Tango 5 Reloaded: Grid Action Heroes is Live
Want more action than the grid-based tactical game can offer? Are turn-based games not challenging enough for you? Then take a chance on Tango 5 Reloaded. You won’t be disappointed!
What is Tango 5 Reloaded?
It’s a grid-based tactical shooter similar to XCOM or Atlas Reactor, except it’s in real time. That doesn’t make it any less challenging, though. You’ll still need teamwork and strategy to achieve victory. Quick reflexes and thinking will also help, as well as adaptability to unexpected circumstances, as you play in a team with three other players, against another team of four.
There’s a wide variety of characters to choose from. While they may be typical and somewhat common, the potential combinations and strategies you can form are infinite. As such, we’d encourage you to try them all out! Also, doing so keeps the game from being too grind-y from the overuse of certain characters.
The main objective of the game is to take control of certain points on the map. Every match is made up of three rounds that last two minutes each. Within two minutes, players scramble to take control of the map or defeat the other team. The game emphasizes the skill of the players rather than the strengths of the characters. That is to say, it’s not a pay-to-win game, at least not yet.
Where can I play the game?
It’s available on Steam right now! Take note that the game is in open beta, so expect to encounter a few problems and bugs every so often. There will also be frequent updates and patches as the game continues to develop even more.
Otherwise, it’s free to play so all you have to do is download it and you’re good to go. The game doesn’t require a high-end PC as well, so it’s accessible to the general public, whatever PC they may have. It would take up only about 2GB of space on the hard drive, and costs nothing.
Should I play Tango?
By all means, if you think it is interesting. Be warned, however, that many game reviewers seem to complain about the controls. Some say it is workable, but not intuitive very at all. You can take it as an added challenge. Be warned, though, that if you’re the easily frustrated type, this isn’t for you.
Then there’s the fact that there’s no level progression, as noted by a few reviewers. There’s no telling if the developers will add it in the future or not. It also seems rather rough and unpolished at times. There would be many things that will change before it’s out of beta. If you find that you don’t like it right now, giving the game some time and trying again, later on, may prove to be a wise decision.
In the end, it’s your decision whether to play the game or not. You won’t lose anything should you decide to try it out. Well, it’ll cost maybe a small bit of your time to download and actually play, but nothing else. It’s better for you to experience it yourself and form your own opinion about it.
At any rate, Tango 5 Reloaded is an interesting take on strategic tactical shooters. It certainly promises to be more action-packed than its turn-based cousins, but only time will tell if it will be a hit. See you in the next article!