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Babel Rising Mobile Review


Android Mobile Game

$4.99

Website

Google Play Store

Developer – Ubisoft

 

 

 

 

 

By: Daizoren

Hoping to bring some fun and entertainment to the idea of being your own god, Babel Rising gives you powers beyond that of mere mortals in order to bring down fury and spite against your defiant creations. Does this god simulator end up being all it’s cracked up to be? Or is being a god more than one mortal could do?

Graphics

For a mobile title, Babel Rising does a decent job of showing you all that is going on. Your enemies can be small at times and hard to pin point, but when you have abilities that hurt multiples, it doesn’t make much of a difference. The environments are well off enough that you can grasp where you are and what you’re doing. Special moves have a special aesthetic to them but none of them seem to be very overwhelming in their appearance. Babel Rising isn’t trying to wow the player with it’s graphics. It merely presents wat it needs to get by.

Gameplay

Starting out, some of the powers you’ll receive might get you excited for what is to come. Lightning strikes, fire abilities, boulders and other attacks make it seem like you have control over anything you want. As time goes on, however, you’ll find yourself resorting to a very set number of abilities and techniques to get by and nothing seems to ever progress except for the length of each gaming session. Timed levels ask for a lot when you’re playing something that is meant to be a mobile, pick up and play type of title. Other levels ask for a high number of kills before you are done and this can take a long time as well. If you’re looking for something to have short spurts of gaming sessions, you should probably look elsewhere.

Sound

There’s nothing really special to the sound of Babel Rising. The music is pretty mundane and most times you’ll never even notice it. Effects like lightning and fire all sound pretty normal and nothing special about any of them. The only saving grace to the sound is when you kill a character. They’re tiny voices can garner a laugh or two from time to time, but even that enjoyment seems to fade after time.

Replay Value

For as long as the campaign is, Babel Rising doesn’t seem to hold a lot of replay value because the campaign itself can be a hassle just to get through. Each level seems to be a lot of the same thing, despite some new abilities being unlocked as you go. To think that you might want to play the game over again seems hard to fathom with a title that is this repetitive.

Recap

Pros

  • Decent Graphics
  • Funny voices
  • Fun at first

Cons

  • Mundane gameplay
  • Bland environments
  • Same thing over and over
  • No replay value

For a title that tries to put the powers of a god in your hands, you feel more like you’re just doing a chore by smiting characters over and over again. With a lack of new abilities and branching them out into greater powers (Only 3 per power) this title seems to fall short of something that could have been a lot more fun.

Graphics – 7.5

Gameplay – 5

Sound – 5

Replay Value – 2

Overall – 4.9

*Note: This review was based on playing Babel Rising on a Samsung Galaxy S II*

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One response

  1. Anonymous

    games requires you to connect to a server to play yet it doesnt even backup your data so if you accidently delete game or take it off for space temporarily youll lose every thing except what you pay for. meaning if you had tons of stuff you earned without it or even some of paid stuff you lose everything else and have to start completely over. so dont waste you money for ingame currency because thats the only thing youll get back if has to be reinstalled to your iphone or ipad.

    October 12, 2012 at 4:40 am

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