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  • Summary: Line Of Defense Tactics is a real-time strategy combat game for a range of mobile devices, laptops and desktops.

    The game is based on the world of the Line Of Defense MMO in which players command a team of four Galactic Command (GALCOM) marines in highly classified missions which take
    place in space and on planets.

    Equip your team with all types of inventory items, including weapons of mass destruction, space and planetary vehicles as they fight hard to accomplish their missions based on issue #0 of the Line Of Defense comic by DC Comics.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. 70
    A short and fun game that I felt was paced well and can be picked up even when you only have a few minutes to spare before heading out to do something else. This in turn is a good thing because the difficulty spikes in the game In some ways this was a great idea because sometimes having to spend 30-50 minutes on a level to only fail in the last few minutes and then need to restart the level would not be fun.
  2. Mar 6, 2014
    70
    Line of Defense Tactics includes an entertaining and in-depth strategy experience, yet doesn't provide a great introduction to the game's universe with a narrative that isn't compelling or interesting. Even with some of the later levels straying into frustrating territory, much of the game provides a worthwhile and challenging gameplay experience that is sure to please strategy enthusiasts. While not perfect, Line of Defense Tactics is a solid entry in the squad-based strategy genre.
  3. Mar 17, 2014
    50
    This is a quite weak experience, and needs to be polished and improved if it wants to become an option among so many rivals.
  4. Mar 12, 2014
    40
    It’s not a particularly good advert for the brand, or the MMO. It’s way too pricey for what it is, and it’s got very little replayability. Coupled with the fact that there are plenty of games on tablet that do what it’s trying to do so so much better (The tablet port of XCOM, for example) that, really, this looks incredibly amateurish by comparison.
  5. 30
    If you’re looking for a squad based strategy game on PC, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is currently priced just $5 more than Line of Defense Tactics, and that would be a much smarter and more enjoyable way to spend your time and money.
  6. 20
    I hated Line of Defense Tactics: Tactical Advantage, so its price tag of twenty five dollars is almost as baffling as the game’s quality itself.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 18 out of 22
  1. Mar 7, 2014
    10
    Great game, played it on both iOS and PC. It stands out a lot more on mobile as there's really not much on mobile that does real-time squad gameplay with these kind of graphics especially. Expand
  2. Feb 16, 2014
    9
    Good tactical game where charging in gun blazing won't get get you to victory. You'll actually need to use your brain and team skills to complete the objectives and direct them through levels.

    A key element will the the outfitting of your team before each mission to better prepare them to what's coming and to better suit your gameplay.

    Overall a fun game with minutes to get used to the controls and different ways to play each level.
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  3. Feb 12, 2014
    2
    An awkward port of what would otherwise have been a decent game.
    The graphics are middle of the range, neither overwhelmingly good or bad,
    they just get the job done.
    The sound brings to mind games like Dark Reign or some of the earlier Command and Conquer games - nice, but it won't blow your socks off.
    The control interface for the PC version is awkward at best, you will often find yourself frantically clicking to cancel commands you had just accidentally issued until you have wasted at least a couple of hours recovering from frustratingly failed missions.
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  4. Feb 20, 2014
    1
    Tried the PC Demo out and found it to be a very frustrating experience. No in terms of game play difficulty but rather the controls. The radials would come and go, options were difficult to either find or make reappear. Even more frustrating were the Action ALL commands which would either work for everyone, just some of the group or in some cases, no one at all. Line of Defense Tactics tries to mask its simplistic concept behind various options that really amount to anything different or innovating. You have to earn points to obtain a new gun... well why can't I just pick one up off a dead body? Why must I travel to those annoying little squares by the way?

    I honestly could see how on a mobile device that this game might be considered decent but when you blow it up to higher resolutions - it really shows its intended medium. It comes across as a low end Facebook game when blown up to larger formats. The textures and coloring all become very bland and nondescript.

    The biggest matter of contention though is the fact that the PC version costs $25 while the mobile version is merely $5. For $5, the game and its flaws are almost excusable. To expect customers to pay $25 for it though is clearly a fool's errand. There are MUCH MUCH better games on the market for that amount and believe me - gamers know it.

    In the end, my experience with the demo was one that confirmed the majority of the other reviews here and all around the internet. This game isn't worth its cost and is very much in the emperor's new clothes vein. The developer will tout how advanced and challenging LODT is but everyone else in the room sees it as something quite different. I can only imagine what that must mean for their upcoming so called MMO.
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  5. Mar 18, 2014
    0
    This is an abysmal games and egregious porting horribly overpriced. The only thing worse than the game is the developer himself, the very embodiment of the concepts of "bad attitude" and "arrogance". Expand
  6. Feb 16, 2014
    0
    The controls are the biggest giveaway of this being a port from a mobile game, the click to select a unit has such a huge hit box for fingers that you often select the wrong unit. There's no volume control and you can click through the background of menus making you hit something you don't want. Also the game uses a radial menu that screams touchscreen. You guys often push each other out of cover and shoot through walls. The graphics are good for a mobile game but that doesn't make up for the lack of everything else. Lack of missions, sounds, variety. They are asking 5 times the price for the PC version with no added content. Don't waste your money of this buggy port. There are far more rewarding tactic games out there. Expand
  7. Feb 16, 2014
    0
    Game is horrible and the developer is censoring and deleting perfectly honest reviews off of Steam.
    Don't buy this piece of crap and
    DEFINITLEY don't support this very seedy developer. Expand

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