Radiant Defense Review

Radiant Defense Review

Jun 7, 2012

Tower defense games were always seemed boring. The reason for that was I never played one. Radiant Defense changed my perception of tower defense games. When trying out the game, I was up until the wee hours of the morning playing Radiant Defense just to get the next upgraded weapon or see what the new alien would do.

Radiant Defense starts out with a tutorial going through the basics of the game. Each progression adds in a different alien threat that needs to be taken care of with a newer type of weapon or technique. As the game progresses, the aliens get faster, sometimes smaller and other times more advanced. Some of the more advanced aliens can regenerate and others have barriers around them only broken by a certain kind of weapon.

Weapons in Radiant Defense are purchased with money earned by killing aliens. As the level is in progress, new guns and lasers can be purchased and placed where they are needed which is nice. A lot of games don’t allow modifications to weapon placement until the level is complete or failed. There are 3 weapons allowed in the beginning, a gun, a laser and a cannon. These 3 weapons are accessible without any upgrades or spending a lot of money. Each of the basic weapons can be upgraded for less than what it costs to buy another one. When more money is accrued, there is a research unit to purchase. This will open up the option to buy more powerful weapons like the Judgment Ray.

While Radiant Defense and other tower defense games don’t seem like too much fun, once the game starts there is actually a good amount of strategy involved. Be it rerouting the path of the alien invaders or positioning the right weapons to do the most damage at the right time, tower defense games are addictive.

Radiant Defense Review Rundown

8
Graphics/Sound - While the graphics are nice, the music could use a little spicing up.
9
Controls - The controls are click to place the weapons or add a partition to change the alien's path. The controls do what is required.
10
Gameplay - If you have never played a tower defense type game, you will be surprised at the the strategy needed for the upper levels of play.
10
Replay Value - Very easy to replay. There is always a new spot to place a cannon or different way to route the attacking aliens.
9.25
Overall - I thought this kind of game would bore me but I was pleasantly surprised with it.

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