While it's not a truly bad game, Yoshi's New Island just really isn't much fun to actually play. In trying to make Yoshi's Island again, Arzest has made a game that can't hold a candle to the nearly two-decade-old original visually or creatively.
Rock of Ages for PC Gets a Merry Update for Christmas!Dec 21st 2011
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- DECEMBER 19, 2011 -- ATLUS and ACE Team today revealed that the Steam-exclusive PC version of Rock of Ages™, their balls-to-the-walls game of tower offense featuring fast-paced strategy, high art, and gigantic boulders of doom, would ring in the holidays and the new year with a Christmas content update. The holiday-themed content includes an all-new Snowman's Head boulder skin (for both online and local use), permanently unlocks all defensive units for all maps, and introduces a number of limited time interface changes to make the game all the merrier!
As part of Steam's Holiday Sale, Rock of Ages for PC is now 50% off for a limited time and is also included in in the heavily discounted Awesome Indie Bundle!
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... In Rock of Ages, that is," commented Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at ATLUS. "We're all about spreading joy to the gaming world, and that's why we're so excited developer ACE Team is able to follow up their terrific Halloween update with this new content for the holiday season. Not only will the title screen and many of the other graphic elements get a temporary seasonal rework, but a new boulder skin and a significant gameplay tweak--not to mention a 50% off discount--should get people's bells-a-jingling."
Hailed as "a must-have download" by GamePro, Rock of Ages is a treat for the eyes, ears, and mind. As players progress through nearly two dozen stages of crushing action, rewarding strategy, and breathtaking visuals, they'll be toured through five distinct periods of classic art history, encountering an assortment of famous historical and literary characters, outlandish and inspired defensive units, and fantastical bosses therein. The blend of genres and visual elements is so unlike anything else, the overall experience so unprecedented, that Joystiq deemed Rock of Ages "worth playing for the sense of disbelief that results."
Rock of Ages is currently available on XBox Live® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC via Steam. It is scheduled to roll onto PLAYSTATION Network for PlayStation 3 system later this year. For more information, please visit www.atlus.com/rockofages.
About Rock of Ages
A rock-solid combination of deep strategy, rock-rolling action, and captivating art and music from throughout history! Two castles stand opposed, bridged by an uneven, narrow pathway. One is yours, and you're quite fond of it. See how the parapets catch the sunlight ever so stylishly? The other is your enemy's; they're a jerk, and their crappy crenellations are driving down your property values. Also, their castle sucks, justification enough to try crush it using an enormous rolling stone. Unfortunately, they'll have a chance to plan and build up some security, doing everything they can to derail your razing rock. Get through their defenses and you're one step closer to crushing their unsightly tower (see also: their hopes and dreams). But don't take your turn for granite. Once your turn is over, your opponent's begins...
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