Summary: Creature Defense mixes up the tried and true tower defense formula by adding cards. For the most part it works, but if you're not already a fan of this style of game you will likely not be won over by this mash-up. The good news is that this is an easily accessible game full of depth and replay value. Worth checking out, even if this is your first tower defense game! This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Excerpt: Creature Defense uses the familiar top-down perspective that we've seen in other tower defense games, with the option to zoom in on the action as you're playing. The twist to this particular game is the introduction of a card collection dynamic that simulates some of the collectible trading card games that have also occupied a huge amount of the collective gaming psyche in recent years.
Summary: While the mixture of genres found in Creature Defense might not revolutionize tower defense games, it actually comes pretty close, and it becomes hard to put the game down once you get into it. Due to the nature affinities each creature has and the limitation of only being allowed five creatures at a time really piles on the strategy and challenge more than one might initially think.
Conclusion: At the incredible price of 7.99, this is a great purchase for PSP owners who love tower defense and are looking for something exciting (at time frustratingly so!) innovative, and surprisingly deep.
Excerpt: There are many things gamers expect out of their games. Things such as good graphics, promising story lines and satisfying music or audio options are just base minimum expectations. In the world of strategic, life pulsing games the need is even greater when presenting them upon major consoles or portable game systems. Creature Defense on the PSP, a strategic “Tower Defense” game, is either a hit or miss release.