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F.A.S.T. or Star Defense

View Poll Results: F.A.S.T or Star Defense
F.A.S.T 10 47.62%
Star Defense 8 38.10%
Other ( please post what that is) 3 14.29%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll
06-24-2009, 01:52 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 34
F.A.S.T. or Star Defense

Which is the best buy: F.A.S.T. or Star Defense: You Decide!
If you think another game that has recently been released tops one of these post your answer.
06-24-2009, 01:56 PM
#2
Joined: May 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 204
While I think this is just going to turn into a "what is your favorite game" thread, which we get like 20 of per day - it's really hard to pick between two games of completely different genres, and it's all going to come down to personal taste of the genre. People who don't like TD games are obviously going to pick F.A.S.T., and people who aren't too thrilled with online multiplayer and flight sim style games will pick Star Defense.

I pick F.A.S.T. as TD games never really did much for me, and while I did snag up Star Defense due to the hype, I was disappointed that it was essentially the same thing on a round surface. I found it easy and boring.

06-24-2009, 01:56 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 54
Never heard of F.A.S.T.

However, I was disapointed with Star Defense. The graphics are amazing, but I felt the gameplay left something to be desired. It was a little too "been there, done that". If you're a fan of Tower Defense games, you aren't going to get anything new from the gameplay of Star Defense. It's nice eye candy, though.

I think if you're looking for a Tower Defense game, I'd recommend Defender Chronicles, which includes RPG elements. It's the RPG elements that adds to the replayability. Plus the developer has promised new maps on a regular basis.
06-24-2009, 02:03 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,013
What's your favorite genre?

I would personally recommend:
Defender Chronicles
Real Racing
Zenonia
Or pretty much any of Gameloft's $1 game (HoS, Lets Golf, Real Soccer, etc)

I don't think Star Defense will last too long, but F.A.S.T does look pretty good.
06-24-2009, 02:05 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCal_Sponger View Post
What's your favorite genre?

I would personally recommend:
Defender Chronicles
Real Racing
Zenonia
Or pretty much any of Gameloft's $1 game (HoS, Lets Golf, Real Soccer, etc)

I don't think Star Defense will last too long, but F.A.S.T does look pretty good.
yeah im pretty much buying up all gameloft sale games haha but i like anything really
06-24-2009, 02:06 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 5,305
Honestly, Star Defense is not the best game in the TD genre. For that, you should look to Defender Chronicles, Sentinel, ElementalMonstersTD, 7 Cities and even TowerMadness and Sweetwater Defense if you want 3D. Star Defense while offering a decent TD experience is pretty basic when compared to other TD games. Besiegement is another one to consider as well...one of my longtime favorites.

F.A.S.T. is a good fighter sim, but to really take advantage of it, you'll need to tap into the multiplayer capabilities. While it has 30 missions, that's not really the core focus of F.A.S.T.
06-24-2009, 02:43 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 131
get F.A.S.T. You wont regret it!
06-24-2009, 06:20 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Monkey Island, California
Posts: 295
I'm loving Star Defense, but I haven't gotten FAST yet. That will definitley be the first thing I buy though when I can.

Game Center ID: DormantX

FAVE: Galcon, Godville, JetCarStunts, Angry Birds, Cut The Rope, Zenonia 1/2, Graal Online
06-24-2009, 06:27 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 537
I think the games are equally great in their own genres. I agree with Alichan.
Both apps are going to get updates, whether through DLC or normal. I think it is up to you to decide between strategy (star defense) or fast paced action (F.A.S.T.).
06-24-2009, 06:38 PM
#10
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 144
tried both, honestly i dont see whats so great about star defense, awesome its 3d! but the TD elements of it are pretty basic, F.A.S.T on the other hand is like tom clancy's hawx but on the iphone, and there's always people playing online if u have wifi.

Get F.A.S.T for sure, can't wait for the "war" update!

Top 3 games: Real racing, F.A.S.T, Caster

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