Mounted on a rocky outcropping high over the battlefield, more of the Defiants’ technomantic machines hold a Guardian helpless. I destroy the machine and release him, but his mind is already too far gone. He attacks and I have no choice but to lay him low. What thrilled me, though, was that he watched himself fall to pieces like a knight-versus-knight fight in a game of Battle Chess; or something similar to the Black Knight’s death scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s a relief to see some sense of humor seep through an otherwise grim storyline. Cruelly, I wanted to fight this noble hero again just to see his fantastic death animation one more time.