|Developer: 11 Bit Studios|
|Platform: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Xbox360|
|Release Date: April 2011|
|RPVP: 9.99€ (Steam)|
|Size: ~ 430MB (PC)|
|Genre: RTS, Reverse-Tower Defense|
Overview and Plot
The story starts in the near future when parts of an alien spaceship fall on earth (more specifically in Baghdad and Tokyo) and the so-called “Anomalies” appear around them. Your first mission as the 14th Squad is to investigate the first anomaly in Baghdad, see what’s causing interference with the communication systems and find gather information about why and what is happening inside the anomaly (which is where the first mission ends).
You can modify the path your units take based on available roads in the map, and in most situations you must choose wisely, whether it is to take less time to get to your objective or to minimize the amount of enemies you will have to face. Your character (the captain of the 14th Squad) is the character you control directly, moving him to any spot by clicking on the map. With his combat suit, he needs to be constantly used to help your units in their mission. The combat su8it has several abilities that are introduced one at a time over the first couple of missions, except the first one with is the Repair ability, which you already begin the game with. Each ability can only be used a very limited number of times and recharges aren’t abundant so you have to manage them well.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
If you’re not a fan of this genre, I suggest you stay away. Otherwise, well, it’s a simple game that’s pretty fun, at least for a while. I recommend getting it while it’s on sale.
My Final Gameplay Stats
|Time Played:||21 Hours|
|Achievements Unlocked:||20 / 43 (47%)|
|Difficulty played the most:||Casual / Hardcore|
Screenshots taken at 1920x1080. Title image taken from Steam Grid view. I do not own it.