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Friday, July 21, 2006

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Darwinia Reviewed
7:37 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In a recent review JustPressPlay examined the PC version of Darwinia from Introversion Software. Given the task of saving artificial lifeforms known as Darwinians, the player must use strategy to battle the forces of a deadly virus. JustPressPlay gave Darwinia a score of 9.43 out of 10.

From the review:

Now, this game seems simple, but later on there is a lot of strategy. Which actions should you perform first? What kind of tactics do you use to destroy those viruses? You have to place the squad and micro-manage each group to ensure success. There’s no locking system when you fire with the squad so add that with the fact that you are outnumbered by the virus ten to one and you get the idea. These viruses also take different shapes. There are the worm looking ones in the beginning and then they change into centipedes and even spider looking creatures. You can also upgrade the weapons and even give the little Darwinians weapons in order to even out the battle later on in the game when there are massive attacks and sieges. Although the army is very important, even more important are the engineers. These programs collect the fallen souls from the virus in order to retrieve data and create new life as well as reprogramming control towers and making it more accessible to move from one point to another. All in all you have a god-like, strategy, retro-arcade style game all packaged into one game.
The full review can be found by clicking on the link provided below.

JustPressPlay: Darwinia Review
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Introversion Software

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