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D-Day Defender

rated 4.36 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Fixed

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Jun 6, 2009 | 3:38 AM EDT

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First Blood 10 Points Kill your first enemy.
Game Over 10 Points Let history take its course.
Having a Blast 10 Points Launch your first mortar strike.
Movie Fan 10 Points Don't skip any of the in-game cutscenes.
Pacifist 10 Points Die without killing a single enemy.
Cannon Fodder 25 Points Kill 100 footsoldiers.
Collateral 25 Points Take out least 5 enemies with one explosion.
FLAK Expert 25 Points Shoot down 6 enemy airplanes.
Panzerschreck 25 Points Destroy 6 tanks.
Getting the Hang of it 50 Points Stay alive for 50 hours.
Hang in There 50 Points Regain your health after nearly dying.
Massacre 50 Points Destroy 500 enemies.
Get Out More 100 Points Survive for 250 hours.
Master Tactician 100 Points Chain 4 explosions.

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D-Day: June 6, 1944, 6:30 am. 160,000 allied infantry troops are approaching the coasts of Normandy to conduct the largest amphibious landing in history. There you are, a lone soldier in a turret. How long can you hold them off?

Note: D-Day Defender is not beatable. History will have its course, and the Allied Invasion will succeed. But how long will you endure?

- Mouse to aim and shoot by clicking.
- "A" to reload
- "S" to use 'engineer powerups', and;
- "D" to launch a mortar strike (when it's ready).
- "P" to pause the game
- "M" to mute.

- Fire at groups of enemies for better efficiency.
- Vehicles explode, time those well so you take out a couple of soldiers as well.
- Gun overheated? Reload while you wait!

Major thanks to the following guys for beta-testing this game: Deadclever23, liaaaam, Saza, and other people I've forgotten (sorry). Even bigger thanks to Zuggz for decompiling my swf after I lost al my files in a crash. Decompilers are quite useful after all, so are back-ups.
Also props to FatKidWitAJetPak for writing the cutscenes!



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

it's a fine game, but lacks a lot of things like upgrades, partners and other weapons


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Piss poor difficult curve, no ranking up or new weapons. Meh.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Simple yet smooth animations. easy game play although the feeling of inevitable doom is both discomforting and revealing onto how the lone German soldier must have felt on that day,

Graphical content 7.5/10; Has a very basic style but is very appealing, some of the death animations made the soldiers look like rubber though.

Game play 6.5/10: Gets a little repetitive, some character progression may have alleviated this. The concept is beautiful in its simplicity but perhaps too basic in experience.

Game experience 8.5/10: The narrative aspect of the game did well to shed some empathy on the German perspective of the war. The ethical background of that is up to you but their opinion and experiences did exist and are worth while to hear out. The game requires little skill though, not leaving you entirely satisfied

Worth the play, perhaps twice. I would question playing this in consecutive days. My remark is that it is can be summarized as an aesthetically pleasing shooter with some refreshing spins on war by trying to create an understanding of the harshness one lone soldier felt in his death.

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Not very nice,since:
1. There's only one weapon.
2. There's no upgrades.
Not a lot of complains,only 2. 2.5/5 3/10


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Another perspective?

You know, I've read like the first 50 reviews on this, and they're all very positive about the 'other perspective', and tell the people that the German's in WW2 just were ordinary people as well, similar to the Americans - but since I am a German myself, and know therefore very well what happened from 1937 till 1945 in Germany, I got to tell you, that the great majority of Germans that time really were racist, believed the German culture to be superior and all that stuff. Because of the great propaganda machine, the exceptions from the regular patriotic point of view was merely existent - a few of those did not support it, but anyone who truly disagreed with it, emigrated soon. It was very clear what was happening to everyone, and if all your Jewish neighbours just 'disappear' somehow, you DO know something terrible is happening.
Maybe it was not their fault that they were like this, but it was just like this. Even nowadays some very old people (only few) greet instictively with 'Heil Hitler' because they are becoming senile - note that this is actually illegal over here.
Surely, the modern German society is not so different from that of other European countries, but every German (should) learn in school - at least in our form of the grammar school - a lot about this time, so it becomes clear, that you can't just let this change of perspective happen that easily. There's much more to it, the matter is complex one.
Since about 1968 - you know, the 68's revolution and stuff - we handle this matter quite openly in Germany. It's taught in school, it's dealt with regularily in newspapers or magazines and books. Although there is hardly nobody alive who is responsibly from that time anymore, there is a great guilt to be carried, so we try our best to what can be done. It's nothing really, you can't price a life. But that whole matter is really nothing where you are able to swap perspectives. Just wanted to tell, so don't feel all like 'Oh wow, that's quite deep thinking to get into that other perspective', since there's more to it.

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