A killer power metal theme song and the promise of intense giant robot action was all that was needed to pique my interest in Hardcore Mecha. In those two regards the game delivers in abundance. Beyond that, Hardcore Mecha surprised me with its depth in some areas and shallowness in others. It’s therefore a mixed bag, depending on what you’re looking for in a mech title, but thankfully it hit a lot of my own personal sweet spots.