Starting with a simple character-customization phase, you design a hero to fight for the Alliance of Free Planets to liberate Earth from the tyranny of Martian invaders. Choosing to play as a Human, Venusian, or Mercurian will give you varying physical strengths, which you can upgrade after each of the campaign's 10 story-driven missions.
Less impressive, however, are the robot and alien "menaces," who slowly march toward you like zombies…on qualuudes. This would be less irritating if they didn't also have perfect aim, although the forgiving respawn penalty makes dying less aggravating. Four-player online co-op also takes the sting out of the dumb A.I., and it showcases how this $10 game should be played.
-Whimsical cel-shaded graphics and humorous dialogue suit the lengthy campaign.
-Compelling customization via upgradable weapons, armor.
- The Martians and robots are dumb.
- Has anyone ever played the card game?