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Defense Grid: The Awakening
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5 October 2015
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: An excellent example of the genre and well worth playing, with plenty of game included; I was hoping to complete the campaign before writing this review, but it's proven too challenging to be able to complete it in the time available. As always, the demo version is available on XBLA.