The futuristic Solar System encountered in Infantry Online
is one where each mission and arena has one true objective: KILL, FRAG, and DESTROY. Take this philosophy to heart and you will be an Infantry
expert in no time. Categorized according to style of game play, each zone features a different set of requirements and missions to accomplish while keeping your back safe from anywhere between 1 to 100 army men just like you. With no real story to follow, the online game play and teamwork (or lack thereof) provides enough startling action to play for hours on end.
Getting into the game, you must choose a 'zone', which includes selections based on Capture the Flag, Skirmish, Team Death Match, or Ambush. My personal favorite zone is 'GravBall', a soccer type sport, where each player rides atop hovercraft blasting each other in defense of his teams 'goal.'
Each zone keeps track of your personal score and progress throughout. In some zones, as experience increases, so does your invulnerability and armaments. In other zones, your class is key to helping the team succeed. Without each class, the match would be a loss.
The requirements of teamwork in Infantry Online brings a different kind of playability to the standard 'man versus man' take on MMOG. The above-mentioned necessity for a diverse class assignment merely scratches the surface. When using heavy machinery such as tanks, each player can only control one aspect of the machine. One player controls motion, others control guns. If one person is inexperienced at his aspect of the machine, the entire team is hurt. In GravBall, team members must protect the ball carrier from enemies, as well as pass the ball and protect the goal lines.
Before each zone, you are also presented with a 'briefing', or an introduction to the game play and rules of each level. You start each zone in Spectator mode, which lets you study the map without risking defeat. It is here where you also choose your class and armaments, if available. After play begins, the action will be fast paced, and you may find yourself willingly stuck in Infantry game play for hours.