The unnecessary deaths must continue!
The great Cannon Fodder the first had put the bases of the lite top down action/tactics game, with undertones that managed to do a critique of war, in general and in particular of the Vietnam war. It was a fun game, and a game that knew how to make you feel bad for every cannon fodder individual that got killed in action. Not the most graphically satisfying title ever, but it had a following. Well, this second game in the series ups the graphic ante significantly. It still plays from a third person, high in the sky perspective, it still asks of you to manage a squad, but it is more streamlined, easier to control and a lot more easy to sink into. You will also love it if you like games where the undertones are serious but the production is funny/lighthearted; the cartoonishness of the deaths is undeniable, and it definitely clashes with the fact that each soldier has its own name, and sort of grown on you, taken from mission to mission. But that is war, at least for the private soldier, that must execute orders without indiscipline. So, play it if you liked the first or the idea of simple shooter/strategy/tactics is something you look forward to.