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).
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: If there’s one type of game that fully encompasses the casual gaming movement it’s Tower Defense. This strategic game style will always steal a few hours away without any warning or apology. Now with Square Enix adding the classes …
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.
Conclusion: Novice Defender—Clear wave 10 on any single map. (5 points) Seasoned Defender—Clear wave 20 on any single map. (5 points) Expert Defender—Clear all the waves on any single map. (5 points) W1 Defender—Clear all the maps in W1. (10 points) W2 Defender—Clear all the maps in W2.
Summary: Defender, originally released in arcades back in 1980, can be a hard, hard game. The arcade classic has you flying a ship above a planet, attempting to stop alien ships from abducting humans and combining with them to form deadly mutants.
Pros: Offers multiple control schemes that replicate the original game's controls about as well as you can on a gamepad, Online leaderboards let you fight for world supremacy
Cons: Updated graphics are underwhelming, Online mode doesn't actually offer any interaction