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Star Defense or Defender Chronicles ?

05-03-2009, 12:44 AM
#1
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 6
Star Defense or Defender Chronicles ?

I love playing TD games, I've played Field Runners, 7 cities, The Creeps, Dungeon Defense so far and I seem can't get enough playing TD games :P

So I've noticed that theres several new Tower Defense game coming soon to the app store and those 2 title caught my attention since they both offering fresh new viewpoint to this genre which should be really cool . But so far all of the TD games in 2d though so I'm just a tiny little bit skeptical about Star Defense's spherical view since it seems going to be hard to keep an eye on all the enemy units at once given the nature of the spherical view only half of the planet can be visible.

Defender Chronicles looks sweet too and I definitely love Warcraft so its a definitely must get

Which one do you think will be the best? The 3d spherical view from Star Defense or the side view of Defender Chronicles would be more fun ?



Nevertheless I would most likely grab them both since they both looking great, cant wait
05-03-2009, 12:57 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 262
Hi there,

Just some clarification:

Both games that you are talking about are remotely similar. Defender Chronicles is a vertical TD and Star Defense is a 3D TD.

But this you already know.

The only point that I have to solve this question is to compare the video reviews whenever the games will be available.

For now we cannot say much about Defender Chronicles (clearly the video showed a PC version, just look at the mouse pointer.....). On the other hand, the video from Star Defense are real gameplay experience....

Conlusion: wait.....

05-03-2009, 01:04 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,568
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
For now we cannot say much about Defender Chronicles (clearly the video showed a PC version, just look at the mouse pointer.....).
What?

How about, it was the iphone simulator? It even shows the simulator. Wow

There is no computer version

Twitter: @Zincous

Last edited by Zincous; 05-03-2009 at 01:07 AM.
05-03-2009, 01:12 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 5,305
Let's be clear on something...Defender Chronicles is not a PC game. It is a game built from the ground up for the iPhone/iPod Touch. As Zincous stated, it's not uncommon for devs to run demos on simulators.
05-03-2009, 04:47 AM
#5
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
For now we cannot say much about Defender Chronicles (clearly the video showed a PC version, just look at the mouse pointer.....). On the other hand, the video from Star Defense are real gameplay experience....
I believe they clearly stated its for the iPhone or iPod, at least why would touch arcade covers this game if its aren't for the iPhone ? that being said, you haven't made your choice yet

So, what is it gonna be for you, Star Defense or Defender Chronicles ?
05-03-2009, 09:40 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 262
Guys, please....

What I was trying to say is that simulations will not be translated exactly the same way to the iPhone.....

Off course they use computers to simulate, but the game running into the iPhone is quite different. Don't you agree?

Both games seem cool, but for now we cannot compare. There is no common ground to compare. Is the same to compare oranges and bananas.

Sorry about the confusion.
05-03-2009, 09:49 AM
#7
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,944
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
Guys, please....

What I was trying to say is that simulations will not be translated exactly the same way to the iPhone.....

Off course they use computers to simulate, but the game running into the iPhone is quite different. Don't you agree?

Both games seem cool, but for now we cannot compare. There is no common ground to compare. Is the same to compare oranges and bananas.

Sorry about the confusion.
Gosh your posts are kinda confusing. iPhone simulators on the computer are almost exactly like running on a normal iPhone. Sure the iPhone version might crash or have some bugs, but the graphics, gameplay, animation, movement, and all of the above will be the same. We CAN compare them because they're both TD games.

An answer to the question for me is... I'm probably getting both. Star Defense looks beautiful and so does Defender Chronicles. I like how both of these TDs add something to this genre that no other games have (RPG + TD game and 3D, space-themed TD game).
05-03-2009, 11:24 AM
#8
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 262
Quote:
Originally Posted by theone1007 View Post
An answer to the question for me is... I'm probably getting both. Star Defense looks beautiful and so does Defender Chronicles. I like how both of these TDs add something to this genre that no other games have (RPG + TD game and 3D, space-themed TD game).
Perfect.....that is the point of the post.

I don't agree that the computer simulations are the same as playing on the iphone. I'm sorry, that is my point of view. It is not confusing, it is quite simple.

There are tons of apps that whenever we are going to play, the real gameplay is completely different. I'm not saying this is wrong or right, it does not matter. The point is if you have money for only one of them, you will have to wait and see reviews running directly from the iphone. That is my methodology. I do not buy games for its screen shots or desciptions. I buy games when it seems cool, fan, and simple to play from my device.

Last edited by Bruno; 05-03-2009 at 11:40 AM.
05-03-2009, 12:07 PM
#9
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 568
Defender Chronicles is a fantastic game. I know because I tested it. However, I'll probably get Star Defense also. I love TD games.
05-03-2009, 12:16 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2008
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Posts: 3,358
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
Guys, please....

What I was trying to say is that simulations will not be translated exactly the same way to the iPhone.....

Off course they use computers to simulate, but the game running into the iPhone is quite different. Don't you agree?

Both games seem cool, but for now we cannot compare. There is no common ground to compare. Is the same to compare oranges and bananas.

Sorry about the confusion.
Wow, you speak like you have expierence with running the simulator program huh? I'll guess you do since you speak so frankly. I don't know what games you've tried in the simulator vs. the iphone, but I can tell you from my personal expierence with Defender Chronicles (Beta) That the video you saw is 1:1 how the iphone expierence is going to be, if not better...

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Last edited by 1337brian; 05-03-2009 at 12:26 PM.