[NetBehaviour] Grid Wars 2.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Sep 11 15:31:27 CEST 2006
Grid Wars 2.
Grid Wars 2, by Mark Incitti, is a freeware game for PC and Mac. It is,
as the alert viewers of WoS will instantly recognise, not unlike
Geometry Wars, the secret bonus game concealed within Project Gotham
Racing 2 for the Xbox. (Or to be strictly accurate, not unlike its
sequel, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, which runs on the Xbox 360 and is
the flagship title of the machine's online service, Xbox Live Arcade.)
In itself that'd be passingly interesting - particularly for anyone who
didn't want to fork out £300 for a state-of-the-art, all-singing,
all-dancing Xbox 360 in order to play a vector-graphics Robotron game -
but while GW2 is undeniably closely related to GW:RE, it's the ways in
which it's different that make it remarkable. Remarkable, in fact, to
the extent that it's possibly the single most perfect piece of pure
videogame design that this reporter has seen in the last decade.
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