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PIXELS Defense

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Poorly designed promotional game with frustrating controls.

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Movie-themed video games are generally quickly conceived, poorly designed, and utterly lacking in fun -- and this tower-defense game totally fulfills those expectations. The first problem is that the heroes seem strangely reluctant to fire at these things and are nearly impossible to control. Another issue is that tapping heroes brings up huge menus that block your view and sends them everywhere but where you want them to go. Heroes and equipment can be upgraded, but that doesn't matter, since beating levels seems to have more to do with luck than strategy. The very first level, in fact, is impossible unless you pick the "right" two Arcaders; because of this, many gamers likely will give up and uninstall the game within minutes.

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