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  • Summary: Defender Chronicles series spins the defense genre in a new direction by implementing an innovative vertical view combined with RPG elements!Defender Chronicles II brings players back to the fantastical land of Athelia in this sequel to the award-winning vertical defense game from 2009. Defenders will be tasked once again with defending the Empire from the merciless Orc Hordes, the supernatural Forsaken, and the shadowy Covenant cult. Returning to the glorious days of epic battle, players will take on the role of one of four unique heroes, each with their own unique abilities, and combine forces with Empire troops to survive endless waves of enemies. Masterful tacticians will collect artifacts to assist them on their quest to uphold the land and guide troops to effectively defeat deadly hordes to restore peace to the land• Enroll to Be a Hero: Players can choose from four playable heroes, each with six distinct skills and eight unique abilities, to garrison the Empire in a variety of ways. Both heroes from the previous Defender Chronicles, the General (warrior) and Melwen (mage), will make their return, alongside newcomers Lovell (archer), the Athelian princess, and Elwyn (priest), the previous king of Athelia. • Lead the Battalion: With up to 24 different unit types for players to command, Athelia defenders will enlist recruits, upgrade their ranks, and employ their troops to defeat enemies. • Be Adventurous: With five different game modes and five difficulty levels available, Defender Chronicles II will challenge even the most veteran strategist while providing plenty of reasons to continue playing.• Get Digging Already: Players can search for and collect hundreds of new artifacts to assist them in unlocking new levels, upgrades, and other features! • Enhanced Gaming Experience: With all new graphics, comics, soundtracks, and voice-overs, Defender Chronicles II updates the series and aims to provide rookies and fans alike with a refreshed and polished look.• Start Socializing: Game Center support means players will have the chance to topple their friends on the leaderboards. Defenders can also issue challenges in-game via email.• It’s Only the Beginning: Defender Chronicles II will include a massive amount of content at launch, but there are plans to add even more! Players can expect to see future updates, which will include additional unit types and quests.Trailer @ @ @ @ Expand
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  1. May 25, 2012
    This sequel either improves on or extends the original in every way.
  2. May 30, 2012
    But this sequel takes what was already an excellent game and cleans it up in all the ways that count.
  3. May 25, 2012
    I have to conclude that the formula was perfect three years ago, and the original still goes down as one of those games that made me believe in iOS as a proper platform for deep games.
  4. May 30, 2012
    People that missed the first title will get their hands on this and find it to be extremely unique, and people that loved Defender Chronicles for being great in 2009 will get more of what they liked.
  5. Jun 25, 2012
    Defender Chronicles II: Heroes of Athelia offers something more than the first episode, though it's got the same, solid gameplay. The animations are still choppy, but the overall experience is really enjoyable.
  6. May 25, 2012
    Defender Chronicles II offers lots of loot and skills, but the RPG elements don't necessarily make a good tower defense game better.
  7. May 30, 2012
    Tower defense fans and those who liked the first game should find more than enough content to keep themselves busy. While the first game stood out however, this sequel suffers from some of the design pitfalls we've seen in the TD genre.

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