Excerpt: From days of long agoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ ThatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s how it all began in 1984 and itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s exactly how Voltron: Defender of the Universe from Behavior Interactive and THQ begins. While Voltron has had a few iterations, including...
Pros: + Lions control well, + Tons of fan service, + Voltron battles handled smartly
Cons: No upgrades/progression, Lions too similar, Repetitive objectives
Excerpt: With the reimagined Voltron Force returning to the airwaves earlier this year, it was probably only a matter of time before a video game followed suit. Nerd nostalgia is a powerful marketing force, and few 1980s cartoons are as fondly remembered as Voltron, which captivated young audiences with its transforming lions and super robot sensibilities.
Pros: Original clips lend a nostalgic flavor
Cons: Ugly, low-res textures, Punchless effects makes the action a bore, Lack of enemy variety makes the missions repetitive, Climactic battles reduced to disappointing quick-time events, No reason to come back after completing the four-hour campaign
Voltron Defender of the Universe Review (Xbox LIVE Arcade)
Gamers Daily News
29 November 2011
Summary: In the end Voltron Defender of the Universe is cool, but short and with some flaws in the gameplay that left me wishing they had rethought some things and put more time into others. It’s not a bad downloadable game but I’m not exactly sure it is worth the price. Plus, it seems like they are trying to cash in more on avatar items than the gameplay.
Excerpt: Even if you have the proper characters on the map, sometimes that’s not enough. You might have placed a bunch of archers but if none of them are leveled up, later foes can shrug off their attacks and rush through an entire gauntlet of archers or wizards.
Excerpt: If you like desktop tower defence games, you could do a lot worse than Invasion Defender . At this point, however, that’s a fairly big “If”. Especially if you have either an iPhone or PS3 as well as your 360. For the uninitiated, these sorts of games involve placing towers to destroy bad guys on their way from a point of origin to your base.
Conclusion: There is defiantly enough here to keep you occupied for a while. The difficulty is good too. The first few levels help you get your feet wet, but by the end you'll be squeezing out every available piece of gil to fight off the final bosses. I'd give this game 5 stars, when it comes to an arcade game, you can get much better than this one.
Summary: Fans of the tower defense genre should most certainly check this game out. Everyone else should try the demo first and if that tickles your fancy, the full version may just be worth owning!
Pros: -Very easy to pick up and get into., -Eases new players into the experience by placing limitations on units., -Amazing soundtrack., -Plenty of replayability for those wanting to try new strategies or perfect the game.
Cons: -Graphics are very low grade for an XBLA title., -More unit types would have been a welcome addition.