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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

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Darwinia Examined
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Strategy Informer recently reviewed the PC version of Introversion Software's Darwinia. The unique strategy title puts players in charge of saving a race of computer programs known as Darwinians from a deadly virus. Strategy Informer gave Darwinia a score of 8.5 out of 10.

From the review:

The graphics themselves are simple yet perfect; the sprites themselves are pixel thin, static green man shaped constructs, which makes them just so darn cute! Everything was designed with low polygon appearances in mind and crafted beautifully. The main virus is actually just a snake made from a series of red glowing arrows that glide along the floor. Now that wouldnít really be much of an opponent in todayís latest real-time strategies and would earn nothing but the ire of gamers, except here itís just what you expect and love to fight.

Other enemies range from centipedes, spiders, ants and even plant life. All are fantastically animated in old arcade style and make great opponents. The sky to Darwinia is a constant glide of semi-transparent square sheets on two different plains, thatís right even the sky is something to appreciate, the sky!

Though donít think for a second that these Ďsimplisticí graphics canít deliver hectic action as there are often intense battles, fighting the viral strains and blowing up bugs with particles flying everywhere is very satisfying.

Read the rest of the review at the link below.

Strategy Informer: Darwinia Review
Ambrosia Software
Introversion Software

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