Haven Review: OTTTD: Over the Top Tower Defense

OTTTDFirst up is our disclaimer. We received this game for review purposes only, and as such all opinions in this review are our own. No money has been exchanged for this review.

Poor, poor unemployed war veterans without a job. But lucky enough HeroCorp is here to save the earth and make mankind great again by preemptively invading other dimensions and liberating them. As the name implies, this is a tower defense game and it is indeed over the top. Aside from lasers, missiles and bullet-spewing turrets there are also three soldiers to command, each with two abilities that can be leveled up. Each class is unique and a definite requirement for completing the game.

As usual there is a base to defend, where a set wave of enemies spawns and follows a predetermined path while attacking soldiers and turrets along the way. If the HQ is toast, the game is over. Soldiers who die can be cloned through tokens one gets from completing a mission. Aside from that there are various weapons and gear to buy. When things die you get money to upgrade and fix broken towers, and at certain points new soldiers unlock. Among them is a the typical selection of soldiers. The guy with a German accent and a machine gun is an engineer with a shotgun; he fixes things. There is also a Russian sniper and some guy with a rocket launcher…and a lot more, but I won’t spoil the surprise.

“I have to remember this place, before it’s covered in corpses.”

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The name also implies that it’s over the top, so every soldier has insane abilities, quirky unique personalities and looks. While the enemies range from floating eyeballs to sea creatures with helmets, they all blow up in a ludicrous shower. Pretty much every shell casing and corpse will litter the battlefield in the end. Due to it’s stylistic and colorful art direction, it will run fairly well on most systems.

“Good job guys, I’m glad I was there to see it!”

The music is also surprisingly good, but due to a lack of settings and being a bit repetitive, it’s quite forgettable and usually muffled by the sound of lasers.Screenshot 2015-12-01 20.12.00

Keeping in mind it’s tower defense, it takes time to complete. If you lose after 30 min in a long map, it’s all over again. To keep up with the later levels one has to grind a lot. The game itself is a fun time-killer and I enjoyed it quite a lot. All the soldiers sprout stereotypical lines of dialogue left and right; such as the ever-enigmatic growl voiced infiltrator, who keeps saying: “I have to remember this place before it’s littered with corpses.”

Don’t take my word for it…see for yourself!

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