Commandos is built entirely on strategy. When you start a mission, you're treated to a short cinematic from the same bird's eye view of the area and a no-nonsense voice tells you the group's objectives. A quick rundown on what has to be done, who should be used for what action, and how to escape when you're finished. This unseen Commander refers to the player only as "Officer", and this can go a long way towards drawing a person into the role. The entire scene may last all of 20 seconds but feels very much like a true military briefing.