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The latest from Serellan (a team made up of developers who have worked on such titles as Halo, Ghost Recon, and SOCOM) is Takedown: Red Sabre. Meant to be a more tactical approach to shooters, Takedown pits the player against enemies in close-quarters, making the player think on his or her feet in order to progress.
Levels are built with replay value in mind, as they are nonlinear and offer multiple ways to reach objectives. Strategies employed in Takedown are modeled after real-life tactics used by SWAT and Special Operations Forces to take down enemies in close combat scenarios.
If you prefer to run and gun over coming up with strategies when playing a shooter, Takedown may not be your style. Be sure to take a look at the screenshots first, though.
Keep an eye out for Takedown: Red Sabre on Steam and Xbox Live Arcade this fall.
It looks good, I bet it's good, I hope it's good.
Has some Spec Ops feel to it. Tactical shooters are starting to get more innovative & emphasis on tactics.
Anything that remotely resembles Rainbow Six looks good in my book. I need something to fill in the hole that the MIA Rainbow Six Patriots has left in my heart.
Yay an article from Liz:) This game looks and sounds great so far. I will watch for it and spread the word. I know a lot of military guys who prefer strategy shooters over charging like a hardass ala CoD. I presume because they know running and gunning will get you killed.
I'll definitely give it a try. I really like Rainbow Six & Counter Strike.
Looks pretty cool! Might be the first downloadable game I decide to buy since I bought Deadlight!
If you're interested in this game, this kickstarter project is definitely worth the time checking out and reading into:
Please check out this Kickstarter project for the creative director of Socom 1 and 2.. if you know you're history of shooters you'll know how important those two games were to not only the shooting genre but online gaming as a whole.