Inspired by a conversation I had in the "Anime..." thread. I was curious about what everyone's favorite Mecha/Powered Suits/Giant Robots were in videogames. To better organize this I will pose 3 questions.
What are your top 5 Videogame mechs.
They can be mechs that originated elsewhere as long as their exact model appeared in a game, i/e, I could choose the Buster Gundam, but not the Buster Gundam Verde, because it has never appeared in any games (sadly) I am not 100% sure how to deal with games like Steel Lancers, Armored Core, or Chromehounds where YOU choose the designation for your own Mechs, so just as a temporary rule until someone thinks of something better, if you really feel the need to put your custom mechs in your list, limit yourself to 1 from any game. i/e one of your mechs from Chromehounds, one from Armored Core etc. A mech must be piloted for it to be a mech, otherwise it is just a robot
What are your top 5 Powered Suits.
I wanted to separate these two categories because I feel that they do each deserve their own categories. Powered suits include Samus' vast array of armors or various incarnations of the Spartan Mjolnir armor, things along that line. I am not quite sure if Megaman's armor is considered a power suit because there is no sign of it enhancing his abilities or, in some cases, being anything more than an extension of a robotic body
Who are your top 5 Mech Pilots.
Another section I felt was needed because, where would mechs be without their pilots? For this section, I'd rather avoid pilots that originated elsewhere unless they have a game where you play them as the main pilot, i/e (I don't have a great example for this, but...) plenty of pre-existing pilots appear in Super Robot Wars, but none of them are really a primary character as much as they are just characters taken from elsewhere and put into the game for the sake of being in the game. Again, try not to take too many of your top 5 from the same game, just for the sake of variety
When listing your choices, be sure to clarify what game your choices are from.