World's Greatest Cities Mahjong
Where did all the cities go?
Well, I'm an avid mahjong player and this game intrigued me, interested me and I really looked forward to seeing what major cities in the WORLD we would get to explore. I played the entire hour demo and, unless I missed something MAJOR, never left the port of New York. Because, that's the only city the game started with and, although I got a great history lesson about it, never advanced anywhere else.
You DO learn multiple ways of playing mahjong. Pay attention, because it only gets explained the first time. Solitaire, Great Wall, Unpair, 5 Second and more. All the great games of mahjong here in one game.
I THOUGHT we would rifle through the various games once and move on to another city but, alas, we repeated and repeated and repeated games, in no order whatsoever (except for the first 10 levels where you're being taught the various games). That makes sense, 10 varieties, 10 levels, move on to the next great city or, at the very least to break up the monotony, give us some more interesting facts about the city we're in - New York.
By the end of the demo hour I was so bored with this game despite the variety of games to play it was pathetic. 3 stars is a major, major stretch for me in rating this and only because it does offer so many ways to play the game of mahjong.
Unfortunately, the DEVS missed a big bet with this one. It had the potential to be an amazing game - if only someone would have noticed the incredible boredom of it before it was put on the market. Not a purchase for me.
September 16, 2014
I normally love mahjong games - but this one fell short.
I just didn't find the game captivating - just repetitive and boring.
Whilst there was a few twists to the standard mahjong game, such as selecting the one on the board that doesn't have a pair, or selecting only from a particular side of the board, it still lacked any real entertainment.
There were no bonuses for such things as selecting tiles in groups, and each level just seemed the same as the previous with a few more tiles.
Basically it just lacked whatever it is in a game that makes it addictive, challenging and fun.
January 12, 2012
Save Your Money!
The graphics are awful! The game looks like it was designed years ago. I am a big fan of Mahjong games, but not this one! I was hoping for a really cool Mahjong game that belonged in 2012, but this one looks like it was designed in 2004. I played for an hour and was still in New York. The New York backgrounds were boring, with poor graphics. I was glad when the free trial was over and am sorry that I wasted my time hoping it would get better.
January 16, 2012
nothing more for me to say, but BORING. Sorry!
January 2, 2012