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Left Alive

3 months ago

Left Alive is out now but may be best left alone

Left Alive - Square Enix's stealthy reboot of the Front Mission mech-tactics series - is out now, but word on the information super-street is that it never should have been cleared for deployment. It's not a huge shock, as footage released a couple weeks back looked very stiff, and its branching dialogues felt stilted. Worst sin of all was that the mech-on-mech battles just looked…

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4 months ago

Left Alive looks more Alpha Protocol than Metal Gear

Despite being set in the same universe as Square Enix's old Front Mission strategy series, Left Alive is ostensibly more of a Metal Gear-styled stealth game with the occasional mech fight. At least, that's the plan, but for better or worse, today's fourteen minutes of new footage reminds me most of Alpha Protocol, Obsidian's endearingly janky spy RPG. See what you make of its slightly…

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9 months ago

Left Alive’s latest trailer is an oddly vague reintroduction to the world of Front Mission

If today's trailer for sci-fi tactical shooter (with mecha bits) Left Alive is any indication, Front Mission's awkward relationship with the PC might not be changing. The Tokyo Game Show trailer gives us a frustratingly vague (if pretty) glimpse at the war-torn future nation of Novo Slava and the characters players will be sneaking around it as. What it doesn't feature in great quantity is…

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2 years ago

Square Enix announce mech game Left Alive

You can learn a lot about someone from their response to a Christmas disaster. When tragedy struck snowy New York in Tom Clancy's The Division, Ubisoft activated sleeper agents to shoot bad men. A trite and telling reaction. When Mr. Bean got his head stuck in the Christmas turkey, he wrapped a towel round it so his girlfriend wouldn't find out. That's classic Bean. When…

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