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  • Summary: Rock of Ages is a combination of deep strategy and rock-rolling action, with art and music throughout history.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Aug 31, 2011
    85
    A lot of people out there calling themselves gamers like to cry about there not being enough creativity in the land of game development. Well Ace Team sets out to prove them wrong. They may have only released two games, Rock of Ages and Zeno Clash, but both of these titles try to do bold things with games both in the art style and interesting gameplay developments. In the least give the demo for this one a whirl. Hopefully it'll grown on you as quickly as it grew on us!
  2. Jun 22, 2012
    75
    Rock Of Ages is a weird but fun take on the tower defense genre. Its a fast, challenging and intense game that is worth your time and money. If you can get past the difficult controls there is much fun to be had.
  3. Aug 16, 2012
    75
    At its core, Rock of Ages is a nice little twist on the basic strategy genre.
  4. 70
    Rock of Ages is rock solid, but it requires more to be the true Rock of the Ages.
  5. Jun 4, 2012
    70
    It's the kind of game that doesn't try to imitate any single game, and by combining several ideas into one it creates something new and unlike anything before.
  6. May 29, 2012
    68
    Overall, the game is definitely fun in short doses. It has a nice style and gameplay, which is a breath of fresh air in today's market. You may also learn a few things about history along the way!
  7. 60
    An impressively silly mishmash of game styles and historical references that still manages to entertain despite its lack of depth and variety.

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  1. May 24, 2012
    9
    Enjoyment is relative to expectation with this silly little title. Having actually planned on paying full price for this kitschy entry, as opposed to getting it free as a Playstation Plus member, I was already looking forward to playing Rock of Ages based solely on the promotional videos. Think Monty Python's terrific animated sequences meets... erm... I'd say maybe Katamari Damacy. Like the latter title, there will be times you're so close to completing a level you can practically taste it, only to find yourself eagerly starting over "just one last time." it's addictive, yes, but not immediately so. In fact, it sucks at first, but then you get a better sense of the developer's expectations and limitations... and it's at that point you surrender to its inherent, if somewhat silly, fun. Expand
  2. May 21, 2012
    8
    This is a fun little download! It's a whimsical and silly mash up of tower defense and a crazy bowling-like game. Basically, you and your opponent (either AI or a human opponent) are in a race to beat down the castle gate of the other with a large boulder that you control down variously twisting and narrow obstacle courses that have cliff drop-offs on either side. But you need several boulder runs to crash the gate and it takes time to build a new "rock" each time. In between runs you and your opponent engage in the tower defense aspect; placing various silly obstacles such as cows, trebuckets and wind machines along the others' path to knock them off the track and slow them down. The "rock" is purposefully sluggish to control, but includes the ability to accelerate, change direction, and jump. It's a fun romp through a Monty Python-ish history lesson as well. Collapse