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Oil Rush

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100
LinuxSoftpedia
Even if I watched the development of Oil Rush for almost a year, I didn't see it coming. It's a beautiful game, with a core mechanic that will probably start its own genre. It may have some faults, but none of them is too great to prevent anyone from playing or enjoying it. It's viewed mostly like an extravagant indie game, but if this is not A+ quality, then I don't know what it is. Every Linux fan out there has to realize that the days when games were for "other platforms" have come to an end, and the harbinger of the new gaming era on Linux is Oil Rush.
80
Macintosh3D Juegos
El que estemos ante un título tan intenso y frenético sin que pierda por el camino su componente estratégico nos demuestra que incluso en este género tan trillado, todavía hay espacio para disfrutar de nuevas experiencias de juego. Y eso es algo que suple con creces su falta de profundidad o la poca variedad de unidades de combate que presenta. En definitiva, un juego muy notable al que se debería dar, al menos, una oportunidad.
80
Linux3D Juegos
El que estemos ante un título tan intenso y frenético sin que pierda por el camino su componente estratégico nos demuestra que incluso en este género tan trillado, todavía hay espacio para disfrutar de nuevas experiencias de juego. Y eso es algo que suple con creces su falta de profundidad o la poca variedad de unidades de combate que presenta. En definitiva, un juego muy notable al que se debería dar, al menos, una oportunidad.
80
Windows4Players.de
Oil Rush ist zwar kein großes Epos wie Dune, das kleine Echtzeit-Strategiespiel bietet aber eigentlich für fast jeden etwas: Einsteiger werden nicht erschlagen, Fortgeschrittene bei der Stange gehalten und Veteranen können am Schwierigkeitsgrad drehen, um auf ihre Kosten zu kommen. Obwohl das Szenario natürlich weit her geholt ist, ist die überschwemmte Welt dennoch vertraut genug, um nicht als störend empfunden zu werden. Spätestens in der zweiten Mission hat man akzeptiert, dass der Film Waterworld Pate stand, da einen das Spielgeschehen in seinen Bann zieht. Die Missionen der Kampagne sind zunächst einfach, werden aber zunehmend komplexer. Neue Boote und später Fluggeräte sorgen für Abwechslung bei der Hatz ums Öl, die einem auf hohem Schwierigkeitsgrad nicht einfach gemacht wird. Obgleich man nicht direkt in die Kämpfe eingreift, ist das Prinzip eine angenehme Abwechslung.
80
WindowsEurogamer.de
Letzten Endes ist Oil Rush also keines der klassischen Echtzeitstrategiespiele, sondern geht seinen eigenen Weg. Und zwar einen sehr guten, denn wenn man sich erst mal an das Spielprinzip des Titels gewöhnt hat, kommt man wunderbar damit zurecht. Und es ist auch mal ganz angenehm, sich nicht ständig auf den Basisbau und die Produktion von Einheiten konzentrieren zu müssen. Mag sein, dass es dem Spiel im Vergleich mit einem Command & Conquer so an Freiheiten mangelt, aber dennoch ist Oil Rush ein taktisches und flottes Strategiespiel, das eure grauen Zellen anstrengt und die richtige Vorgehensweise erfordert. Oder kurz gesagt: Ein äußerst unterhaltsames und kurzweiliges Spiel, das diese vergleichsweise kleine Investition mehr als wert ist.
80
LinuxMeristation
Oil Rush es un título que merece la pena, tanto por su elegante diseño como por su competencia técnica. La automatización de la producción y la ausencia de control directo puede echar para atrás a algún incondicional del RTS, pero el ritmo de juego es muy rápido y no hay lugar para aburrirse con todas las decisiones que hay que tomar y el fino equilibrio que hay que mantener entre ataque o defensa; por si fuera poco, la IA hace también un buen trabajo y sabe cómo buscar las cosquillas al contrincante. Podría ser mejor juego con más variedad de unidades y torretas defensivas, pero a este precio y dado lo que ofrece , tampoco es una críticia demasiado contundente. Muy recomendable para cualquiera interesado en la estrategia en general. Diseño elegante y gran interfaz. Técnicamente muy competentes y visualmente atractivo. Puede ser disfrutado por cualquiera mínimamente interesado en la estrategia. Gran relación calidad/precio/contenido.
80
WindowsMeristation
Oil Rush es un título que merece la pena, tanto por su elegante diseño como por su competencia técnica. La automatización de la producción y la ausencia de control directo puede echar para atrás a algún incondicional del RTS, pero el ritmo de juego es muy rápido y no hay lugar para aburrirse con todas las decisiones que hay que tomar y el fino equilibrio que hay que mantener entre ataque o defensa; por si fuera poco, la IA hace también un buen trabajo y sabe cómo buscar las cosquillas al contrincante. Podría ser mejor juego con más variedad de unidades y torretas defensivas, pero a este precio y dado lo que ofrece , tampoco es una críticia demasiado contundente. Muy recomendable para cualquiera interesado en la estrategia en general. Diseño elegante y gran interfaz. Técnicamente muy competentes y visualmente atractivo. Puede ser disfrutado por cualquiera mínimamente interesado en la estrategia. Gran relación calidad/precio/contenido.
80
Windows3D Juegos
El que estemos ante un título tan intenso y frenético sin que pierda por el camino su componente estratégico nos demuestra que incluso en este género tan trillado, todavía hay espacio para disfrutar de nuevas experiencias de juego. Y eso es algo que suple con creces su falta de profundidad o la poca variedad de unidades de combate que presenta. En definitiva, un juego muy notable al que se debería dar, al menos, una oportunidad.
80
WindowsDarkZero
I was genuinely surprised at how engrossing and fun Oil Rush was to play even though it’s light on the RTS elements. Some mechanics might be slightly frustrating because of the limitation of the control system, but the way the game is designed is a perfect candidate for people who are scared off by the complexity and deep learning curve customarily linked to appreciating the modern day RTS game. Oil Rush could have been an all graphics, no gameplay showcase for Unigine, but somehow they have managed to make a neat looking and refreshing RTS that makes for a great evening in front of the computer.
80
WindowsDestructoid
What could have been a messy title merely created to showcase the Unigine Engine has turned out to be a surprisingly polished and deep strategy game. Oil Rush isn't just a joy to behold in action, but manages to make an old genre feel fresh while looking the part.
78
WindowsMultiplayer.it
Oil Rush è un RTS solido, bello da vedere, con un buon numero di missioni e un ottimo grado di sfida. Gli sviluppatori hanno inserito un bel po' di unità e postazioni differenti, un sistema di potenziamenti semplice da utilizzare e meccaniche immediate ma tutt'altro che prive di spessore, considerando il valore strategico in campo. Si tratta dunque di un acquisto consigliato agli amanti del genere, con le uniche perplessità rappresentate in primo luogo dall'uso della mappa strategica, che purtroppo finisce per catturare tutta la nostra attenzione, specie quando la missione va per le lunghe; in secondo da alcune dinamiche che possono portare a fastidiosi stalli, semplicemente perché gli avversari non devono sottostare alle nostre stesse limitazioni e possono invece permettersi di seguire rotte "alternative", andando a colpire indisturbati le nostre basi meno difese.
77
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Ich hatte viel Spaß mit Oil Rush, obwohl ich anfangs skeptisch war. Dass ich meine Schiffchen nicht hinschicken kann wo ich will, fand ich anfangs doof. Und entscheiden, welche Einheiten ich wann baue, darf ich auch nicht - so geht doch viel taktische Tiefe verloren! Nach und nach habe ich dann aber gemerkt, wie ausgeklügelt das Konzept eigentlich ist. Größere Schlachten haben so fast schon etwas von einem Schachspiel. Schade nur, dass es so wenige Einheiten- und Turmtypen gibt. Da hätte mich ein bisschen mehr Variation schon gefreut. Trotzdem: Oil Rush ein echter Geheimtipp für Genre-Fans.
75
WindowsGame Arena
For an engine company, Unigine has displayed some solid design with Oil Rush. It plays just as good as it looks, and offers a less micro-intensive strategy alternative. At its heart, it’s all about unit distribution, and gathering that critical mass of firepower to shift the momentum in your favour. Try your luck with the online matchmaker, but if you can gather the friends or family to continue your naval battles with, you’ll have a much better experience. Just remember: oil and blood don’t mix.
73
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
In praktisch keiner Disziplin erreicht Oil Rush das Top-Niveau, das man von Vollpreisspielen erwartet. Das mag hart klingen, doch für mich geht das in Ordnung - Oil Rush ist nun mal ein Budget-Spiel für den kleinen Geldbeutel und als ein solches macht es immer noch eine ziemlich gute Figur: schöne Optik, einige nette Missionsideen, ein unverbrauchtes Setting und dazu ein solider Mehrspielermodus – für 16 Euro kann man da nicht viel falsch machen, trotz der öden Story.
72
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Unigine Corp heeft haar eerste telg in het diepe gegooid. Dankzij het spectaculaire uiterlijk maakt het een fraaie plons, maar het heeft nog heel wat multiplayer spelers nodig om te blijven drijven.
72
LinuxHooked Gamers
The occasional reset of the graphics settings and empty multiplayer server lists may deter some potential buyers, but all in all this game is a healthy mix of the two genres and plays surprisingly well as such. Despite my many grievances, I found myself thoroughly enjoying it. The annoying voices faded into the background as I struggled to pump forces into a platform being over-run, and the duplicity of fighting in the frozen north while the polar caps are supposedly melted was forgotten in the sheer beauty of the landscape. This game is a sum of its parts, not its flaws, and deserves to be played. If you have 20$ to spare, get Oil Rush. You may not find anyone to play online with, but it is sure to challenge your tactical wits.
70
MacintoshJeuxvideo.com
Oil Rush constitue une bonne petite surprise pour les amateurs de jeux de stratégie à qui la micro-gestion refile des boutons. Le titre n'est pas très sexy en solo mais il trouve tout son intérêt lorsque l'on affronte un autre joueur. On remarque que le jeu bénéficie d'une superbe réalisation et qu'il constitue une véritable vitrine technologique pour le travail des petits gars de Unigine Corp.
70
Windowsallaboutgames.co.uk
Enjoyable, pleasant to look at, but possibly in need of tuning to a target audience. Oil Rush is well worth a look if you're into strategy gaming.
70
Macintoshallaboutgames.co.uk
Enjoyable, pleasant to look at, but possibly in need of tuning to a target audience. Oil Rush is well worth a look if you're into strategy gaming.
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Linuxallaboutgames.co.uk
Enjoyable, pleasant to look at, but possibly in need of tuning to a target audience. Oil Rush is well worth a look if you're into strategy gaming.
70
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Oil Rush constitue une bonne petite surprise pour les amateurs de jeux de stratégie à qui la micro-gestion refile des boutons. Le titre n'est pas très sexy en solo mais il trouve tout son intérêt lorsque l'on affronte un autre joueur. On remarque que le jeu bénéficie d'une superbe réalisation et qu'il constitue une véritable vitrine technologique pour le travail des petits gars de Unigine Corp.
70
WindowsEveryeye.it
Il gameplay semplice ed intuitivo rende le meccaniche di gioco facili da apprendere, ma difficili da gestire. Una IA agguerrita e competitiva garantisce, ai massimi livelli, un grado di sfida che non appartiene a questa generazione, caratterizzato da repentini capovolgimenti di fronte e disfatte improvvise. Tuttavia, grazie ad un'azione veloce e ad un riscontro visivo di tutto rispetto, difficilmente avvertiremo la frustrazione tipica del genere. Sfortunatamente Oil Rush viene eccessivamente penalizzato dall'inesperienza di Unigine, punto di riferimento nell'ambiente del benchmark ma nuova a simili produzioni. La longevità del titolo risente molto dei difetti di una campagna in single-player poco interessante, e di un multiplayer -eccezionale- che non può essere sfruttato a dovere per mancanza di una fan base numerosa ed attiva. Perciò ne consigliamo l'acquisto soltanto con un poker d'amici, o se siete sicuri di avere qualcuno con cui giocarlo.
68
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Oil Rush — далеко не шедевр, и едва ли благодарные потомки воздвигнут ей памятник. Тем не менее, разработчиков можно поздравить с удачным дебютом. Нескучный «сингл», веселый мультиплеер (скоротечные схватки 1х1 и 2х2 — самое то для вечернего досуга), красивая графическая обертка… Эх, возможностей маловато! За пару дней вы облазите игру вдоль и поперек, но — вот в чём фокус — будете с удовольствием вспоминать о потраченном времени.
65
WindowsGameAspect.com
Should you play Oil Rush? The short answer: Yes. While Oil Rush has copious amounts of infuriating escort missions and empty online lobbies for multiplayer, the core of the game is still solid. Getting into skirmish mode against the computer or finding an opponent in multiplayer allows you to see more of what the game has to offer. While not being as snappy and refreshing as many of the free Tower Defense games online, Oil Rush still adds a fine layer graphical improvement and a neat wub-wub soundtrack to keep things going at a steady pace.
65
LinuxGameAspect.com
Should you Play Oil Rush? The short answer: Yes, especially if you are a Linux user. While Oil Rush has copious amounts of infuriating escort missions and empty online lobbies for multiplayer, the core of the game is still solid. Getting into skirmish mode against the computer or finding an opponent in multiplayer allows you to see more of what the game has to offer. While not being as snappy and refreshing as many of the free Tower Defense games online, Oil Rush still adds a fine layer graphical improvement and a neat wub-wub soundtrack to keep things going at a steady pace.
65
WindowsXGN
Oil Rush is een game die op het eerste gezicht erg simpel is maar naarmate de levels moeilijker worden steeds meer lagen begint te tonen. Hoeveel man zul je achter moeten laten bij deze toren om het level tot een goed einde te brengen? Dat soort vragen zullen regelmatig door je hoofd spoken tijdens dit spel. Helaas is de game wel erg beperkt en valt het ook snel in de herhaling waardoor we geen hoge score kunnen noteren. Als Unigine Corp. het over een tijdje nog eens probeert met een game die meer variatie en vrijheid biedt, dan kan Oil Rush als franchise nog een hele mooie toekomst tegemoet gaan!
65
WindowsGamers Daily News
Unigine Corp. did a good job in developing Oil Rush. If it wasn’t for the terrible voice acting, wonky unit control scheme, and lacking multiplayer, this would be an amazing game. Some may say that by being able to select the percentage of units to send to the next platform should be enough control, I will strongly disagree. RTS games require control and that is something I felt I did not have in Oil Rush. With that said, the graphics are what make this game enjoyable and entertaining to play. By being so visually stimulating, it kept me engaged enough to fire up the next mission (skipping the cut-scenes of course). But once a person goes through the Story mode, I don’t know if there is enough fun left in the Multiplayer and Quick Play modes in their current state to keep someone coming back. The $20 price tag seems a bit steep for this game right now, but I would still recommend checking it out if it goes on sale and there is a bigger multiplayer community.
65
WindowsIGN
Oil Rush offers a lighter style of strategy gameplay. It automates a large percentage of combat and production, challenging you to instead built turrets and manage fleet movement to capture and defend territory. The simple unit relationships and straightforward mechanics can be fun, though some of the gameplay elements beyond your control hinder the experience more than they should. The flawed story mode can be safely passed by, but if you're able to find an opponent online or skirmish against the AI it's easier to appreciate Oil Rush's strengths.
60
WindowsEurogamer.be
Hoewel net iets te licht om de echte strategiefanaat te kunnen bekoren, is er conceptueel weinig mis met Oil Rush. De uitvoering lijdt evenwel wat onder het gedwongen huwelijk van enkele genres en de drang van de ontwikkelaars om alles te oversimplifiëren, getuige daarvan de singleplayer campagne die eigenlijk dienst doet als bijzonder lang uitgesponnen tutorial. Wie echter voor niet veel geld een leuk instapje zoekt in het genre of een tussendoortje om enkele uren in skirmish of met wat vrienden te doden, zal met Oil Rush geen miskoop begaan.
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WindowsEurogamer.pt
De um modo geral, Oil Rush foi é uma experiência refrescante, que prova ser possível experimentar diferentes abordagens num género saturado de pequenas mecânicas com uma curva de aprendizagem longuíssima. Claro que a simplificação exagerada acaba por tornar a experiência demasiado limitada, e a falta de um pano de fundo narrativo coerente e apelativo tornam as nossas ações algo sem sentido. É assim um jogo original mas com pouca profundidade, e por isso acaba por destoar do próprio género. Tal como comecei por dizer, fica a abordagem para o futuro.
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WindowsGameSpot
The fusion of real-time strategy gameplay with elements traditionally associated with tower defense make Oil Rush an original game, but unfortunately it doesn't mold its novel concept into a consistently enjoyable experience. An uneven level of tactical depth and some boring missions are glaring flaws, but there's still some fun to be had in this watery world.
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WindowsIndie Game Reviewer
I still wonder if it’s just me – if I am somehow just not getting the gist of the game, but I consider myself fairly experienced, somewhat intelligent and not new to the genre and yet, I had little less than a painful time advancing through the levels. Maybe if the developer tweaks the balance, HUD and mechanics this will be a standout, but for now, I have to look elsewhere for my diversion (and my sanity). I give it an extra half point for solid graphic concepts and design.
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WindowsIronhammers
I love the idea of a simplified strategy game. The regulars will know I’m a huge advocate of the genre — and I’d have loved to be able to recommend Oil Rush as a title that offers a low barrier of entry to newcomers. But, as it stands, the decisions that make the game a success on paper, have been implemented in a way that breaks some of the fundamental aspects of strategy.
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WindowsIndie Game Magazine
What’s perhaps most frustrating about these faults is that they are completely typical of the RTS genre, it’s that what disappoints me most about Oil Rush; here we have an exciting new and ambitious take on the RTS formula, but one that cannot shake loose many of the genre’s typical faults and manages to invent a whole slew of its own at the same time. So much potential, and a complete failing to deliver on any of it.
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WindowsGameSpy
My single-player experience eventually devolved into me taking on enemy platforms one-by-one, and being flabbergasted when every unit available to me still couldn't muster enough firepower to take over a single one. In a situation designed for me to overcome an obstacle with the tools available, I had no choice but to send in wave after wave to grind down defenses and defeat this delaying of the inevitable. Multiplayer in Oil Rush proves far more successful -- playing against another human provided a much faster-paced experience with more interesting guesswork about where my opponent would send his units. I could easily see this becoming a fantastic board game -- heck, the graphics don't even seem necessary -- but until you see it in a cardboard-and-plastic format, Oil Rush is only fit for chum.