From Strategyinformer.com: "My first thought when I heard the name Defenders of Ardania was “oh god no, not another expansion to Gothic 4”, but fortunately it’s one letter higher. I then noticed that it was a strategy game from Paradox Interactive and I cringed. I count myself a hardcore gamer, but Paradox’s strategy titles are way above hardcore. Fortunately Defenders of Ardania is instead their attempt to calm their reputation down a bit with a nice tower-defence game. What could be hardcore about that?".