Darwinia+ Xbox 360

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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Over thousands of generations the peaceful Darwinians have been evolving in a beautiful digital world, but now their whole way of life is under threat from a devastating computer virus that has infected their world and decimated their numbers. Without your protection they[Xbox Live Arcade] Over thousands of generations the peaceful Darwinians have been evolving in a beautiful digital world, but now their whole way of life is under threat from a devastating computer virus that has infected their world and decimated their numbers. Without your protection they don't stand a chance, and it’s up to you to lead them into battle to recapture their lost world in Darwinia+! Once you've proven your command ability, take your Darwinian army online and challenge your friends to strategic combat, as tribes of Darwinians slaughter one another in a desperate struggle for supremacy. [Introversion Software] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
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  1. 100
    The multiplayer component may not be to everyone's taste, but the original game is nothing short of brilliant. Meanwhile, very much like the XBLA version of Rez, it's a game that doesn't show it's age on account of the fact that it was deliberately, stylishly dated to begin with.
  2. While there are some flaws, I think you would be hard pressed to find a game with a larger fun to value ratio. Darwinia by itself would have been worth the price of admission but you also get the fantastic Multiwinia thrown in which makes this a great deal.
  3. Multiwinia and Darwinia are both solid games individually, borrowing from a variety of genres to produce something engaging and interesting. Having both bundled into a single package makes Darwinia+ a ridiculously solid proposition.
  4. If you’re looking for a fair value and a unique take on two stagnant genres, you can’t do much better than Darwinia+.
  5. It's esoteric in the extreme, it's nostalgic to a fault and its sentimental nature will not appeal to everyone. Plus, it'll probably take you two hours just to figure out if you really like it.
  6. Beautifully bizarre retro graphics can't hide the rough edges on this real-time action strategy.
  7. Darwinia+ has an interesting idea behind it, and its retro aesthetic and aural qualities are a great touch to the game's digital world. But given all the laborious gameplay, I would hesitate to recommend it to most. The multiplayer, exclusive to this XBLA release, might add a little bit of pizzaz.

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  1. YuliaV.
    Feb 16, 2010
    10
    The campaign mode is very engaging and reveals a beautiful story!