FRONT MISSION 2: Remake Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For our FRONT MISSION 2: Remake Review, 12 years have passed since the second Huffman conflict. The impoverished People’s Republic of Alordesh has been suffering a severe economic decline ever since the war ended. In June 2102, soldiers of the Alordesh Army rose up and, led by Ven Mackarge, declared independence from the O.C.U. (Oceania Cooperative Union).

FRONT MISSION 2: Remake Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 9.6GB download size.
  • Strategy gameplay.
  • General settings – quick combat, free camera, battle transition, help setup, movement speed slider, vibration, game control (semi-auto/manual), and language.
  • Tutorial mode – basic operations and game rules and advanced operations, and tactics.
  • Three difficulties – recruit, corporal, and sergeant.
  • In-game cutscenes with people portrait interactions.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Name your character and all the characters you meet.
  • You can skip the cutscenes.
  • Excellent soundtrack.
  • Nine save slots.
  • Wanzer setup for weapons, parts, items, computer, paint, and name.
  • Save and load when you want.
  • Three types of attacks – melee, short-range, and long-range shooting.
  • Turn-based combat.
  • On your turn, you can see where you can move.
  • Click conversations to speed them up.
  • A grid appears to help make movement clearer.
  • Each mech part has its own health bar.
  • Really satisfying.
  • Every encounter feels tense and unique.
  • The world you fight in is dreary but has an unsettling beauty to them.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • The game does a good job of helping you to know what’s available to you.
  • End of a level breakdown showing off mission reward, kill bonus including a pic of the units destroyed, unit repair cost, and total.
  • Fast loading times.
  • In between battles you can save, and adjust the setup of your Wanzer and pilot.
  • Terrain affects combat, movement, and cover.
  • When in combat the camera goes in close after a cool wire frame camera sway.
  • Earn EXP for each of the attacks and guarding.
  • The combat option only shows up when a weapon is in range.
  • Looks really good on the Nintendo Switch.
  • The mini-map just turns the battlefield camera into an overhead view.
  • The clear number is shown for how much AP you are going to use.
  • AP is action points and this governs how much you can do like moving and shooting.
  • Clicking on an enemy unit to attack will show a whole pop-up box of info like accuracy, attack type, etc.
  • When it’s your unit’s turn you can move them in any order.
  • Earned exp bangs up as you earn it.
  • The camera angle in combat is not always the same.
  • You get bonuses as you play like excellent field position or elevated bonus.
  • Skip the battle map and zoom in on animations.
  • World map level select.
  • As you level up in a match you unlock new skills, you can equip these during the battle.
  • Out of the two remakes, this game is more straight into the meat of it and accessible.

FRONT MISSION 2: Remake Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Slow starter.
  • No touchscreen support.
  • Fighting airborne enemies is not always easy.
  • No voice work.
  • A lot to take in initially and it’s more because the menus look confusing and dense.
  • Doesn’t have any settings to have the text auto-scroll.
  • Cannot Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • No Colourblind support.
  • The game doesn’t have any leaderboards etc.
  • Slow starter.
  • Could do with a fast-forward button on enemy turns as it’s still kinda slow.
  • Cannot skip every cutscene.

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Developer: Storm Trident

Publisher: Forever Entertainment S.A

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


The Front Mission 2 Remake has decent graphics and an excellent soundtrack. The in-game cutscenes are well-made and the battle animations are realistic and satisfying. The game looks good on the Nintendo Switch and has fast loading times.
Front Mission 2 is a turn-based strategy game where you control mechs called Wanzers. You can customize your Wanzers with different weapons, parts, items, and computers. You can also name your character and the Wanzers. The game has three difficulty levels and a tutorial mode to teach you the basic and advanced operations and tactics. The game has easy-to-learn controls, but you cannot rebind them or invert the axis. The game does not have touchscreen support or colorblind support.
The game has a grid-based combat system where you can move your Wanzers and attack enemies with melee, short-range, or long-range weapons. The combat is influenced by terrain, cover, position, and elevation. You can also use skills that you unlock as you level up. The combat is tense and unique, but it can be slow at times. You can skip the battle map and zoom in on the animations, or use quick combat to speed things up. You can also skip some of the cutscenes, but not all of them. The story is set in a dreary world where you fight against a corrupt military organization. The story is engaging and has many characters that you can interact with.
Overall The Front Mission 2 remake is a solid strategy game that offers a lot of customization, challenge, and fun. It is more accessible than the first remake and has a lot of content to enjoy. However, it also has some drawbacks, such as a slow start, a lack of settings, and no voice work. It is a game that fans of the genre and the series will appreciate, but newcomers may find it overwhelming at first.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!