Wow, Monkey Apprentices are sooo strong in this game. I'd highly reccomend using 2 or 3 in your build. They can handle basically every kind of Bloon except maybe the MOAB types. I try to use a sniper in addition to my apprentices to handle those (set to target strong.)
The design of this game is brilliant. There are other games that play out similarly, sure, but this game is very unique. Not to mention, Halcyonic Falcon X is a friggin genius! "Sisters of Snow Dissent" is still one of my favorite video game songs. I just can't get over the quality of this game@!
What the heck happened to picking on a path and developing your units as you wanted? You reverted back to this get through the story line for certain character crap. That is so uncalled for. Overall, I'm not seeing anything great here. Though I have noticed improved control over your hero character. Other than that, there is not any improvement here. Reverting back to old ways ≠ reinventing the series. I must say, I'm pretty disappointed by this installment so far...
The random generation is poorly done, IMO. A lot of times you'll have to wait a long time for an enemy you can't even take one of to pass by. It doesn't feel strategic either. I like your games, but I'm not feeling this one.