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For those that are veterans of the iOS gaming scene the Babel Rising series is far from new. Originally released back in winter of 2009, the title was a smashing success, which paved the way from many bite-sized games that would soon follow in its humanity punishing footsteps. But would a jump to three dimensions be enough to justify a new release? Only the gods will know for sure…
Lets just get the big questions out of the way right off the bat. Are you once again a vengeful deity, hell-bent on raining down death and destruction on those below? Absolutely. Do you have many different ways to cause obscene amounts of damage? Heck yes. Is Babel Rising 3D a natural evolution of the brand? Pretty much. Just don’t go in expecting groundbreaking changes that will forever modify the world of Babel.
As the campaign progresses, your virtual destructor will be augmented with a wide variety of different element inspired powers, all of which can be dispensed using a series of different swipes, pokes and pinches. The main modification, as the name might imply, is that this time around the tower climbs skyward in a corkscrew-like form. This means that in order to effective hedge off the heathens at the pass, players must be well aware of their surroundings and rotate thusly, or otherwise risk rather sudden failure.
It will not take long for players to become well versed in fail states, because it will happen on a semi-frequent basis. While Babel Rising 3D has a twisted and dark outlook on the miniscule human life, it finds its own ways to reap revenge on the player. This is not an experience that is for the faint of heart. All it takes is one moment of wavering concentration and the peasants will gain the upper hand.
Looking at the game simply from a fiscal point of view, Babel Rising 3D costs only a dollar more than its two dimensional predecessor. The sheer wealth of gameplay alone makes the investment well worth it. So get out there and raise some hell, er, heaven.