Arcade games some of modern gaming’s best titles and often fulfill the odd yet imaginative fantasies players wish were in AAA games. Especially this last holiday season steam. One of my personal favorite arcade games is dungeon defenders. Dungeon defenders is a newish tower defense hack’n’slash adventure game putting players in the boots of cartoon defenders of a castle. The tragedy of the story in the game is that the players are just the trainees of heroes that helped stop a great evil in the past that is now returning in the castle. Trendy entertainment hit the sweet spot in combining a tower defense with an adventure game with plenty of loot and a unique monetary/upgrade system based on mana.
While the majority of dungeon defenders is spent in dungeons and huge levels in a castle, players also have the chance yo buy and sell items in their own tavern often decorated for the closest holiday. The game also features a kind of pet/familiar system to help boost the abilities and stats of players. The monetary system of the game is mama. Mama has 3 uses in DD, starting with buying/repair/ upgrading towers, applying stat upgrades to weapons and equipment, and buying new equipment in the tavern.
The combat in the dungeons is only describable as addicting. Players are given a certain amount of defense points which limits how many different towers, defenses and traps can be set by all players. These defense points force a certain restriction of strategy on full co op games of 4 players as each of the 4 classes (apprentice, monk, archer, and soldier) offer unique and useful buildings to aid in the defense of the eternia crystals. Eternia crystals are the objective to protect from the multiple waves of Orcs that come with each level.
Dungeon defenders is a great game with multiple dlc’s available on the steam store including character packs allowing players to embody the masters of the original 4.
Back to tamriel and the battlefield and relief of being done with 1st semester finals.
PS i would put my swtor name, but my HDD killed itself and my computer is in the care of geek squad, so i will continue posting it once i have access to my own computer.