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Override: Mech City Brawl has a great premise but is a bit bare bones. The multiplayer modes are a good start, but there needs to be more in order to draw players in. The cities are a bit lifeless (which makes it easier to destroy, I guess). Hope some more content will breathe life into this Mech game.
Override: Mech City Brawl is a game that unfortunately does not live up to what was promised in the trailers. A shallow game that will struggle to keep your interest once you have completed the disappointing storyline.
Override: Mech City Brawl is definitely one for the fans. The more I play this brawler, the more I realize that it apes Saturday morning Super Sentai and late night Kaiju shows. Little touches like the cardboard architecture, silly weapons, and satisfying reward scheme make for a game that I have not been able to put down since launch. Override: Mech City Brawl is a unique mix of colorful chrome plated mayhem and explosive combat that will blow you away.
Override: Mech City Brawl is an indie mech arena brawler that gets a lot of things right. The single player is often a little on the easy side, but the great character designs and weighty combat help to make up for it, with local multiplayer proving to be a hell of a lot of fun. It's perfect for fans of giant mechs and kaiju brawling, and easily one of the best additions to the genre in a while.
We enjoyed Override: Mech City, it's not the best fighting game, but is a solid one. With not many flaws, it's determination to make a rendition to all the genre classics make difficult to see in the game something new or original.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Single player, Multiplayer, or co-op, Override: Mech City Brawl is such a fun game to play whatever your preference. I’d say the game feels like the combat came first, then the multiplayer, and finally the single player – that’s not a bad thing, but the single player does wear thin after you’ve completed it a few times. The co-operative mode, in which up to four players control each limb, is rather amusing and can lead to some stressful moments as you must all work together or fail as a whole! I found it hard to jump into an online match, but locally and online with friends was a great experience and tonnes of fun – highly recommend if you’re looking for some local brawling action.
Overall, Override: Mech City Brawl gives you a good amount of content to have fun with, providing a lot of variety in the gameplay, so you can switch in and out with different bots to prevent it becoming a grind.
Overall I did enjoy Override, but I think it has a place it excels and it falls a little short outside that place. The game looks good, the combat is fun and the mechs feel like they have weight to them. It's a great game to kick back, order some food and drinks and play with friends.
Despite these flaws, Override: City Mech Brawl is a funny and lighthearted brawler title for everyone, and it's another multiplayer option during a time when consoles seem to be shying away from local cooperative play. It's a title that doesn't take itself too seriously, and it does a solid job of bringing lighthearted giant robot fun to consoles.
Pros: Easy to learn hard to master mechanics, engaging combat, good content to price ratio, couch multiplayer is wildly entertainingCons: Campaign can feel repetitive and easy, online feels good but not enough players.
If you’re looking for a more self-contained experience, you might find yourself disappointed, although there’s still a lot of fun to be had in the simplistic story mode and local multiplayer, especially if you get a whole bunch of friends round to brawl.
Override: Mech City Brawl may not quite nail the grand sense of scale, and I would certainly have loved to see some more organic monsters added to the roster, but it’s an entertaining little fighter to dip into. And, if you can drag a few friends into battle, it makes for one hell of a fun party game.
That’s not to insinuate that Override: Mech City Brawl is perfect or anything, as the general combat is kind of floaty while the unwieldy camera makes responding quickly to your opponent more difficult than it probably should be, but that’s ultimately forgivable given its clear party-game aspirations. Put simply, this isn’t a game that’s trying to be an immaculately balanced fighting game experience for die-hards so much as it’s the kind of game that you end up playing after getting drunk with friends, only stopping once someone passes out or gets frustrated and throws a controller across the room.
This game offers an enjoyable online experience, especially with friends, and offers the mechanisms of a fun and entertaining Gameplay, but suffer from a lack of content and problems of varying importance in gameplay. It's good that it's half the price of the big games but I do not expect it's acceptable to have Season Pass up here too.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
The combat is fun if a little awkward at first, and customization options are a bit limited, but all in all, this is a game that’s fun to go a few rounds with friends and knows how to entertain players in the short term.
The beauty of Override is in its simplicity, the developers have set out to make a game set around giant robots defending the earth from giant monsters. Yes the premise is totally ripped from a rather well-known movie but it works for what this game does, this is simply a 3D Mech fighting game with a monster invasion story. The fact is its simple to pick up and easy enough to learn but if you ad your friends wanna throw down in up to 4 player battle there are some skills to be learnt to get the advantage over your rivals. Override achieves what you would expect from a game of this type and does so in a well polished manner. This wont ever be one of those titles that has world-famous fighting tournaments, but for a coop bout against friends or online its worth it for a good laugh.
Override: Mech City Brawl had a lot of potential, but ultimately I like the concept a lot more than the execution. The fighting engine is adequate, but I felt like it should be a lot more fun blowing up a city in a million-ton robot suit. It kinda seems like this one was sent out to die, and that's a damn shame.
Override: Mech City Brawl features a fun and engaging combat, featuring giant mechs facing against each other, or against giant aliens. It's slightly marred by an unwieldy camera which loves to obscure your view of the fight and limited single-player options. However, this is made up by it being one of the better party or online games out there, when you have the people online, particularly as you can group up with up to three other players to control the same or different mechs.
Gameplay-wise, Override a very entertaining game; especially when it comes to local multiplayer matches. But unfortunately and because of some issues like the lack of content, it cannot convince players to keep playing for a long time
Review in Persian | Read full review
Override: Mech City Brawl is good fun with a friend or two sitting on your sofa, but it lacks the kind of depth that a smaller release like this needs to be consistently compelling. The game's got some cool mech designs and watching big robots tumble through buildings is always enjoyable, but it's just not quite enough to carry the rest of the release.
Override: Mech City Brawl had a lot of promise and actually generated a bit of hype from me. Sadly the game sinks like a giant hunk of metal should instead of rocket boosts out like we'd hope in many departments (especially the melee combat). There is fun to be had here but depending on the player it can fizzle out fast and leave you wishing there was more to it. I really commend the team for the ideas presented here and the support they're giving it is great with 4 more characters being released in the future. The foundation has been set, I just hope they come back to this idea with more in store one day.
Override: Mech City Brawl has a few good inspirations and does well on some points, but there are a lot of problems that prevent it from becoming a better game.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Override: Mech City Brawl is a good choice for those who enjoy light and fun online games with many robotic fights. Battle of Robots is some fun but Override: Mech City Brawl has very little to offer when it comes to story and has a number of issues with depth of gameplay and physics. Also graphic design is not satisfying and the level of details is low.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Ultimately, Override: Mech City Brawl has high aims, but feels a bit clumsy in its execution. It wants to be both a big arena fighter with giant robots and destructible buildings, but it also has designs for real competition. There's even a story mode in there with stat-building, customization, and bonuses like a goofy co-op mode. There's a lot going on in terms of foundation, but not enough polish and care in the core of it, which makes actually playing Override: Mech City Brawl feel bland and same-y no matter what you're doing. Frankly, many of the modes outside of 1v1 competition do more to expose problems, when you'd think they'd mask them. I appreciate that this game is making a callback to a genre that has been missing in action for a long time, but instead of embracing what that means, it tries to hard to make it fit inside a contemporary box. And that box is far too small for giant robots.
A fun mech fighting game, with really enjoyable slower paced combat. Unfortunately Override Mech City Brawl is marred by framerate issues, and there's nobody online to play against
Override : Mech City Brawl shows a very nice gallery of giant robots, but unfortunately it does not offer the impactfull experience that we expected.
Review in French | Read full review
But who can blame people for not gravitating toward this when there is a larger, more expansive, and much smoother gameplay experience out there at a negligible price difference on the Switch in Daemon X Machina? Override Mech City Brawl asks a lot out of potential customers for a much more flawed game. Even if it were a budget title, the framerate valleys, constricting scale, limited customization options, and a completely dead online presence would make it tough to recommend. In its current state, you'd do best to walk past the smoldering pile.
Override is a game that had so much potential and could have done something great with more ambition. In the end, no amount of oil could polish this scrap metal into something decent and enjoyable.