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Publishers: Sony Interactive Entertainment, ISVR
Skill and strategy are your weapons across seven stages packed with enemies, puzzles and boss fights. Travel the globe across over 35 levels, place the Animal Force squad members in tactical positions on the virtual arena and use your PS Move motion controllers to pick up your brave defenders and launch them at the vicious extraterrestrial hordes.
Animal Force has a cool idea, as it introduces gamers to tower defense in 360 degrees. But its execution feels more like a tech demo than a fully fleshed-out game. A massive difficulty spike in the second world will leave many players desperate for any sense of progress, and leveling up units takes a long time when one is stuck on a particular level. A trio of local multiplayer games gives players something else to do when they're tired of the inevitable grind, at least. A bit more time spent balancing such a new form of tower defense could have gone a long way towards making Animal Force more enjoyable. At $15.99 ($12.79 for PS Plus) USD, it's not a terrible buy, but it could have been a hit with just a few more tweaks.