Excerpt: Dealing with computer viruses tends to not be much fun. I've gotten off easy in my life, as the worst problem I've endured was when something got in my office's email program. Every day, I'd have to delete about 100 pieces of spam ranging from bizarre fictional news headlines to fraudulent promises...
Excerpt: In 2005, indie developer Introversion released Darwinia , a quirky, silly RTS for the PC that garnered a good amount of critical acclaim. Hoping to continue on that success, the developer followed it up with a multiplayer component, aptly entitled Multiwinia , and announced plans to bring their...
Conclusion: Darwinia+ is an excellent addition to any Xbox Live Arcade library. With a full length campaign mode and a great variety of fun multiplayer maps, it’s definitely 1200 points worth of win! The experience, however, is strongly reliant on Xbox Live connectivity.
Conclusion: Owners of the PC version won’t find anything in the XBLA port to convince them to part with their money a second time unless they’re desperately looking to experience the game from the comfort of a sofa.
Summary: Five years haven't hurt Darwinia. Introversion Software's 2005 PC mash-up of real-time strategy, puzzles, and god gaming may just be arriving on the Xbox 360 courtesy of the Xbox Live Marketplace, but the unique game sure hasn't lost any of its catchy charisma.
Pros: Extremely addictive, Mash-up puzzle/RTS/god game design still feels fresh and innovative, Surreal visuals and sound, Includes both the original Darwinia and its multiplayer sequel, Multiwinia
Cons: No significant additions or changes from the PC, Multiwinia controls aren't quite as sharp on console as they are on PC, Tutorial deals only with the obvious
Summary: Darwinia+ combines the story-based Darwinia, and the multiplayer-focused Multiwinia. The bundle delivers one of the most robust and satisfying experiences to hit Xbox Live Arcade, and while it has a few issues here and there, there is a lot to love.
Pros: Great mix of RTS and action, Charming and quirky design, Fantastic sound design and soundtrack
Cons: Controlling units can be frustrating at times, Not always clear what to do/how to do it
Conclusion: I have a confession to make. I haven't played Darwinia on PC. Neither have I played its multiplayer sibling Multiwinia or any other game from Introversion for that matter. I can feel your collective disapproval hanging over me like a giant dark cloud of shame.
Pros: Beautiful art style, great sounds, simple and functional controls, plenty of value.
Cons: Not the most precise controls, the pace is a bit slow.
Excerpt: Qu'on se le dise, les jeux les plus innovants ne sont pas ceux qui font le plus de bruit. Loin du vacarme des blockbusters, la scène des jeux indépendants n'en finit plus de nous proposer de nouvelles petites perles.
Conclusion: För att enkeldra Darwins-teori om arternas uppkomst så handlar det om att de starka överlever. Att vi genom miljoner av år slumpmässigt utvecklar olika mutationer som gör vårt liv lättare och därför ökar vårt överlevnadsvärde.