Line of Defense
is an upcoming MMOFPS created by 3000AD
. It looks like an interesting twist on the shooter genre, complete with large battles and vehicles to control. It offers only a beta sign-up right now, so if you are interested in diving into the LoD
universe, you can download the newly released Line of Defense Tactics
standalone game. It's not an MMO, but it still introduces players to the IP. If you're a fan of real-time turn-based combat and challenging gameplay, you might want to give it a go on your portable device or PC
I downloaded a version of Tactics
from Steam and tried it on my Android tablet as well. Both experiences felt pretty much the same, and my game save synced between both devices easily. Today I am going to cover the mobile version mostly, but it should be noted that the PC version looks and acts pretty much identically.
The game will start you off in charge of a small squad of class-based soldiers; you'll be sent into different locales to complete missions. Eventually you'll take charge of massive spaceships and ground vehicles, but the game does a nice job of keeping the controls pretty much universal and familiar between all modes. Your team is made up of four basic types: a gunner, a heavy weapons specialist, a useful medic, and a sniper.
Controlling the squad is easy enough; you simply touch on a blank area of the screen and instruct the team to move in sync or individually. You can also tell your team to move in a stealthy mode (at no penalty other than speed) and have it take cover. Cover is marked by yellow indicators on the screen, and if you are having a hard time finding a place to hide, you can also tell your team to find cover for itself. This doesn't always work out, especially when a squad member runs into the middle of the enemy in order to duck, but it's a nice option to have. You'll also earn experience as you go along and can use those points to unlock new weapons or items for your squad to use. It's very simply done, but that's a good thing.