Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution Gameplay Review

I'm playing Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution, a turn-based strategy game by High Tale Studios.

The game features a very repetitive campaign of twenty-five levels. The initial setups are very unfair, favoring the AI opponent by granting them superior numbers of units and defenses; it does not take long in the campaign to reach the point where the enemy advantage is too great to progress any further. Multiplayer games can occur both locally and online, but there are no balanced skirmishes against the AI. Each turn, a selection of basic units and defenses are drawn at random; placing three of the same type of unit next to each other will combine into one upgraded unit. This action also awards acorns, which can be spent on one-turn buffs to attack, defense, or base health. Strategies are limited due to the small roster of units available. Once one side has a numerical superiority, the game is over as it’s impossible to come from behind. As a bland strategy game with severe campaign balance issues and limited unit variety, taking part in the Rodent Revolution is not recommended.