In this review, I will talk about Rock of Ages, an action game for the PC.
If there was ever a gaming award for the weirdest game created, Rock of Ages would get the first prize for 2011. Rock of Ages mix the tower defense genre with classic art and adds a very clever and cute story to it. The Rock of Ages is a good game, but when it comes to building up your defenses, it usually becomes really annoying because there is a time limit. The time limit problem usually annoys when playing against an A.I, but when going against a human player online, the experience even gets weirder. To find out more, read our review.
To start my review, I will talk about the features and design of the game.
The gameplay of Rock of Ages is simple; you must take control of a Rock and roll it towards the enemy castle in hopes of destroying its doors. The harder you hit the door, the harder it damages it and the quicker it gets destroyed. During your roles, you are given some time to build up towers along the path to defend against enemy forces. After successfully destroying a door, you get in game currency. Building the defenses is a fun part of the game, but the amount of time you are given and the on top of that slow unresponsive controls can make your experience really annoying.
Moving further down the review, the only time you get to build your defenses is when you are actually building up your rock. If you delay too much, your enemy may launch their rock, giving them a very nice head on time. According to my experiences, building up defenses isn’t as important as quickly throwing your rock in the field.
To finish off my review, the Rock of Ages introduces a unique blend of clever tower defense genre and mixes up with art and story of its own. The game does has its drawbacks, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try it at all. The game does offer some very memorable sequences, so be sure to grab it if you love tower defense.