Link: Pawn: Tactics
Developer: Blank101 and JPillz
FlashMush Rating: 8/10
Earlier today I reviewed Pawn, I felt it then to be necessary to review the other game from the Pawn series; Pawn: Tactics.
Like Pawn, Pawn: Tactics shares a lot of similar gameplay but also goes in its own direction. Graphically the games are pretty much equal which is to be expected as they are from the same franchise and developers, but I like it as it has that sense of continuity. However, whereas in Pawn you are essentially a 2-D side scrolling shooter, in tactics you play in a top down 2-D shooter. But weapons are different. Unlike in Pawn where you pick your weapon and side weapons of choice, tactics does well...a tactical move where you pick a class which has set weapon configurations. Think Star Wars Battlefront for this image.
Again, Tactics is a multiplayer game just like Pawn is so all the things associated with that do come into play, both good and bad. I do think the top down perspective in Tactics leads to less chaotic and more strategic style of play which is good as that is essentially what Pawn:Tactics is being marketed towards.
Overall, Tactics is very similar to Pawn, but this is good as it gives a solid style of game for both perspectives. Top down shooter with more strategy for Pawn: Tactics and chaotic 2-D side scrolling action for Pawn. Check both out!