I've played the original Front Mission before as a patched SNES ROM and this is something that I look forward to seeing end up on any console, handheld or not, in the US. For all I can say, I would either: - love to see the tiny differences that they could make in the gameplay (seeing as they're putting in on the DS, I wonder how they'll use the tocuh screen), - Or absolutely revile whatever kind of cheezeball translation that they stick into the game. I remember the travesty that was known as Final Fantasy 3 (6th in the series) for the SNES, with a lot of Kefka's more sinister dialouge being gouged out so the parents wouldn't be doing so to their kiddies eyes. A great game marred by mistranslation will make this poor purist of the Front Mission series scream for justice. I'll be calling Phoenix Wright for the job, too. "OBJECTION!!!" Ooh-ooh! I wonder if Square-Enix will dust off Gun Hazard next? That game in the Front Mission series was cool. :3
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Indeed, this game will be quite great, I played it before on the sfamicon version, and wow, one GREAT front mission, altough, the most simple of the series actually, an outstanding storyline, as in every Front Mission, this will have new feautures, like "the other side of the coin", you will play with a FM5 character and see what's happening at that time in the USN, new Wanzers, new weapons, NEW DIFFICULTY LEVELS!!! either risen or lowered. *0* It's a must have if you're into tactic and strategy games.
I loved Front Mission 4, and was deeply saddened when I stopped hearing news about any more Front Mission games in the states, its nice to see another installment making its way over here, plus its portable =D This game is probably one of my favorite turn-based RPGs, Mech-lovers and RPG gamers will all love every minute of this game if its anything like FM4
Finally, long time FM fans will be getting what they have been waiting so patiently for. For SRPG fans who haven't played the first in the series (or any for that matter) you will not be sorry.