Wait, carrying bikes? Think about this sensibly. A bike that can do 200 plus is better driven, than being protected by a 1 MPH vehicle. Empire at War actually makes the AT-AT practical in function.
Paranoid, good point about the protection, but meh, that's what APCs are for. But again, Petroglyph do it in a very good way. I reccomend you visit the official site and watching the AT-AT movie.
Also, if Battlefront 3 ever wanted to loose the "cartoon" feel, then it also shows a realistic way troops get into the vehicle, rather than "popping" in and out. Halo 1/2 was masterfull with entrance animations.
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