When I hear the word Comanche, my mind immediately thinks of another airborne platform of destruction: the Hind.
Hind was one of those helicopter sims from the ’90s, and one of the rare games that featured a co-op mode. My brother was a huge war buff as a kid, and we enjoyed playing a lot of these games together or side-by-side, so he got two CDs of the game just so we could play together.
Comanche, which launches in early access next year and is being published by THQ Nordic, is a bit of a modern retake. Rather than featuring helicopters, its a drone-based multiplayer battler, and the way the gameplay trailer pans out makes the whole thing look a bit more like an open-air take on Descent.
My brother, who is fortunate enough to live in the United States where player bases are never really a problem, would be hugely into this. There’s a ton of good games that could be based around drones. Hell, I’m still waiting for the drone remake of Slipstream 5000. But until then, this will do nicely.