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Steam Autumn Sale: Jon's Indie Pick

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy, Fairy Bloom Freesia, Fortune Summoners, Hard Reset, Indie Games, Krater, PC games, Rock of Ages, Steam Autumn Sale, Vessel, Waves

Steam Autumn Sale: Jon's Indie Pick

Steam's Thanksgiving sale is in full swing (as you doubtlessly know), but as an aficionado of Indie games, I can't help but feel that some of the smaller titles offer some of the the most worthwhile savings. From the puzzling prowess of Vessel to the deadly delights of EYE: Divine Cybermancy, I've reviewed plenty of cracking left-field titles over the last few months, and many of them can now be picked up for pocket money prices.

Note that all of the following are on sale until November 27th, and I've included links to our reviews where possible.

Click here for the list and links >>

Rock Of Ages | £2.37 | Steam | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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ACE Team, PC games, Rock of Ages, Strategy games
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Rock Of Ages | £2.37 | Steam | PC

Rock Of Ages is a deliciously barmy concoction from the somewhat unhinged minds of ACE Team - as Sisyphus, the man condemned to roll a boulder uphill for all eternity, you'll instead rampage throughout history and smash things to bits. It's not perfect, but for £2.37, I'll take it.

Rock of Ages Review | Keep Rollin', Rollin' Rollin'

Author:
David Brown
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
ACE Team, Atlus, Rock of Ages, Strategy games

Rock of Ages Review | Keep Rollin', Rollin' Rollin'

Platforms: PC | XBLA
Developer: ACE Team
Publisher: Atlus

The game’s called Rock of Ages, so that means we need a heavy metal soundtrack on while playing. So, to the sound of a Godflesh, it’s time to get our balls out and start them rolling.

Rock of Ages mixes an exploration of various historical periods and characters with bowling. And utter lunacy, of course. To describe it as ‘quirky’ would be wildly understating the game’s uniqueness. And naturally it’s absurdly simple as well. Perhaps a bit too much so, but we’ll come back to that.

Rock of Ages Review | Keep Rollin', Rollin' Rollin'

The object is simple: take your big boulder and roll it down increasingly complex courses until you see the gate of your enemy’s stronghold. Smash into it and then wait for your next rock to be constructed by an army of slaves. Then repeat.

While waiting for the next boulder to appear, you can place defences to stop your opponent from smashing your back door down (as it were). As you progress through the single player mode, you get more and more to choose from, and they get weirder as you go along as well.

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