Ubisoft Inc.’s Babel Rising is a standard strategy title for the Xbox Live division of Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 that relays basic action elements to prevent the construction of the tower of Babel.

In Babel Rising, users play as God to prevent humans from building the tower of Babel. Users can wield four elemental powers from fire, water, earth, and air to prevent workers and priests to construct the tower. Workers carry stones, priests can shield workers with magic and siege towers help both to access upper levels faster.

Controls are easy with the left analog for map rotation and the right analog for cursor movement. The controller face buttons deploy each elemental action, while holding the left trigger can charge up a particular power for deadlier elements.

Missions are straight-forward with a line of humans walking in one direction to try to assemble the tower. Users won’t have much of an issue to combat any human. Even priests can only prevent from one element at a time.

The title includes survival modes to see how long players can continually prevent construction, and local or online multiplayer options to compete against holding the least construction or co-op to work together against the humans.

The graphics engine is solid at 60 frames-per-second. The destruction of tiny humans with waves of elemental powers is well-represented against detailed construction zones. The music is light but it repeats heavily.

Babel Rising is a decent download strategy offering. The title doesn’t hold much of a challenge in a God vs. humans scenario, but it can hold a fair amount of almighty fun for casual strategy fans.

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