Alec reviewed Defense Grid 2 in September, a game about building elaborate techno mazes to try to keep waves of enemies away from magical power cores. While the first Defense Grid was a great experience wrapped up in a quiet solitude, Alec was unfortunately pretty put off by the new narration, which came a little too close to zany for his comfort. However, maybe you don't mind a little over-the-top weird with your tower defense? Maybe you want to see if it's really that irksome? Maybe you enjoyed the first Defense Grid enough to want to give this new one a try? If that's the case, this is the news story for you. Defense Grid 2 now has a demo on Steam. Hooray!
So, what do you get with this demo? Well you get the first singleplayer chapter of the game. Beyond that the steam page is not so clear. Lots of ambiguous talk of new game modes in the full game, but probably worth checking out the demo before getting yourself too excited about anything else the game may contain.
Go, get the demo, make some towers, defend cores, do whatever people do in tower defense games. See if it's your thing or not.