Open-Door Policy - Steam Summer Sale Day #902 Jul 2016 0
Day #9 - Door Kickers
I'm not going to beat about the bush. They'd hear the rustling, anyhow. Go and snag Door Kickers right now. I'll wait.
Now that KillHouse Games' effort is yours, let's quickly run over why you've made the best impulse purchase of 2016's summer sale.
Door Kickers' brand of top-down, apolitical SWATtery is fast, furious and unfettered by turn-based temporality. Players drag their units around a variety of real estate, punching and adjusting any number of special actions into timelines with every tap of the pause button. Operators can strafe, flash bang, door-cam as one would expect, sweeping for tangos and innocents as fast and cleanly as possible. Don't think the game's real-time rambunctiousness means any less room for skill or management. Door Kickers is no picnic.
And you'll die aplenty.
The game's lethality is measured by an arcade-level restart system. Intensity never decays as you punch harder and heavier with every lesson learned and cop lost. It's a system that drives for a better, cleaner sweep across its varied mission design. Door Kickers is as much a racing game as a tactical squad strategy. Better lines, logical routes, honed reactions. Whether you play on tablet or here -- or both, because default Door Kickers on a Win10 touch device is actually pretty damn good -- each mission is daring you to improve your score. If Frozen Synapse had a rogue younger brother raised on Cops, it'd be Door Kickers.
Good kill, officer.