You have to actually play the game to know what all the fuss is about. The videos really dont do the game experience any justice, in-fact they do a diservice. For one, you have to understand that its a sim-based shooter.... think force feedback joystick... highly customizable robotic war machines... some are fast and are used as scouts... some are very large like the ones in t he video and are referred to as 'assault' mechs, then you got all sorts of mechs in-between. In the earlier MW games... a well customized light-medium mech could harass an assault mech if it was well built and well-piloted, so there are different skill-aspects to the game . Also, organized clan-based scrims where each member has a specialty and everyone work's to eachother's aptitude.
The game is based on the Battletech Universe RPG games & novels.... It is by-far the most organized and fun multiplayer game-experience I've ever had.... and I played CAl-m Coutner-strike for almost a decade.... so I do like my fast-paced FPS shooter.
Anyway, if you like run n gun COD-like arcade shooter games then this is probably not up your alley.... either way i encourage you to try it out, albeit you get a nice force feedback joystick and get the full experience.
Edited by scatlm - 3/26/12 at 6:23pm