Excerpt: Defend Your Castle is a Wiiware game where the player essentially defends their castle. The WMG has to give XGen Studios there due because there is a lot of creativity in this downloadable Wiiware video game. A lot of the text is done with Scrabble pieces, and things like popsicle sticks are prominent as well. Stick figures attack your castle, and it is your job to keep them from breaking in. In other words you are medieval security in a strange world of weird attackers.
Excerpt: When Nintendo's WiiWare service launched I knew which two games I would get on day one. The first was Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King, as I’m a fan of the series. The other was Defend Your Castle as I was a fan of the flash game and similar 'defense' flash games, and I needed something to spend my remaining points on.
Conclusion: So, should you race out to get New U Fitness First – Yoga and Pilates Workout ? Well, that depends. If you are the type of person that likes to work out from the comfort of your own home, then by all means, this could be for you. And although the game is compatible with the Wii Balance Board, there is really no necessity to go out and purchase one for this title. If you have one, then it is just a bonus, I guess.
Pros: The instructors are very easy on the eye, the menu system is very intuitive
Cons: Minimal controller use, not for hardcore gamers.
Conclusion: Single player in Defend Your Castle is enjoyable at first, but as time progresses, you will quickly realize that the game gets too repetitive to enjoy anymore. The game isn’t entirely bug free either. It sometimes misinterprets your commands and the cursor seems to have its own will at times, randomly moving to another part of the screen than you had wished it to. All things considered, Defend Your Castle has not lived up to my expectations.
Summary: Lord of the Rings , Braveheart , Monty Python and the Holy Grail — if a movie has a castle in it, you’d better believe it’s going to get sieged. But gaming? Generally not so big on scaling walls and taking battering rams to reinforced wooden doors. While the aforementioned movies buffer their castle sieges with insignificant things like plot and character development, however, gaming offers a small sub-genre that goes straight for the jugular.