I never played the original Mechwarrior, I loved the sequel and expansion packs, then the third installment was marred by horrendous control. Mechwarrior 4, though put out by M$, has some great previews. These previews show off the mechs of the series. Way back in the day when I used to *cough*roleplay*cough*, we would mostly make our mechs/characters and that would be it. Spend about 3 hours making the perfect character, flushing out all of the details, and never actually use them. If I find my old folder of characters, I will scan some in just so you can all know how low I have been.