Virtual Villagers: New Believers
Challenging, time-consuming, yet fun! :)
I'm a fan of the virtual villagers series. :) I'm the kind of person that just likes big virtual worlds (lands), and interactive games like the villagers games. Well, it's not really that interactive, but kind of. :p I have usually only played the downloaded 1 hour-free gameplay on the first couple of games, lol. I actually bought the tree of life one because it was so interesting. And I completed the game. The fun thing is that even after you have completed the game, which technically means you solved all of the puzzles, there is still more to the game than that. This just means that your village should have no more worries.
And then I bought this one, Virtual Villagers:New Believers just last week. :D Okay, this is a little bit more different but still very enjoyable. :3 It think it's the most challenging in the series yet. But that isn't a bad thing if you like challenges. I admit, I use walkthroughs. Well, you kind of have too. But even if you have the right instruction, you still have to put some effort into getting everything right so you can complete each puzzle. (Totally not important but I named my village SoulKeep, lol. It makes me their god muahahahah ;D) I recommend that when you have time to be on the computer that you set the game speed to fast, because the villagers work pretty slow until you have enough learning or science Tech and stuff. When you're away for like a couple of hours, just set the speed on normal. When you're away for like 6 hours set it on slow. LOL. If you're gonna be away for days you might aswell set it on pause...because a lot of things can go wrong if you aren't watching them. This applies to all of the games in this series.
In this game there are these masked people called Heathens. This is a new feature. (And they don't like your 5 or 6? chosen villagers..you know, when you start the game...you have to choose 5 people) I recommend choosing a pregnant villager, a grown man, two children, and another grown woman. You need all the help you can get and children are very important. In this part of Isola, you are going to need Faith. It's also a new skill, and before you all groan, it's actually pretty easy. You have to choose (any grown) villager and have them talk to the heathens with blue masks, (drag and drop). YOU CAN ONLY TALK TO BLUE MASKS. :( If you keep using the same villager, you will notice their faith skill will fill up. Use many different villagers when you can, so you can have several masters in faith. I don't know if it matters at all, because I haven't gotten that far in the game. ;D A light will keep blinking above their head after you talk to them. And that means they don't want to talk to you anymore. Don't worry, when the light disappears you can talk to them again. When these blue masks gain faith in you, they will surrender and join your tribe, lol. Next, there is these mysterious (4) purple masks. You can't talk to them, yet they don't harm you. They are part of a puzzle, you can figure that out on your own. :3 Then there are the red masks, they're the bad mother truckers that you can't even be near them because they will scare your villagers so bad. Villagers run away from them. The last color heathen is the orange masks, ohhh boy, they are so annoying! They will "chase intruders", so villagers run away from them too. They disrupt work sometimes, so just use a random villager to be chased, to direct them elsewhere. OH, and they make a funny sound LOL, but it's annoying too. INGWHAOHHWAA! Yes, all these types of heathens will eventually be converted, I read. :)
The reason I gave the fun factor four bars, is because sometimes people that play this game know that some things are repetitive. Especially when you are stuck on a puzzle. But it is always really fun. I love this game because there are so many things you can do. And this villager game has a mysterious vibe to it (just like these villager games always are), and the music is good too. The villagers have changed a little bit, I think too. But not dramatically...I kinda wish they would upgrade on that...LOL. ;) (And by they, I mean the creators of the game) Because the villagers just always look the same, and not to be racist, but they are almost always the same skin color. Just their hair and eye color changes, and clothes. I don't think the creators of the game realize that this game is a phenomenon, at least to me. :D Not forcing to upgrade, because they always change it up a little every new game. And it's great to have your own idea. :3 Because this is a great idea. Villagers stuck on an island, working together, solving mysteries, having fun. :) I will always enjoy these games.
Another new feature is powers. Yes, powers! :D But you can't use them on a whim. You need energy, lol. :( But it fills up without you noticing. ;) The only source of food you will have for a little while is the Noni fruit bush. Use the bee power to keep refilling the bush, so you won't run out of food.
I like the butterfly power, it's cute when all the kids come together and play, lol. There are...I think, more than 10 powers,...but you have to keep unlocking each one. I'm not sure how each one is unlocked...I think the combination of achievements, collections, and puzzles gives you power. Not sure.
I look forward to try to finish completing my puzzles. And achievements...:p Collections are hard though! :P I also hope I can make soup, I've always liked doing that. XD And of course...getting all the heathens to believe in me. ;) Use a walkthrough, it's challenging and you will get confused!
Well, this is all I can think about right now. And I think I have given helpful information, and have given a clear review on Virtual Villagers:New Believers. :) If you have free time, you should buy this game! Happy village-ing! :)
November 27, 2011
Very clever and challenging Strategy game!
This is a particularly clever and challenging strategy game! It's one of the best of the Virtual Villager series. In New Believers, it's a little different from the others: you try to accomplish various tasks with active interruptions, obstacles that scare your villagers away, and try to influence and convert non-believers into believers and therefore join the tribe. It's very well done, and quite challenging. The sounds and graphics and music are very good, too. Another great family game, as well as escape game. If you like the Virtual Villager series, this is another great one, with a little twist - you'll love it!
December 28, 2011
Who doesn't love the Virtual Villagers series?
I have to say that this is my favorite Virtual Villagers so far. The only thing that seemed to have changed (while I was playing the game) is that I don't have so many events with choices coming up. I love the extra challenge and having to think and do trial and error.
The game is not a fast game, and I'll admit that I don't want to miss a thing, so I don't use real time in the gameplay unless I'm around the game to where I can see certain things.
I love all of the Virtual Villagers, but this one has been probably the most fun (so far), although the great thing about this game is that you can always come back later and play it again, and you'll still have fun.
November 11, 2011
Most unique villigers so far
I think this game is my second favorite in the series. The game has a completly different plot than all the rest of the virtual villigers so far.This version has some god type abilities that you unlock, such as releasing a swarm of bees, bringing down a bolt of lightning, cloud of rain, or an earthquake. It took me longer to beat this one than any of the rest in the virtual vigger series. If you never played the Virtual Villagers before and you love time management games, then you will love this game too. You get train you villigers to heal, gather food, build, solve puzzle, convert heathens,have babies, and you can see them grow up. The heathens can be converted and join your tribem,some heathens are more difficult than others. If you have played the other games and loved them, this one will not dissapoint you. If you are new to the game, if you love time management games, then you will love this game too. This series is one that I have loved for years, I play it, beat it, and come back to it many months later to do it again.
February 13, 2012
Not A Game You Can Beat Quickly
Fans of Virtual Villagers will like this addition. Like all the others, the game plays in real time and so your villagers continue without you when you leave your computer. The masked heathens give it a more challenging twist than the others, making tasks slightly more difficult to complete. Also there seems to be more objects to find for the collections giving you more to do while you wait for your little people to finish their tasks.
November 16, 2011
I tried it free and it was great!
November 14, 2011
I like Virtual Villagers
I LOVE THIS GAME IT IS VERY SIMPLE BUT VERY FUN !
December 8, 2011
A Truely Fun Game
I have always loved strategy games, and this is the best Virtual Villagers game that I have played. (So far, anyway.) Two thumbs up!
January 25, 2012
Loved It, Cant Wait For No6!!!
The best VV game so far!! More for you to do than just sit and wait around. Hope they bring out No6 soon!1
January 14, 2012
By Far My Personal Favorite
You read the title right! Of all the V.V. Games I have EVER played, this is probably my favorite. I can't explain all of it in a paragraph so I'll do a Q and A.
Q: Why would you enjoy a game where you destroy a religion, strip them of their masks, and tear down their totems?
A: Obviously this has been asked before, so I'll make this quick. They are NOT happy, have you ever even waved over their totems to read what they are called? "Hunger" "Sadness" "Anger" etc. If this were real, then the people would be holding on to them because they probably hope they will care for them, so If converted to a hopeful...
Q: Why is it so fun? I mean, they do everything FOR you!
A: No they don't. You have to make them achieve goals, nothing will just get up and automatically serve you ya know!
Q: Do you like the Angry Heathens?
A: Honestly, I don't. But I will say one thing... IT IS SUPPOSE TO BE HARD! Without those people then it would just be too easy!
This is my personal Question and Answer page. This is perfect for the addicted Gamer. I hope you found it helpful!
December 16, 2012