YMMV / Heavy Gear

  • Author's Saving Throw: After the animated series was released, the tabletop game said that the series exists in-universe as Southern propaganda.
  • Broken Base: The animated series by Mainframe. It is either an enjoyable show about fighting mechs in its own right or a terrible adaptation for being Lighter and Softer, too much focused on the fighting tournament and not using the warfare storylines from the game.
  • Cult Classic: The video games.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
  • Fanon Discontinuity: The animated series for who dislikes it.
  • Scrappy Weapon: The Fragmentation Cannon. Besides its usual problems as a Short-Range Shotgun, it has one of the worst performance ratings in terms of damage, firing rate, and ammo capacity in the two video games it appears in. This weapon can barely scrape a light-class Gear's hull, let alone a tank, that it might as well do Scratch Damage. Even worse, the first weapon you start off in the game, the Light Autocannon, embarrassingly outclasses the Fragmentation Cannon in every other aspect concerning performance, turning the latter into a Joke Weapon.
  • Spiritual Licensee: This could be the best Armored Trooper VOTOMS tabletop game ever. (Which should tell you how little the actual Votoms game is known...)