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Fun, but repetitive, and gets too focused on microtransactions.
on December 21, 2013
It's a pretty simple defense game. It starts off pretty fun, maybe too easy actually. The difficulty ramps up, but it's not well balanced. There is some skill and tactics involved, but the biggest thing is upgrading your skills and allies, and this requires coins. You get them in normal gameplay, but only in quantity when you either beat a level or buy them. This means there's a lot of grinding, then you advance a few levels, and then you grind some more - unless you shell out real money to buy the game currency. I don't mind expansions, but I hate microtransactions where you aren't actually getting any added value. I got to level 21 in an afternoon. It was somewhat fun, but I don't know how much more I'll be playing it. Outside of power-ups and upgrades, the gameplay is pretty repetitive. Also, it's frustrating because you rarely actually get to make use of any of the theoretically useful allies you have. Only the weaker ones in practice end up being usable in order to beat levels. I think this is a balancing and design flaw. It's still a fun game, but like so many android games, it's somewhat ruined by their desire to push you into spending tons of money in the form of in-game transactions.