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Fury of the Gods

For: iPad   Also on: iPhone

Furiously boring

Product: Fury of the Gods | Developer: Spectral Games | Publisher: Chillingo | Format: iPad | Genre: Action, Simulation, Tower defence | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
 
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Let's be honest - having the power to smite your enemies with bolts of lightning or squish them under your giant finger is something we've all wanted to do from time to time. It's not that we're crazy. It's just that revenge fantasies are fun.

Unfortunately, though, Fury of the Gods tells a different tale. Slaughtering innocents with forces of nature and your fat digits isn't fun. It's a bit repetitive, and you end up with tired fingers and a wandering mind.

Why hast thou forsaken me?

The game is sort of like a tower defence title, but your fingers are the towers. You play one of three Greek gods, and your job is to defend your temple from an influx of disgruntled mortals who think that you've forsaken them. Upset by this accusation, you decide the best course of action is to murder them all.

IAPs explained
You use the gold coins you earn in game to buy the upgrades and powers that make you a more viable slaughter machine, but if you don't have enough you can buy some more.

The cheapest pack costs 69p for 2000, with the most expensive costing £13.99 for 150,000. You'll usually have enough money to buy what you need when it unlocks, though.

You can also purchase the "Ultimate Power", which clears your temple of attackers. You get three for 69p or 12 for £1.99.
To begin with you're tapping on the human soldiers tramping over your patch of Mount Olympus. They have set paths to follow, but it only takes a few blows from your mighty digit before they're squished out of existence.

You can pinch-zoom and swoop around your little island shrine, and you'll need to, because those pesky humans wander in from all sides.

As the levels progress the invaders get tougher, acquiring shiny god-proof armour from somewhere, and inventing archery. You'll need to use combinations of taps and special powers to take these interlopers down.

So you'll throw lightning bolts, drop meteors, or call forth tornadoes in order to stop the advances. You can even call upon mythical guardians to protect your temple, with the Cyclops and the Kraken only too happy to answer your call.

God botherers

It all sounds reasonably exciting, but in reality Fury of the Gods is an overwhelmingly dull game. You tap on the little men until they're dead, or smash them to chunks with a storm, and then you do the same thing again. And again.

You can upgrade your tools and buy new powers, but in the end you're just tapping away at a stream of podgy, justifiably angry men.

It looks nice enough and everything works, but, somehow, Fury of the Gods manages to make being a vengeful deity feel like the blandest occupation in the universe.
 
Fury of the Gods
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Harry Slater | 8 March 2013
A dull little game that makes being a deity feel decidedly average, Fury of the Gods isn't worth your time
 
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