Interesting. I'm not really into online gaming so no loss there. I heard EDF 5 is the first to have giant mecha combat, if true then more reason to wait for that version
Thanks anyway, cheers
There were about 3-4 missions in 4.1 ( not counting DLC ) where the player could jump into Walking Fortress Balam. There are several small and medium personal mechs, and one other big one that is actually the most important mech in the game, the Proteus. This vid with the Balam is almost certainly on easy, or possibly normal mode, because he's lollygagging just watching stuff happen at the beginning, taking small damage, using low level weapons, and his armor level is pretty low. It's not the best representation of the level. On the hard, hardest or inferno difficulties, you have to engage as soon as possible. It sometimes fun to try and do it without Balam, but it's harder.
-edit. I should mention that once you unlock it, you can call for a Balam, or any other mech you want on any level with the Air Raider class character.
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