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Outpost Titan Review

By Damian Chiappara, on January 8, 2010


Outpost Titan
Rating

PROS

  • Players can use their iPod during gameplay.
  • Highscores can be posted to both Facebook and online via OpenFeint access.

CONS

  • The game is a wild tap-fest that will tire your fingers after a short while.
  • There is a large difficulty wall that players will hit.
  • The small scale ships can be blocked by players fingers as they tap.

VERDICT

Outpost Titan is a veritable ‘tap-fest’ that will leave you quite frustrated at the steep difficulty wall and your lack of extra fingers.


  • Full Review

Outpost Titan is an arcade action game where players must defend their outpost from attacking enemy spaceships. You’ll need to shoot at the incoming ships, repair and maintain your outpost shields and collect and use various power-ups in order to survive the increasing numbers and stronger units.

Everything in this game is tap controlled and is very simple to pick up and play. Players shoot enemy ships by tapping on them and repair shields by tapping on the station. As mentioned, power-ups such as the EMP blast and shield boost can, and must be used in order to survive the incoming attack.

The game’s visuals are a bit plain and the small scale camera can make things hard to see, especially when players are tapping furiously at the screen. The game’s sound is well done and allows players to use their iPod during gameplay. While there’s only one main game mode, players are free to compare and post scores to both Facebook and online via OpenFeint access.

Outpost Titan is a solid attempt at the iPhone defence genre of games but it falls short due to its control scheme and large difficulty wall. You’ll find yourself tapping madly at anything that moves, as well as your space station in order to survive until the difficulty ramp at about the 7th wave of enemies. Even if you enjoy a big challenge, there’s a difference between hard and impossible that the developers don’t seem to understand. The game shows promise but until these issues are addressed, this might be one to skip.


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