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Monsters Rising
Street fighting (horse-headed) man
by James Nouch 19/11/2013
Product: Monsters Rising
Developer: Nine Tails Studios
Publisher: Nine Tails Studios
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Strategy
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Monsters Rising is an eccentric grab bag of ideas, one that borrows from real-time strategy games, Streets of Rage-style brawlers, and Chinese folklore in near-equal measure.

And its narrative setup is pretty exuberant to boot. Following a failed undead uprising, the grasping denizens of the underworld have tasked their monstrous military with subjugating the world above.

As such, it's your job to lead a squad of misshapen beasties in a campaign against humanity - destroying property, putting down armed resistance, and racking up the XP while you're at it.

Oh, that reminds me, Monsters Rising features RPG elements too, and in-between bouts you'll be levelling-up and studying skill trees. ...
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Summary
Monsters Rising is eccentric, repetitive, attractive, and fussy - often all at once. It's interesting and often enjoyable, but flawed
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 6
Value: 7
Innovation: 7
Overall: 6
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