Sometime, many moons ago, a trailer for Hawken hit, unveiling a sleek mech game, and people were immediately wowed. Since then, things have sort of snowballed. Hawken has a graphic novel, an upcoming live-action webseries, and even talks of a movie. But despite all this fanfare, Hawken still isn’t technically out yet. But it has been in open beta for a few months now. So here are some thoughts.
War is hell. Unless it’s Planetside 2, in which case it’s totally rad. The battlefield is teaming with tanks rolling about, aircraft zipping through the air, foot soldiers hiding behind rocks, the occasional person shot in the back of the head by a friendly, or run over by an allied vehicle. See? Fun. Few games offer battles as large-scale as Planetside 2, and even fewer of those games are free to play. Sure, sometimes you’ll be reenacting the Alamo. But even those moments are thrilling.