Royal Envoy 2 Collector's Edition
Bit of a let down :( But still a very good game!
I LOVED the first Envoy and was eager to play Envoy 2. Unfortunately, I found Envoy 2 to be much less of a challenge. I think Envoy 2 should be played before Envoy 1 to get better enjoyment from the series.
Still a very good game! Recommend for newbies!
January 28, 2012
I'm So Sad
Where are my tax collectors? Why did they change the style of game play to arcade? I hate point and click arcade games. RE1 was a beautiful game that required time management skills, not a point and click on the resources before they disappear skill. The new features take away from the fun of managing your workers and collectors and cheapens the look of the game. I waited for this game so long and just feel cheated. I've tried to get into the game multiple times but find myself going back to RE1 quickly. RE2 was the first game I bought without trialing and now I wish I had tested it.
December 29, 2011
Ohh, so disappointed!
I have been waiting SO LONG for this sequel....but sorry to say, I don't like it. I liked the Tax Collectors. I liked feel of the original. Sorry folks, just can't recommend it.
December 19, 2011
Nothing new. Nothing fun. Not worth buying.
December 26, 2011
Disappointed it wasn't more like its predecessor
I sat back and read some of the more negative reviews before deciding on how I would word mine - didn't want to be the only sore duck in the row. I hate that the tax collectors are gone and if you don't pick up the gold, wood, food, etc. yourself in time...it...all...goes...away. You still have the ability to get the CE with the strategy guide (which you will use A LOT) but even that is confusing and hard to follow. I wanted to like this game because I was over the moon for REI (which I just played a few hours ago) but it was more frustrating than fun and who wants more hours of frustration in their day. No thanks. Try the trial and it may be for you but, sorry, glam-ma says not for me.
May 1, 2013
Can't compare to the original
The original Royal Envoy was the best time management game I've played and required strategy, not just clicking. Loved it, loved it! RE 2 is a huge disappointment requiring a lot of clicking to get materials. Not only is it pointless effort but it makes for a cluttered screen that detracts from the visual appeal that was so enchanting in the original game. The sound effects of the workers is annoying whereas the workers mumblings in the original version added to the feel of the story. I gave Royal Envoy 2 a lower rating than it probably deserves when compared to all the TM games out there but after playing the original, I can't give this more than a 2. Kids might like it but I was bored, bored, bored.
March 24, 2013
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 like Royal Envoy 2
I've wasted credits getting this game...and I was excited to get it, cause I simply ADORE Royal Envoy. However, the game's designers have changed the basic play - and it's ANNOYING as all get out. Now you have to click on the coins being paid out or the wood or the fruit - if you don't, then you don't get them. IT'S RIDICULOUSLY ANNOYING. In the first game, there was no need to do this - why change such a BASIC game play issue? It makes no sense. Usually the next release of a game is an extension of the first -> a continuation...NOT THIS ONE...so, beware, and take it as long as you enjoy clicking your mouse button A LOT.
February 15, 2012
Loved the Original Royal Envoy
I am a Build a Lot Addict and really enjoyed playing Royal Envoy..i purchased the collectors edition and am pleased with my purchase..However..i tried the trial offer for the 2nd one and i really hate the game..it reminds me more of an arcade game or super mario brothers..you have to actually click on the resources..you have to collect food large apple icons..and the resources disappear if you do not get to them fast enough..i hate this type of game and it strayed too far from the original imo..this is just me..sure many of you love it..as for myself ..i will be putting this one on my list of disappointing games..
March 14, 2012
I have waited so long for RE2, And could'nt wait for it to be released. But find myself really disapointed with it ( Glad i tried it out first). i loved the first one and have played it loads of times.But they have compleatly changed the gameplay. There are loads of games like this on bfg. The thing with RE1 is that it was different to other time management games, what i wanted from RE2 was more and harder levels maybe different or more houses ect, They should of Made the gameplay the same but bigger and better.. very dissapointed and will not be buying this, this time. Would not recommend this game if you expect it to be like the first one. On a good note the graphics are good once again.
December 19, 2011