Wow, its been a while since I last posted here. I guess I got eaten by B term more than I thought. Ok, lets see what I’ve got for today. Well, I’ve got this game demo called Creeper World. Lets give it a try.
Creeper World is a strategy game based on the idea (at least in the demo available at Addicting Games) that you’re playing a simulator to learn to combat the Creep which is trying to destroy all life. I haven’t managed to actually beat the entire demo yet and I’ve been trying for a while. The strategy involved is pretty intense. You need to not only manage your own resources but also keep your defenses tight against both surface and air attacks. There are blasters, surface to air missiles and mortars that you can use to defend your territory and there are also collectors and reactors for making more energy to power your defenses and building more structures. The goal is to power three totems that exist on screen when you start any given level. Once all three totems are activated, then you have succeeded.
The graphics of Creeper World really work nicely with the fact that the game itself says that its a simulator. Its also impressive just how much data they can cram into the little bar at the bottom. You can mouse over areas and get their relative elevation, you can see your energy levels in terms of starvation, depletion and collection. The interface is kind of amazing. The game play on the other hand, well, its simple and entertaining for a while but it gets old fast. It was fun for a while, but after I got to the last level, I was bored.
And what you were waiting for, I’m sure, the score. The graphics are good, the story is cool and plays nicely with the graphics and gameplay. But its pretty boring after a while. In conclusion, I aware Creeper World with a kind of meh 3 out of 5 hearts. It wasn’t anything special.
If you want to play Creeper World, you can find it at http://www.addictinggames.com/creeperworld.html. I hope you enjoy it more than I did.