X-Morph: Defense PS4 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the PS4 version of X-Morph: Defense by EXOR Studios.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from the developers for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
X-Morph: Defense is a genre melding game that combines a tower defense game and a shoot ‘em up game. The game puts you in control of an invading alien species as they setup cores in various parts of the world to collect resources. You take control of one of their fighters and your objective is to defend the core from human attackers.
There are a lot of different levels that will take you across the world. Locations include Japan, Australia, Germany and Canada to name only a few. Each location has a unique setup and as you progress the more difficult it’ll become to defend your core. The environment will also add to the difficulty as well and you’ll have to setup turrets in more urban environments so buildings can block your towers’ shots. It’ll also be more difficult to setup mazes to make long paths for your enemies to take so your strategies will need to evolve with your environment.
There are a few different towers to choose from including a laser tower, anti-air towers, and artillery. To setup towers you need to switch your ship into ghost mode. In this mode you can move faster and you can use resources to build towers. The only downside to this mode is that you can’t attack. The best strategy for placing towers is to force your enemies to take the longest route possible to allow you enough time to destroy them before they reach your core. To do this you’ll need to setup fences using your towers to block off paths.
The enemies you face come in many different forms and as a battle progresses, the battlefield will expand and they’ll come from more locations. Enemies include tanks, jeeps, attack helicopters, bombers and jets to name only a couple. With each level will come new enemies for you to battle. Each enemy requires a unique strategy as well. Jumpers, for example, can jump over fences so you’ll need to place turrets to take them out. Bombers will destroy any turrets in their path so it’s a good idea to move them so they aren’t destroyed. The game also features quite a few boss battles as well. Bosses require their own strategies to defeat them and each are unique.
One thing that impressed me most was the game’s physics. Everything in this game’s environment can be destroyed. Buildings can be toppled by destroyed bombers falling into them. Trees can be blown away, and bosses can easily decimate entire cities. The absolute destructiveness is most impressive and it really adds to the experience.
Overall, X-Morph: Defense is a superb hybrid game and it does an excellent job in both categories. It’s tower defense elements are great and it’s shoot ‘em up gameplay is even better. It’s a great experience and definitely one of the best hybrid game that I’ve played in some time. If you’re a fan of either tower defense games or shoot ‘em up games, you’re in for a real treat with X-Morph: Defense.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next video soon, until then, happy gaming folks@
Shaun Meyers out!
X-Morph: Defense European Assault DLC Review
I was also given the opportunity to cover the European Assault DLC for X-Morph Defense which will be a short summary below.
The European Assault DLC features 3 new locations and is based on the human’s attempts to re-take France, Finland and the Netherldands. These levels are of a higher difficulty than the main campaign and you’ll be facing off against the human’s most advanced weapons.
The DLC isn’t very large but the level designs were excellent and they provided a hefty challenge. If you enjoyed the base game and are looking to add on to the overall experience then the European Assault DLC is worth looking into.