In order to become one of the recon group you must first pass the training course. After you have successfully done that the higher ups will throw you directly into battle. On your first mission, it has been decided that the government wants to attack the aliens head on and by surprise. They sent your team in to find a clear escape path but your group has been ambushed. The directive has changed and you need to protect your ship at all costs. There are small lit up platforms and you can shoot these to get life.