Towers come and go, but Heroes stay forever.
At some point in our gaming careers, we have all stepping in the to the world of tower defense games. They have spanned galaxies far far away to mythical stories of fabled beasts and mighty warriors.Hero Defense – Haunted Island sends into the world of monsters, zombies and things that go bump in the night, with a ragged band of heroes preventing the village from being over run and destroyed.
Now what makes Hero Defense – Haunted Island so different and fun, it’s not just a tower defense game. It is a RPG disguised as a tower defense game. And it excels at allowing you to building the ruined village you come across, piece by piece. This game also allows you to use different avenues of defense as your enemies will come from different avenues of approach. It doesn’t stop there however, as you progress you gain the ability to build booster camps that increase your heroes damage. And it’s not a one booster camp fits all. You have place your heroes, which by the ways you build up a team of them, in strategic locations and be ready to move them on the fly. You can upgrade your weapons as well allowing for more damage.
Now that being said it’s time to move to the meat and potatoes of the game. Why is this rag tag bunch of misfits saving this village you ask? Well each hero has their own reason, but we start as a hunter who wants to stop the most powerful vampire in the world, as with any good game there is plot twists. I’m not going to spoil the fun. You band of rag tag slayers (sorry not hunters) come together slowly, each with their own abilities and unique abilities that you have to utilize on various enemies.
Now for what I consider to be the only down fall for the game, the voice acting. Some of the characters sound like the dialog is being forces out, while others sound like they are mailing it. So if that is something you look past then you will still have fun with Hero Defense – Haunted Island. Graphically it is a highly detailed game, with a slight comic feel to it. The characters are detailed and almost remind me of Torch Light 2. Not overly detailed and not under detailed, the developers have done a superb job of delivering a quality game, even if it is a tower defense. You will see a lot of repeat maps, but that is how the story takes you through the landscapes of the game.
If you’re a fan of tower defense games and are looking for a new twist, I would highly recommend Hero Defense – Haunted Island. Release Jan 26 2016 and published and developed by Happy Tuesday, this game will definitely cure that RPG action tower defense game you have been craving. It’s currently available on the Steam Market place for $14.99 and is worth the purchase. I give this game a possible 4 out of 5 stars.