Excerpt: CastleStorm is one of the most unique games to be released this year and it’s not only super fun, it’s super addictive, formed from a combination of so many different games that it is in a genre by itself.
Excerpt: CastleStorm is a fun physics strategy game where your goal is to typically destroy your opponent’s castle with your ballista. Your ammunition varies from javelins, garbage, chunks of ice, maces, sheep, boars, bombs, laser crystals and more.
Pros: Fun concept with multiple paths to victory.
Cons: Some levels are challenging, but they make you stronger in the long run.
Conclusion: For a company so well known for it’s console-spanning pinball franchise, Castlestorm is as beautiful and precise as any one of their fantastic tables. It’s easy to use mechanics serve to make every skirmish a mix of fun and stress, but it’s the personality of the individual units, and the multitude...
Excerpt: It is apparent that Zen Studios was determined to capitalize on the popularity of the casual style gameplay when they developed CastleStorm – out now on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. In fact, Zen apparently has no qualms in proudly displaying its influences like artifacts in a museum.
Excerpt: Castle Storm is, at it's core, a tower defense game. And upon starting the game, I honestly didn't much care for what was taking place on my screen. The Ballista controls were just horrid, and the games humor seemed to be aimed towards a younger crowd, despite the T for Teen rating.
Conclusion: Concept: Take the physics fun of games like Angry Birds and combine it with some light tower defense strategy
Graphics: Colorful and goofy, CastleStorm’s exaggerated art style matches its silly charm
Sound: The stock fantasy soundtrack gets a little tiring, and the lack of voice work makes this the...