Average User Score: 7.9Jan 29, 2014This is a pretty good game. It is a tower defense game with the addition of a player controlled character that must be used in conjunctionThis is a pretty good game. It is a tower defense game with the addition of a player controlled character that must be used in conjunction with traps in order to defeat the waves of enemies. Enemies follow set rules that you can reliably count on, but your own interaction with the enemies as well as your traps influences the way a stage plays out. It slowly introduces you to its available arsenal while also introducing new enemies. There are short, very bearable tutorials which also slowly introduce you to the somewhat surprising number of factors that can influence your strategy. You gain experience and levels which are used to gain skills - there are enough skill choices that you can customize your play style accordingly. The difficulty on normal is pretty standard and if you run into trouble with a stage, you can restart after making small adjustments, or choose to start fresh and try an entirely new strategy. The game has a currency system which is used for both placing traps and purchasing weapons, potions (in the form of alcoholic drinks), and equipment.
The gameplay is "repetitive" only in the sense that each stage follows the same formula - analyze your enemy waves, place traps, plan your strategy, and carry it out in action. However, the same stage can be handled several different ways and your own playstyle can easily shine through. You can be trap heavy, focus on attacking from range, or depend on your own two hands and axe as you melee the enemy waves.
While some may find the story, voice acting, and animation to be tacky or dull, it is actually rather stylistic and adds a quirky sort of charm to the game. The plot is rather immersive and sometimes the storyline sets you up for a surprise twist in your upcoming map. It has a lot going for it when you realize that similar games actually tend to have little to no story.
Sang-froid falls a bit short due to it only having a good 8-12 hours of gameplay and standard replayability.… Expand