Sega has been working on a type of mech combat game for the Saturn for a while now and it is nearing completion.
Ghen War puts you in control of a machine that resembles the power loader from Aliens. It has a number of nasty weapons and can even achieve flight. All sorts of enemies (all 3-D rendered) await in the many levels.
One element that adds to the visual effects of Ghen War is the ability to blow holes in nearly everything. If you shoot a mountain, there will be a small avalanche. If you battle in a city, the buildings will be torn apart by your gunfire.
Another neat feature is that you can actually enter the building for some Doom-style gameplay. Sega has pulled out all the stops for this one, and work on it should be finishing up soon.
PUBLISHER - Sega
THEME - Action
NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1
This title has the makings of a great game, with different types of missions and cool-looking enemies. However, Ghen War fails in generating excitement. Once you start playing, you have no idea where to go. and the subscreens don't help. The graphics are among the best seen on the Saturn. Everything scrolls smoothly, but your perspective hurts the gameplay. While the mountains were a nice idea, they just created too many problems.
This is another example of a game that had a really good chance of becoming a great title, but in the end, loses out due to more negative features than positive. One of the major problems with the game is the graphics. They are far from acceptable for the capabilities of the system. Another problem is excitement. When playing a game of this nature, there should be some strategy involved, not mindless roaming around in a mech, targeting enemies with no intelligence.
With its easy-to-use interface, smooth-scrolling landscapes and ease of control. Ghent War has potential. Its main downfall is that the game has absolutely no point; you find yourself walking aimlessly around planets shooting at the occasional enemies (who look like Stripe from Gremlins) with nowhere to go and no mission objective. It's a good attempt at a mech game, but with no goals or point, this game is as fun as having a lobotomy.
Ghen War is an average mech-batlling game.1 The texture-mapped graphics of the enemies and the countryside are detailed and uphold the visual end of this title. While the landscape is tine to look at when you are in a flat area, a problem arises while trying to jump a hill when you are up close and have a face full of rock. The effect is similar to placing a bag over your head while you jump aimlessly. This title needs some serious revamping to make it appealing to players.
Processor: PC compatible, P-200
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode
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