I pre-ordered Prime World Defenders and while I haven't beaten the game yet, I have to say that I have enjoyed the game so far and it's already better than most TD games I have played in the past. In particular, I was disappointed with the release of Sanctum 2, which I also pre-ordered, and playing Prime World has definitely improved my mood towards TD games in general.

I have to disagree with most of the Gameinformer review on this one. I like the talent and leveling system it has, most TD's don't have this and it gives you something to work towards. Each of the levels has special, secondary objectives you can do for extra points, like in the first level if you use magic 5 times, or save 100 resources by the end of the level. I think this adds extra replayability to the levels, as I find myself repeating them in order to score the special objectives.. I have to admit the storyline is a little generic, they could have probably done without it, but it lets you skip through most of the dialog by clicking the mouse so it's not that bad.

I look forward to collecting lots of tower cards and putting many hundreds of hours into this game. It looks like a keeper. Maybe I just have different tastes than most people? I don't understand why it's getting a lame review from everyone else. Granted I haven't put many hours into it yet, but unless there is some kind of hidden, horrible game mechanic that makes the game frustrating to play that I haven't found yet, I don't see myself changing my review.

If you like TD games, I recommend giving Prime World: Defenders a try. If you aren't sure, try watching some youtube videos of it first. Unfortunately, there isn't a demo (at least that I know of) but at $15 you aren't going to get burned that bad for trying it out.