Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings
Feb 25, 2015I never suspected one game could go that far with only a floor and a street lamp. The designer really understands what minimalism is, andI never suspected one game could go that far with only a floor and a street lamp. The designer really understands what minimalism is, and knows that it's more important to get the core mechanic right rather than filling the game with content. It's better to fill it with endless costless zombies and shoot them wave after wave because that's what gamers do.
Yet Another Zombie Defense doesn't try to wrap the player's experience with a storyline (avoiding the pitfall of Dead Effect) and focuses on the sandbox aspect of tower defense genre.
I really appreciated the tension created by this limited environment ; you can stay close to the lamp to see your friendly local zombies, or dive into the darkness to grab money, bandages or ammunition.
You can build quite a fortress but the game have a great risk/reward here : since the items drops where the zombies lay, you'll have to run into danger to grab them. So if you play it safe behind your walls, you'll never get enougth ressources to face the upcoming challenges. Simple but effective.
As a minus, the tower defense lacks depth : only 3 barriers and 2 turrets. While playing, I surprised myself wanting more elements to be placed like another street lamp to see farther, lures to manage the zombie flow, and maybe tar to slow them down. I hope they'll be implemented in the future ;)
Even if it's not game that will engage you for 15 hours straight, it grows on you and you always want to try another defense option, with sole goal of beating your own high score. That shouldn't have been easy for the developers to balance every item of the game to get that feeling right, but they succeeded.
Not only I recommend this game as a nice filler, but I also recommend it to game design students.… Full Review »
Jun 28, 2015This game is normally around $2 but I bought it on sale for 49 cents. Best 49 cents I have ever spent! It's a simple yet great game!This game is normally around $2 but I bought it on sale for 49 cents. Best 49 cents I have ever spent! It's a simple yet great game! Playing online with others makes it even better. Please buy this game! This developer hit the nail on the head with a simple yet addicting game!… Full Review »
Aug 5, 2014$2 yet a small but addicting fun game when you got a bit of spare time. Good game to play with friends or by yourself to waste time.$2 yet a small but addicting fun game when you got a bit of spare time. Good game to play with friends or by yourself to waste time. currently on sale for 66% I think so even less :D… Full Review »