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. I know I keep bashing on about it, but Defense Grid is so similar, and at only $9.99, you’ll wonder what Com2us did with all the extra cash.
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 .
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. The dynamic levels combined with the minimalistic weather system add a new strategic layer that will make you have to think twice before planning your strategy.
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. You’d think after having the story appear so many times while I’ve been reviewing it I could tell you what’s going on. Not really. It’s a sci-fi story, and bad guys are trying to destroy your stuff, and it’s the future.
Pros: I kinda like the sound it makes when you pick up resources
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 vs. Zombies being one of the most successful releases in recent memory.
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. Serviceable to a fault, but where the developer's expected to find their own niche, nobody will ever know.
Excerpt: Defense Technica is the newest release from developer Kuno Interactive. The company is based out of Seoul, South Korea and has released a few different games including The Mansion: A Puzzle of Rooms and others across a variety of platforms including mobile and Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Defense Technica is the company's first attempt at a tower defense title in development for Steam and a future release on home consoles.
Defense Technica (PC) Review – They Say it’s an Evolution of the Genre, but We Don’t Think So
28 October 2013
Excerpt: Ah Tower Defense…once a new genre, it has quickly escalated into an over-saturated category in the past couple years as it seems there’s no shortage of tower defense games to play regardless of where you look. Even just telling someone that a game is like a tower defense title they’ll most likely know what they are about. Kuno Interactive is trying to switch things up in an effort to breathe some new life into the vastly overdone genre.
Summary: Launching at $14.99 in the Steam store, Defense Technica sadly does little to set itself apart from the rest of the tower defense pack, and actually feels like a step backwards in more than one way. If you’re looking for a title which really does something new or exciting with the genre — or if you just plain want a new tower defense game that looks and feels flashy and exciting — hold off on this one until the inevitable Steam deals chop the price by a third or greater.
Pros: A decent, if standard, tower defense game
Cons: Currency pickup method is a hassle, Not much original, “next evolution” claims aside, Interface feels a bit sluggish