Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings
Oct 25, 2013I feel a 5 is somewhat generous for this one. It's impressive in how many ways they miss the mark of what makes for an enjoyable tower defense game. There's little introduction or explanation to gameplay concepts. For example, the 4th level introduces its first weather effect, except it doesn't really tell you when this is happening, or what its effect is. You have to go out of your way to find such simple things.
You know what other amazing feature it possesses? Enemies drop a cube of additional resources upon death, which you are required to hover your mouse over to collect. Maps become several screens large even from the first level, so if you create a few killzones, you have to constantly cycle between them to scavenge your rewards. It's kind of ludicrous in a terrible way, honestly.
I would best describe Defense Technica as a half-hearted mash-up of Defense Grid (in look, feel, and mechanisms [you quickly acquire what is, essentially, the orbital laser exactly towers pop out of the ground in little boxes, etc]) and Kingdom Rush (towers are limited, but gain upgrade paths). Maybe somewhere in there is a kernal of a good idea, but it's not easily accessable, and it's hugely unpolished.
Sadly, this is a purchase I regret.… Full Review »
Oct 27, 2013Not really much to say, everything looks like we all seen before in other tower defense games. This is so much look a like Defense Grid. For the price of 13.99 euros or 13.99 US dollars this game is good to skip. To keep thing short, when price of this game drop off then you go and buy it if there is nothing else to buy.… Full Review »
Nov 11, 2013I changed my rating and updated my review because the devs responded quickly to the big thing people disliked about this game. You used to have to mouse over little cubes that were dropped by enemies when they died, but now that is no longer the case. All resource-gathering is automatic now.
Visually, this game is a copy of Defense Grid, but it does look nice. Another nice feature is the ability to upgrade towers with an upgrade tree. It costs medals to upgrade towers. You earn medals by doing well on boards, so there's some incentive and reward to replay boards for higher scores.
The game starts a little slow, but it gets more interesting as you go, especially as you unlock more tower upgrades and the boards get more challenging. Overall, this is a very fun tower defense game!… Full Review »