Verfasst: 31. Juli
***Smart TVs are ♥♥♥♥***
I originally played the game on mine, and I was very surprised as most other games were tic tac toe clones and trivia/memory based games, it's the best game on that platform. *Seriously*, on that platform, this game is the equivalent of Call of Duty vs Duck Hunt (surprisingly, there is no duck hunt clone for LG TVs).
Now that I got that out of my chest:
The gameplay is a blend of the tower defense and real time strategy, because you can move units on the map after placing them. Reposition comes in very handy when it comes to the mage class of warriors, which can be used to heal other units, or provide offensive and defensive buffs.
The game is very unforgiving and requires either precise strategies, or you being very good at micromanagment to get three stars (sometimes, it's actually quite unfair, because of the suicide bombers. The trick is to make a cheap unit run towards them).
I found the ability to move your forces around after placing them to be quite fun, adding to the usual deploy-bullet-proof-formation tower defense tactic, making it more complex.
Coins regulate how many units you can build, and upgraded units cost more, so from the get go you must manage your resources wisely, or you’ll find yourself in trouble (upgrading a unit to level 3, is not always a good idea).
On average you'll be placing around 6-12 units on screen, if you’re good with resource management. I like the fact that you can’t just build massive forces to defend your base, and killing enemy units yields very little cash. Instead you must use your resources sparingly and take advantage of the ability to reposition forces to win.
This variation to the standart tower defense formula does add some replayability because you will have to experience the flow of a map a few times before you can setup a defense that will foil the enemy forces, which consist of a range of units, from soldiers to suicide bombers.
The game does get very challenging about halfway through, the main campaign will provide around 8 hours of gameplay, depending on your skill, and there is a survival mode to play in addition to the campaign, so you can squeeze a bit more gameplay out of the game, but I think it gets effectively impossible to beat after 8 minutes or so, making the main campaign the meat of the game.
While the PC version has improved upon the original TV version, I think that the game needs further refinement, yet, taking a look at the updates, I'm confident that the developer will deliver, and that's why I recommend it.