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Heroes and Castles
By Jon Mundy 24 January 2013
Heroes and Castles | Developer:
Foursaken Media | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action, Strategy, Tower defence | Players:
1 | Version:
In war, as in sport, fighting effectively doesn't always mean fighting prettily.
Sometimes brute force or rudimentary tactics beat subtlety and ingenuity.
Heroes and Castles wages war with its own brand of semi-strategic mayhem, and while it's not always as slick or clever as you might like it to be there's no denying that it's pretty effective.
Thrust and parry
Take a quick look at one of Heroes and Castles's screenshots and it looks like a fairly generic, unpromising 3D action-RPG game.
While you lead a single fantasy hero out into the field of battle, though, hacking and slashing (or shooting, if you choose the dwarf) is only half of the experience.
Half-3D action game, half-strategic tower defence game, the rough-and-ready Heroes and Castles combines its elements well to create a tough and rewarding genre mash-up