God is a Geek: Xbox LIVE Arcade and similar download platforms have been hailed as the future of gaming and of creative development. However, so many of the new and exciting titles released by this method take hark back to times gone by. For example, Trials HD (a wildly successful and fun game) is, at its heart, a 2D motorbike game. The excellent Plants Vs Zombies is really a spruced up castle defence title. And then we have games like Blade Kitten, which seem to take cues from side-scrolling action-platforming classics such as the Contra series. So, does looking backwards for inspiration produce forward-thinking gameplay or would the past be best left alone? Read on for the full review.