Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder (PlayStation 4) Review

By André Eriksson 13.10.2017

Review for Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder on PlayStation 4

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder mixes racing, tower defence, and slightly historically inaccurate sketches together into a big pot and rolls it out to break into the consoles of eager players looking for a good laugh. Will the historical satire and race/tower defence gameplay be rock solid enough? Read on as Cubed3 rolls through Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder! After tackling the Xbox One release at the end of August, Cubed3 now takes a look at the PlayStation 4 edition.

There is a certain thing about tower defence titles that has left people hanging forever. How would it feel like to play both as the attacking and defending part at once? How would one go about being a mob in those endless sadistic maze-like constructions? What if people got to build their our own maze, as well, and see who does best travelling through them?

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder gives the feeling of this by its gameplay that takes the best of both the tower defence and racing game worlds and shuffles them up into a neat experience dashed with some historically (in)accurate humour that makes it hard to at least not laugh while playing it.

Screenshot for Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder on PlayStation 4

The humour and gameplay are rock solid, and the game comes with over a dozen interesting and challenging levels to explore and master to unlock new boulders and historical characters to star as their avatars, and eventually going up against other people either locally or via online. While the humour is great and the gameplay solid, there is sadly not that much longevity in Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder.

The problem is that it grows old quickly. A lot of the enjoyment in Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder is reliant on humour, and the sad truth is that after hearing a joke enough times it gets old. While the online multiplayer does offer the potential for a lot of fun, the nature of Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder makes it a better fit for local fun rather than online gameplay as much of the joy comes from laughter shared about the silliness of the nature of the game.

It can't be denied, though, that whenever Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder is going to get picked up, it is going to be the heart of the party and will quickly become a regular guest at local multiplayer gaming evenings, and it can't be denied that it will keep on delivering, unless it overstays its welcome, that is. Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder hits exactly the spot it aims at, to be a fun, light-hearted racer with tower defence elements. It scratches an itch many didn't know they had, but after playing this they might need to scratch it more often...

Screenshot for Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder on PlayStation 4

Cubed3 Rating

7/10
Rated 7 out of 10

Very Good - Bronze Award

Rated 7 out of 10

It is difficult to not get pulled in by the insane humour and fun, solid, gameplay delivered with Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder. It is both a perfect solo player game to play through once or maybe twice, and a great multiplayer game to pick up with friends on social gatherings. The simple, yet fun nature of it is like a good joke everyone gets and rolls along with, even if they have heard it before.

Developer

ACE Team

Publisher

Atlus

Genre

Strategy

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  7/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  0 (0 Votes)

European release date Out now   North America release date Out now   Japan release date None   Australian release date Out now   

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