Defender's Quest is a Tower-Defense/RPG Hybrid tightly focuses on three things: tactical depth, customization, and story.
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"Tower defense/RPG hybrid with simple rules that create challenging tactical gameplay. Nice story, charming humorous characters. Just one more battle..."

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26 marzo

Defender's Quest 2 - Weaselmancer and Cast Preview

Defender's Quest 2 - Weaselmancer and cast preview

Last week we posted about DQ1HD and DQ2's milestone plan. Today let's supplement that with a sneak peek at some characters for Defender's Quest 2.

A while back we posted a little bit about Javir, Terevan and "New Guy" but let's add a few other characters to the mix. Today we're officially revealing the Weaselmancer and a preview of the rest of the cast.


I wouldn't consider the material in this post any more spoiler-ific than what you'd find in an old-school instruction manual, but if you want to know absolutely nothing about Defender's Quest 2 before release, feel free to skip this post.

Anyways, here's the Weaselmancer:

Cleverness Firstwatch, Weaselmancer

Explore Everywhere. Fight everything that moves. Steal everything that doesn't.

Age: 21
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
Home: A weasel-filled cave

You know, a lot of people would consider being trapped in a cave-in with nothing but ferrets for company for a year and a half to be a negative experience, but Cleverness is a positive kind of person. How many people get the opportunity to experience all the health benefits of the cave lichen and dead bat diet? Or learn to talk with weasels? Or train weasels into a vicious, organized army capable of conquering a vast subterranean empire? Or feel the feeble social constructs of your upbringing slip away as you begin to adopt the values and practices of the culture around you? Or sit on a throne made of the pelts of conquered creatures as Ferret Warlord Goddess, master of all you can see (which is like, 35 feet, since you're in a cave, but still) as your weasel captains lavish you with the shiniest objects and tastiest morsels – you, their Queen and God?! Who would ever return from THIS?

What's that? A rescue party?

…Well I'm sure the whole reintegration-into-society thing will go off without a hitch.

In battle she uses her army of ferrets to help friends and harass foes. Outside of battle, she uses them to harass everyone.

Next, here's a sneak preview of all 14 Defender's Quest 2 hero characters (well, maybe 13, as Javir and Bitey the turtle-tank kind of count as one character in battle). Remember, in DQ2 there will be no "generic" soliders like in DQ1, but there will be trained monsters that certain characters can summon that will sort of take their place.

Please note that this art is very much work in progress and quite likely to change before final release. Colors and details especially.

One thing we've tried to do is create several distinct cultures, something we'll talk about at length in future posts. The first four characters are "domed city dwellers", the next four are "miners", followed by three "sky islanders", and the last two are "rogue scavengers."

The character classes from left to right are: Capsule beast and Pilot (the "mcguffin" that replaces Azra), Fighter, Duelist, Beast Master, Weaselmancer, Guard Herald, Demolisher, Champion, Sky Whaler, Archer, Healer, Gunner, and Hermit. Big thanks to artists Blake Reynolds, Vladimir Gerasimov, and Kiryl Kahan for the awesome animations.

Here's Javir, Terevan, and "new guy" from the previous post, in animated form:

And here's a few gifs of some of the other characters we'll talk about in upcoming posts:

As always, you can pre-order Defender's Quest 2 here. Every pre-order comes with a FREE copy of Defender's Quest 1, which is available right now, and will be receiving a free HD upgrade in the coming months (as soon as the DQ2 engine is done).

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13 febbraio

디펜더즈 퀘스트, 한국어 다시 지원 (Korean Translation is being restored!)

문제를 해결했습니다! H2 인터렉티브 사의 도움으로 심의를 받았습니다. 이제 다시 Team.SM이 번역한 한국어로 여러분들이 플레이 가능합니다. 또한 Windows/Mac/Linux에서 플레이 가능합니다.

만약 한국인이시라면, 게임 내에서 한국어가 제대로 표시되는지 확인해주시면 감사하겠습니다. 이번 업데이트로 Team.SM으로부터 받은 새로 검수/교정된 파일을 적용하였습니다. 문제가 발생할 수 있으나, 빠르게 수정하겠습니다.

다시 한 번 여러분께 감사드립니다.

관련 정보


Hey everyone --

RE: This:

We've resolved the situation! H2 Interactive will be handling the Korean rating stuff for us, so we're able to restore Team.SM's Korean translation again. It's live for Windows/Mac/Linux.

If you speak Korean, please give it a test to see if it works properly. We've also included the latest patches/corrections from Team.SM to update the translation. There weren't any immediate problems in the beta branch but I can revert it temporarily if anyone has an issue.

Thanks for bearing with us.

(If you speak Korean and would like to provide a translation of this message, please do so in the comments and I will edit the OP).

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"It's Brilliant."
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Incredibly Fun."
8.5/10 – Destructoid

4.5/5.0 – RPGamer

Steam Workshop

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Defender's Quest is a Tower-Defense/RPG Hybrid (Think Final Fantasy Tactics meets Tower Defense).

Defender's Quest tightly focuses on three things: tactical depth, customization, and story. That means no random encounters, no spikey-haired emo kids, no forced time sinks, and no tedious, repetitive battles.

The battle system builds off of tower defense, with individual characters taking the place of towers. Each character levels-up, learns skills, and equips gear individually, allowing the player to customize their battle experience and strategy. The overall game structure is similar to "tactical" RPG's, but with a real-time battle system. Game speed is adjustable, and commands can even be issued while the game is paused.

It also features an engaging, character-driven story written by an actual English major! The story strives to be fast-paced, snappy, and always relevant to gameplay. Events and dialogue explain things as they become relevant to the player, minimizing exposition.

Finally, it's got options and accessibility settings out the wazoo, so that you can have the best possible experience!

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Requisiti di sistema

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.5 Ghz, single core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:N/A
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a hardware-intensive game. It does require Adobe AIR, but this is included with the game installer.
    • OS:Windows XP or better
    • Processor:(2.0 Ghz, single core) or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:N/A
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a hardware-intensive game. It does require Adobe AIR, but this is included with the game installer.
    • OS:10.6 or Newer
    • Processor:Intel 1.5 Ghz, single core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:N/A
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a hardware-intensive game. It does require Adobe AIR, but this is included with the game installer.
    • OS:10.6 or Newer
    • Processor:Intel (2.0 Ghz, single core) or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:N/A
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a hardware-intensive game. It does require Adobe AIR, but this is included with the game installer.
    • Processor:Intel 1.5 Ghz, single core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a hardware-intensive game. It does require Adobe AIR, but this is included with the game installer.
    • Processor:Intel (2.0 Ghz, single core) or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:N/A
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a hardware-intensive game. It does require Adobe AIR, but this is included with the game installer.
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Pubblicata: 27 ottobre 2014
Il mio primo incontro con Defender's Quest è avvenuto più di due anni fa, quando il titolo saltò fuori bazzicando fra le pagine dei giochi consigliati su Kongregate: affamato di tower defense com'ero, soprattutto grazie alla formula "mordi e fuggi" a livelli circoscritti adottata dalla maggioranza degli esponenti della categoria via browser, rimasi subito colpito da quello che prometteva di essere un ottimo connubio tra RPG e strategico, con "torri" rappresentate da personaggi veri e propri in grado di guadagnare livelli, acquisire equipaggiamento più potente ed affinare le proprie capacità.

Quando poi, in seguito, mi è capitata l'occasione di mettere le mani sulla versione completa (quella su Kongregate include soltanto i primi due atti e riesce appena a scalfirne la profondità), non mi sono lasciato scappare l'occasione di aggiungerla alla mia libreria Steam ed ho potuto quindi affondare i denti nella succulenta pietanza servita dalla Level Up Labs.

Tanto per proseguire con i paragoni culinari, devo ammettere che la presentazione del piatto non fa gridare al miracolo, anzi è al massimo funzionale: lo stile grafico a 8/16-bit adottato non è certo una gioia per gli occhi e, benché i nostri pixellosi combattenti possiedano una discreta gamma di animazioni e siano disegnati, durante le scene di intermezzo, in maniera assai più dettagliata, la qualità generale si attesta su una fascia medio-bassa anche per gli standard di un qualsiasi browser game. Colpa perlopiù del motore grafico (Flixel, una libreria per Flash pensata per giochi dal look retrò e visivamente non troppo impegnativi), che non ha permesso al team condotto da Lars Doucet di esprimersi come avrebbero dovuto. Una lancia va spezzata in favore della colonna sonora, realizzata dal talentuoso musicista australiano Kevin Penkin, le cui melodie dal sapore epico quasi contrastano con l'aspetto altrimenti semplicistico di Defender's Quest.

Il gioco si apre su uno scenario desolato: una giovane di nome Azra cade preda della pestilenza che sta decimando il Regno di Ash e, senza troppe cerimonie, viene scaraventata nel Fosso, un luogo remoto in cui quanti hanno contratto il morbo vengono abbandonati nel tentativo di arginare il contagio. Ciò che la attende in questa necropoli a cielo aperto è forse ancor peggio della morte, poiché scoprirà che al suo interno si aggirano dei pericolosi Revenant, vittime della piaga risorte ad una famelica non-vita e guidate dalle parole arcane di una misteriosa figura dorata. Ma non tutto il male viene per nuocere: Azra è infatti la depositaria di un potere ancestrale che le permette di raggiungere il Mondo di Mezzo, una dimensione fra la vita e la morte in cui è consentito vedere e interagire con l'essenza spirituale di ogni creatura. Grazie al fortuito incontro con Slak, un berserker vagabondo, la ragazza avrà così modo di affrontare e sconfiggere i Revenant, tanto invincibili nel mondo reale quanto vulnerabili in quello spirituale. Sarà dunque l'inizio di un lungo viaggio che porterà l'improbabile coppia e gli altri sopravvissuti che incontreranno a scoprire la vera natura del Fosso, le origini dell'epidemia e un male millenario che minaccia di annientare ogni cosa.

Una volta iniziata una battaglia, ritroveremo Azra in un punto predefinito della mappa sul quale convergeranno le unità nemiche, il cui scopo è quello di raggiungere la povera medium e azzerare la sua barra di HP. Per difenderci, potremo selezionare diverse unità da schierare tramite mouse o scorciatoie via tastiera, utili anche per gestire gli incantesimi che apprenderemo nel corso del tempo. L'energia psichica, o PSI, della protagonista è l'unico limite imposto al numero di personaggi e di stregonerie invocabili, ma ogni nemico ucciso ne rilascerà un certo quantitativo che andrà a rimpinguare le nostre scorte. Ciò che balza subito agli occhi è la notevole quantità di impostazioni strategiche con cui si possono configurare i difensori, anche dopo averli posizionati sulla mappa: oltre ad aumentare fino a cinque volte la potenza dei personaggi, è anche possibile personalizzare le loro modalità di attacco, dal tipo di nemico sul quale concentrarsi al modo di utilizzo delle capacità speciali, a loro volta attivabili e disattivabili a piacere.

Al termine del combattimento si aprirà la schermata di riepilogo del gruppo di avventurieri, mediante la quale abbiamo l'opportunità di esaminare il loro livello, modificarne l'equipaggiamento e assegnare punti in una classica struttura progressiva ad albero. E' qui che le influenze RPG si fanno sentire con prepotenza: i personaggi infatti guadagnano esperienza, livelli e abilità alla stregua di un qualsiasi gioco di ruolo. Il level cap è fissato a 60, insufficiente per massimizzare ogni singolo privilegio di classe, ma possiamo sempre redistribuire i punti previo un piccolo pagamento in denaro, oppure reclutare unità supplementari da evolvere in maniera differente. Il denaro o, meglio, gli scarti accumulati completando gli scontri (che rappresentano la valuta in vigore nel Fosso) serviranno anche per acquistare armi e armature più efficaci.

Ciascuna mappa presenta quattro livelli di difficoltà, che forniscono ricompense in proporzione sempre maggiori, nonché stelle che valutano la nostra prestazione. Azra non può impiegare alcun oggetto per difendersi da sola, ma ha invece la possibilità di sfruttare la potenza di alcuni tomi magici con effetti variabili, dal potenziamento degli incantesimi conosciuti ad una serie di penalità applicabili agli attaccanti. I libri si ottengono completando le sfide speciali, mappe particolari che vengono sbloccate soltanto dopo aver ottenuto un certo numero di stelle.

Menzione speciale per la sceneggiatura e la caratterizzazione dei personaggi, con i toni spesso umoristici dei loro variopinti battibecchi che fanno da contraltare perfetto al pathos e alla drammaticità della prima. Alla Level Up Labs sanno perfettamente come scrivere un racconto e renderlo coinvolgente, lezione che molti degli sviluppatori più blasonati dovrebbero prendere ad esempio.

Dunque, la promessa citata all'inizio è stata mantenuta? La risposta non può che essere affermativa e, se tutto ciò non bastasse, dopo la conclusione delle peripezie di Azra è presente anche una modalità New Game+, che include una moltitudine di subquest e di biforcazioni della storia principale, arricchita inoltre da un elemento supplementare: il diario della protagonista, sul quale vengono annotati molti approfondimenti legati all'ambientazione e alla mitologia del mondo, alcune brillanti considerazioni sui suoi compagni di viaggio... e brevi appunti degli stessi su di lei, che pare non riesca a nascondere il prezioso registro tanto bene quanto dovrebbe. Completano il tutto una nuova serie di sfide speciali e un mercante in grado di migliorare gli oggetti rari recuperati nella partita precedente.

Unica nota negativa di un prodotto così ben confezionato è il bisogno eccessivo di grinding per sviluppare al meglio i nostri eroi: sebbene l'avventura (sia base che New Game+) sia completabile seguendo la normale progressione della storia, i nemici dell'ultima fase di gioco sono semplicemente troppi e troppo forti ai livelli più alti. E' vero, si tratta di un elemento extra che non inficia il valore del titolo in alcun modo, ma avrei gradito un maggiore bilanciamento della sfida piuttosto che una dilatazione esponenziale delle stat dei mostri, che dunque necessitano di unità altrettanto "mostruose" per essere sconfitti.

Comparto grafico a parte, Defender's Quest sale di diritto in cima alla classifica dei migliori tower defense in circolazione: accattivante, ben scritto e con una pletora di contenuti da scoprire, se amate il genere non riuscirete a staccarvene con facilità.
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33 persone su 36 (92%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
17.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 16 ottobre 2014
Most tower defense style games are much the same. Arrange towers and use them to kill enemies. This one has plot, characters, and story. One laced with humor. If you like tower defense I recomend you pick this one up. It will get you hooked on both style and story.
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29 persone su 31 (94%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
58.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 ottobre 2014
Don't let the simple art fool you, this game is really well designed and manages to be challenging without seeming unfair. I'm not a huge tower defence fan but this won me over very quickly.
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36.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 gennaio
TL:DR? See Conclusion

Defender Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is a 2D game with a unique blend of TD and RPG from Level Up Labs. It features characters / companions who act as 'towers' and need to be strategically placed around the map to defend your main character Azra. Unlike a tower defense game, however, you can level up and equip items for your companions to help them improve in combat.

You take the role of Azra, a royal librarian of the Kingdom of Ash which is currently being ravaged by a plague. Azra gets infected and thrown into 'The Pit', a place where all dead or dying are placed to keep the kingdom safe because those who die from the Plague become 'Revenants', undead monsters that are immune to physical harm. Azra soon discovers that she has the power to enter both the living world and the 'Half-Way' world, a place between the living realm & the realm of the dead. In this realm, she can summon her companions to fight the Revenants in their spirit form and eventually kill them.

+ Refreshing new mix of genres
+ 8-bit sprite art style that works well with the game
+ Character / Companion progression is deep and extensive
+ Well designed Maps and Mazes
+ Very challenging difficulty levels
+ 6 base classes (towers) which can progress into different builds depending on your play-style
+ Dialogues between characters are humorous
+ Steam Workshop support

- Cutscene art work could use a lot of improvement (especially the character designs)
- Story is a bit weak
- Balance issues (some classes are outright better than others)
- Some necessary but boring grinding sessions to progress
- No real 'HD' or Widescreen Support
- No Steam Cloud Support

It is a GOOD GAME and one of the better tower defense games out there. I can easily recommend this game if you're looking for a challenging and unique game since it mixes RPG elements to the tried-and-tested Tower Defense genre. The 8-bit sprites, animations and effects are nice and work well with the game's art style although the Cutscene artwork could really use improvements. The levels are very well planned and are fun to play. Finally, the in-game dialogue between your companions is funny and quite entertaining.

I can easily RECOMMEND this game even at full price since it’s only $14.99 or your regional equivalent. With simple graphics, this game is not system requirement heavy and can easily run even on netbook computers making this a perfect game when you're on vacation, working, passing the time, or in any other situation where you are not with your main gaming system.

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20 persone su 22 (91%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
50.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 ottobre 2014
To be honest, when I saw this game I only picked it up cause it was cheap, but damn if i were to talk about a game that game me the most value for my dollars, well it would have to be this one. If you're a fan of playing games through again, with like a second more difficult mode, that gives more insight into the story, well then this one is definitely for you.

If you're a person who likes turned based rpgs, there is alot of the elements of being able to take your time and strategize, while all the same, you can just charge through really quick once you know your strengths, and how to use them most effectively.

And lastly, If you love a good laugh that was written and delivered amazingly, you should totally name all the main characters after your friends and loved ones. It makes for a good laugh, and you think of your friends, slightly helping the social aspect of the brain, while completely being absorbed into this great single player game, that will make you think your not alone in playing it for so many hours...and if you're not really alone inside your head, well that makes the adventure even more interesting! Such a great game. I recommend it a few times over.
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9.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 febbraio
At first glance, Defender's Quest appears to be a silly little indie game with big dreams. The characters are bright and cartoony, and their dialogue is marked with sass. Their battle sprites display whimsical touches, like the ranger who spins her bow before firing. One of the promotional spellbooks Azra can equip, the Book of Face, introduces the Internet's beloved Trollface to the otherwise sword-and-sorcery setting. Focusing on the one-liners would be simple, as they are good. However, the core plot has heft: it would make a good Dungeons and Dragons campaign or fantasy adventure novel. Royal librarian Azra must survive in a quarantine pit the size of a small nation, while she's pursued by mysterious figures. It features conspiracy, betrayal, and explosions. Careful gamers shouldn't be surprised a USDA-certified English major wrote the script. The wacky comedy and childish in-fighting among Azra's companions allows the team to quickly bond. These light-hearted intra-party friendships and feuds add personal stakes to the more pervasive dangers of the pit. The story is delivered in slideshow style before every town and battle, tying the narrative neatly to combat.

Combat is handled like a tower defense game. Enemies travel in waves from spawn points. As they walk into the attack range of stationary heroes, they suffer the effects of the heroes' attacks. The heroes are unable to move from where they're summoned, as they're doing combat on a spiritual plane where bodies just get in the way. The cornerstone of battle strategy comes from placing the six types of heroes in the appropriate location. After recruiting story characters (such as Slak, the madcap, murderous berserker), faceless extras of the same type become hirable. If that's all there was to combat, it would be a delightful diversion. However, each character gains experience points, which can be spent to learn new combat skills or boost existing ones. Once learned, most of these skills can't be used immediately. Characters must be boosted in battle, which draws from the same Psi pool Astra uses to summon allies and cast spells of her own. It can be a challenging balancing act to position the proper allies, keep them boosted, reposition troops to respond to new threats, and maintain wide scale battlefield control with Azra's spells. Thankfully, slowing the game's speed (and pausing it altogether) are simple options. The keyboard commands are simple to learn and encourage faster play, but nothing's wrong with the mouse either.

With all the moving parts that go into battle, the multiple levels of accessibility are a nice touch. Each character has nine different attack modes including "attack the strongest enemy" and "attack the enemy with least immunity to status effects." Understanding the interplay between these attack modes isn't necessary for most of the core game, but integral to completing the optional levels. Furthermore, failure isn't necessarily punished. The default settings infer experience and money penalties for losing battles, but these can be changed based on individual preference. Redistributing skill points to explore different character builds costs money, but not a fortune. The steepest cost is the time it takes to click through all the advancements. The largest concession to the casual-vs.-hardcore debate is the option to increase experience points. Players who care more for the story and the thrill of rapid advancement can run with it. Players who want their hardcore bragging rights can lift their noses at the low-hanging fruit. True challenge-jockeys can set their sights on the more exclusive achievements, many of which are challenging even with gushing wells of experience points.

Defender's Quest is a short game, but provides plenty of options to extend the experience. Completing every level at the highest difficulty takes about twenty hours; increasing the experience and money levels in the options decreases the playtime. However, the New Game+ mode, which becomes available after completing the base game, adds considerable challenge. The core story stays the same, but combat's modified with new enemy powers, new maps, and new bonus stages. The New Game+ also provides a delicious means of upgrading the magic items earned in the core game, unlocking unique modifiers for each relic. As enjoyable as these new features are, Azra's journal is the best addition to the New Game+. After every major battle, Azra updates her journal with commentary on the story. In the process, she details her internal struggles and fleshes out the world. The extra character moments in Azra's journal are enjoyable enough that their inclusion as bonus material seems strange. They'd serve the story better as part of its body rather than as bonus material.

In spite of all this praise, Defender's Quest isn't perfect. Despite the snap and crackle of the script, it features several glaring spelling and punctuation errors--especially in Azra's journal. Purchasing equipment isn't as interesting as other elements of character customization, but the numerical benefits encourage frequently clicking through upgrades. The music is initially encouraging, but loops quickly. Thankfully, it can be toggled independently of the sound effects, which provide texture and valuable combat cues. The final battle song is a notable exception. That beast should be blasted loud and proud.

Between its addictive gameplay and sliding difficulty scale, Defender's Quest offers gamers a great deal for such a small investment of time. It probably won't make a true believer out of anyone whose parents were killed by tower defense games, but it's good at what it does: drawing people in and refusing to let them go until they've finished "just one more level."

Highly Recommended

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14 persone su 17 (82%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 novembre 2014
Well, reviewing a title that is available for 2 years now seems useless, yet i'll do it anyway :-)

Judging by the graphics i wonder why i even bought it. Maybe because i like Tower-Defense-Games.
But i was suprised with this cute little quillet.

What exactly is it?
It's a TD-Game without towers. But with people. Typical RPG-People like berzerkers, mages, healers and rangers and...
And you'll keep your "Towers" throughout the game and they'll receive XP and level-up. You can even color them and give them names.
You move through a story with cutscenes, but mainly you'll fight waves of enemies with your party.

The good:
  • Borderless fullscreen AKA non-exclusive Fullscreen. Yay. Scaled to your resolution OR changed resolution. Nifty!
  • Don't like the speed of advancement? Change XP/monetary reward to 300%! Or 50%.
  • Leveling and outfitting your "towers" is a nice approach. You'll have veterans and noobs to place on each map.
  • Speed adjustment from 0x (pause) to 4x. Nice. Pausable at all times. No pressure there.
  • You can adjust your partymembers fighting tactics and even make them persistant (attack which target first, use high power abilities on lower foes etc.)
  • Beside your party you'll have your main hero that has misc. spells at her disposal.
  • TD-like you can play each map in different difficulties with proportional rewards. It pays to replay an older mission on EXPERT!
  • The way they make you "like" their facebook/twitter-page was really cute. I almost felt bad NOT to click :-)
  • Workshop! For those extra hours to waste
  • It has a real story with cute cutscenes. I admit to have skipped much of it, but for some it may add immersion.

The bad:
  • For some, it may possibly lack depth of strategy/difficulty. It looks more like a "casual" tower-defense.
  • Ok, to be nit-picky: The skills you're able to choose are too few. No big descisions to make, you're getting them
    all more or less anyway.

Bought "Defenders of time" at the same time and it seemed much more promising. Oh boy was i wrong.
Kicked "DoT" off of my HD after 2 minutes and played this one for hours. Graphics is not everything.
This is a fun and refreshing towerdefense-game where you keep your "towers" and level them up. Also you'll
try to outfit them with better weapons and armor. I surely had my fun. Would be even worth fullprice!
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10 persone su 11 (91%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
45.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 8 novembre 2014
As tower defense games go, this is a really good one! I really like that on each level you can change the difficulty from calm to challenging to frustrating - so I can set it for whatever mood I feel like playing in. And leveling up as you go, then going back with stronger warriors to beat older levels on higher difficulty really feels rewarding.

The story has some humorous and somewhat interesting bits, but it's a mostly simple backdrop to the tower defense that drives the game. Once you complete the story, you can go back for the more difficult story+ mode which adds several sidequests to fill in some blanks. It gives the game a nice bit of extra replay value.
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8 persone su 10 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 ottobre 2014
Legitimately good TD

-PERMANENT progression with characters/"towers"
-Challenging as hell
-Lots of post-story content
-Items are nice
-Script is pretty humourous
-Good TD mechanics. No mazing, but the mazes themselves are alright. Tower placement is emphasized

-Only a few types of towers, and you usually don't get enough Mana to build many/upgrade them anyway
-Some classes outright suck compared to others (cough, dragons, cough)
-On the other hand, some classes are NECESSARY to complete every level (assuming you're not playing on baby mode)
-Unlocking everything is a pain in the ♥♥♥♥, don't bother unless you want to spend 800 hours on this game afking while your towers do the work for you
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7 persone su 9 (78%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
21.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 ottobre 2014
A straight and forward tower defense game. If you like the genre, I very very highly recommend this game. If you don't like the genre, I doubt any game would be able to change your mind, and suggest that you carry on.

Defender's Quest managed to impress me by literally exceeding the average in every way I can think of.

+ Not a rehash of another tower defense game - it didn't really do anything extraordinary within the genre, yet I can't think of a single game I'd call it similar to.
+ Holy ♥♥♥♥, the story is actually good, the characters fun, and the funny parts actually funny.
+ There is no ultimate strategy that works for the game (build/upgrade order, etc). Each map forces a new strategy based on the availability of locations to place your characters, and enemy monster types.
+ There are dozens of maps, with 4 different difficulty settings, all of which have a New Game+ version which play differently. This game will take many dozens of hours to complete.
+ The music is good. Nothing spectacular, but for the genre and the pricetag, exceeds standards.
+ Lots of things to play with in the options menu.
+ Family friendly - I would see absolutely no problem in an 8 year old playing this game.
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5 persone su 6 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
15.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 ottobre 2014
I didn't come into this game with any expectations. I hadn't even heard of it before I saw the trailer on the bundle, but this game actually ended up being fantastic. I couldn't put it down once I started. The gameplay is well-balanced, leaving you with many levels just barely cleared once you get to the higher levels. While I did expect more from the RPG aspects (I literally built every unit from every class identically), I enjoyed the story, and found the game keeping my interest for quite awhile for an indy title.

Though, out of everything, I have to say that the best part of this game was its music. The soundtrack for this is amazing. It definitely makes every battle feel epic, and does change to suit the mood at certain key points.

Overall, I'm so glad I played this. Thumbs up from me.
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4 persone su 5 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 1 ottobre 2014
Defender's Quest is a fun tower defence game infused with a little RPG element while having a strange yet humorous plot. The majority of the game isn't much of a challenge, so I would recommend this game to those who are new to this genre. However, that's not to say that avid tower defence players would not enjoy this with its strategic gameplay consisting of many unique map designs as well as the combination of old school tower abilities such as slows, critical damage and AOE effects. The RPG element in this game is very minor (you have the ability to upgrade skills and buy or find equipments) and without it, this game is your typical tower defence game. This is a great game to pick up to play for all kinds of gamers and non-gamers!
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4 persone su 5 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
61.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 novembre 2014
Really fun little strategic tower defense game with an awesome new game+ mode. Pretty good story and characters as well, great way to spend quite a bit of time.
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4 persone su 5 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
13.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 novembre 2014
Awesome combination of rogue-like, tower defense and RPG. High replay value, nice story, multiple endings.
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4 persone su 5 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
59.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 dicembre 2014
This game brought back refreshing memories of old school tower defence games I used to play. Unfortunately once you play a few tower defence games it seems like you have played them all. However, Defender's Quest is unlike all those other games with its humour and fantastic story to boot. I had laughed so hard at some of the comments between the characters when they interacted that I had to explain to my friends what I was laughing at. The game itself plays very well. It is not terribly difficult to beat the game, however new game + and the secrets hidden in the game are very difficult. Unfortunately it took a community of players to find all the secrets in the game, which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you like the challenge. If you are an achievement hunter this one will take some time and patience, or just some forum searching.
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5 persone su 7 (71%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
24.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 ottobre 2014
The best tower defense game I've played. It combines stander TD mechanics with rpg and story, bringing life to the game and keeping it fresh throughout. It even adds XP and Currencey boosting options to make things go by a little faster if you're getting a little tired of the gameplay.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
376.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 febbraio
Two hundred and how many hours so far? Yeah, it might be the best TD game ever. Runs perfectly on my mid level rig.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 febbraio
I usually prefer to wait until I finish a game before I review it (barring episodic games but even then I finish the episodes that are available THEN review) but I enjoyed this game so much I figured I'd might as well review even before I finished it -- especially since it seems like there's so much to do!

First of all, I'm not normally a tower defense fan; I actually picked up Defender's Quest as part of a Humble Bundle female protagonists deal. I don't even remember why I decided to try the game on a whim but I'm SO glad I did. The story is interesting and, even better, funny. There's tons of really good characters and the devs have done a good job of creating a story that walks the line between silly and serious pretty well.

In terms of the gameplay, like I said -- I don't particularly enjoy tower defense, mostly because the ones I've played previous to this have all seemed far too complicated to be worth the time and effort. Prior to Defender's Quest, the game that I've enjoyed the most in the genre was Plants vs. Zombies. Defender's Quest is a step above that, really, because DQ actually attempts to have a story and character development, though the basic goals of the two games are the same. I'd say DQ is a little bit tougher than PvZ, if only because there's a lot more variability in the maps, whereas PvQ was a fairly straight-forward flat plain. DQ offers maps with multiple enemy spawn points (three is the most I've seen so far), different terrain (e.g., water vs. land), and various restrictions in routes for enemies (and placement for allies). I especially enjoyed the way you can change battle speed to slow down -- or pause -- the enemies spawning to catch up or speed up (4X is amazing) if you're sure your allies can handle the enemies without much management. It's a nice mix that I liked, because I prefer to micro-manage at the start, rather than during the battle. Even better is the different battle difficulty settings, so you can go back and replay battles on a harder setting (same map, different enemies) PLUS bonus challenges and (so the achievements would suggest) a new game plus mode -- means there's tons of stuff to do. Playing DQ actually makes me want to go out and find similar tower defense games to play because I enjoyed this one so much -- which is probably the best compliment I can give a game!
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
51.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 gennaio
An excellent tower defense game that's very fun to play. The story is engrossing and well written and it has a nice difficulty curve. It also sports the best new game + modes I've ever played. I plan to buy the sequel to this day 1, and I plan to play the awesome free HD update that this game is getting from beggining to end.

I'm hard pressed to think of any part about this game I didn't like. It can be a bit grindy but that's only if you decide you want to try to beat all of the difficulties in 1 sitting. For those of you who like to slap a game into hardmode from the getgo I guess I'd advise you to stay away because hard mode will kick you in the nuts, light you on fire, and then throw you out the window unless your characters are ready for it.

Great game from an awesome indie dev team. Well worth your time and money.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
26.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 8 gennaio
Tower defense meets RPG. Somehow it works really, really well.

Worth noting that I usually hate tower defense games. I think I got this as part of a Humble Bundle or something and only installed it when I was really bored one night and suffering from insomnia. It made my night a whole lot better. Characters of different classes replace what would normally be different defense turrets in other games, but you level them up individually with a skill tree unique to each class. These unlocked skills and stats stay between maps, so you might have one archer set up for fantastic range while you set another one up for massive damage and a third for rate of fire. This keeps the game interesting. Also, none of the maps feel impossible to achieve a perfect on, as long as you're strategic and patient. There's also a New Game + mode. In retrospect, I'd be willing to have spent full pricve on this.
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