Once again, a game of this type suddenly gets very hard
Enjoyable game, where you have to think tactical against which weapons will best defeat the enemy.
I say "enjoyable"....... but only up until a certain point. Then it suddenly gets VERY hard. I am on level 11 and have tried this level at least 10 times and cannot get past about the 3rd wave!!! It's ridiculous, and I am playing on EASY!!!
Easy?? Yeah, right.
Put lots of dart guns with minimum power - die
Put lots of cannons - death
Put combinations - expire
Put only a couple of dart guns to slow and power to max, add cannon for strength - shuffle off mortal coil
Put couple of dart guns to max plus artillery - cease to exist
Put dart guns on "power-up" and use gems, plus cannon and artillery - stiff
Max out cannons only - kick the bucket
Max out dart guns only - Shuffle off mortal coil
Use combo of all three - push up daisies
Put guns in place where they have the most range - snuff it
The only useful thing is that I have played that stupid level so many times that I keep getting gems and can buy more power-ups.
But I still.....wait for it.....DIE! Bet you got a shock at that.
Sadly, ANOTHER game which starts off enjoyable, then upon purchase, becomes (for me anyway), annoying, frustrating and a waste of money.
The other things about this game are:
*Graphics aren't that good.
*The music is okay! I usually turn the music on 99% of games OFF, but kept this on lower volume as it worked with the theme of the game.
*The tutorial is adequate if you know these kind of games.
*The big artillery are often annoyingly inaccurate
(Sorry, I posted a very similar review in the review section on the forum).
January 28, 2013
Tip on how to beat "Royal Defense"
Although I am only half way through "Royal Defense," I will go out on a limb and say that this game is destined to become a TD (Tower Defense) classic.
I have read several reviews where the writer has had trouble early on. Permit me to give a short "pointer."
It is important to note that "Royal Defense" shares some elements that players of RPGs will be familiar with. In most RPGs it is common at certain points in the game to "beef up" your player(s) by repetitiously fighting "monsters" in order to gain experience points and thereby increase your game character's ability to win battles.
"Royal Defense" is similar, in that you need to periodically backtrack and repeat levels (over and over) in order to gain the Diamonds needed to purchase upgrades in "The Shop." Without those upgrades you will not be able to progress very far.
With the upgrades you will find that things become much easier. For example, it is possible to complete level 14 with nothing more than one maxed out Cannon (i.e. a Sniper Rifle) if all of the upgrades are installed (you will also need to purchase certain Gold upgrades so that the funds needed for improving your cannon's performance throughout the level are available).
February 3, 2013
It could have been really good
There are a few things missing from this game that make it just ok instead of great. Compared to something like Garden Defense it comes up short. No enjoyable characters/defensive weapons just cannons of various types. No unlockable achievements. No story line. Just keep killing trolls until you have enough crystals to buy enhancements. Over and over and over and over....
ah what it could have been - so close and yet not quite there. They should have made the early levels easier on the easy setting so you get some sense of progress especially for new or more casual tower players. They also should have included a better tutorial and maybe a weapon stats log that could be easily accessed.
Stil better than many tower games, just disappointingly short of great.
February 15, 2013
A Very Challenging Tower Defense/Strategy Game
I was about to title my review an impossibly challenging Tower Defence/Strategy Game and I thought perhaps I was being too harsh as I like to think that game developers are trying their best to make good games and with this game I thought I?d give this developer the benefit of the doubt but they?ve made it a tough call.
There are three levels of play; easy, normal and hard. I played on easy and it was not easy for me, I consider myself an intermediate player but this ?easy? level left me feeling like I was a total beginner. Perhaps I was missing something in the tutorial but there was not enough money/funds to buy weapons and right from the start there was a stream of enemies invading the fort/castle. If you start out at a disadvantage like that it seems to me to be almost impossible to ?catch up? so to speak. After that first level the pace did not let up, so a very steep learning curve all in the ?easy? level. I can?t imagine how normal level would be and will not even consider ?hard?.
I only took the trial up to five levels as I felt increasingly frustrated at the game play, no amount of strategy on my part could overcome the lack of funds/money. Perhaps I am not a skilful enough player at these kinds of games but I would have thought that ?easy? level would not be quite so frustrating. I didn?t finish the hour as I just didn?t feel like playing any longer. A pity as I could see the potential of a good game there ?.somewhere. Graphics are pleasant enough, the menu had a wide a variety of weapons, spells and with forty levels it looked promising. I can only say those of you that are curious by all means take advantage of the free trial maybe you will fare better. I will give this game a weak recommendation as I think there may be Tower Defence/strategy players who may enjoy the game and may be able to work out how to progress in this game.
January 28, 2013
High level of challenge
I had no problem downloading the game. My only issue with the game is that the level of challenge starts out very high. I had trouble keeping up. After the third or fourth level, I called it quits.
Seems like a solid game but it is just too much, too fast, too soon for me.
I like coasting through the early rounds.
January 29, 2013
Great for Tower Defense Fans
Finally a new tower defense game with the perfect amount of challenge. I have never written a review before, but I felt as if this game was getting a bad rap. Yes, it is difficult. Replay levels to gain gems and increase the damage/range of your towers, and you will be fine. I also enjoy the strategy involved on figuring out the best placement of towers. Where will you get the most bang for your buck? Which paths converge? A great variety of monsters to defend against, and, although I wish the spells were stronger, the types of available spells fit the needs of the game. I can't stop playing this one. :D
February 2, 2013
Wicked hard - & I was playing on Easy!
There are 3 levels - easy, normal, & what I would call insane based on what the easy levels are like.
I've played 5 levels on the easy & managed to get 3 stars on 1 of them - as I said, wicked hard! There is a lot more strategy here than in a lot of the other tower defense games that I've played. If you don't put your towers in the correct positions - not generally at the start of the trail - there isn't any way to save the people in the castle. I feel lucky to have any people left!
In addition to placing towers, you also have access to spells that regenerate the longer you play. I'm not sure whether it's just a time thing or a combination of items. There is one level where you start out with no money to build towers - if you don't use the spells, there isn't any way to survive.
Another different feature is collecting gems. Get enough gems & you can buy extra spaces on the playing field. Save your gems & you can apply them to things like lowering the cost of the towers, increasing the damage, increating the range, etc.
Since you always need money to build towers, there is also an option to use spaces on the board for gold mines! While you do have to give up a shooting position, that extra gold can come in VERY handy!
As with any tower defense game, there really isn't a story line. Place your towers - try to stop the bad guys from destroying your home base - that's pretty much it.
The only complaint I have is that I really feel the graphics are sub-par based on recent games. However, that doesn't stop the game from being well executed & an interesting version of tower defense. Since I love tower defense games, this will be a buy.
January 28, 2013
This is one of the Hardest TM Games
I've played many tower defense games--but this is one of the hardest I've ever encountered. In addition to time management, you have to use ingenuity and strategy--but it can be hard to figure out a plan.
February 10, 2013
Great game! Kingdom Rush style!
Tricky levels, challenging gameplay! Nice graphics+
January 28, 2013
Frustrating, but still enjoyable
I feel like I should have read the reviews before I purchased this title.
I like stratagy/defend the castle games. I loved monster mash.
This reminded me of that game very much when I first started played RD.
You have a few different types of weapons, and they are upgradable...much like MM.
The problem I had with this game is that after the first couple of "tutorial" levels, it becomes insanely hard to get gold, even when playing on easy.
The gems you get randomly and at the end of levels were nowhere near enough to upgrade at the pace you would need to make this game fun instead of just aggravating.
If the "easy" rate of play were indeed that, or if you were able to earn gems faster, this would have been one of the games I keep going back to play, as I do with MM, but due to the aggravation level of not being able to keep up, I don't think this one will make into the regular rotation.
Could have been a great game, instead it's an "eh" game.
January 30, 2013