Defender GameCube
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  • Summary: Defender undergoes a 3D makeover, featuring fast-paced action, strategy, and an army of aliens. A remake of an arcade classic, Defender sends you on a mission to defend your solar system and save the human race from alien invasion. In addition to space combat action, the game showcases elements of strategy, multiple types of humans to protect and use, ground units for players to defend and position, and bases to build and expand. And now, you can upgrade your Defender ships with special weapons, shields, and other technologies. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Defender is all about defense, which may be a major turn-off for many gamers out there.
  2. One possible complaint is that the game, for all its excellent aesthetic features and options, may simply be too difficult for the average gamer, even in the “novice” difficulty mode.
  3. The bad thing about this game is that it is extremely easy, and at times, will still feel a bit redundant.
  4. With great gameplay, varied missions and solid controls, Defender is another Midway classic tuned for a new generation of gamers.
  5. Gameplay is fun and quick, yet grows tiresome due to repetition. Graphical presentation is good, and the sound average.
  6. It doesn't innovate in the way that the original game did. [Feb 2003, p.156]
  7. Suffers from a lack of any true excitement, and you really won’t care whether you win or lose. The narrative is dull, it looks like an old PC game in places, the FMV is juddery, the story a no-brainer and the controls fiddly.

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