Warpack Grunts

Warpack Grunts

This game has been on the hype train for a few months and it was finally released. Fans of Cannon Fodder, will recognize this as a spiritual successor. Having played Cannon Fodder a great deal, this doesn’t fell nearly as good to me, but it has the same cute little, Alvin and the Chipmunks sounding army men with heavy weapons. You control a squad of four little tykes as they wend their way through a variety of levels and environments, blasting the living crap out of other cute little army men. You have default rifles, fired by furious taps, and any number of secondary weapons picked up along the way, which can be fired when your squad is stationary. You control the movement of the squad by pressing and holding a location, which causes problems as it often obscures your view of the battle. You can find binoculars (shown above) to scope out the level, in advance, and sniper rifle that works in a similar fashion. It all sounds great, but in practice, the controls can be cumbersome. The menus system is ridiculous and confusing; you can continue a campaign mode, but you select on a per-mission basis, but you have no idea from the UI, what mission you were last on. It’s not even clear, after cycling through the options, which is the first or final mission. I somehow managed to screw up and have to restart my entire mission again, at one point. It’s cute and funny, but it needs some work, IMO.

Rating: ★★★☆☆ icon
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