New Tower Defense experience anyone? How about if it promises a decent smattering of RPG goodness? That’ll be Defender’s Quest then.
Hitting Xbox One right now is Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX – a Tower Defense/RPG hubrid that focuses on just three unique elements; tactics, customisation and story.
Priced at £11.99 and available right now from the Microsoft Store, this is a game that has been billed as Final Fantasy Tactics crossed with Tower Defense, just without the annoying random encounters, the annoying time sinks and the annoying spiky haired kids.
Instead you’ll find a game that plays out like a tactical RPG, but with a real time battle system that allows you to level up characters, learn skills and utilise gear – all as a fast paced story rolls around in the background.
Should you fancy something a little different, or just wish to jump back into the Tower Defense genre, then Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX should be for you.
Defender’s Quest is a Tower-Defense/RPG Hybrid (Think Final Fantasy Tactics meets Tower Defense). It 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 with minimal exposition. Finally, it’s got options and accessibility settings out the wazoo, so that you can have the best possible experience!