Just when I thought the whole "scoot across the landscape in a mech/tank" genre was going to die out, in comes Uprising X. To be fair, Uprising has lots of neat things to offer fans like a wide variety of battlefields and two-player support. One of the things Uprising promises, but fails to deliver on is the enemy Al. While the computer offers up a good challenge, it's mainly due to the sheer amount of action that is taking place rather than the enemies being smart. In fact, if you keep escaping to safe ground and observe the enemies and your own support forces, you'll see that they look ridiculous. They look like they're being piloted by blind people. Of course once you get near them, they'll swarm you, but is that really smart Al? In addition to piloting the Wraith craft, there are portions where you man a tower and shoot a turret gun. This part of the game could have been executed a whole lot better and it's just plain tough with all the fog. The overall graphics leave a lot to be desired and the story is very corny and generic. I'd say that this would've been a neat first-gen game, but I couldn't even recommend it over Krazy Ivan. Most everything in Uprising has been done before and done a lot better. The two-player mode does at least salvage the game from being a complete wreck, though.
Uprising X is quite a nice surprise. When I saw early versions, I was very unimpressed. Now that I've actually played the final version for a decent amount of time and have been able to get immersed into its story line, I feel the game is definitely above-average. Be aware: The graphics are jagged-looking in most spots, and the gameplay has some rough edges, but overall Uprising X is a title that's worth looking into.
I could do without the camp science fiction story line and the silly names in UX. It all seems old and cliche in the world of video games. Otherwise, for a roam-and-destroy "MechWarrior
action and less story. Rent first."
If real-time strategy games on the consoles are your thing, then you may want to try out Uprising X. While it lacks the playability, depth and diversity of the 2D RTS games like Warcraft II and Red Alert, it offers something else in return: a first-person view of the action. The interface is friendly and the gameplay is simplified, so getting into RTS in this new 3D perspective isn't as confusing and disorienting as one would think.
Download Uprising X
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP