Thursday, August 24, 2006

Darwinia's Defcon

I was so uber-psyched about Darwinia it was ridiculous. I was hopelessly addicted to Introversion's Uplink, which is still by all measures a great game, I was sure Darwinia was going to be the culmination of my being. Alas, mere weeks after I started playing, I stopped. It just didn't grab my attention enough to warrant stealing away the little free time I have.

Now the press is showing the same ridiculous anticipation towards Defcon (check out the trailers), Introversion's latest brainchild. It seems to keep the same sort of nihilistic layout, UI and score that Uplink had, which is perfect for the isolated, distant war machine they're hoping to portray. But my Darwinia experience keeps me at bay, wondering if they're going to get this one right.

Looks like Uplink with warheads. If that's what it ends up being, this may just be another hit.

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