31556927 | Added on: August 14, 2013
This game is pretty fun at first, but then quickly devolves in an annoying exercise in playing the same level over and over again because you end up with 99 out of 100 hearts. Here are some problems I found: - Like another reviewer said, this is unlike the first Toy Defense in that you cannot convert stars to hearts, so if you finish one or two short, you just have to keep replaying. In TD1, you could convert some and make up for that one lousy tank you missed. You have to be perfect. - The game has some kind of annoying variable strength feature to the enemy soldiers. Early in one scene, a single soldier can kill lots of enemy soldiers by himself. At a later level in the same scene, you find that multiple cannons and soldiers can blast away at the same enemy soldiers and it takes five or ten shots per soldier to kill them. It makes the upgrades seem sort of pointless except that you need them just to keep up, but then you cannot get enough of them because you are flooded with all different types of enemy units and not enough money to upgrade everything you need to. In TD1, you knew the stronger enemies based on a different appearance or color. There are still different colored enemies, but the standard gray ones spontaneously get a lot harder to kill. - Don't even get me started on that stupid purple tank. You can blast that thing all day with the most upgraded guns and it still won't die. This brings me to the bottom line. The game stops being fun after a while and just becomes irritating. I played on the "casual" setting too. If I wanted to play some super-long, challenging game, there are plenty of those out there for PCs and gaming systems. I play these little Internet games to have a little harmless fun. If I start getting mad at a game, I'm not having fun anymore and the game becomes just another annoyance in life.
CELT | Added on: July 31, 2013
Taking on WWII with "Toy" soldiers is again an addicting way to kill a few hours. I get so absorbed that time passes quickly. There are a few updates that are welcome this time around, like the ability to save more heroes, bigger weapons are less expensive, and you still earn stars even if you don't finish with all hearts intact, but there are also a few unwelcome changes. The thing I miss most from the 1st TD is that you can no longer buy more "hearts" or money with "stars" mid battle in order to ensure you finish the battle with all 100 hearts or more or enough money to be able to upgrade your army so you can actually win the battle, so if you lose any hearts during a battle you have to start the battle over if you want to finish perfectly. Another drawback is that it seems that when a new campaign is started you have to start all over again buying upgrades to your basic weapons - they don't carry over from the European theater to the Desert and Pacific campaigns from what I can see as I begin the second Phase of the Game (the Desert Campaign). You also can't replay earlier levels to get more stars to upgrade your army beyond any stars you missed the first time around - meaning there is a limit to what you can earn in any given battle so if you've already won all 3 medals with all due stars in a battle, replaying the battle will get you no more. This makes me think that there will never be enough opportunities in the entire game to fully upgrade the army to max strength for all soldiers and weapons in each campaign since you start from scratch in each battle theater. These things aside, the game is still challenging and holds my interest and I will play it again when I finish as I have replayed TD1 many times. For Tower Defense Games, this one ranks high. I play without music so can't comment about it. The game downloaded and plays well with no technical issues. Well worth the download and purchase!
supa_rider | Added on: July 29, 2013
I really liked the first one, but it was frustratingly too hard. This version is much more doable. Still hard, but more strategy involved. If you liked the first Toy Defence, you will enjoy this!.
31191429 | Added on: October 5, 2013
I read the other reviews and all have value. I really have not encountered anything annoying so far. I loved Toy Defense and could not wait for the sequel. Of course in any strategy game, if you want the gold star going back and playing again after learning how each level runs will help. This version is VERY strategic. Not only do upgrades matter, but placement is crucial, as is an understanding of exactly what arsenal works for tanks vs planes vs soldiers. I love it, not the typical easy to get through game offered to calm the masses. You have to think this through and plan to play it over time. Again, if you like Strategy Games - This Is It!