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Thursday, March 1, 2007

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Gametunnel Indie Game Roundup
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Gametunnel's February Indie Game Review Panel recently examined ten independent and downloadable game releases, ranking the titles from one to ten. Ancient Empires Lux, Dodge That Anvil, and Armado made the list, with Lux and Anvil scoring silver awards for third and fourth place.

Unlike a certain other turn-based space strategy game on this top-ten list, Ancient Empires Lux gets the formula right. Players are always fighting for dominance in this war-based game, which contains 15 ancient scenarios across the globe. Simple visuals and effects, easy-to-learn controls and an engaging soundtrack compliment the gameís overall appeal. And basically, anyone looking for a solid challenge will be sure to find one in Ancient Empires Lux. Itís not remarkably original, but it does get the job done when it comes to being marginally entertaining, and thatís what gives it an above average score...

Dodge that Anvil! is an excellent isometric platform game. One of the marks of a good game, in my estimation, is that it is enjoyed and appreciated more the more it's played. DTA certainly gets points there. The ability to challenge myself to find the entrances to the secret levels, get the daisy to the right rabbit hole, and explore the landscape really captures the spirit of the classic Mario games. The shop items were compelling and I found it enjoyable to discover that my initial impression on which items were the most useful changed as I got further into the game. It's among the best anvil-dodging games ever made, and may just be the best.
To read the rest of the article, which also features several PC only titles, head over to the site listed below.

Gametunnel: Indie Game Review February
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Ancient Empires Lux
Dodge That Anvil
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