A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Figuring out how to fire weapons is extremely easy and intuitive.
Violence & Scariness
The entire point of the game is to kill opposing forces, using a variety of weapons, including arrows, bombs, and fire. The violence is never graphic, however.
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Products & Purchases
A prominent "more games" link on the main menu sends the player to a page where other Brisk Mobile titles are advertised.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Medieval HD is a new take on the classic tower defense style of games. Players guard their tower against an onslaught of enemy soldiers as they attempt to capture the tower's flag. Generally this is done with a ballista -- a giant weapon that sits atop the castle -- but players can also build their own troops and take the fight to the ground. The violence is constant, but never graphic. And the battle is viewed from a distant angle, so players never see blood, though they do hear occasional screams of anguish when a soldier is vanquished. This is the iPad version of a very popular iPhone and iPod Touch game.
Is It Any Good?
Tower defense games -- titles that have you defend a position against a seemingly never-ending stream of enemies -- have been around for a while and they're often very similar. Medieval HD adds a few new bells and whistles to the genre. The addition of ground troops is a welcome one, but they're not particularly well integrated into the game. It's easier and cheaper to buy powerful, infinite weapons and deal with the marauders from atop the castle. There are also a variety of ways to earn bonuses, ranging from the method you choose to shoot your weapon (i.e. pull the bow back vs. simply tapping the screen). Ultimately, this is a fun game, but one that's best played in short doses.
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