(Stratos)fear of being on your own
by Harry Slater 8/2/2013
Product: Stratosphere: Multiplayer Defense
Developer: Pixile Studios
Publisher: Pixile Studios
Genre: Tower defence
Networking: on one device
Tower defence games seem to be loved and loathed in equal measure, and that's certainly going to be the case with Stratosphere. While it does have an exciting box of new ideas, it's still a tower defence game, and that may be enough to put a lot of people off.
Don't let yourself be one of them, because there's an awful lot here to enjoy. There are some problems, but the same-device multiplayer core of the game is good enough that almost anyone is going to be able to enjoy it.
While most tower defence variants have you controlling either the positioning of the towers or the stream of attackers, Stratosphere places you in control of both. And all the while you're facing off across a symmetrical map against a foe in control of their own offence and defence.
While Stratosphere lacks a little in the single-player department, multiplayer bouts reveal how tense and exciting this game can be
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