Take control of Earth Command Lieutenant, Aileen Harding,
as she adventures through intense sci-fi battles against hordes
of unique aliens and huge bosses. With an array of special
abilities and combat powers, you'll draw on quick reflexes
and skill plus a wide choice of weapons, armour, and items
to defeat increasingly formidable opponents...
you take control of the heroine - Earth Command Trooper Aileen
Harding - as you battle a variety of aliens and bosses.
you start you have the choice to select from a number of character
specialities and skills, which can be upgraded as you progress
through your campaign, protected by many different types of
armour and using a variety of melee and ranged weaponry. You
also get the option to change your name - which is a little
redundant as once the game starts you are still referred to
As you progress through the levels you can improve your statistics
and unearth powerful new abilities as you fight through infested
spaceships and alien planets.
game features two RPG modes. There's the single-player campaign,
or the replayable co-op multiplayer mode for up to four players.
There are 20 different weapons including flame-throwers, quad-barreled
lasers, nanobot swarms that dissolve enemies, and incendiary
grenades that shoot fire geysers from the ground. Each weapon
offers advantages and disadvantages, dependent upon how it
is used and the specialisations that you have chosen to adopt.
Aileen is an indestructible robot that serves as both an ally
in battle and a vendor from which she can buy items. The robot
can also upgrade existing weapons and can upgrade itself with
is a simple tutorial that is built into the game's opening
level - this explains all the basics to get you on your way.
However, I did feel that the first level was relentlessly
difficult. With an almost endless stream of alien enemies
to destroy I soon tired of being killed and having to start
from the last checkpoint.
fact, coupled with the very average graphics, was enough for
me to get tired within 20 minutes of playing. I came back
to it several times (only because I had to in order to review
it - otherwise I wouldn't have bothered) to find that the
whole experience was very unsatisfying.
the end of the day this game is only really going to appeal
to fans of old school gaming - and even then there are better
efforts out there. One to rent first.
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