It took me a while to try this one out, mainly because of my prejudice against cartoon animals with guns in games. But TAGAP, or “The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins,” is one balls nasty, hard-boiled “little” action game! The first thing you notice is how nice the graphics are. This thing has special effects up the wazoo, and it looks superb. But it’s the frenetic pace of the action that is the game’s true strength. Waves of enemies, a steady supply of new weapons and upgrades, pills to amp up your terror alert level… TAGAP loads up on over-the-top features in a genre where it really makes sense to do so.
The character moves a bit slowly, which I found to be a hindrance at first, but I quickly began to appreciate how intimate and deliberate it felt, I guess? Also, the levels themselves (ten, and pretty massive at that) are extremely varied, with lots of little details, so it’s nice to get to weave slowly through them. Plus, it’s kinda badass!
The only kicker is that it’s a slightly heftly download at 100 Mb. But considering what the game’s got going for it, I definitely think it’s worth it. Plus, you know, broadband and all that!
(Source: Soldat Movies)