Game Review: geoDefense

Even though you’ve already played your fair share of Tower Defense games, geoDefense somehow manages to be extremely engaging!

Overall Score: 5/5

geoDefense packs a powerful combination of complex gameplay, stellar lasting value, and quality presentation and revitalizes the tower defense type games!

Gameplay: 5/5

Even though this is just tower defense, it feels fresh and challenging. The upgrades and limited money supply is combined perfectly to always keep the game challenging. Also, your score contains a multiplier that increases as you kill enemies who are closer to your base, which encourages you to be more risky about where you kill the enemies, which makes the game more exciting. Don’t expect to fly through this game, it’s tough! You’ll have to try levels again and again before you beat them. If you don’t use the right combination of tower types, you’ll easily be defeated. Once you’ve played geoDefense, you’ve played tower defense. However, the inverse isn’t true. geoDefense transcends typical tower defense games and pulls you into its own engaging world.

Presentation: 4/5

The visuals are similar to Geometry Wars, as user brettfo best said it in his review on the Marketplace. This visual style looks pretty awesome. The sound effects are good, but the game lacks music, which prevents the presentation from being perfect.

Lasting Value: 5/5

You won’t even notice the time flying by, but you’ll spend hours just completing the “easy” levels! Overall, I expect you would get over 8 hours of gameplay, which is quite impressive. Plus, once you’re done, you can replay levels to get higher scores or achieve a star on them. And you can also compete with your friends’ high scores through Xbox Live.

 

Title: geoDefense
Price: $2.99
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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