There's a short, little half-assed ride up through a slanted column filled with some flying enemies and on-foot mechs but it lasts about 2 minutes before you get outside and fight the flying douchebot boss.
All the other Akrid and mech bosses were fun as hell. Even when they were insanely challenging, I just wanted to work harder to beat them. After playing this last level about 5 times, it seems insanely challenging but tremendously stupid and totally different than everything that came before it. Why am I learning new controls right before the end of the game? I'll take a powerful new gun, but I don't want a fundamentally different gameplay experience, you f*ckers.
I was psyched to finish this one before jumping over to give the online mode a try, but now I'm tempted to just trade it in.
I t o t a l l y agree. It is almost like this is from an entirely different game. The mech looks like some kind of Japanese anime Transformer cartoon and not like the badass mechanized beasts prior to it. And yes, the control scheme is a totally new one. WTF?! I absolutely hated it. If that had been in the demo or in the first level or two, I would have never bought nor finished the game. I beat it just cause I came that damn far and plus I wanted to see the end vid.
I am tempted to swap it too, but the gameplay prior to that is so nice that I may just keep it to play through some of those sections now and then. I dunno. But I am with you on this one.