Summary: It’s super weird, but super fun too. " Rock of Ages " is unlike pretty much anything you’ve ever played, being effectively competitive Super Monkey Ball crossed with Tower Defence, but hey, it kind of works, even if it gets too hard too quick.
Excerpt: Atlus has made a name for themselves with some quirky titles. Normally they are in the role playing game genre, but they have branched out with successes like the 101 in 1 titles. We have been following Rock of Ages on the Xbox 360 for many months now.
Excerpt: Sick of his torturous task of endlessly pushing a boulder up a hill only to be struck down when nearing the top, Sisyphus turns his punishment against his captors, using his boulder to crash through the gates of Hades and escape.
Excerpt: Knowing nothing about the game and just going off of the name, what do you picture when you think of Rock of Ages ? A Guitar Hero / Rock Band knockoff with music spanning multiple decades? Perhaps a Brutal Legend sequel with Jack Black’s character now in a time traveling plot line?
Summary: Rock of Ages is a game of fast-paced strategy, high art... and gigantic boulders of doom. Two castles stand opposed, bridged by an uneven, narrow pathway. One is yours, the other is your enemy's, and their crappy crenelations are driving down your property values, justification enough to try crush...
Conclusion: Some niggling control and camera issues should not prevent you from playing Rock of Ages. It is an entertaining action puzzler with a hilariously bizarre sense of style. The game is a steal for 800MS points ($10) and certainly one of the more enjoyable games to come out of XBLA recently.
Conclusion: Rock of Ages is one of those games that is difficult to encapsulate in a written form. With its genre-fusing game play and cheeky yet surreal take on ancient history it really is one of a kind.
Summary: Part Marble Madness, part Rampart and all Monty Python. Rock of Ages delivers a unique blend of real-time strategy and platforming, making this one of the most intriguing games of the year. Best of all, the game's many cinemas are worth the price of admission all by themselves!