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Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX

It might look unassuming at first glance, but Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is not so secretly one of the best tower defense titles in recent years. It's way up there. The game tells a fairly compelling story, it's mechanically solid, and even better, it respects your time with a multitude of ways to fine-tune the experience to your liking. It's one of those games that works overtime to win you over.

I've been a fan since 2012. Remarkably, the tower defense RPG is still being supported to this day (and I'm still dying for the eventual sequel). Back in 2016, Defender's Quest got a makeover on Steam with a free Deluxe Edition update that overhauled the art and introduced extra story sequences.

This week, Defender's Quest DX has made it over to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (with a PlayStation Vita version coming a little later this year). I've been absorbed with the latter this past week.

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