Acting Out Aggressively

December 6th, 2014 -

If you’re a fan of RTS games, you’ve no doubt heard of Eugen Systems. If you don’t recognize them by name, perhaps you’ll recognize their games: Act of War, RUSE, and the Wargame franchise. In addition to two other unannounced RTS titles, Act of Aggression has burst out of the gates and is looking at a Spring 2015 release. If you miss the style of ’90s RTS, this looks to be picking up where they left off.

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So, what can you expect from AoA? Three factions based on real and fictional military forces; resource harvesting; building bases; production of combat units. So, what are the factions? There is the Cartel, a stealth based organization born out of PMCs using prototype gear, which is hard to master due to their fragility (though they look radical). The US Army, a group of veterans due to their experience fighting across the world, they utilize current generation gear. And finally, the Chimera, an UNO funded task-force that is more or less a jack of all trades, though you can specialize units through upgrades.

The game is focused on macro-management opposed to micro – you’ll be securing supply chains, taking prisoners of war, taking over on-map banks for supplemental income, and fighting your way through large authentic maps. I miss the days of old Command and Conquer, and this looks reminiscent (while still being new, of course). If you’re a fan of the RTS genre, make sure to keep your eyes open for this.

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