There’s no doubt it offers up a slightly different and value-added tower defense experience, but not so much solo
Among the more casual strategy subgenres out there I’d say that tower defense is probably the most common and generally approachable. It doesn’t hurt that making a decent one for mobile platforms is pretty doable, and with that in mind there are a fair number of worthwhile titles out there worth checking out. Bish Bash Bots does things a bit differently, but I’d say this is a double-edged sword in execution. Aside from showing a little variety by adding things like a crane to the normal types of towers meant to deal damage to specific classes of enemies it’s also built around a desire to team up with between 1 and 3 of your friends as well. This differentiator works nicely if you’ve got some friends available, as layering in some coordination and teamwork helps to make the difficulty more manageable (if not perhaps too easy, depending on the skill of your group) and adds the dynamic of effective communication. While I appreciate how well the game plays with some friends, I’d say that leaves the balancing when you’re trying to take it on solo to be a bit too much as I don’t think it scales up and down for players well, or much at all overall. The result is a pretty unique multiplayer experience, but one that isn’t so hot in single-player.
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