During this year’s PAX East, Gamer Escape’s Joel Hankin stopped by Chromatic Games’ booth to go hands-on with Dungeon Defenders: Awakened, the next entry in the acclaimed co-op tower defense action RPG series. Hankin’s hands-on time with DD: A showed him that there’s never a dull moment when it comes to defending the Eternia Crystals from legions of goblins, orcs, and worse—each wave is even more action-packed than the last.
As a dungeon defense title, you do what you would expect: set up various fortifications in an effort to protect your crystals from an onslaught of onslaught of orcs, dark elves, goblins, and other, less identifiable, enemies.
But after setting up your fortifications, and the waves of enemies start coming, you cannot merely sit on the sidelines and cross your fingers hoping that they hold up. No, you enter the fray- running into the chaos and mashing buttons and destroying those in your path.