Posts Tagged Arcade
This week in Xbox Live Arcade –
The best defense is a good offense. That’s not quite the case with Defense Grid. As the name suggests, you will be defending. Defense Grid takes the real time strategy genre and rips out the tower defense mechanism, adds a linear path for enemies to follow and leaves it up to you to decide how to best defend your power core.
You’ll get a slew of different types of towers from flame throwers to laser cannons. The object is simple stop a parade of enemies from marching in and taking your power cores with defense towers. Finish all the waves with one or more power cores remaining and you’ve passed the level.
At first glance it seems like you just do the same thing over and over on each level. In actuality, you do. I’ll admit at first I was doing great in the first few levels and it seemed no matter what I did I wasn’t going lose. However, in the later stages I found myself having to restart the level a few times and actually thinking of what I should be doing.
The gameplay is nothing like I’ve ever played. It’s pretty slow paced and not too frustrating making it easy to squeeze in a level or two. It also auto saves checkpoints so you can leave mid game if you need to. It’s not like an RTS game where you’ll be able to speed up the pace of the game depending on your strategy. Your strategy will determine how many cores you are left with when the level is complete. In RTS games you typically just don’t focus entirely on defense and if you do it’s not just your towers that concern you. This game does a decent job of making that fun. I’d say definitely download the demo and give this a chance.
Developed by Hidden Path Entertainment LLC
Published by Hidden Path Entertainment LLC
800 MS Points