Summary: Here is where Defense Technica falls down: At $14.99, there are simply better tower defense games out there. Orcs Must Die! 2 is the same price, and such a fantastic experience that it simply dwarfs Defense Technica.
Conclusion: I’m holding out a lot of hope for this game to continue to improve incrementally over the coming weeks and months. There are better tower defence games out there, but if you’ve already played them and have a thirst for a genuine challenge, you can do a lot worse than Defense Technica .
Summary: Defense Technica is a bland, run-of-the-mill affair. It brings almost nothing new to the genre and relies on tried and tested mechanics. What makes it sub-par is it’s shunning of the favoured tower defence elements such as mazing, its overcomplicated control scheme and its lazy approach to sound.
Conclusion: Defense Technica is definitely not the most inventive tower defense game out on the market, but it comes with a few features that will surely be enjoyed by the more passionate players of the genre.
Conclusion: really has everything that makes a tower defense game successful: beautiful graphics, addictive gameplay, and challenging levels. While there really isn't much to complain about, it would be nice to have the ability to rotate the field 360 degrees, so that players can view the battle from any angle.
Summary: I am usually pretty sceptical when a game describes itself as “hardcore”, for a few reasons. It’s not easy to make a game difficult but rewarding. It is, however, very easy to make a game “hardcore”. Take all the fairness and deliberation out of making it difficult, and you’re there.
Conclusion: There were just so many infuriating aspects of the game… and they aren’t limited to gameplay either. Whenever you load the game, you have to skip through pages of text which outline the story.
Summary: When it comes to new entries in a crowded genre, say… tower defense, one tends to look immediately for small differentiators. Almost by definition, a crowded market is not likely to see a whole lot of revolutionary new ideas emerging, so new offerings need to push the limits of evolutionary...
Excerpt: Tower defense; a sub-genre of real-time strategy that saw daylight in the early 90's. These days the genre is widely popular with tons of variants on that original concept. For those of you unsure what it's all about, you place offensive towers along the attack path of your opponents, with Plants...
Conclusion: Enjoyable? Certainly. Inventive? Never. Defense Technica is a game so humdrum and so by the numbers that it is a struggle to say anything much about. The game exists within its own genre, and that seemingly says enough.