Reviews for ShadO DNS

91

Unique Tower Defense game

rie_zel | March 9, 2013 | See all rie_zel's reviews »

Shad'o basicly is tower defense game, but yet it's have an unique gameplay, why? because this is the only tower defense game that i ever play, that you must clear the fog (shadow actually) to see the enemy's line, well as for me this one is quite challenging, not like others tower defense game, you're not only must place some good tower on the line, but you must hurry too place it as much as you can to reveal the fog, so you can plan what's tower do you need for upcoming wave.

Graphic is good, character (especially tower is kinda strange for me), relaxing music.

85

A Memorable Experience

AkaRai | Jan. 6, 2013 | See all AkaRai's reviews »

Shad'O is a compelling tower defense game. While it doesn't break the mold or offer much in the way of innovation, it more than makes up for this with a fantastic presentation and story.

Nine year old William is trapped within his own mind, and his enemy is forgetfulness. He has to gather light and summon companions to battle forgetfulness, clear the fog from his mind and regain his memories. As the story progresses, we learn just what William is so afraid of.

Beyond the compelling story, Shad'O's strength lies in it's art style and beautiful graphics. The game is often a delight to look at, and clearly they had a great artist working for them on this game.

Put simply, if you like tower defense games, you'll enjoy Shad'O. It has a more compelling narrative than they usually do, some would even call it artsy.

90

Not good, but great!

sadachara | Nov. 20, 2012 | See all sadachara's reviews »

This game is quite a lot of fun, and well worth the low price of admission. With close to 30 normal difficulty levels, and additional nightmare levels it offers quite a lot of gameplay.

Basically the towers are 'drawings' the kid made, and the spells are ones he imagined, so you are using these in defense of your memories you are trying to recover from some sort of event I haven't had explained yet.

It's a sort of weird, psychological game that is actually very good.

93

Quite a good little game

Cooberstooge | Sept. 7, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

The settings of this one are what set Shad'O apart from the whackload of tower defense games lately, and is also what will keep you playing. This has that same vibe that Dungeon Defenders does, in that half the time you'll just want to explore the environment and skip playing the game, the set pieces are so well made.

The story is great and really pulls you in, and the cast of characters that help you along the way are very memorable. William must recover the dark memories he's locked away, and those around him will both protect and fight for him when necessary. The sound is awesome, and the music totally suits the mood of this little game. I went into it thinking I'd be getting an average title, but this is one heck of a nice little game. Highly recommended.

80

Good game!

Zinzun | Sept. 6, 2012 | See all Zinzun's reviews »

Yes, this is another tower defense game, like Orcs Must Die, Revenge of the Titans and many more. But it still very fun to play. Graphic is like a cartoon, but story is very enjoyable, you must help William to recover his dark memory, collecting light and similar. There are also several boss fights!