ActionTrip chats with Lead Designer at IO Interactive, Mads Prahm as he talks about Freedom Fighters, their tactical team-based action game:
AT: Judging from what we've seen at the E3, Freedom Fighters appears to offer a refreshing concept. What are the challenges that come with the team-oriented gameplay?
MP: Fighting an invading army is no one-man task. To be successful in driving out the Red Army, you will need to recruit and lead your team well. But you also need to keep yourself alive - if you get killed, it's game over.
As the team leader, you are responsible for commanding your teammates. Your recruits are intelligent and will act on their own, taking cover, returning fire and warning you about enemies. But they will not succeed without your leadership. Which strategy to apply is up to you: you can either lead the way and have your recruits cover your back, or send them in ahead while you provide covering fire. One thing is sure: you have to think and act fast once you are under fire