05
Feb
LODT-Thumb

If we've learned anything from World of Warcraft, it's that strategy games and MMOs go hand in hand. Blizzard's role-playing game has been consuming lives for over a decade now, but it began as an RTS that was arguably every bit as engrossing. Line of Defense is taking a different approach. This MMO has now spawned a tactics game available for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and, yes, Android - all on the same day.

LODT1 LODT2

LODT3 LODT4

Line of Defense Tactics is based on the universe established in the MMO (actually, it's based on the comics that spawned from the game, but that's neither here nor there). Never heard of it? Doesn't matter. The game has space marines, massive battle cruisers, speedy star fighters, a variety of guns, and plenty of explosions. That alone warrants a look.

This game hasn't been dumbed down for mobile either. What you get for PC or Mac is what you get here. You can install Line of Defense Tactics on a phone, but you might want to pull out a tablet for this one.

LODT6 LODT5

LODT7 LODT8

Line of Defense Tactic's campaign has sixteen missions, and the first three are available for free. After that, you will need to pony up $4.99. That should be long enough to determine if your device meets the game's minimum system requirements.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Gabernasher

    More games need to go with the demo then IAP for full content pricing scheme.

    • Primalxconvoy

      I completely agree. I like the ouya system (but not secret pricing) of giving a free demo and then unlocking the full have as an iap.

      • Sergii Pylypenko

        Yup, and Play Store has to list the most popular IAP item with it's price, like Apple Store does, instead of just 'In-app purshases', so you will instantly know, if this game has 'full-game unlock' or 'buy 100 more goldgemcrystals' type of IAP.

    • Forensic

      As long as I don't have to download the full game just to play 1-3 free missions, then it's fine. Demo should be small enough to let people test briefly.

      I see on Playstore it's listed as 141Mb download. I hope it's the size of 3 demo levels. If that's the size of full game, then it's fail. I don't want to download all 16 levels just to test 3 playable levels.

      • Gabernasher

        Do you not have wifi? It would make it much easier to upgrade to the full version if it downloaded the whole game, play it, if you don't like it and want to buy it, uninstall.

  • Jon

    Really would love to see XCOM on android....I love that game, even though it has some very annoying bugs.

    • Himmat Singh

      Yeah, XCOM's the shit! Fantastic and awesome game that translates well to touchscreens. Still, they needed to optimize it A LOT to run on iOS, so I don't think they'd bother with Android.

      • Polyanskiy Daniil

        There is OpenXCOM port for android. Sadly, it shows pinky colors and Samsung devices.