Royal Envoy 2 Collector's Edition
alot of fun so keep up the g/w
December 2, 2012
I Preferred the First One...
This game is ok, but to me it's not as good as the first one. I don't really like the introduction of farming and gathering wood by cutting down trees. I'm not a big fan of "farm games" and it feels like Royal Envoy 2 has steered in that direction. It's not really about the buildings anymore. Also, I miss the old characters like the tax collectors, and I miss the funny voices of the characters. There are a lot of elements of the game that have changed or have been added. Overall, I don't regret buying the game, but I won't be replaying it a hundred time like the first one. I was really excited about this game, but it was a huge letdown for me.
November 18, 2012
nice but first one is better
i lover this types of games, but the first one was nicer.
November 17, 2012
This is the type of TM game that I like. Multiple smaller quests along a path,
November 11, 2012
The best game on Big Fish! (no exageration)
If I could give more stars for this game, I would. Based on the enjoyment I got from the first edition, I did not hesitate to get the collector's edition and I was not disappointed. The game is great due to:
1. Fun: Strategy is more important than speed. Speed games based on how fast you can click stress me out more than entertain me. Speed is important but in most levels you also have to figure out the order you need to do things to win. On most levels, once you figure out the strategy, speed does not even matter so much. It is also just the right amount of challenge to keep me coming back for me but not so impossible that it is frustrating or I give up (compare to My Kingdom for the Princess)
2. Quality: Graphics and sound are exemplary. No shakiness, bright and colorful. The music enhances gameplay by amping you up. There areseveral different tracks so it is not too repetitive.
3. Value: 63 levels (which are then replayed at the expert level once you get through the regular level) plus 30 CE levels equals 156 levels.
4. Length: I have had this game since it was first released on mac (2 mo), I play it at least 10 hours/week and I am still working on it.
5. Imaginitive storyline: The storyline is simple, helps to advance the game, and isn't outrageously stupid/unrealistic (compare to the Jewel quest game storylines)
5. CE walkthrough: Very clear without ruining the fun. Simple and clean, easy to access. The CE levels don't have a walkthrough, but people on the forum have been very helpful for this.
6. Well-constructed: I have not encountered a single bug yet- no random shutdowns, or glitches in the mac version (compare to Fishdom crashes, City of Fools mac glitches).
7. Humor: The characters in the game are funny. Why are there so many dark casual games out there? I prefer light-hearted games like this one.
Other games I've enjoyed which exemplify in one or more of the above categories:
Azada: Ancient Magic
Big City Adventure series
Dark Parables series
Dream Day series
Hidden Wonders 1 & 3
Life Quest 1 & 2
Love Chronicles: Love Spell
Love Story series
MCF: Dire Grove, Madame Fate, Ravenhearst
Rainbow Web 3
The Surprising Adventures of Munchausen
Virtual Villagers series
November 10, 2012
Royal Envoy 2
I am hooked on this game. I want the third to hurry up. It is fun and changes up and keeps you thinking. I haven't found a game I like as much as Royal envoy and Royal envoy 2.
October 14, 2012
Best Time Management Game Ever!
I've played and/or bought many TM games, but Royal Envoy 2 Collector's Edition is the best one yet! With 63 levels and 30 separate challenges, I found the game to be quite a challenge, although not impossible to get gold. I've already played the complete game three times and starting on the fourth round. Best part is, it's still challenging! You won't get bored with this one! Replay value is excellent! Don't pass this one up!
September 18, 2012
I have only rarely purchased collector's editions in the past and have been underwhelmed by the features for the price. But Royal Envoy 2 was only available to the Mac in CE and having really enjoyed the original Royal Envoy, I decided to buy it. So glad I did! I think this is the best CE I have ever played and one of the better time management games.
I usually play right through time management games, going for the gold or all the stars each level. This was no different but I found that a couple of levels stumped me, which is nice and challenging. Also, you get a whopping 30 extra levels of game play with the CE and that's just amazing.
It's a well thought-out game with great bonus material. I highly recommend buying this CE!
September 13, 2012
not as good as the original
I miss the variety of the market offers, that you can "negotiate" and wait till a better offer comes by, that you have to plan more as it were. I miss the tax collectors. I do not like the fact that the money, food etc disappears after a while. Overall it's less fun. I did purchase it in the hope I would get used to it. Am on the third village now and find it just so so. It's more of a chore and sorting out paper and paying bills in real life might be more exciting! I want to see the original concept back!!! PLEASE.
Oh and I definitely miss the intro screen with Cedric's smile. That somehow had something nice about it...
September 11, 2012
Not what I was expecting
As many others have said, having played RE, this one is a bit ... disappointing. The game play has changed so that you - the player - must click a lot. I have played several different types of time management games and this is too much like the monument builders games instead of being unique like the first one.
I do not believe this is an awful game. I don't think I wasted my money. But, it leaves something to be desired. I truly miss the clowns - don't know why, but in the first one this really made me smile. The doves in this one are there fore why???? Frankly, I would rather hire the clowns.
No developer can make 100% of the gamers happy. Just know that you must click items or you will lose them - money, food, wood. There were one or two levels where if I hadn't used the strategy guide I NEVER would have figured out how to get gold. The bees are a cute addition. Leprechauns - eh.
The opening story line? Totally don't get that one. That was some what of a waste.
The level of challenge ranges from not too hard to how is anyone supposed to figure this one out without cheats? Visuals and sound are just like in the first one - over time, it gets boring hearing it all. The haggling sounds are funny though.
Read the reviews and take every review with a grain of salt. Definitely play the free hour - game play for level 1 is not different for level 50, so that first hour will give you a clear idea if this game is for you.
September 9, 2012