Defense Technica follows the golden rule that all Tower Defence games must have either the word ‘defence’ or ‘tower’ in the title, and it’s published by Devolver Digital who have demonstrated impeccable taste in the past.
But can Defense Technica stand up against the wave upon wave of other TD titles?
At the start of last year, weekendwarrio.rs was only just launching, so our 2012 GOTY piece was more a burst of reviews rather than a round-up. This time around, however, we’ve got a full year to look back on. Read on to see us miss the point, forget some brilliant games, cover some equally brilliant games, and generally have a bit of a laugh as we pass out our various awards for 2013.
No, what I meant was These men write about video games for a website, but what happens next will shock you. OH, DO PLEASE FUCK OFF WITH THAT SHIT.
I’ve been on hiatus. Correction: I’m still on hiatus. I will forever be on hiatus until such a point as Donald Trump comes along with a toupee full of cash and pays me to run this site full-time. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been playing games, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been having opinions about games; it just means I’ve been playing games for fun, and not forcing myself to write them up constantly.
[And writing these drafts I felt as though I was rusty, so I apologise in advance.]
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons sort of slipped under my radar. It had good word of mouth, but I suspect the gamepad requirement put some people off. It certainly caused me to skip over the game initially – certainly a game that requires a gamepad is a subpar console port not worthy of your time, right?
Door Kickers is a real-time strategy game that puts you in control of a SWAT team as they kick doors and chew bubblegum. It’s available through Steam’s Early Access – with regular updates coming down the pipe, and an expected final release in the first quarter of 2014 – so I’m here to tell you about the current state of play.
The odd thing about supporting a number of Kickstarter campaigns, but not really following any of them closely, is that you can suddenly find yourself the owner of a brand new vidya game that you’d entirely forgotten about.
Enter Risk of Rain. After getting successfully Kickstartered back in April, Risk of Rain officially released this week, and trust me when I say you want to check it out.