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Review Olympus Rising
Join the battle for Mount Olympus
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 25 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Fun combat mechanics, good graphics, mixes tower defense gameplay together
Game tries to play itself during tutorial, can’t choose where buildings are placed
In Olympic Rising for Android, Mount Olympus has been overrun by evil. In the tutorial mission, you’re guided on how to take back Mount Olympus, and you’ll need to master everything you learn in order to continue to reclaim Zeus’ throne.
I was a little amazed by all this game had to offer. Initially, I thought this game was really similar to being a MOBA because you’re thrown in a lane, you call creeps and you try to take down towers until you get to the enemy base. But then I realized this is a really dynamic tower defense game. You’ll play as a hero and lead your team through the path of other players in order to reclaim land and gain additional resources.
When you’re not on the offensive, the game becomes sort of a city builder. Unfortunately, all you’re really doing is purchasing buildings that are then automatically placed in predetermined spots within your city. What you can do, however, is create a path to your base while setting up defenses along the way. Oddly enough, you don’t need to try and stroll through your defense in order to have it approved. You can literally make it as cheesy as you want it to be.
Olympus Rising has a lot going for it. Fans of the tower defense genre will probably have a lot to like about it, but it’s a completely new take on the formula that I’m sure not everyone will appreciate. I think the city building aspects could be improved, but overall, I had a ton of fun with this game!