Hurray! Battletech is finally out. Been waiting on this since the Kickstarter. I did not follow the development at all though.
I fired it up and played the first "tutorial" fight or two, felt sort of indifferent about it, but I was busy with God of War still anyway. Finished that game and now it was time to really give Battletech a go, and boy (boy!) was that fun up until my current situation.
Amazing intro sequence. There 100% needs to be a real nice Battletech anime (maybe Netflix distributes it?) I did stumble across some 90's Battletech cartoon and downloaded that for supplementary amusement. So far the game has excellent cutscene animations and super music to go with it. I had no idea the game was going to be sort of.. XCOM-ish in the career mode? My current dilemma, after clearing the first few missions and completing one that, lets say involves resurrecting something, my career feels like it is over already lol My Mechs and pilots were thoroughly wrecked afterwards and I had to spend the entire reward getting everything repaired and refitted and give the pilots time to recover, so probably another two months salary waiting on all that. Then I was stuck around Contracts that seemed potentially too difficult, took one that paid for travel, and that took a bunch of time so another month salary.. See where this is going? Deployed on a 1 1/2 star difficulty mission, to no surprise there were a handful of Mech harder than anything I had fought before, my pilots missed every 80% shot they possibly could, meanwhile I got a bit beat up. And here I am, nearly broke just as the game really starts.
I kinda just wanted to vent and ask if that is how this game is really going to be? There doesn't seem to be save scumming unless I go copy the files? Do I really have to start all over again, doing all of those early missions? Ugggggh..
The game seems awesome and I'm really into it, but I don't know if like.. hardcore Iron Man mode tier gameplay is what I want this early in the game. Sure, a pilot could die and that adds fun tension, but if my Mechs are going to be obliterated on a single mission and I don't have the funds to recover.. then that's it lol Even though I did a few extra Contracts prior to doing that first Priority Mission, clearly it wasn't anywhere near enough to build up some cash and supplies for refitting. I also realized I could've combined the travel time on the last Contract I did with all the refitting and recovery time to avoid so much downtime.. but I wasn't sure what I was going to do next anyway..
Blah blah blah I'm ranting now. This game is awesome yet extremely difficult apparently?
Edit: Ah, I see in terms of the save games, you can view/load a bunch of previous saves. I guess I just only had the one save when I loaded it up before.