Shogo: Mobile Armor Division
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, a forgotten FPS game from the ’90s, is being remembered fondly by nostalgic gamers online. The game, which featured a mix of mechs and on-foot combat, was enjoyed by many users who played it during their youth. Some reminisce about playing Shogo on their old computers, while others remark about how the opening theme and the presence of a Mr. Claw doll stayed with them over the years.
The online discussion about Shogo comes from a PC Game Spotlight article that looks at some of the forgotten shooters of the ’90s. The author highlights Shogo, as well as games like Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior, as games that were important to the FPS genre.
“Shogo was a series that combined the best of both worlds,” one user wrote on Reddit. “You could fight on the ground with a machine gun and grenades, but you could also jump into a mech and stomp on infantry! The feeling of stomping on infantry as a mech was pretty cool.”
“I loved Shogo as a kid,” another wrote. “I think the ability to see the rest of your character’s body was a big deal at the time. The protagonist was also pretty cool with his ex-girlfriend and her sister, even though he had met her after a crazy adventure and was fighting in a robot war across the city.”
A third chimed in, saying, “I’d love to see a remake or something. I wouldn’t even mind if it just came to Steam, honestly.”
Shogo was quite popular among players, with some even playing it while doing server upgrades at work. Other shooters from the period, such as Duke Nukem 3D, have seen a resurgence in popularity, so some believe Shogo deserves a similar revival.
The developer, Monolith, has said that it has no plans to return to the series. The studio faced challenges during the development of Shogo and its other game at the time, Blood 2.
Some users suggest that Monolith’s other popular shooters, such as FEAR and NOLF, should also receive updated versions. Others imagine a world where Monolith focused solely on Shogo instead of working on Blood 2.
Check out the nostalgic Shogo: Mobile Armor Division gameplay footage below:
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The fan favourite shooter was sold as a 2-pack with Septerra Core, which some enjoyed but others found disappointing due to its comparison to Final Fantasy VII. Some users point out the game’s dated technology, while others appreciate the game’s setting and idea.
“I enjoyed Septerra Core,” one user wrote, “but I couldn’t help but feel like it was supposed to be the next Final Fantasy VII, and it just wasn’t as good.”
“Septerra Core was just… not good,” another said. “It was a mediocre JRPG with a weird concept and some interesting ideas that just weren’t implemented well.”
Check out some of the positive Shogo: Mobile Armor Division feedback below:
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