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Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15

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  1. JoshStreet
    Mar 19, 2009
    I absolutely love this tower defense game. It may be a little more simple than most of the ones you can find on the internet, but I am so glad to see it come to the Xbox 360. Hopefully if they get enough positive feedback, they will make a sequel that will be more in depth.
  2. hanshouse
    Mar 16, 2009
    Well...Its a Tower Defense Game with a Final Fantasy Theme. Thats what i wanted and i am totaly pleased with it. Nothing to complain about.
  3. jacobyk
    Mar 28, 2009
    The graphics are certainly poor, but the gameplay is absolutely addicting. if you're into tower defense, and happen to love the final fantasy genre, this game is a must!

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. 55
    As both the first Square Enix game and the first tower defense game on Xbox Live Arcade, Crystal Defenders is a disappointment. Yes, it succeeds in providing a tower defense experience with Final Fantasy job classes, but what’s the real value in that? There is a ton of content here, with hundreds of stages to plow through, but I was bored and unimpressed in the first five minutes.
  2. Okay, there are some compelling strategies at the heart of Crystal Defenders, so it might draw you in for a while—in one of those “Why am I still playing this game?” moments—but it’s such a dull presentation that it ends up dragging down the whole gameplay concept.
  3. The tactics are fairly simple (especially considering their source material) and the small scope of the game will turn off many who expect more depth from their tower defense titles. The game also looks too much like a mobile title for a console port, and it just doesn't really stand up as its own tactics title.