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Alexandria Bloodshow
Card wars episode two
By Harry Slater 11 June 2012
Game Name: Alexandria Bloodshow | Publisher: Sega | Format: iPhone, iPad | Genre: Card/ board game, Strategy, Tower defence | Players: 1 | Networking: wireless (network), Bluetooth | Version: Europe
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It's not easy finding new ways to make tower defence games interesting. There are only so many settings, and only so many unit combinations and twists in the tail before you start confusing your audience.

What Sega's Alexandria Bloodshow manages to do so well, much like its predecessor Samurai Bloodshow, is keep the core of the genre intact while subtly infusing it with the mechanics of a collectible card game. The end result is a title that feels fresh and familiar at the same time.

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In the original game you took control of clans of warring samurai. Here you can choose between an army of ancient Egyptians or an army of ancient Greeks. Once you've picked, it's up to you to defend your king against waves of enemy attacks.
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Summary
A great mix of card game and tactical tower defence, Alexandria Bloodshow picks up where its predecessor left off, and builds an entertaining, surprisingly deep experience
RATING
8/10
 
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