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Posts tagged “Recruits”

Feature: Small Soldiers

The Lighthouse Customer: Recruits

Each Monday, Chris Livingston visits an early access game and reports back with stories about whatever he finds inside. This week, a tiny war with big stories in top-down action squad-shooter Recruits. When games don't have their own stories (and sometimes even when they do) I like to invent my own. Recruits, a game featuring tiny soldiers, is perfect for that, because while it gives…

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Against All Squads: Recruits Demo

The alpha version of UDK-powered top-down kill 'em up Recruits showed promise, so news of an improved two level demo is most welcome. There's a superficial similarity to Cannon Fodder, particularly in relation to how easy it is to pop an enemy's guts with a well-placed shot and the fact that your own squaddies become perma-dead if they fall in combat. The demo includes two…

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Fodder For Thought: Recruits

The alpha version of Recruits, a Cannon Foddery squad shooter, is available to play through Desura for people pre-ordering the full game. It's a UDK-powered game, with simple objectives, tight maps and a sometimes infuriating fixed viewpoint. Enemy soldiers have a habit of being obscured by trees, meaning I've often been finding by following my squadmates' lead. I shoot where they shoot, knowing that something…

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