Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder (Review)
For those unfamiliar with Rock of Ages, you basically roll a giant boulder down a course in order to eventually crash through your opponent's castle and roll over them. Meanwhile, they're trying to do the same to you on an identical course. This aspect of the gameplay feels very similar to Super Monkey Ball. That's not all, however, as both players can set up defenses when they're not in rolling mode in the hopes of slowing down or even destroying their foe's boulder. It's a fantastic combination of genres that makes for some tense and enjoyable matches. Placing traps in tight corners and watching your opponent get snagged then rolling over their catapults is so much fun. Once you finally break through their castle door and win the match, it feels awesome.
Obviously, Rock of Ages doesn't take itself seriously and its wacky story sequences definitely solidify that notion. They're very reminiscent of the animated portions from Monty Python's Flying Circus and will have you either laughing out loud or scratching your head while wondering just what the heck is going on. Whichever way you look at it, you have to admire the humour on display here.