Worth the purchase
This is an excellent game for those into Tactical RPGs. As one may see, mechs are an integral part of this title. Just imagine Final Fantasy Tactics combined with Armored Core. If that has got you interested, you might want to give this a try.
You have customizable mechs, various parts obtained throughout the game, two seperate story modes (based on an early game choice you make), and as a nice tidbit, a whole separate internet system with many websites to find and emails to recieve and passwords to crack. Mind you most of it is optional, but it it adds to the world of FM3 if you care to dog around. Surprising how dated the sites look nowadays, heh.
Overall, if you like mechs and/or tactical rpgs, can't do much wrong with this one. My only real faults I have with the game are kinda iffy accuracy ratings (which aren't too bad. At least you can save during battles), and a so-so plot and cast of characters. If you want a great story you might need to look elsewhere.
But give it a go. I've put in hundreds of hours through many playthroughs of this game.
Reviewed by: Panzer from Ohio on 11/13/2013