Excerpt: Ahhhh, the classic Defender arcade game brings back fond memories. At it's time of release in the early 80's, it was a groundbreaking game that incorparated things like "particle effects", and actually had gameplay elements that occurred off the screen (the first game to do so). I lost a lot of quarters to this classic (I loved it and was never that good at it. A terrible combination for machines that eat quarters).
Excerpt: From days of long agoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ ThatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s how it all began in 1984 and itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s exactly how Voltron: Defender of the Universe from Behavior Interactive and THQ begins. While Voltron has had a few iterations, including...
Pros: + Lions control well, + Tons of fan service, + Voltron battles handled smartly
Cons: No upgrades/progression, Lions too similar, Repetitive objectives
Voltron Defender of the Universe Review (Xbox LIVE Arcade)
Gamers Daily News
29 November 2011
Summary: In the end Voltron Defender of the Universe is cool, but short and with some flaws in the gameplay that left me wishing they had rethought some things and put more time into others. It’s not a bad downloadable game but I’m not exactly sure it is worth the price. Plus, it seems like they are trying to cash in more on avatar items than the gameplay.
Excerpt: More than two years ago now, Square-Enix released an Xbox Live title known as Crystal Defenders . It’s a tower defense game. You’ve possibly played one like it before. The way that genre works is that you have to defend your tower from a bunch of enemies who proceed along a trail in a procession. You place defensive troops and you hope that they’re in the right places.
Conclusion: There is defiantly enough here to keep you occupied for a while. The difficulty is good too. The first few levels help you get your feet wet, but by the end you'll be squeezing out every available piece of gil to fight off the final bosses. I'd give this game 5 stars, when it comes to an arcade game, you can get much better than this one.
Excerpt: In the same way that film making has produced some of its best efforts in independent movies, gaming is firmly following suit. Crayon Physics Deluxe is the first commercial game from newcomer Petri Purho, an independent Finnish developer. What sets this apart from the myriad of other physics based puzzle games out there is two key factors: creativity and style.
Excerpt: If you like desktop tower defence games, you could do a lot worse than Invasion Defender . At this point, however, that’s a fairly big “If”. Especially if you have either an iPhone or PS3 as well as your 360. For the uninitiated, these sorts of games involve placing towers to destroy bad guys on their way from a point of origin to your base.
Summary: Fans of the tower defense genre should most certainly check this game out. Everyone else should try the demo first and if that tickles your fancy, the full version may just be worth owning!
Pros: -Very easy to pick up and get into., -Eases new players into the experience by placing limitations on units., -Amazing soundtrack., -Plenty of replayability for those wanting to try new strategies or perfect the game.
Cons: -Graphics are very low grade for an XBLA title., -More unit types would have been a welcome addition.