I spent a large chunk of 2012 playing Kingdom Rush, the unfairly addictive tower defense game that tasks you with upgrading towers, maneuvering troops, and throwing down last-minute fireballs in an attempt to thwart invading monsters. I mastered it, maxing out every level on the hardest difficulty. (I am allowed to brag about this, because I am terrible at most video games. (Except StarCraft II. (And JRPGs.)))
So after spending some time with its sequel, Kingdom Rush Frontiers, I am happy to report that the next version of Kingdom Rush is worthy of the name.