Play Tango 5 and immerse yourself in deep yet simple 5v5 PvP gameplay with players around the world.
Capture battlefield objectives or annihilate the opposing team through sheer teamwork and strategy.
Be treated to a colorful cast of characters and console-level graphics and gameplay!
Though it may take two people to dance, you’ll need five teammates and another five to be opposing combatants in Tango 5. Bad jokes aside, the game is another of the titles published by Nexon, a giant South Korean game company, and it’s arguably one of their best to date. The game is virtually a real-time strategy game in the league of popular titles like XCom and even a tad comparable to something like Valkyria Chronicles without the first-person shooting elements. With that said, should you get into the dance floor and start playing? Let’s find out.
First off, Tango 5 isn’t a dancing game: it’s a team-based strategy game wherein you direct a chosen character’s movements and actions on a battlefield. The tutorial does a perfect job in orienting you about the game’s intricacies, teaching you how to shoot, move around the map, and perform actions such as ducking behind cover and using your character’s special skills. It is relatively easy to learn, but extremely difficult to master, especially if you continue to progress and unlock other characters.
Tango 5 is solely a multiplayer experience. Five on five battles are its bread and butter, and there are two ways to win. First is to capture certain strategic points in the field, and second is to do the old-fashioned annihilate the competition. There are three rounds in each battle, and your team needs to win two in order to win the match.You can’t go into the open with guns firing: a certain degree of strategy is needed to use characters effectively and win. In addition, there are considerations like movement and skill cooldowns whenever you do something.
Tango 5 has a robust cast of characters, each with different skills and techniques. Currently, there are only 17, but are more than enough to give you variety. You will unlock the first three after the tutorial and will be given a character coupon (used to unlock a character of your choice) when you reach levels three, six, and nine. The cast includes The Commando, who specializes in AoE damage, The Dragon, a triad member who uses pistols, and The Fox, a long-range sniper. Progression is done through gaining experience which increases your level. Whenever you level up, you will be given a loot box which holds everything from coins to character coupons.
Tango 5 has microtransactions, but is never pay-to-win. Gems and coins are used to unlock new characters or simply make cosmetic changes. There are no in-battle advantages given to premium players, so parity is a given. Tactically though, if you’re playing with friends, you can employ strategies and tactics, which is nearly impossible when playing with randoms. It’s safe to say that the experience is more enriching if you play with the people you know.
In terms of presentation, the game possesses a mix between the Borderlands and Telltale Games’ art style, which is pleasing to the eye. Depending on your device, you can play on 60 fps, which is absolutely fantastic. Currently, the game has no English dub: the characters speak Korean, which may put off some players. Regardless, the visual and audio elements are topnotch, arguably better than most games today.
Overall, Tango 5 is a strategy game you absolutely need to get your hands on. Doing so is a no-brainer, thanks to its fantastic gameplay elements, and above average presentation. Give it a shot and we’re sure you would never want to leave the dance floor.