"Tower defense games have come a long way since their original conception in Koi’s “Hoi Hoi“. What was once a genre for strategy game buffs and college history professors alike is now a haven for core and casual gamers. Originally putting you in charge of creating and upgrading units, has now evolved into allowing you to take control of a character. This type of style was really brought into light with the release of Toy Soldiers in 2010, appealing to more casual and less patient gamers. Orcs Must Die! let’s you control the man behind the magic, and are tasked with creatively (or strategically) setting up traps to prevent the hordes of orcs."