The Double-A Team is a feature series honouring the unpretentious, mid-budget, gimmicky commercial action games that no-one seems to make any more.
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Recore’s special thing is very special, if you ask me. This is a game about shooting robots, each of which holds a sort of glowing orb as their core. Shoot them enough and you get to extract the core – pull out the heart – while they’re still alive. Loot and a finishing move in a single go! And the extraction! The Extraction is pretty wonderful.