DG2 or Defense Grid 2 is a Tower defense game where you defend power cores from a herd, army, horde and flood of aliens of all kinds, using towers of all kinds, each with their own use and abilities.
Okay it's not anything new if all you look at is all that, but this game hasm ore content than any of the online flash games you can play for free.
It's got a storymode, those same missions have up to 9 different different mode, and there's about 6 chapters, each with 4 each, so there's about 24 different levels.
Don't forget how there's cooperative multiplayer, normal multiplayer which acts like a versus mode, and... that's as much as I've found out, having spent all 5 hours on the story mode.
the game's music is something I've never once got tired of, and the dialogue always entertains me.
I usually always hate getting into a series at the 2nd game or even later, as i have no idea what is what or who is who, however after 12 missions, I can easily say for a fact that I love the series and i love the characters and I find it easy to get invested into the game.
Inbetween missions, there's dialogue which seems to be talking about something different than what is going on in the story, however, 12 missions in (and having a creative mind helps) I can't help but feel as if it's talking about the Power Cores you protect.
I don't want to spoil too much so lets get on with the reviews other bits. The graphics and appearances of things in the game are rather nice to look at, and the game doesn't lag a single bit, even if every tower spot is filled with towers and literally the whole screen is just almost nothing but towers.
The gameplay however is awesome, with alot of other Tower Defense games in mind.
Upgrading towers is simple and straightforward, and no single tower is the be-all or end-all to any map. You can even use a single tower for most maps and beat it.
The game is very simple in difficulty aswell. Easy is actually Easy, Normal is what Normal usually should be, Hard is actualy hard, and Elite is as hard as any after-Hard difficulty.
The camera is controlled by the mouse, with the cursor locked at the center, and the cursor on any in-game menu before the end level screen is locked to go up or down a certain amount, preventing you from accidentally clicking elsewhere.
Honestly I love this game, I just simply love it.
Overrall, I give this game a 9/10, It's jsut nothing but a pleasure to play. If you like strategy, tower defense or wave-based games then pick this up.
The only things I don't like, is how the menu of modes don't display medals which are earned, though that may be how I've only played on Easy, and thye only appear on the menu itself on Normal. The game also doesn't have a pause feature, though I imagine that might detract from the game somehow.