Posted: November 23, 2014
I am quite fond of these games on Kongregate
and similar sites...
And that is at the same time my pet peeve.Kingdom Rush
is one of those better and ejoyable flash games, and it's free.
So how does it compute to 9 Euros on Steam?
Frankly, it does not - It is the exact same game. No added features (that I can see from a quick look), the introduction level is exactly the same, the mechanics, everything
On the plus side, it runs flawlessly, whereas Flash Games are notorious for frame skipping and overall stuttery performance - after all, Flash was originally more or less a platform for animated advertising, not gaming.
Being able to have the game run smoothly on fullscreen is very nice.
Still, 9 Euros. I cannot, in good conscience, recommend it at this price.
The game itself is a total blast, even challenging, also I just love Tower Defense games, and this is one of the more interesting ones.
So, it's really up to you to dish out that kind of money for a game you can play for free off Steam.
In fact, I suggest playing it on Kongregate or any other site that hosts the original version - see it as a complete, windowed Demo, to determine if you are OK with the price.
9 Euros for a game you can play for free is a joke.
However, the game is just that
good, I would gladly pay 5 for the smoother, fullscreen gameplay you get with this Steam version.
Play the free version - if it grabs you, you may have found a very, very enjoyable Tower Defense game at "entry level", meaning the mechanics are quite simple to get in to, not too overwhelming for newbies to the genre, while at the same time challenging and interesting.
Torn between my love for TD games, and Kingdom Rush
specifically, and the fact that this is more or less the exact same version that is available anywhere for free, I still have to give "Thumbs Up".