Brigador is one of the most popular games that you can get to participate in here, you can enjoy the syndicate esque tone, mass destruction, ice-cool cyberpunk, very vast city-scapes and action that is unsolidified. The game setting is on a city which is futuristic. It has kill dozers, hover tanks as well as neo-80’s soundtrack. This is a game that you are bound to totally fall in love with especially if it is within the genre you enjoy.
This is a game that is chaotic and colorful. It is an isometric 2D mech shooter that is set in a world that is steeped within the ‘80s futurism. The game is published by stellar jockeys. The developer is stellar jockeys and Gausswerks. The game doenst have multiplayer and the link is steam.
Within the game, there is a lot that you can actually play around with. This is a game that is very much close to twin-stick shooter. The mech layout is one of the choices that you can make where you get to manage the old worker where the torso/legs face different directions. You can really move ahead with solid keyboard controls and a mouse as this will aid on the movement and the different switches that you may need to make so as to pilot the tank or the mech
This game also requires a lot of tactics. This is most especially necessary when it comes to the management of health as well as ammon. You also need to be very tactical when you are targeting some particular enemies before they can sound an alarm. Controlling the crowd and weapon physics also require some level of tactic. The death machine that you have to control is quite heavy and this makes it rather hard for you to maneuver.
There are some tanks and mech that are fragile, faster and much smaller. However, this doesn’t make the game that easy because of the countermeasures and the shields. Within the screen, there are always explosions, lasers and bullets all through. This game is very well detailed and adrenal in comparison to some previous games.
This is a game that is totally glorious. The city scapes are totally detailed and well clad in a night flecked by neon lights. At the beginning of levels, the city is usually quite peaceful but at the end, there is smoke and the city is all shattered
When you deploy your explosives as carefully as possible, it becomes possible to create chain reactions where you get tumbling buildings. When you dispatch a stomp in good time you are able to deal with alot of enemies at the same time. This is a power fantasy that is totally specific and itisvery unlike simulation.
Mech lovers are bound to enjoy this game a lot. The robo toys here are simply amazing and the carnage that is unleashed is industrial. The aesthetics are also impeccable but can be rather frustrating for some to play. The game isn’t as hard but there is its interface presentation which makes it harder that you would expect.
The ease at which you can play the game depends on the monitor that you are using. However, the darkness within the city and the fact that there is no zoom and the units are tiny means that you really have to concentrate so as to know which way the legs of tanks and mech are facing.
To be able to have an easier time, you can try turning on the indicator arrow for direction which is easily found on the settings. It’s important to note that this too can be obscured very easily. There is also the aesthetic where there is night neon which is rather cool but it makes the whole setup rather too dark.
You may have some problems when it comes to the area where the ammo/shields/health meters are positioned. They seem to be too far away from all the action. You may not be able to check the condition of your machine as often as you would like as this can be lethal and this may mean that you can actually loose a life without warning.
It would be better to have the meters closer and also had even more signs to serve as warnings. The battles in the game are very heated and therefore one needs to concentrate all effort to the battle itself.
Frustrations that you could encounter
One of the things that can frustrate you within the game is how suddenly death actually occurs. Death on the game makes you lose all the progress in the challenging maps which are rather large. You can avoid this by being less reckless and try to utilize the evasion tricks like the temporary invisibility and smoke grenades. It is important to have all the key information so as to avoid the clumsiness that you may have as you play.
There are some campaign levels that are also too brutal. You may encounter some units that are hugely overpowered. The best thing about these campaign levels is the fact that they aren’t roadblocks and so you won’t really get stuck and therefore there is no need to be disheartened. It is easy to jump into the freelance missions where there are maps that are less fixed and there are also new challenges. You can also buy or configure your abilities, weapons, pilots and mechs instead of remaining stuck with the ones that are offered in campaigns. You can spend the cash you earn in the freelance or campaign mode to access the unlocks and the upgrades and this can include some new maps. If you are having problems in a mission, you can get a new one.
The issue with this is that the game becomes like a crash grind where all pursue to get a weirder, bigger and even much more devastating mech and gun options that are offered. The story telling within the campaign can be obtuse and so cold.
The good side
This isn’t a game that you play so as to follow the story but rather to trash all those cities and also squish some soldiers. There are many awesome options too and there are many places that you can be able to try out rather than being stuck in funnel. There is a wide array of vehicles which adds to the joy. There are lots of weapons that you can select from and they can range from the simple machine guns all the way to the rail guns and to the daisy cutter bombs. There are also lots of cannons and rockets too. This game is a toy box. You can assemble the dream death tank or mech and then take it for a spin. You have the opportunity to trash all things and enjoy an awesome fifth. There are some user interface frustrations that you may experience but it is all worthwhile.
The neon city blues
Brigador can be described as a paradise. The scenery is densely packed with a great amount of intricacies into the whole isometric cyberpunk tangle and the entire countryside manses. There are amazing character flairs. The street light illumination is well patterned and there is the shantytown that is well nestled under the pipeline. There are the AC units that dot many clusters of the high-rises. The palette of the night is dominated by reds, blues and purples.
The music is a great thing too. It features digitized beats and some rather synth-heavy chords. Listening to the tracks makes it a really good experience as you gaze across the mega city.
The way things blow up is very satisfying because it happens in such a meticulous way. The central theme of this game is to blow things up. So as to drive the theme, there is a mercenary’s team that pilots an army of mechs. The gonzo story here is a conflict within a despotic government. However, you need not be aware of the story as the very main objective is to fireball the targets and the structures that are designated.
It may be tedious trying to move finely within the anti grav. Strafing depends on where the vehicle is facing, not the position of the static camera.
After all has been said and done, this game is able to deliver destruction sandbox that is finely detailed. You need to be very tactical. You can do this by crouching behind the walls so as to have some extra cover. This is the game to get if you want a challenging game where you can control a mech smasher. You should be ready to go through control roadblocks and UI.