Summary: A lot has been said and written about games being art in the last decade. Some games can elicit different emotions. Sometimes they aim to be interactive drama. And sometimes they are meant as a metaphorical reflection on a state of being, or even questions about life itself. I didn't expect Dungeon Defenders of all games to make me ponder one of life's most poignant and eternal questions: "Am I really a Cenobite?
Excerpt: The developer taking up the task of crafting an ambitious crossbreed this time around is Trendy Entertainment with their first game, Dungeon Defenders . It’s a multiplayer focussed union of tower defence and RPG. Both genres have an equal presence in the game and it’s a union that one would think could really work, provided the concept was in the hands of the right developer.
Excerpt: Dungeon Defenders is a rather brutal tower-defense title with a heavy emphasis on RPG elements, belied by its kid-friendly exterior. Do not be fooled by its lighthearted nature or typical fantasy trappings. This is a game that will test both patience and will as hundreds (to thousands!) of orcs and goblins lay siege to the carefully-placed defenses along the map as the players pitifully attempt to keep them at bay, and that’s not even getting into the bosses.
Conclusion: Dungeon Defenders is an amazingly deep tower defense RPG that'll reward players patient enough to explore its incredible amount of content with one of the most satisfying co-op experiences of this generation.
Excerpt: Available on the iPhone and Android since December of last year, Dungeon Defenders follows a recent trend in the gaming industry, making the jump from phone game to console. Big hits like Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies have already made their way onto PSN and Xbox Live after debuting in the App Store and then the Android Market. It is now Dungeon Defender's turn to make a splash.
Excerpt: Surprisingly, as first-person and over-the-shoulder shooters continue to populate the video game landscape, tower defense games have become somewhat commonplace. However, with Gears of War , Call of Duty and other big name franchises using a tweaked version of the formula in a more adult setting, it’s refreshing to play a game like Dungeon Defenders . Gone are the turbulent dystopias laden with debris and hopelessness.