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  • Summary: Defenders of Ardania is a next-generation tower defense game that is being developed for four different platforms.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Apr 3, 2012
    75
    With so many options at your command, Defenders of Ardania tries to overcome some shortcomings by incorporating some new innovations, and while this works somewhat, the fact that these shortcomings exist does hinder the overall enjoyment of this game.
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    73
    Defenders of Ardania is a fairly enjoyable tower defense title that has its ups and downs. The core tower defense mechanics are awesome, easy to pick up on, despite game delaying tutorials from the Connery clone, and solid amongst the chaos. The addition of RTS offensive features however don't seem to fit into the grand scheme of things nearly as well as it could have. Neither the less Defenders of Ardania is fun and worth a try.
  3. Mar 28, 2012
    64
    It's an interesting experiment, but in the end I think we'd rather see a new Majesty game.
  4. Apr 27, 2012
    55
    Attempts some RTS elements but misses the mark. [June 2012, p.79]
  5. May 9, 2012
    50
    With some changes to the gameplay such as restricting some access to early tower placements, an improved tutorial and less aggressive AI, Defenders of Ardania might have been a more enjoyable experience, but with a better selection of tower defences games available out there it might be worth spending your precious pennies elsewhere.
  6. Mar 17, 2012
    50
    Defenders of Ardania was a nice concept, but poorly balanced execution and a tired, unoriginal story keep this from being anything special aside for maybe some Tower Defense diehards who have been waiting for something to come along in the genre.
  7. Mar 16, 2012
    13
    Defenders of Ardania is so bad, it's bad - and I don't make that statement lightly. It's filled with idiotic design decisions and gameplay imbalance. I had an utterly miserable time with it, and I never, ever want to touch it again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Mar 27, 2012
    10
    I play much Tower Defense games, but this is great, have a good sensation, obviusly have some mistakes, but the game is good, funny, andI play much Tower Defense games, but this is great, have a good sensation, obviusly have some mistakes, but the game is good, funny, and addictive. Defenders of Ardania is a good title. Expand
  2. Mar 16, 2012
    7
    Another Tower defense game, this time with a Fantasy-Medieval theme: the game has very nice hi-res graphics, with many elements of detailingAnother Tower defense game, this time with a Fantasy-Medieval theme: the game has very nice hi-res graphics, with many elements of detailing in the field, partially hand-drawn (the units are very small in comparison with the rest, and look too much with the enemy ones), with lots of effects, but sometimes there are so many things moving in the screen, that the game gets a little confuse. The musics are medieval-themed and orchestrated, adequate to the game: the sound and voices are adequate, but not really well done, with many cliche... The gameplay, in essence: you have two castles in the stage, yours and the enemy one, and you must construct defense structures in the field, among the path between the castles, to destroy enemy units (and there are various units, with different characteristics), and defend your castle at the same time (with upgrades like walls): in this game there's a addition - you can send your units to attack and destroy the enemy castle, while they're attacked by his Towers, thus winning the stage. You have in this game various Online Multiplayer modes too.

    Despite the nice graphics, multiplayer aspect, and the offense addition in the classic gameplay of Tower Defense, the game does not have many innovative things to the genre - still it's a nice game to the fans of Tower Defense games. My score: 6,8 / 10,0 .
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