Evening, pumpkins. If you happened to catch today's live Destructoid Show amidst the repeated bouts of hacking and coughing, then you, sir, deserve a metal. A long, blunt stick of metal with which to beat me senselessly the ...
Anomaly Warzone Earth, the rather clever "tower-offense" game, has been slowly making the platform rounds, first releasing on PC in 2011 followed by an Xbox Live Arcade version back in April. Now, 11 bit studios has announce...
[This weekend Destructoid is reporting live from RTX in Austin, Texas, the community based gaming expo for Rooster Teeth fans and everyone else.]
Sometimes the right game comes at the wrong time in your life. For me that was Orcs Must Die! which, against my better judgement, I installed and obsessively played during finals week last fall. The game’s blend of tower defense and third-person combat hooked me in a way few other games did in 2011. Though I find it hard to play a game for more than an hour at a time, this came easy with Orcs Must Die!
As a result, I’ve had little interest in checking out Orcs Must Die! 2 before release. I know what it is and I know I want it bad. I couldn’t just ignore it on RTX’s show floor, however, so I checked it out. Though I’m not surprised to find the high quality Robot Entertainment brought before intact, I did get to see what’s new with OMD. I also had my concerns with co-op assuaged. Somewhat.
The excellent Toy Soldiers: Cold War recently received two pieces of downloadable content in the form of the Soviet-centered "Evil Empire" and the Vietnam-focused "Napalm" expansions. While Toy Soldiers fans will likely want both, each piece of DLC offers slightly different new maps, minigames, and Survival modes to fit your tastes.
If you are short on points, here is what you can expect from each of them.
Dillon's Rolling Western was first unveiled during E3 2011 and has since served as the unofficial face of the Nintendo eShop. While 3DS owners wondered whether Nintendo's latest digital store would be bogged down by the same low-rent software that pervaded DSiWare, Dillon was shaping up to be the kind of beefy experience that would make players want to connect their handhelds online.
So why is this review two months late? Because Dillon's Rolling Western is such a slog that I had difficulty motivating myself to keep playing. Seriously, it feels like driving 1000 miles down a single stretch of highway, a monotonous endeavor punctuated by the risk of fiery death should you lose your focus on the road for even one second.
It's really a shame, since Dillon is every bit as content-rich as we had hoped it would be.
11 bit Studios' Anomaly Warzone Earth was a creative little "tower offense" title, and a big hit on PC and mobile last year. Now it has finally been released on Xbox Live Arcade. Mouse and keyboard controls are out, full gamepad controls are in, and a set of "Tactical Trials" have been thrown in the mix for good measure.
The question is, does it hold up to its big and baby brother versions with their respective control options?
Apparently, 3.4 billion orc deaths are insufficient for the folks at Robot Entertainment, who have announced the impending sequel to their wave defense game. Orcs Must Die! 2 will add new enemies and traps and features a new...
To celebrate the release of the second installment of The Lost Shards of Eternia, developer Trendy Entertainment is letting you play Dungeon Defenders for free up until Sunday lunchtime. Not only is the game free this weekend...
Tower defense games infest the modern gaming markets like... well I'm sure you can think of a relative analogy to compare the two. It can be hard to find a good one when there is so much shovelware to sift through. Especially on the consoles, only a few tower defense titles such as Pixel Junk Monsters, Dungeon Defenders, and Defense Grid have managed to stand out in the crowd.
Anomaly Warzone Earth, with its simple yet addictive flipping of the genre’s tropes, was a breath of fresh air when it landed on computers and mobile devices last year. Instead of defending towers, you became the "monsters" and destroyed their enemy’s fortifications. The game was a critical success -- our own Maurice gave it a highly respectable score -- and now console gamer’s are finally getting a chance to see what all the hype is about.
Europeans finally got to play Double Fine's excellent mech-meets-tower defense game Iron Brigade late last year, after a long delay caused by the unfortunate trademark debacle surrounding the initial title -- Trenched -- resulted in the retitled and slightly expanded version.
The war between the Vladimir's Monovisions and Woodruff's Trenches is far from over, however, as the battle for the greatest moustache in the solar system rages on in Rise of the Martian Bear.
Did any of you play Sanctum? It's an enjoyable mix of first-person shooting and tower-defense maze building, and while I haven't been back to play the newer content, it's a recommendable game. According to Joystiq, it sold so...
Did you know that MMO maker NCsoft made an iOS game? Gem Keeper came out late last year, and it's a pretty nice little tower defense game for iOS devices. Today it's on the App Store as the Free App of the Day, so consider th...
Certain genres more than others can be forgiven when skimping on narrative. I would argue that tower defense games can readily get away this without receiving many complaints, since the act of massacring enemy troops tends to keep us distracted.
Independent tower-defense/RPG mash-up Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten does an admirable job of telling a story worth caring about. And if you're in it purely for the strategy and game mechanics, hey, that's fine too.
Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten feels like it was designed by people who really understand what makes the tower-defense genre enjoyable, and how it can be improved. Elements normally found in role-playing games are...
In a distant world of tomorrow from decades past, a TERROR has emerged from the far reaches of the solar system. It is THEM! The unspeakable, unimaginable, horrifying GORG! They came from far away on Planet X, but soon they will be closer than you think.
Can the Earth be saved from these alien invaders? Is there no one who can stop the Unstoppable Gorg?