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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.
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.
Conclusion: Defense Grid: The Awakening is a welcomed addition to the Xbox Live Arcade lineup. Being one of the only solid and enjoyable tower defense titles in the Marketplace, it’s definitely worth the 800 MS points ($10) to experience and engaging and tactile single-player title.
Conclusion: The tower types are well balanced and maps give you just enough variation. More people should try this game. Attaining the 12 achievements are somewhat of a challenge but manageable for most players. This game is easily one of the best Xbox Live Arcade games to date.