Review: The Castle Game (PS4)

Build your own Castle and defend the Kingdom in this medieval fantasy 3D tower defense game. Create impenetrable fortresses and elaborate mazes, and defend them with hidden traps, brave knights, sharp-eyed archers, long-ranged catapults, clever engineers, and more!

Pros:

  • Charming colourful graphics.
  • Opening tutorial area.
  • Tower defense gameplay.
  • Surprisingly easy control scheme.
  • Change camera speed on the fly.
  • Earn gems by finishing waves and enemies.
  • Levels have a set amount of waves.
  • Building phase commences each level and truens the ground into a grid to make placement easier.
  • You can repair building in fight mode using gems.
  • You have a set build area.
  • Unlock new buildings/fighters by finishing levels.
  • Upgrade abilities/warriors amd buildings in the Armory using gems.
  • Rewatch cutscenes.
  • Full online leaderboard support.
  • Campaign mode is a huge epic story taking in many new lands and enemies and more importantly tactics and abilities.
  • Survival mode for those that like to make life hard.
  • Surprisingly easy to get into game play.

Cons:

  • Cheap AI moves like being able to go outside the map.
  • Difficulty spikes throughout.
  • AI can attack your keep through small gaps where the walls dont always connect up with ramparts etc.
  • Steep learning curve in all aspects of the game as soon after the tutorial it all goes up a notch.

Castle game on PlayStation 4 is a surprise hit. I mean its not just another tower defense game, Its a solid easy to learn accessible take on the genre. I must confess I constantly got frustrated at the AI for things like going out the map or the fact they could hit my keep through tiny gaps. Its not until you teach yourself to put time into proper layout and design of your castle. Doesn’t make it easier mind as the game will test anyone’s patience but it makes it understandable. I just love how nice it looks, How easy it is to build things and the rate of progression is perfect. In short its a excellent example of a new take on Tower Defense and is really worth playing.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!