The tower defense game genre is overflowing, but here’s a nice little title that looks easy on the eyes. War in a Box: Paper Tanks brings all the usual things you would expect from a TD title, but it actually looks like the developers spend a good amount of time making it look good and play well. The papercrafting game of War in a Box is particularly strong –something that many hobbyists will certainly appreciate. And even if you have no idea how to properly cut Bristol board, you don’t need to grasp the intricacies of papercrafting to love the way the game looks.
You don’t need to be a golfing fan to love putting games –in fact, a few golfing purists hate the whole theme-park approach. But it is a totally interesting game of skill, where players must balance power, control, and most importantly, timing, in order to get the ball into the hole. Unlike regular golf where having a lot of strength in your initial swing is important, putting is all about subtlety, Wonderputt is able to express that in the most impressive and stylized way possible. The entire course is laid out right when you start the game –but you won’t realize it until you actually start advancing through the courses. If you have been wanting to play a truly clever putting game that lives up to the real thing, this is the title for you.