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5. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 8, 2019, 21:58 Bumpy
 
Meh. Pretty weak preorder perks if you ask me. They are more about MWO than single player MW5.

I could care less about the online.

Nothing released to date proves to me this is a worthy MW2 game in feel, looks and experience.

I'll be waiting for many personal reviews before touching this.
 
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4. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 8, 2019, 21:52 verybad1
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 21:32:
Uhhhh, how 'bout you knock this game out of the park, and then I'll consider buying a "special" edition of this or the next one? Show me you won't screw it up first...
Exactly. Not a "special edition so we can charge more money for it." Version.
 
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3. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 8, 2019, 21:32 Eirikrautha
 
Uhhhh, how 'bout you knock this game out of the park, and then I'll consider buying a "special" edition of this or the next one? Show me you won't screw it up first...  
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2. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 8, 2019, 20:36 Hump
 
Keep the MWO aspect.....fine. But may as well just give MW5 the default simple online gameplay as its had since day one.

The MWO aspect is simply too complicated for the majority of average gameplayers. Frankly, Id prefer to have something I can jump in and out of after a days work without having to manage a bunch of components 'n shit.
 
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1. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Special Editions Jan 8, 2019, 19:24 Osc8r
 
One of the most memorable things about MW was the audio, but all we get here is shitty music.

'enemy mech detected'

Hope they make it like MW2 where the missions were hard, and fighting enemy mechs was a challenge. Instead of some nonstop arcade slaughter fest with instant rotation.
 
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