Who knew that a tower defense game could be more then $.99 and be on something other then a mobile device. That’s what the guys over at Trendy Entertainment sought out from their game Dungeon Defenders. This is a tower defense and action rpg game with alot of things going for it. Except knowing how to fully balance all the elements the game has to offer.
You play as either a Squire, Apprentice, Huntress, or Monk and try to defend the castle with an assortment of tools at your disposal. If the monsters manage to attack and destroy the crystal you are protecting then it’s game over. This is a tower defense game at heart so the use of barricades, traps and magic is the key to survival.
There are different points of entry on each map that enemies can exploit so building a strategy to defend yourself is key. Aside building a defense arsenal, it’s also important to note that you yourself are an arsenal as well. You can level up and give your character skills and traits to attack enemies while they are tying to penetrate your defenses.
Each class has different types of weapons and armors to utilize which go a long way. While there is single player the game truley shines in multiplayer which can be done with up to four players over online or split screen. You’ll want to get people in the game when you can since the single player feels slow and uninspiring most of the time. Did we mention difficult as well? Dungeon Defenders really knows how to keep you on your toes with the difficulty as you progress which had gotten frustrating at times.
The game suffers from problems which could be easily addressed. We’ve found that playing alone quickly becomes boring. Looting items from enemies and chest in the stage are great, especially if your a loot junkie but the benefit becomes far and in between as you have to sort through alot of the bad to get to good. Once you progress through later levels with your character it doesn’t seem provide much for the combat to keep you fully engaged and this point it’s sort of a grinding game.
Dungeon Defenders takes tower defense to another level, literally from mobile to console with alot of good. Multiplayer can be tons of fun and provide hours upon hours of game play. The shiny cartoonish graphics are done nicely and the town makes it feel like an rpg. There’s not enough meat to make playing by yourself that worth while but this is still a great downloadable game that shouldn’t be missed.