Almost four years ago, the lovely Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten saw the light of day, what with its pixelated tower defense / RPG gameplay mix, and – at times – somewhat cheesy story. Quite the popular beast too, and I reckon the recent DX overhaul will turn it into an even more engaging experience, huge overall improvement that it is.
While the most significant change is also the most obvious, that of the game’s visuals, a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff has changed too. No more Adobe Air nonsense (woohoo!), 60 FPS (up from 30), twice the speed limit on battles, ensuring encounters will never take too long, additional story content and a ‘behind the scenes’ journal in New Game+, and plenty more. Oh right, did I mention it’s a free update, rather than DLC? Very groovy.
Now, in case you for some reason have yet to experience Defender’s Quest, no better time than the present really, sequel coming “soon” and all. That and it’s 50% off on Steam (and via. Humble Widget) until the 23rd. Two rather good reasons, if I do say so myself (which I just did). What, still not convinced? Well, alright…
Imagine, if you will, a tower defense in which the towers are actual characters. Characters that you’ll be able to gear and level as you see fit, occasionally even interact with during story segments. Characters ranging from the typical single-digit IQ no-shirt warrior to spellslingers in fancy outfits, fierce sharpshooters, and even… [spoilers deleted]. Characters which, over the course of the game, become part of an ever-growing army against the forces of darkness (cue dramatic music). Tell me that doesn’t sound fun? Tell me. Go ahead. I dare you. Comments section is open for business!