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  • Summary: Defenders of Ekron mixes the classic action of a shmup and the exploration of an adventure game, including dungeons and a sci-fi experience.
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  1. Aug 17, 2017
    50
    It’s a truism that writing up reviews on mediocre games is the most difficult aspect of games coverage. There is no reason to tear into them, nor do they inspire the author to invent new ways to praise. Despite the score seen below, Defenders of Ekron is not a mediocre game. Instead, it is either a great game with a lot of bad parts or a bad game with a lot of good parts. It is a refreshed take on the “glass half full/empty” test. I’m going to say that it’s a good game with a lot of bad parts, as the time spent exploring the warzones and discovering new powers stuck with me more than having to solve that one danged magnetic ball puzzle again. People who decide otherwise are not wrong, though.
  2. 50
    Defenders of Ekron may not be the most exciting shoot 'em up on PSN but its thoughtful take on the genre definitely works. Unfortunately, technical issues with the game really spoil the party.
  3. Jun 19, 2018
    50
    Defenders of Ekron is a Metroidvania-esque mech game, which sounds like a certain recipe for success. While the action is fun when everything is working well, the game-breaking bugs destroy whatever enjoyment this title had going for it, and they are too great to be ignored or overlooked.
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