While I’m waiting for the wild pendulum swings of post-release re-balancing to slow down in Dungeon Defenders, a FPS/tower defense game is the free promo of the weekend on Steam: Sanctum. Having gone through a first map, it feels a lot like Defense Grid with a hero unit. That hero unit makes a lot of difference when you are sniping down bosses and tanks. There is also an elegant mobility mechanic, a teleportation/elevator tower, and you can pick any of them just by hitting tab. Where Dungeon Defenders gives you maps with large numbers in a few waves, Sanctum goes for 20 waves on the first map, and it took me about 45 minutes (including placing turrets, figuring out buttons, etc.).
With the weekend sale, the game is $5, or $15 for a 4-pack, or $11 for the game plus all DLC to-date, so it’s more a question of whether it is worth the time than the money to play. The comments are open for building our collective review.
Update: 3 people have commented. That’s probably indicative.