We’re here with the announcement of Operation: Tango, the co-op game that two players can play from Clever Plays. We’ve just returned after Operation Tango, and we’re eager to provide you with an in-depth analysis.
- producer: Clever Plays
- Publisher: Clever Plays
- Date of release: June 1, 2021
Operation Tango is an action game of spying that transforms players into real superagents, safeguarding the safety of the humanity in the coming years. It’s 2038, and technology has brought humanity into a new era of augmented reality in which smartphones as well as laptops and PCs have taken over smart glasses. Every level of Operation: Tango is a series of mini-games and puzzles that require players to exchange information to finish these challenges. The player only sees a small portion of the scene, and another must be their partner’s eyes or be responsible for making sure they are safe. The roles shift constantly.
Are you familiar with the popular laser sequences from the heist film? On one hand, Angel has a deadly path to travel through and only Flemming who is plugged into the security system of the complex and can see the lasers. Remember the sensational data loss from the cables in Mission Impossible? Angel is going to be a victim as well and the hacker’s speed will determine her fate.
The first are electronic picks, in which both the hacker and agent have to work together for the movement of the picks, and guide the keys to locks, and stay clear of short circuits, or lookup for IP within the decoder, in which you and the hacker manage one ball and guide it towards the hole after clearing obstacles.
The panel is an vital element in the game.
In the end, agents have to devise an algorithm in the moment which allows them to communicate with the other agent about the problem fast enough to allow him to come up with the best solution. There aren’t a lot of these missions that are truly extreme on offer, yet those we do have are worth purchasing 2 copies of Operation: Tango.
When we look at the challenges that plague the Clever Plays project, everything seems almost seamless in the technical aspect. Some places, the localization is a bit off as well, and at the beginning, my friend and I ran into a problem that stopped him from progressing on the first level. I had to play this level a second time before we could get to the next.
In terms of the content We found the project to be as hard as it was necessary to be. My coworker and I didn’t feel the need press that button however we did fail quite often. Due to the wide range of options I feel that Clever Plays has found the right balance.
Operation Tango was an enthralling and thrilling experience. The interest in the story never diminished for one second. I’m not sure that the second time I played with the new heroes is as thrilling and enjoyable, but it’s certainly worth the shift in viewpoint.
It’s not a huge game however, each level is filled with intriguing logic and response tasks with a lovely graphic style, and a variety of interesting situations. I’d suggest Operation: Tango to anyone who likes undemanding and cooperative games however only if you have a reliable sidekick.
In Operation Tango, Cross-play is available on MS, PS4 and PS5 currently, and you can download this game free during the month of June’s PS Plus pickup.