Radiant Defense for Windows 8 is a strategy/tower-defense game where you have to fight off wave after wave of aliens.
There's not much of a story to Radiant Defense for Windows 8 but what it lacks in a story, it gains in fun gameplay. If you've played Field Runners on iOS or Android, you'll be very familiar with the type of gameplay.
Artistically, Radiant Defense for Windows 8 is beautiful, with great depth, even though it's a two dimensional game. There are vibrant colors everywhere and the characters in the game have personality. The weapons are all cartoonish and give off vibrant particle effects. There are lots of weapons in the game to choose from. It can be a chore to learn about each weapon at first as their information is hard to get to in the middle of a fight.
Radiant Defense for Windows 8 gives a good tutorial level to help players get acquainted with the controls and weapons. Subsequent levels get much harder and you have to give Radiant Defense for Windows 8 your full attention if you want to survive. The sheer number of enemies can easily overwhelm whatever defenses you have.
Overall, Radiant Defense for Windows 8 is challenging and fun but its repetitive gameplay and environments may bore some.
- Optimizations for tile-based GPUs (eg. Surface RT).
- Better support for monitors with high refresh rate.
- Better support for high density screens (eg. VAIO Duo 11).