we played Battletech every day during summer vacations with my buddy Nick, his family had a large guest house, I would bring the Battletech maps, literature and models around and we would lay it all out on the floor, the games would run for literally days starting 10am and running till 11pm and then locking the doors and returning the next morning, until the battle was resolved.
what I loved about Battletech was the "universe", the sheer amount of background information and quality writing in all the technical manuals and history, my buddy Nick felt the same way too, we would eagerly hoover up any new Battletech information we could find
read some great Battletech novels, and even started writing one of my own before realising 1/2 way through it would not get published?
this was just before FASA started introducing "The Clans" which we also enjoyed reading about, but it changed the gameplay and we started getting distracted by the new Commodore Amiga, Atari ST computers and the Sky Movies channel here in the UK which seemed to give more entertainment than playing a board game like Battletech....
we always spoke about it being made into a film, it would have been epic but FASA did not have the money and the game did not have a wide enough fan-base for it to happen?
saw "similar" big robot films like Robot Jox which came close in terms of mech action, but was not the Battletech universe.
played a number of the PC and Console Battletech / Mechwarrior games and enjoyed them for what they where, but not the real deal, waiting for this new edition to launch on-line after years of PC FPS gaming on high end gaming machines (all self built)
but would still love to see a great Hollywood Battletech film with quality actors and effects budget
Edited by the bandit, 27 June 2012 - 01:46 PM.