Posted: April 19
This game is going to take hours from your life.
At first, you're going to be all 'Ha! Stupid alien freaks, meet my sentry turret while I flank your position and rinse you...', but then you're going ton be all, 'Oh, that's how it's going to be, is it? Well, I'll just take this position and upgrade this to that and then I'll come right up there and I'll cough on your sandwiches.'
But that's just the easy parts... oh yes...
It's when you get to the part where yoiu're screaming at your troops,
'Hold the line, DAMNIT! HOLD THE LINE!!!' or 'What the heck did that wee freak do? Are they all armoured? How fast?' till there's a little something left over in your brain that says, 'Dear Satan they're coming and there's nothing that's goign to stop them this time... nothing...'
This has given me so much satisfaction and so much joy as a tactical top-down strategy game that I have reinstalled it over and over. I just have to keep going back to it. And that, for me, is the standard of an EPIC game. It does look pretty, but keeps it simple, the soundtrack is limited, but then that's alright - you really won't be paying that much attention to the music, and the engine is smooth and robust, especially given how many units can be on the feild at any one given time with a dozen mutators all in effect.
Get this game and prepare to have your own Aliens / Starship Troopers 'They sucked his brains out' experience...
FOR REAL! ;)