Why would Jaegers be built for space combat when in Pacific Rim the threat is from the ocean. Gundam is older than PR and most Mech franchise obviously, so ?
If it was simply a matter of power, personaly I would just go for the Gurren lagann, you can't beat that thing ~
What I love in Pacific is that Mechs are real mechanical warriors. As Guillermo del Toro said, what I like to see in a robot is the whole machinery moves while the machine is brought to life. I'm just closer to military somehow realistic mechs, like Mechwarrior, Hawken, Armored Core, Full Metal Panic or even WarHammer40k.
On the contrary to a lot of people, Gundam has never been my cup of tea for some reasons, mechs are supposed to be military assets but they're full of flashy colors and don't show anything mecanical like ... I don't know, just not my stuff
okay you do have a point and i have never try to get mech's to look more machines then color's but i manage to make a mech that took me 3 hours to get done. and i would like to hear some things i could work on so i don't make the same mistake.
true the MS-06FZ was based off the MS-06 Zaku II,but i like the MS-06FZ since it's like a zaku that just got upgraded from looking plane to cool looking and its armed with better weapons then what the zaku II had.