Anomaly Warzone Earth is a top down tower offense strategy game with a twist.Is the twist one that is welcomed into XBLA?
You are tasked with saving the Earth in the not so distant future from alien life forms.These aliens have taken over major cities and built towers of destruction that are standing ready to obliterate any enemy within their reach.
To be honest the story works pretty well.Although not believable, the story is quite gripping and exciting.I enjoy the journey it takes you on and the areas you see.
Gameplay is great.You are basically a man that moves around with his units trying to get from A to B.During your trek you are given tasks which could be anything from allocating units to destroying major tower defences.
Like I said you are 1 man walking around on the ground with his unit.The unit is mainly your choice with a selection of tanks, crawlers and shield vehicles etc that can be fully upgraded and placed in a certain order… example.You might have 2 tanks and 1 crawler.Because the crawler is the weaker link you can choose to place it in between the tanks for a little extra protection.
Throughout the game you will destroy towers.On some occasions when a tower is destroyed a plane may fly in a drop a useful item for use at your disposal.You can use a smoke screen so that enemy units cannot see you, call in airstrikes to damage multiple units and heal your vehicles when they are damaged.These items are limited so remember to use them wisely.
You can choose the route that your unit takes by pressing the Y button.I love this because this gives you freedom and makes you think strategically in order to get the job done quickly and efficiently.If an obstruction becomes a problem, choose a different route… Simple.
The controls a re really simple and well laid out.A brings up your defensive items, RT allows you to speed things up if your unit are far from the action, and yellow allows you to choose your route.
One problem would be the repetitiveness of the game.Anomaly isn’t much more than a tough escort mission and although it does a great job you still go from A to B in ever mission.
Anomaly looks great.Top down beauty at its greatest with very fine detail constantly filling the screen whether it’s the rainy streets of Tokyo or the sandy shanty of Baghdad you will not be disappointed.
I am surprised that the marketing team are keeping so quite this close to release.I personally think Anomaly is great and has a brilliant twist on your usual tower games.
Yes there is a little repetitiveness but overall the game keeps you on your toes.
Definitely try out the demo and I don’t think you will be disappointed