It's one of my favorite games. The good thing about Sanctum 2 is it 's good blend of tower defense and Firt person shooter genres. If you like tower defense games you will enjoy. If you like first person shooters you will enjoy.
One thing to keep in mind is the clear line of thought that cut straight through the center of this experience. You must use both sides of your brain to play effectively.
1) You place blocks on the ground to build a maze. Not just any maze. Use your best creative efforts to create a maze that will make the Lumes (enemies) talk longer to get to the Core (objective).
2) Place towers in a STRATEGICALLY adavantagous location. Set up choke points where the maze becomes it's most complex and give those lumes one for!
3) Suppliment the towers that you place acting like police and clean-up crew. FIGHT!
Half the time you MUST think like a chess player the other half think like a soldier. Remember that there's no such thing as the best tower. Being a good player is as a result of thinking defensively; Look ahead and think ahead.
No, it's not all about the pew pew pew. It's about using your brain and working for the TEAM. Some people are good at mazes, some people are good at blowing s**t up and yet some people are good at both.
My point, what makes this game exceptionally goo is the players that play for the team. You must always remember that. I see too many people that level up yet lack basic strategy that ruins the experience. I'll put it this way. Why would you spend 1 hour playing 10 rounds of this game without intent to be sucessful. I play to win and most people play video games to, you guessed it, WIN.
If you can't think like a chess player then DON'T play this game. Only half the game is fighting the other half is planning. Really, of you 've taken a few IQ tests then some of it will look awfully familiar.
Usually a review would talk about game mechanics and I'm perhaps being remiss not going thta route but this game is unique. I large portion of that experience comes from the synergy created between the players. Remeber friendship is magic ;)
Your lord and master,
mematron aka dudeacus