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Heroes and Castles
Siege-tower defence
by Jon Mundy 24/1/2013
Product: Heroes and Castles
Developer: Foursaken Media
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Strategy, Tower defence
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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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. ...
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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
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 7
Overall: 7
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