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SeeBetterFromaDistance Oct 9, 2012 @ 10:38am
Daily Deal
Is this game worth the $4.99 it's on sale for? I've looked at it before but don't know if it'll be worth it. Can somebody help?
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eaglet123 Oct 9, 2012 @ 10:57am 
I'm not sure. But I will not consider buying a tower defense game unless 75% off.
OneNeptune Oct 9, 2012 @ 12:29pm 
I went ahead and bought it, I'm downloading it now, I'll report back later!
SkEyE Oct 9, 2012 @ 2:45pm 
I've had it on iOS for years. It's a fun concept but at least on iOS there just wasn't much variety in play and it started getting old pretty fast. They started trying to add in-app purchases and I think that rather killed it. I am curious as to what OneNeptune reports back; maybe it's been improved for PC in some way. I always thought it had potential.
knowthyself2 Oct 9, 2012 @ 5:16pm 
It's not worth it. I thought I'd be destroying towers but instead I'm monotonously killing off workers who line up to die.
Maybe for two dollars it'd be worth it.
Zorlac Oct 9, 2012 @ 5:27pm 
Originally posted by SkEyE:
I've had it on iOS for years. It's a fun concept but at least on iOS there just wasn't much variety in play and it started getting old pretty fast. They started trying to add in-app purchases and I think that rather killed it. I am curious as to what OneNeptune reports back; maybe it's been improved for PC in some way. I always thought it had potential.
It's not even been out for years. It very literally came out this summer.
Josh Oct 9, 2012 @ 5:30pm 
Originally posted by Zorlac:
Originally posted by SkEyE:
I've had it on iOS for years. It's a fun concept but at least on iOS there just wasn't much variety in play and it started getting old pretty fast. They started trying to add in-app purchases and I think that rather killed it. I am curious as to what OneNeptune reports back; maybe it's been improved for PC in some way. I always thought it had potential.
It's not even been out for years. It very literally came out this summer.

He said that he had it on the Apple iOS for years. not that he had it on steam for years. Learn to read before you go mouthing off :-)
LordHadron Oct 9, 2012 @ 8:23pm 
Originally posted by Zorlac:
Originally posted by SkEyE:
I've had it on iOS for years. It's a fun concept but at least on iOS there just wasn't much variety in play and it started getting old pretty fast. They started trying to add in-app purchases and I think that rather killed it. I am curious as to what OneNeptune reports back; maybe it's been improved for PC in some way. I always thought it had potential.
It's not even been out for years. It very literally came out this summer.

The iOS version was released on December 20th, 2009. Pay attention before you attack people for their correct statements with an incorrect statement of your own.
http://appshopper.com/games/babel-rising
Last edited by LordHadron; Oct 9, 2012 @ 8:23pm
Legacyfire Oct 9, 2012 @ 9:50pm 
Originally posted by OneNeptune:
I went ahead and bought it, I'm downloading it now, I'll report back later!
*9 Hours Later*

It was so bad he died!
Goser Oct 9, 2012 @ 11:20pm 
:D
ChunkyMonkey Oct 10, 2012 @ 3:55am 
Originally posted by SkEyE:
I've had it on iOS for years. It's a fun concept but at least on iOS there just wasn't much variety in play and it started getting old pretty fast. They started trying to add in-app purchases and I think that rather killed it. I am curious as to what OneNeptune reports back; maybe it's been improved for PC in some way. I always thought it had potential.

Are you sure you had it on iOS for years? It only came out for iPad few months ago. Was it under a different name? It actually was first seen on Xbox Live in the summer first as one of the kinect kinect games
ChunkyMonkey Oct 10, 2012 @ 4:09am 
Ok, I played this game on Xbox and I played a much much better version on the iPad. The game is not bad at all if you like games where you have to be quick to micromanage and time your attacks at these evil Babylonians. lol. It is somewhat of a humorous game. But the many powers you get and the circular nature of the tower around which you constantly have to move your camera makes it different enough from the many tower defense games that it may as well be worth a shot. I recommend you look at a few videos on youtube.

Just make sure to ignore the videos that show Xbox 360 gameplay. Ubisoft made the game run poorly for some reason.

Basically you get multitudes of workers go up the tower around the screw shaped circumference of the tower. As they near the top of the tower, which is not finished yet, they build it up more and more. Each of them is carrying a few bricks or a block. Then you go to further levels and in each attempt they attempt to build a better tower. They have more workers, workers run faster, they have priests go up with them. Priests use some kind of spells to protect or accelerate the workers.
You on the other hand, have various power we might associate as "Acts of God' You could roll down a boulder at them. It smashes them like in Greek myth of Sysyphus who rolls a boulder up, then runs away from it as it rolls at him. You can use fire and brimstone to rain on these Babylonians. Earth based powers like localized earthquakes, cracks.

Basically this is not a very sophisticated game, but if you like quality 3D defense games this one is not bad at all. At least it looks very different from other games. Of course in the future Steam will have it for much less than $5.00, but if you are bored $5 is not too much. Game is made by Ubisoft so it is better polished than some random game.
Mr. Fibble Oct 10, 2012 @ 4:23am 
Played the ps3 demo and didnt like the controls so am curious about how it plays on pc in that way.

Didnt know it was an iOS game but from what I saw on the ps3 it would work fairly well for that format. I'm usually wary of buying app games on pc that have transferred over becuase the price hike is moderately insane at times.
craig2345 Oct 10, 2012 @ 6:26am 
Originally posted by OneNeptune:
I'll report back later!

OK?
aztechrome Nov 7, 2012 @ 8:08pm 
I played a "liberated" version of this game, because of all the skeptical review. It's pretty one-dimensional, but I enjoyed it, because I wasn't expecting more than a few quick sessions on the game, and not much multiplayer action at all. I like the game, but it's buggy as heck. I was used cheatengine to freeze the god-power meters at max. I thought it was because of the hack, but when i played through without using any alterations, it kept freezing whenever i used the fireball power. Unplayable. Maybe there's a patch, but I'm waiting for this one to go to $2.50 or less. I suggest you do also.
Gasher52x Dec 3, 2012 @ 8:08pm 
horrible game its feels unfinished completly. 3 different maps four powers (each has 2 attacks)
you need a xbox controller for co-op. also you cant use wind in sandbox or missions so i cant play mission 5. DO NOT BUY IT 0/10 is my rating
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