Great game but a bit buggy
Have finished all of the Caribbean on Hard setting before I realised that you can upgrade spells and booty related elements of the game! Arctic Ocean is much harder.
Occasional crashes when trying to use barrels to buy a tower.
Some tower bases need to be bought with barrels and this works intermittently at best; since some of these are in strategic locations this makes the game very hard in places.
September 4, 2013
Ship Ahoy, Ye Landlubbers!
BASED ON DEMO
It has been a long time since I tried to play a tower defence game and it seems I haven?t gotten any better at it! Still, I held my own until the time ran out, and was having a good time at it, so I figure this is a good game.
I?ve nothing recent to compare it to, but this one seems attractive, with clear graphics and continually new locations. You must defend the coastline and the fort by placing defensive towers around the shores and nearby islands.
As you level up you get towers with more power, spells and mines to provide more gold for upgrades. The enemy (pirates of course) also upgrades its units. Wiping them out scores you points and coins and very occasionally barrels.
Barrels can be used in the shop to purchase power ups such as increased gold at the start of a level. They seem darn hard to come by.
I would have liked a better tutorial. While I know that most people playing this game will have played similar before, I found it less than helpful, as it didn?t explain what I was doing at all.
It would have been nice, too, if the pirates had a more piratical look about them, and the shoreline was a continuous stretch of land that we moved along rather than totally new locations each time. Although I did like the land vs sea aspect.
I guess that?s just me, I am so used to playing nothing but HOPAs that I feel the need for a story in any game I play.
All up, not bad. I suspect there are better tower defence games out there, but I am equally sure there are a lot worse.
August 12, 2013
Not for Noices
this game would be good for experienced players but not for beginners. Instructions are unclear and game play is frustrating for those of us playing for the first time.
August 12, 2013
Mac Users Don't Bother
Don?t bother buying the Mac version. The first hour trial will be fun, making you want to purchase Fort Defense. You can finish the first world properly. However, when you get to stage 2, Arctic world, you?ll learn that the Mac version does not let you choose difficulty (easy, medium, hard) and you can?t earn the necessary barrels like the PC version so it is impossible to play. By level 2-10 it is impossible to begin with enough resources to survive so you?ll be defeated every time. You?ll end up frustrated and angry you wasted your money and time going to that point.
October 2, 2013
I like challenges, but this game had no story line, no challenges, no good tutorials. I've tried almost every new game, but this is one of the worst. But that's my opinion!
August 27, 2013
Don't get the MAC version!!!
I really wish I had read all the reviews before I bought it. An earlier review pointed out that you can't choose the difficulty level (easy - hard) on the Mac version. The big problem with that is you really have to go back and complete earlier levels on various levels to get the money (in the form of barrels) to buy the upgrades you need to be successful at later levels. It's not just that it's challenging without the upgrades it is IMPOSSIBLE! So besides not getting nearly as many levels to play you also can't complete the ones you have. (And you can't go on to new levels until you complete the previous one.)
Big Fish, you guys really shouldn't sell the Mac version of this game. This was a huge disappointment. Really, please consider taking it down.
November 8, 2013