by Owen Cordwell
When I heard a new Dungeon Defenders game was being made, needless to say, I was excited. But when I heard it was going to be a remastered version of the original, which happened to be the first game I had for the Xbox 360, I was beyond ecstatic!
From the second I loaded Dungeons Defenders: Awakened and saw the opening cutscene, I knew this was going to be a trip down nostalgia lane, and I was right. Loading into the tavern alone brought so many late nights farming on 4 player split-screen flooding back. A few changes were definitely made to the game that I really enjoyed, especially the polished interface and the new character/gear menu, and the new and improved tavern.
After spending a few hours in the campaign, I can assure you that the gameplay has the same old Dungeon Defenders feel and combat system, which I highly praise Chromatic Games for, after all, the gameplay is what makes the Dungeon Defenders series stand out above the rest for me. The trap and defence system have also been slightly changed for the better, and gameplay in general just feels so much smoother.
I also played a round or two of the survival game modes in Dungeon Defenders: Awkakened, which despite being somewhat grindy, is still fun, especially in the later rounds when you can barely see the floor due to the amount of loot and enemies surrounding you.
If you owned and enjoyed Dungeon Defenders, or are new to the Dungeon Defenders games and wanted to try it out, you will honestly love Dungeon Defenders: Awakened. It just has such a nice feeling to it whilst remaining fully faithful to the original game.
Dungeon Defenders: Awakened is for sale on steam now at the reduced price of £20.22