Heroes and Castles
by Jon Mundy 24/1/2013
Product: Heroes and Castles
Developer: Foursaken Media
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Strategy, Tower defence
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
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