Impressions of a solo playthrough
One part third-person cooperative shooter, one part campy 1950s sci-fi, Fortified releases today for PC and Xbox One. I’ve had the chance to play through the single-player mode and will be doing a full review once the game goes public and I can test the multiplayer.
Fortified takes the third-person multiplayer base defense genre and doesn’t do much interesting with it, but that doesn’t mean it is bad. With four selectable heroes, all with varying skills, weaponry, and defenses, there are plenty of different play styles on offer. Personally, I went with the Rocket Scientist because I like to blow shit up (plus she is the only female character).
If you’ve played a base defense or tower defense game before, then you know the drill here: waves of enemies approach with time in between to deploy new fortifications. Where Fortified differs a bit is the ability for four people to play cooperatively, which as I’ve said I haven’t had the time to test. Otherwise, it is par for the course.
I’ve enjoyed my time with Fortified so far, though I felt the game was a bit too easy, even on the harder difficulties. Here is to hoping that kicking martian ass gets a bit more difficult when playing in a full group. Stayed tuned for my full review soon!