Reviewed by Jennifer – GEV.com
The Unstoppable Gorg is a unique and crazy take on the tower defense genre. A lot of games set themselves apart from others not only because they are excellent to play, but also because of their environments, sounds and music. The Unstoppable Gorg is exactly something like that, boasting a 50s sci-fi atmosphere complete with aliens and cheesy cut scenes, this game easily sets itself apart from others. One of the first thing I realized during the review was that the game doesn’t want the player to take the game serious, which is why it’s dialogue and cut scenes are full of humor.
To keep things light, Unstoppable Gorg uses poor dialogue intentionally to make this sound like a failed 50’s sci-fi movie. However, this is exactly what is great about the game. Unlike other traditional tower defense games, this one is a completely different take on the genre. Wave of enemies don’t come in grids, instead they attack from various different paths that you must defend using your ships. The ships circle around the planet in a fixed orbit. You can fix these ships with upgrades and different firepower to destroy the invading aliens.
The basic formula of Unstoppable Gorg is not really much different from classic tower defense games; however, things start to take change once you realize that you are also tasked to adjust the orbits of your ships right in the middle of heated battle. There is absolutely no way you can pause the game to come up with a strategy, and I felt that managing funds, upgrading and keeping an eye on your foes, all the while adjusting the orbits to match up different firepower, can be punishing.
I do not recommend Unstoppable Gorg to anyone who doesn’t have the patience. This game is extremely challenging and I had a lot of frustrating moments during the review. It would have been a good idea to let the players know which kind of enemies to expect in the next wave, but it seems the developers did not want to make the game easy. I have played many tower defense games and letting the player know what he expects next is always the good thing to do. Overall, it isn’t a bad game; however, it requires a lot of patience.