Farm Frenzy: Viking Heroes
Thanking my lucky stars I got this with a Game Credit.
just to be clear I am a Farm Frenzy addict. I have every version and have played them numerous times. Love love love this series. I have been waiting and waiting for a new one and was sooooo psyched to see this.
This game is not finished, technically speaking. I absolutely could not play it. Like others have noted, the load time between screens is ridiculous. They need to just pull this one right now, fix it, and get back to us.
Otherwise, it seemed ok. Not great, not bad. They have changed the clicking sounds and I found they grated on my nerves, plus the screen seems a lot more cramped. Otherwise it seemed like a good ol' Farm Frenzy I would have wanted to play.
Can't say much else because I refused to play anymore with what I considered an unfinished game. I would definately say do not buy this until they fix the problems!
November 17, 2011
I own all of the Farm Frenzy games, usually I find them entertaining. This one however, was not! It started off with some guy riding a bicycle type balloon thing to "load"
the game, however, every time you click on a next button, this little bicycle riding guy rides across the screen, I went through this FOUR times just to start the game, every new screen, every next level, this guy has to ride across the screen, it's very slow and annoying.
Next, the game play was ok, but then it got very slow, like it overheated my computer and I finally just quit playing. I didn't get past even 10 levels because of the slow play.
November 12, 2011
way to slow; it takes more time for the timer "man" to cross the screen than it takes to download the game
November 23, 2011
Farm Frenzy: Viking Heroes
I loved the first few Farm Frenzy games. I own them all but replay Farm Frenzy 1 and 2 the most. This game will be right with them as well. Besides having the regular game play there is an adventure mode resulting in a total of 172 levels of fun. Some levels are easy but some levels are not and you must put your thinking caps on. I am so glad this came out this year because I bought it the first day and am still playing it.
November 15, 2011
Awful! Get back to previous in the series!
What a disappointment! I've been a faithful Farm Frenzy fan, and "Viking Heroes" completely disappointed me after a long wait.
As others noted, it's way too slow. We hardcore TM players like FAST pace and very challenging games.
Some levels are impossible, others are stupidly easy. That's nothing new in this series, but I mean impossible is impossible. Previous ones were totally worth the time to get a gold in every level, but this one is definitely not.
March 16, 2012
Tons of levels
So apart from the Viking guy cycling like 20 times before you actually get to play, this game is very entertaining overall.
There are tons of levels, so great value for money.
If you like the Farm Frenzy series, you'll love this one too.
November 20, 2011
I, too, had to stop playing because the game slowed to a crawl and it would take several seconds to register one second of game time. The load between screens is pretty much excruciating, and it got to the point where I just couldn't take it anymore. Which is too bad because I'm a big fan of the Farm Frenzy series, and was really looking forward to this game.
January 30, 2012
"Slow" problems resolved?
I was concerned about this game based on all the negative reviews. The game may have been fixed, because I had no issues with slow load times. I did have to wait through 3 load screens before I got to the first stage, but the total wait time between all three was less than 15 seconds. Load times between stages were no more than 4 seconds each, which I feel is well within reason.
As others have pointed out, this is another frenzy game, which I personally can take or leave (depends on how frenzied I'm feeling on any given day! ~_^). However, I liked the Viking idea. I found it clever, even if it doesn't always make a lot of sense (boars eating hay and digging up ore is a bit of a stretch...). But it's a fun game, and easy to just go along with for the sake of entertainment. It's charming with pretty decent graphics and music.
The game does presume you've played Frenzy games before, since there really isn't a tutorial. And from the beginning, the timers are a relentless challenge. You will have to do stages over again if you want golden stars - my first do-over came on level 2! In some cases, you have to achieve a certain level of mastery before you can move on, because the next stage requires a specific upgrade you must be able to afford. But that's nothing new in the Frenzy series.
Frenzy experts and newcomers alike should be entertained by this one.
January 26, 2012
Time management in the Frenzy series
While following the same basic format as the other Frenzy games, I found this one lacking a bit. Takes longer to load each game and it's harder to replay a segment. Still, these are my favourite games and if you like the Frenzy series, worth buying.
December 5, 2011
Pluses and Minuses in this Game - but still 5 Star
Pros & Cons- I am a Farrn Frenzy series fan and anxiously wait for another great choice - hurry up guys!!
This game played much faster - normal speed - on my laptop but was incredibly slow on my PC. Can't tell you why - but it drove me nuts. The bicycle guy is just a "gag" diversion while loading. But the gag itself takes so long to load - it was annoying - don't do that again developers. I'm assuming you DO play these things before you put them in production.
If you got rid of that BIG factor of SLOWLY LOADING and way too much preview of the wagon and the building etc after each level. Stop with the nonsense and get back to basics. The rest of the game was fabulous. I loved being able to upgrade the animals to a "battle" figure so the bears wouldn't bother them and I was able to rack up some great scores. Very fun! Keep that - and just get rid of the graphics that slow down the game between levels.
I play this game a lot on my laptop and most of the other FFs as well. It is the ONLY series where I purchased every single game. Be sure to watch out for putting something on the menu that is not feasible - like needing 20 big fancy cakes that have to be purchased from the market at $4000 bucks a whack - or whatever. The good news - I will continue to BUY every FF game you produce. Don't put any HO scenes like some are starting to do - that belongs to another genre!
May 22, 2012