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  • Summary: Defender’s Quest is a tower-defense RPG hybrid which focuses on tactical depth, customization, and story. That means no random encounters, no spikey-haired emo kids, no forced time sinks, and no tedious, repetitive battles.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 4, 2018
    Defender’s Quest represents something new and unique. By dipping the tower defense chocolate into some RPG peanut butter, Level Up Labs has created a Reese’s Cup-level classic. Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX’ gameplay is rock solid, reflecting the six years of refinements that the small development team has made to the core title. If you have any interest at all in the tower defense genre, you owe it to yourself to check this one out.
  2. Feb 21, 2018
    Defender's Quest is a triumphant blending of RPG and tower defense and should provide plenty of entertainment for fans of both genres. Though the controls may not be ideally suited to the genre, Level Up Labs has done a nice job bringing players steadily to the game and offers an impressive level of control that will appeal to the hardcore and casual player alike. Addictive gameplay and entertaining writing makes for a great experience all around.
  3. Mar 2, 2018
    Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is an engaging blend of two normally distinct genres, bolstered by an interesting, if sometimes tonally inconsistent, story. But above all, it’s a ridiculous amount of fun and if you’ve even the remotest interest in strategy games this is one valley you should visit.
  4. Mar 7, 2018
    Ultimately, for all its storylines and RPG elements, Defender’s Quest is very much about the tower defence at its core, with all the other systems in the game either informing the core experience or accommodating it. That tower defence gameplay is exceptionally strong, full of options and customisation, and the other missed opportunities do little to take away from that.
  5. Apr 5, 2018
    Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX is a peculiar mix of tower-defense and RPG. Thanks to an intriguing story and a complex and satisfying gameplay, the game will appeal to all those who love strategy games, even with its lack of diversity in enemies.
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  1. Apr 8, 2020
    Story ⅖ unaspiring
    +transition to mid-world is well explained
    -story is stagnating until another level -bland characters, uninteresting
    Story ⅖ unaspiring
    +transition to mid-world is well explained
    -story is stagnating until another level
    -bland characters, uninteresting villain

    Gameplay ⅘ good
    +place our melee, ranged and mages
    +positions are limited, range is important
    +upgrades of certain units are preferable
    -grindy, no fluent progress between levels

    Replay value ⅗ good
    +4 levels of difficulty with stronger foes
    +custom character creation
    -limited weapons, armors, just go for stats

    Graphics ⅗ acceptable
    +characters swap expressions in storyline
    +main hero uses spells around battlefield
    -units are stationary, not lively, static back

    Music ⅖
    -repetitive short loop

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    Hardware requirements
    Non gaming

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    5/10 Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is tower defense with an uninspiring story characters, interesting tactical mechanics but lacks a customization of a real RPG. Graphics are relatively bearable with some nice touches to it but overall simplicity. Music gets overplayed in short loops, it would be ok if maybe more interesting. Game gets grindy early on which holds story back and does not justify the backwards running all the time.