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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is effectively two completely separate games in one package. First, you’ve got that thing that all South Koreans have been clammoring the past twelve years for: the updated competitive multiplayer. Then you’ve got the campaign. The following review will focus on this single player element, and should provide some clarity [...]
The few issues presented in the first game have been thoughtfully repaired and improved upon in just about every way possible. Not only is the formula created by Valve and Turtle Rock still relevant and entertaining, but they have basically perfected the zombie apocalypse. From the new cast of engaging characters to the polished campaigns and new modes, Left 4 Dead 2 is an incredible multiplayer experience from top to bottom with everything a true sequel calls for.
Plants Vs. Zombies is a charming title, but once you get past all that charm it’s still just another tower defense game that’s light on challenge. For $20 though, its hard not to recommend at least a one time play through just to check out the art, zombie designs and laugh at Crazy Dave’s helmet.
In general, I feel it is a bit difficult to convey the tone and experience of Zeno Clash in words. It is something best experienced for yourself. Being an independent developer often allows for much more freedom in game development due to not having to constantly answer to a higher, and often more powerful publisher. Sometimes taking chances doesn’t exactly pay off, sometimes it pays off in spades, and more often than not, it hits somewhere in between. Zeno Clash is one of the few games that lands in the upper tier of the indy scene. It isn’t the longest game in the world, and it certainly isn’t perfect, but at $20, it is a fresh step outside the normal comfort zone.
Defense Grid: The Awakening is deep, challenging, compelling and pretty darn good looking for a ‘budget’ title. In addition, it also has an addictive chemical reaction with the human brain, making you think about playing even when you’re not. With twenty levels, three difficulty modes, leaderboards, and a high level of replayability, I can’t help but recommend Defense Grid to any fan of the strategy genre.