Posté le : 26 avril
Similar to the games difficulty, reviewing Revenge of the Titans is going to be hard. If your a person that possesses little patients, you might want to stay away.
I will have to start this review by talking about "essence" because RotT is not your average tower defense game. The developer's even stated that it's not a solid "by the numbers" game. You as the player have to "feel" your way through it. After several years and many attempts, I finally beat it. Although I still don't have any concrete understanding of the game itself.
RotT uses a tech tree level progression to unlock new units, abilities and upgrades. Each successful level defended unlocks 1 additional point to invest. It has also undergone many changes since it's initial launch over 4 years ago. An absolutely welcome addition is a re-specification button that allows you to reset your tech tree each level. The reset is free of charge so you can use it every level. Previous versions of the game required players to replay several previous levels in order to travel down a separate branch.
Game-play wise the starts off like most other TDG's. The Titans themselves are pretty basic and will follow a set path. The later levels are where the game becomes far less of a tower defense and more like an real time strategy. The Titans intelligence becomes vastly superior and will behave differently based on they way the player sets up their defenses. This can get very frustrating because you don't feel like the game is trying to teach you how to play it. The player just has to either retry old strategies in a new formation or try all new ones.
That's where the games greatest weakness, is it's best strength. Because it functions on a kind of "fuzzy math", players are encouraged to play the game in the way they see fit. While it does a bad job at trying to explain its mechanics, it's very flexible when mistakes are made.
Looks and sounds great! - Always a fan of the retro style graphics and chip-tunes!
Titans are adorable! - You almost feel bad for having to destroy them! Almost...
Several play modes! - 50 level Campaign, Survival, Endless, and Sandbox.
Large tech tree! - 29 buildings and 40 technologies.
Re-spec Button! - THANK YOU DEVS!!!
"Fuzzy Math" - RotT isn't a good teacher. You may have to re-spec several times.
I fully recommend Revenge of the Titans! Please support Happy Puppy Games!