Activision, I could kiss you guys for this one. Finally, a mech-based game that gives you the choice between simulation control and arcade control. Simulation gives the die hard mech fans the throttle and torso-twisting mayhem that they sooo
swoon over. The arcade, which of course is my favorite, allows you to go to war in your Gear and use mouse look and arrow keys similar to a first person shooter.
Another plus Heavy Gear II is Gear movement. I was quite impressed with the idea of a mobile suit crawling prone on its stomach, creeping underwater, and sniping an enemy tank from 100 yards out. Not to mention floating on a battle-cruiser in outer space, blasting other Gears into the deep void.