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Old 09-04-2009, 01:42 PM
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Anyone DL this off XBL?

I been waiting for it but I dont have a 360 ATM.

teamxbox.com gave it a 9. I was wondering how is it compared to the Tower game on PSN. I thought that was fun but I never bought it.

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The slick graphics, along with excellent tower and alien designs, might have been enough to make this game an above-average strategy-game diversion. But the developers really went all out in creating unique challenges for the player, exponentially increasing the amount of replayibility for the already bountiful amount of maps on which to play. You can play the basic story mode, which is fun, if a little slow starting; it takes a lot of levels before youíre using all the towers. Thereís also a mode called ďstory challenge,Ē which is essentially the same, but with tougher enemies. Other modes put a limit on the number or type of your towers as well. Beating every map in every game type would be quite an accomplishment.

Defense Grid: The Awakening has some nice little touches, too. With the bumpers, you can fast forward the flow of the onslaught, so you donít get bored waiting for dudes to creep along. You can also zoom down really close to check out the cool artistic design of the aliens, though I would have liked it if I could have also been able to rotate the camera. There are special weapon attacks later on for that last-ditch desperation move when a boss is about to walk off with your energy core.

All told, Defense Grid: The Awakening is the pinnacle of design for tower-defense games, and not just because of its fancy Gamebryo-powered 3D graphics. Itís challenging and complex without breaking the same simple rules that all tower-defense games follow, even the most unsophisticated ones. Taking a simple yet classic game design, then adding depth and polish to it, is probably the purest way to make a great game. And Defense Grid: The Awakening is a great game.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:10 PM
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I love this game and Iíve basically been playing it non-stop since I downloaded it.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:17 PM
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^^^^ ya.. he's always playing it. every time i sign on he's playing. in fact.. going to sign on right now for [email protected] and i bet i see you on playing this new game!
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:18 PM
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^^^^ ya.. he's always playing it. every time i sign on he's playing. in fact.. going to sign on right now for [email protected] and i bet i see you on playing this new game!
LOL, funny.. I just turned it off, I have to do a little work today, I guess...
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:36 PM
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tower defense?
checking it out when i get home.
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tower defense?
checking it out when i get home.
This is the first tower defense game I've ever played, so I couldn't say how good it is compared to others.. but it didn't take long playing the demo for me to get hooked. I'll probably try out PJ Monsters when I'm done with this game.
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PJM is lots of fun, especially in co-op.

noticed Defense Grid: The Awakening is only 10$ and the reviews look good.
buying it tonight.
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played a few levels last night, it has its quirks but it generally pretty well done.
if it was more expensive i would have passed.
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played a few levels last night, it has its quirks but it generally pretty well done.
if it was more expensive i would have passed.
It's a pretty easy game, until the last few missions. But it's utterly enjoyable to watch wave after wave melt as they hit my well-constructed defenses. I beat the game yesterday.
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Sounds good, I'll have to check out the demo.
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