Review Brightest Kingdom TD
Tower defense with a grab bag of elements
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 15 Jul 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Decent graphics, interesting plot, responsive controls
Very common, bores you really quickly, slow animation
Brightest Kingdom TD for Android is a modestly interesting tower defense game played in mythic times, battling against gargoyles, trolls and an array of menacing beasts. Place your towers strategically and blow anything that moves to smithereens. This one is decent but doesn't reach for greatness.
Brightest Kingdom TD is played on a tried and true tower defense environment, featuring a pathway that twists and turns through your domain. Circular markers populate various points along the pathway and are where your towers can be built, so strategize your best placement for the coming onslaught. You have several cool towers to choose from, some of which feel true to the period, while others are the stuff of Sci-Fi fantasy. The electric lightning towers feel particularly out of place, as to canons mixed in with giant crossbows. Once all your towers are placed, it's time to make short work of some gargoyles and beasts. The play is very flat and predictable, sticking close to the genre. This one starts off slow and gets better as you advance into the higher levels, but still lacks any real innovation.
The controls use basic taps and slides to make selections and place your towers. The graphics are actually quite good visually, but present a mish-mash of time periods and oddities that don't always seem to fit together. It's like the developers stuck their hand into a black sachet and randomly drew thematic choices out of the mix. The animation is slow and choppy, and one of the game's weakest elements. The sounds added nothing to the play, one way or another.
Brightest Kingdom TD is decent, no more, no less. It's playable, just not all that interesting.