"Early Access" review, as such it is subject to change as the game progresses.
I love AirMech and hate that I cannot recomend it.
AirMech is an interesting mix of MOBA and RTS elements with cool mechs and interchangeable pilots that add different stat bonuses.
You have Creeps that scurry across the map similar to a MOBA, but you capture outposts and use those to build units to either defend or attack, similar to an RTS.
There is a solo mode, co-op, and pvp. My experience is primarily in solo mode due to the exact reasons I cannot recomend this game.
Solo mode itself is limited to 60 minutes a day unless you upgrade your account to Silver VIP, purchasing Gold VIP or Prime will accomplish this as well.
Now then, to those "reasons" I hinted towards earlier. Carbon has designed AirMech without any form of lag compensation. Before the ping limit was added, if you joined a game with more than 150 ping you would cause screen freezes for everyone in the match.
Higher ping would cause dramatically worse freezes. For years, Carbon has said they are working on it and looking for a solution... Well, they found their solution. Carbon has added a rather low ping limit which limits high ping players strictly to solo play, you can not even have a private match with friends.
If your ping is affected by said ping limit, you will see this every time you log in: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=342205076
FYI I'm based in the US
Carbon devs do not see this as an issue and act as if they do not care. I have been told that no games compensate for ping above 200 and that I should find another game after asking them about issues with ping, long before there was a limit.
As a Prime player, being told to find a different game by a lead dev after asking a question was off putting but I continued to play because I love the game.
Now in addition to all of the above, there are massive FPS drops that can only be fixed by changing video settings and this fix is only temporary, the drops will start again the next time the game is launched. Even the lobby is affected now, but that goes away once chat is hidden.
I have to lower my antialiasing to 0 and then bring it back up to 4 to stop the drops. Originally the devs blamed it on a bug with certain unit skeletons, and it has not been fixed. This began when Carbon started preparing AirMech for its Xbox 360 release and changed every UI in the game. Mind you my computer is above recomended requirements.
After all that has happened, my love for the game is wearing thin. I find myself not logging in to have fun but out of habbit to collect daily rewards. I can no longer play with my friends because Carbon has deemed the internet in my area unworthy.