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Defense Grid: The Awakening Review
22 December 2009
Summary: I started playing " Defense Grid: The Awakening " by not being a fan of the tower defence genre but it did not take long to realise that the game proved a nice surprise and captured my interest simply from playing the lengthy trial.
Summary: Defense Grid: The Awakening has a simple story that is often used when a game designer wants a generic enemy in their game and having Nazis don’t make any sense. That's right, Defense Grid features an alien invasion. On a far away planet you wake up to find everything in chaos.
Summary: Tower defense fans, this is as good as it gets. Buy this game without question. Anyone who doesn’t know what a tower defense game is, this is the best chance you’ll ever have to find out!
Pros: -Best graphics out of the entire tower defense genre., -Perfect atmosphere., -Very good voice acting., -Even if only very basic, the story is as good as it gets for the genre., -Extra level challenges extend the replay quite a bit.
Summary: Defense Grid: The Awakening is a quintessential example of the tower defense genre. You must defend things, and you build towers to do so. It doesn't try to do anything fancy or innovative with this idea.
Pros: Great sense of balance between your powerful towers and the massive alien onslaught, Ability to jump back to previous checkpoints minimizes frustration of trial and error, Story, music, and voice acting give the action weight, Visuals make your towers' formidable attacks fun to watch, Medals and ...
Cons: Trial and error can still be frustrating, No multiplayer modes
Excerpt: A few months ago, a fantastic little tower defense was released on Steam called Defense Grid: The Awakening by a somewhat unknown developer named Hidden Path. Anyone who played it likely noticed how much it seemed like it wanted to be on the Xbox Live Marketplace, from the generally easy-to-learn...
Excerpt: At last year’s Penny Arcade Expo, I had the opportunity to meet with members from Hidden Path Entertainment and get some hands-on time with Defense Grid: The Awakening . Being primarily a Mac user, I never got the chance to play the final retail version of the game last fall.
Excerpt: There’s something special about the way that Tower Defense games innocently draw you in and the next thing you know it’s 2 o’ clock in the morning and you are still fighting the invading swarms of aliens.
Excerpt: There's something uniquely addictive about tower defense games, which is the only real problem I have with Defense Grid . I meant to get things done this week, but instead, I've been wiping out entire armies of aliens. The plot's appropriately paper-thin.
Conclusion: The bottom line is that Defense Grid: The Awakening is one heck of a buy for $10. For anyone who has yet to venture into the Tower Defense genre of gaming, it provides a uniquely appealing style of RTS/puzzle gameplay that is sure to addict most everyone who gives it a go.