The gamer’s dilemma has always been between the quality of dedicated gaming vs. the convenience of casual flash based games. You can play Gears of War if you have the game ($80) the console ($300) and a TV ($500 for a good one) or you can play limitless flash games on limitless sites — for free — if you happen to have a computer. But whichever way you go there will be a tradeoff: quality vs. ease of access.
Downtown Defender is a new game, just publicly launched, that bridges that divide; it is browsr based, but features true 3D graphics and it tackles one of the most popular online genres; Tower Defense. On its website Downtown Defender is described this way: