“Old legends surround the long forgotten kingdom of Ozolan. They tell stories about Chulua, the former Ruler of Ozolan, who is said to have buried himself in his treasury, using only his bare hands. But after Ozolans fall, no one ever heard of the kingdom or its king again. Only the legends survived the time and remain until today.
To learn the truth about Ozolan and Chulua you embark on an epic journey into the midst of a mythical nordic dwarven world. Are you ready to follow the legend of Ozolan and reveal the secret surrounding Chuluas treasure?”
After reading that intro, I have to admit, I was intrigued. “Well yea, I want to find this treasure!” I said. So I dove right into the game and got started.
The starting screen is nice and simple, the graphics are impressive and the soundtrack fits very well with the game. At times the feel reminds me very much of the original Amnesia games.
Initially I was confused by how the game mechanics worked (I still have no idea exactly how the spells work but they seem to help). You’re essentially playing a one-sided game of Pong and you are given one ball to clear the entire board. If you miss the ball with your paddle, the level resets on you. If you clear the level and knock everything down, you can power up your hero and move on to the next stage.
This game has the addicting feel of Angry Birds and after I started to get the hang of it I kept yelling at the ball to bounce the other way or yell at myself for not moving the paddle over fast enough. You’ll have fun, so long as you don’t throw your computer out the window in a rage-induced fit.
Coming out on Steam on May 4th, Ancient Rush 2 has all the potential to be another fun indie-game so be sure to check it out and let us know your thoughts!