“Particularly stunning on the iPad, but not one for seasoned tower defence gamers.”£1.99
Siegecraft is both tower defence and tower attack wrapped up in an attractive 3D environment. Much like a certain popular iOS catapult game, Siegecraft’s controls can be mastered in an instant by dragging your finger back and letting go to propel projectiles at enemies and structures. The 3D view and dynamic crosshair for aiming certainly look good, but not enough is made of the 3D levels. You can’t move around the environment independently, rendering the use of a 3D landscape fairly superfluous, and the fact your catapults and battering rams are fixed limits the game’s scope and, ultimately, its challenge. Fortunately, the crosshair can be turned off to ramp up the difficulty a little.
The game is slow paced for a genre that traditionally gets very hectic as advancing enemy waves increase, but fortunately all levels are unlocked from the beginning, so you can sample the more chaotic games quickly. Being able to spend credits to level up your weapons makes Siegecraft able to stand up to the Viking horde, but it’s still far from the best catapult title around