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  • Summary: This game is the newest title by Atlus.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Sep 15, 2011
    91
    Like Trenched before it, Rock of Ages offers a fresh, action-oriented twist on the tower defense genre, along with a welcome, zany aesthetic. It's a curiosity, for sure, but if you enjoy the offbeat, you cannot go wrong here. Hats off to Atlus yet again for bringing something new and interesting to the table.
  2. Sep 4, 2011
    85
    Rock of Ages is good for a few deep laughs, has tremendous art design, and is worth experiencing by most everyone given the price and ridiculous premise.
  3. Sep 1, 2011
    83
    It does a great job of mixing humor, art, and gameplay into an experience that rarely falls flat.
  4. 70
    A clever idea with some great, weird artwork.
  5. Oct 31, 2011
    70
    Rock of Ages is a novel idea and one that has some potential, but it feels like the balance between offense can defense in the game just isn't quite right.
  6. 65
    Strip away the campaign's half-baked tower-defense elements, and you're finally free to focus entirely on the heady business of hauling ass and getting air. [Dec 2011, p.71]
  7. Oct 18, 2011
    50
    The humour and colourful designs are reference-heavy and genuinely quite charming but can only distract so much from what is essentially the same level repeated over and over. [Nov 2011, p.119]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 3, 2011
    10
    This is probably the most innovative game you'll play all year. Its a combination of tower defense, bowling and driving, and when you addThis is probably the most innovative game you'll play all year. Its a combination of tower defense, bowling and driving, and when you add multiplayer into that combination you get a great game with tons of replay value. Oh, and don't forget the Monty Python-style humor, this game is hilarious.

    The games often come down to a difference of a few seconds, which most of the reviewers here don't seem to understand. You're supposed to spend the majority of your focus on the offense, but if your defense can slow them down by even a few seconds that can be the difference in the game. The only issues I had with the game was the controls. In general they were fine, but placing units could be a little difficult with the analog stick. This wasn't a big deal though, and it was still workable. Overall, Rock of Ages is a great game with an innovative concept, and for $10 it's totally worth it.
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  2. Sep 5, 2011
    10
    Unique, creative, humorous, innovative, charming, and fun. All this of course means cynical reviewers won't like it for the most part. TheyUnique, creative, humorous, innovative, charming, and fun. All this of course means cynical reviewers won't like it for the most part. They need advertising dollars and exclusives to give it a good score. Gamers who enjoy playing games will love it. Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2011
    10
    Totally funny! Interesting Ages, nice art style. Crude humor and very entertaining. I would buy that game again every single day. Even again,Totally funny! Interesting Ages, nice art style. Crude humor and very entertaining. I would buy that game again every single day. Even again, a very original game. Please, I want more of that. Expand
  4. Sep 3, 2011
    9
    so full of charm. One of the weirdest most original games to come out in the past few years. If you arent boring, you should buy this game.so full of charm. One of the weirdest most original games to come out in the past few years. If you arent boring, you should buy this game. lol. srsly though, its awesome. Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2011
    9
    You will have fun with this game, guaranteed! The introduction clips to each level are hilarious, the action is frantic, and the game play isYou will have fun with this game, guaranteed! The introduction clips to each level are hilarious, the action is frantic, and the game play is addicting. If you have kids, it's a great way to push the curiosity to find out about the art style and moment in history of each level (although the relevance of the "historic" characters chosen is questionable in many cases). The defense system is a bit off, though, but if you can master it, it will become relevant in some matches.
    If you are one of those gamers who have been complaining about lack of originality in games lately, you have to check this one out!
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  6. Jan 18, 2012
    9
    The weird game you question yourself for buying, but never are able to put down once you play it. That's how to describe Rock of Ages.The weird game you question yourself for buying, but never are able to put down once you play it. That's how to describe Rock of Ages.

    Although it may seem odd, this game really is fun! The action of rolling your boulder down roads throughout many time periods, each complete with art styles suited for the eras they represent, is terrific. Almost as funny as the levels are fun, the opening scenes to each level are great and I enjoyed every one of them. The defensive play stands out as a challenge to me. It takes some good placement and the right objects to really stop your enemy. SkeeBoulder is also nice, helping mix things up a little and keep it fresh. If you're looking for something different, Rock of Ages is definitely the way to go.
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