GameTrailers: The allure of tower defense games lies in their marriage of strategy with the simple joy of seeing tactics pay dividends in real time. Trenched attempts to heighten the magic by putting you directly in the action. It's has been done before, no doubt, but Double Fine's latest ups the ante by shifting the action to a more intimate and personal third-person perspective.
Trenched throws you an alternate history World War I where two vets are battling it out over the fate of the world. You side with Frank Woodruff and his walking mobile trenches--think World War I-era mechs--who are up against Vladimir Farnsworth and the diabolical broadcast he's spreading around the world via robotic monstrosities called tubes.