*sigh* Well, unless it's a one-time, very-cheap price, then my considerations for another mecha game would be:
The Japanese-only GameCube version of "Gundam vs. Z Gundam" (I have a GameCube).
"Renpou vs. ZAFT" or "Gundam vs. Gundam" for the PSP (I would need a PSP first).
Or just not bother. Because from what I can tell from videos, Bootfighter Windom XP SP-2 is essentially a cheap knockoff of the "Gundam vs. _____" game; specifically "Renpou vs. ZAFT" I believe. Compare the Blitz Tactics or that online Intercept (or whatever it's called) game type to the following YT video:
You're still shooting mecha and a battleship in gameplay very similar and guaranteed to be pretty fluid without much slowdowns to a crawl. I was patient enough for freeze-ups and three-frames-per-second gameplay online because it was online gameplay and you could play with friends and taunt each other with custom pilot mods. You could tinker with the sound and play your own music or none at all.
There were some good things BFW had that the real thing didn't that I liked (online gameplay, some limit of customization, some chatting. the very fact that it was free and for the PC
), but when any and all servers that were available for online BFW gameplay are now gone (Wormhole
just went offline for some reason a couple days back and while Twilight is up for now [link]
, it has been shaky) and the customization about as (or more) limited as (or than) the inferior-but-still-fun Silver Knights
, there's basically no reason to play the game for me anymore. The mecha are cheap knockoffs of the mecha we love, there's not much to play, 90% of the time on any given available server (if we're lucky) nobody's on (let alone anyone likable, such as most anyone here)... It just makes more sense to pick up any given official Gundam game that's decent or good (or Macross or Another Century's Episode or Virtual-On game) and play it
. If not now, then at least soon there will be more going for it. If I'm wrong, maybe I'll not go cheap and see if I can find a way to get a copy of the retail version of BFW. Until then, I'm probably not going to go for it.