Castle Must Be Mine

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Castle Must Be Mine
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Information
VR/AR VR
Developer TheMiddleGray
Publisher TheMiddleGray
Platform SteamVR
Device HTC Vive
Operating System Windows
Type Full Game
Genre Casual, Indie, Simulation, Strategy, Early Access, Early Access, Tower Defense, VR
Input Device Tracked motion controllers
Play Area Seated, Standing, Room-Scale
Game Mode Single Player
Language English
Review Positive
Release Date Nov 11, 2016
Price $6.99
App Store Steam
Infobox Updated 11/20/2016
Castle Must Be Mine is a VR App.

Review

Castle Must Be Mine is an on-going VR tower defence game that is currently staying in Early Access for the time being, so the developers can perfect everything they have going for the game. I know it can be easy to get turned off by Early Access games, but from what I’ve seen of the game so far is that they have the full intentions to complete the game and demonstrate what a really good VR tower defence game can look like.

Several years ago Kingdom Rush came out for mobile platforms and eventually moved onto new platforms; if you’re familiar with this game even in the slightest then imagine that in VR and this is what you’ll have in Castle Must Be Mine. From the looks of things the developers have done exactly what they were hoping for with their game, as it even states on the Steam page that it’s designed around the idea of being very similar to Kingdom Rush.

The way things play out in Castle Must Be Mine is your typical tower defence game, where you have pre-allocated spots on where you may place your towers, giving you the chance to watch as enemy after enemy become succumbed to their deadly barrage of fire. While it may be in VR this time around, if you’ve played a tower defence game ever in your life then you’ll know what you’re going to be getting when you play this game for the first time. Just like with the towers, the enemies follow a predetermined pathway that you do not influence at all and all you’re required to do is to prevent them from getting to the end.

A good tower defence game couldn’t be without a set of building upgrades to increase the stopping power of all of your turrets and buildings, so it’s a good thing this game doesn’t disappoint. Each tower has its own unique set of upgrades and depending on the enemies coming towards your castle a specific tower will be a considerably strong counter to them in regards to some of the other towers.

Looking at the game from an aesthetic point of view, it’s hard to dispute how good the game looks as a whole. The little maps, buildings, and enemies all look bright and simple; cartoonish to a degree but not to such a point it becomes childish. Not only that, but you get the chance to enjoy the environment around you, as the tower defence portion of the game is played on a little wooden table inside your own personal castle and it throws that extra level of immersion into the game that you wouldn’t want to be without.

Despite coming into this game knowing that it’s currently incomplete and that there could be a few bugs and problems here and there; somehow I’ve managed to come across very few - even then they don’t ruin the experience of the game in the slightest.

One problem I’ve found myself having with the game is just how much it is trying to be Kingdom Rush. I can understand that the developers were inspired by the game and took a lot of the popular elements from it as a whole, but the game feels like a slight rehash of Kingdom Rush too much at times and it can cheapen your overall view of the game if you notice just how much inspiration they’ve taken from this one tower defence game.

Overall, Castle Must Be Mine is a stellar tower defence game for the HTC Vive and for those of you who enjoy them or have played and loved Kingdom Rush then you’ll want to try the game out for yourself. There’s a lot to love here in the game already and it’s not even currently finished. The only detriment is just how hard the game wants to be Kingdom Rush in VR, but looking past that will wield a game that you will be proud to own.

Description

Have you ever simulated war games by using toys? Or have you ever imagined that they could participate in the war games under your command? Right now the VR Technology offer a strong immersive experience make this become more real.
Castle Must Be Mine is a VR tower defense game. Through building the defense tower on the building points, helping the hero to kill the enemies who want to invade your castle, and after killing the enemies, you will earn some money which can be used to build more towers or upgrade towers as well. Meanwhile you need to command your hero and use your special skills to obtain better performance.

Key Features:
*Building and upgrading towers with your strategy.*Command your hero to attack enemies and get more experience point to level up.*Over 10 different monsters, including land monsters and fly monsters.*Five fascinating forest-style maps.*Use VIVE controller to throw the fireball to anywhere.*Throw rocks on the castle to hit and block the enemies.

Features

System Requirements

Windows

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better, Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Setup Instructions

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