"To be perfectly honest, I’m not really a fan of tower defense. Even the best tower defense are to real-time strategy what a chess puzzle is to an actual game of chess. They take a portion of the gameplay and isolate it to be more approachable, but are less dynamic and interesting as a result. At worst, tower defense gameplay feels more like frantic managerial work than anything else. Approaching Kingdom Rush with a skeptical eye, I was happy to find my expectations well exceeded. Kingdom Rush might not be all that innovative when it comes to core game concepts, but somehow it manages to fire on all cylinders, keeping things interesting and addictive from beginning to end."