Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers Review
With Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers, the sequel to 2013's Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger and third game in the franchise, Dillon finally gets his moment in the limelight. The 3DS is on its last legs, and developer Vanpool has pulled out all the stops to make Dead-Heat Breakers a high-profile experience.
11 bit studios continues to prove that a little innovation can go a long way. Anomaly 2 capitalizes on what made its predecessor so great by improving on an already unique take on the genre, adding great visuals, and a cleverly crafted competitive multiplayer that tower defense fans will surely enjoy.
It feels like a game that was designed to challenge you more with its strategy elements, and less with its irritating control issues. The strategic part is still fun, but the action fails badly. With that said, I never wanted to walk away from the game completely, nor did I ever have to browbeat myself into playing it. The game works on some level, so you may get more enjoyment out of it than I did. I don’t wholeheartedly recommend that you avoid this game, but you should exercise caution if you decide to take on its challenges.
Anomaly 2 is more of the same, but there's still nothing out there really quite like this franchise. 11 Bit Studios has added a greater focus on intense moment-to-moment strategy that adds on the original concept without straying too far from what made it's predecessor excellent. While there are a few frustrations that keep Anomaly 2 from being truly fantastic, the game's additions to it's unique tower offense gameplay makes this a worthwhile sequel.