Publisher: Spark Plug Games
Genres: Action, Vehicle Combat
MechRunner is an entertaining arcade-style release that brings some mindless fun to the PlayStation 4. Due to its endless runner nature, the game is easy to pick up but hard to master. There's a lot of weapons to unlock and purchase, not to mention upgrade, so if you want to 100% this one you'll be spending dozens of hours with your PS4.
MechRunner might work as a mobile game. With some fixes to hit detection, it could be a mildly enjoyable way of wasting a few moments while you wait for a bus. But when I settle in and get comfy for some gaming at home, I want something that's going to hold my attention for more than five minutes, and MechRunner barely manages even that.
MechRunner is a fun mech runner with polished graphics and a good attention to detail. If you're looking for an arcade-style release on PlayStation 4 in the runner genre with lots of action and mechs and explosions then you should definitely check this one out. There's a solid challenge in this one, even if it does get a bit grindy here and there.
MechRunner offers little more enjoyment or innovation than the thousand of mobile runner games on the market – except it cost at least 10 times more. Sure, it's reasonably pretty, shiny and it does have a catchy soundtrack but the gameplay leaves a lot to be desired. MechRunner is just not fun and a huge disappointment.
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MechRunner Announced by Spark Plug Games | E3 2014 | PS4