|Game Name||Baldr Force EXE|
|Original Title||バルドフォース エグゼ|
|Image Format||CDI, GDI|
Baldr Force EXE (バルドフォース エグゼ) is a Action video game published by Alchemist released on October 28th, 2004 for the SEGA Dreamcast.
Release includes 2 versions of the same game one is a 99 minute CD (named accordingly) the other regular 700 MB CD. Depends on what kind of disc you have. If you play an emulator either is fine.
A late and well regarded Japanese exclusive, Baldr Force EXE offers up an interesting mix of mech combat with visual novel style adventure elements. Originally a PC title, the EXE release adds extra content and modes, and waters down some of the more adult orientated elements of the story. The plot seems surprisingly deep, revolving around a group of hackers finding their way into military systems and fighting it out with ‘simulacrum’, before a twisting story drops in death, vengeance and terrorism. It spawned an Anime mini-series too. The game itself will test the patience of those not able to understand the language or at least have a good translation guide to hand, but the mech combat is entertaining and frantic – helped by good controls and some tactical play. An interesting, and often expensive, title.
Credits: Written by Mike Phelan for The Dreamcast Junkyard.