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.
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.
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 (PC) Review – They Say it’s an Evolution of the Genre, but We Don’t Think So
Canadian Online Gamers
14 November 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.
Conclusion: It takes a couple of hours of setting down towers, raise barricades and shoot down waves of enemies to realise that there really isn't anything unique or eyecatching about Defense Technica .
Pros: Solid mechanics. Very challenging. Great that you can reroll your tower upgrades and adapt to the map.
Cons: There's really nothing that stands out about the game. A couple of glaring design flaws. Very generic look and design. Tired sound effects.