Royal Envoy 2
I bought the original Royal Envoy and loved it so when I saw Royal Envoy 2 I didnt hesitate and bought it. BIG MISTAKE. I am saying this because it has a timer and is not relaxing as the first one was. It does not let you complete a level before it tells you are timed out. I agree wth all the star ratings but if you want a relaxed game then this is not for you
January 21, 2013
Hours of great gameplay
Was hesitant to buy the Collector's Edition; but so enjoyed playing the earlier version, decided to risk it. Money well spent. The regular version of this game is great: wonderful graphics, many thought-provoking levels, plus it includes a complete expert round! But the added boost of earned achievements - which take a bit of effort to attain, but are completely doable - and the challenger level, provide even more hours of terrific gameplay. Still having fun with this one weeks after purchasing it. Can't wait for Royal Envoy 3.
January 20, 2012
Lovin It Lovin It Lovin It!
I like this version so much more than the first Royal Envoy which I really didn't enjoy. There are a lot of levels, the scenery is gorgeous with birds and flowers in abundance and there are a number of little quirky touches I like, such as the pirates and gluttons. I've really enjoyed playing this game.
If I had to make any changes, I would love a casual/untimed play level so that I could just build myself a little village in the gorgeous surroundings and just sit and watch it grow. Also, I felt a bit cheated that, having slogged to do all the levels again to get the gold stars, the game just ended without anything special happening - so there was no sense of 'arrival'. Once you learn how to do the levels, it's not at all difficult to do them in the fastest time, so I'd like to see something a bit more challenging IF the individual player wanted it.
But otherwise, a great game that I would definitely recommend.
February 13, 2012
Great game with truly wonderful graphics
This is, indeed, a time management game, but let me warn you that some levels require quite a bit of thought. So, if you like TM and puzzle solving, this is the game for you.
Once again, you are the kingdom?s city builder, so you travel from region to region, building houses and structures to meet the requirements set out for you. From the arctic to the balmy shores, by boat and tunnel, you travel to exotic locales!
The game has a few new interesting characters, like the Glutton, whom you need to feed and Leprechauns, whom you need to cheer up. And, there is a whole gamut of Pirates that are only interested in your money.
Most of the levels require quick actions, but take the time to enjoy the scenery. I loved the little touches: the butterflies the fly around when you move your cursor over them, the red crab at the beach, the mole that sticks his head up out of the ground, the footprints in the snow that slowly fade.
The designers out-did themselves with this game.
Beyond the normal house building, each region has a special thing to do. You need to build a snow fortress and run a snowball game in the two arctic regions. Build lava levees in the volcanic region. Go ice fishing and make rum. These are wonderful additions to the game.
While the feel and look of RE2 is the same as RE1, it is not the same. There are significant differences in the way you play. Overall, I thought RE2 was better designed, but there were a few aspects that I didn?t like as much as RE1. On some levels, you need to build a market to get enough food to do something. Then you have to tear the market down to build something else. On one of the last levels, I had to build and upgrade two mansions that I soon had to tear down. That annoys me for some reason.
Also, some levels require a precise order of actions. If you screw up, you have to start over if you have any hopes of finishing. This is especially true when trying to get a high happiness rating to cheer up the depressed leprechauns. Do the wrong thing, like run out of food, and there is no feasible way to finish.
Regardless, I really liked the game. You start in regular mode and once you get gold on all levels, you can play in advanced mode. There are hours and hours of game play here.
PS: If you need help, check out the Big Fish forum! I would never have figured out the 'Riddle' without it.
February 24, 2012
Does Not Disappoint
I was really pleased to see the second in the Royal Envoy series out on the market, as I enjoyed the first immensely. This one certainly does not disappoint and is better in a number of aspects.
There are familiar characters and tasks with improvements in a lot of the tasks, and some new scenes.
I've played it over and over again - it's addictive. Wish there were more games like this one.
January 23, 2012
This is my type of TM
I love everything about this game. It's great that the timer doesn't start until your first move. Most levels were obvious but a few required some thought and cleverness. I managed to get all gold but it took several retries. I started the expert mode but don't think I'll survive.
January 22, 2012
Not at good as RE 1
I loved the first Royal envoy, lots of challenge but not too hard and not boring.
This one is a bit tedious and I have stopped playing it now.
July 14, 2012
Loved it as much as the first one!
I was waiting and waiting for this one to come out and when it did, I bought it right away. I had a great time with this game, and once a little more time passes, I'll even play it again!
Cute characters, cute sound effects, and enough of a challenge to keep me playing! Keep them coming!
February 4, 2012
Very Very fun
I enjoyed everything about this game. The puzzles, the game play, graphics, story line, all of it. I have played it thru 3 times now. Highly recommend this one.
February 2, 2012
I have Royal Envoy I which was great but this one is even better! Love it. I like that I'm in charge of collecting the money etc rather than the little guys in green running around and doing it - it is faster this new way. Adding the "food" makes it more challening also because now not only do you need lumber but you have to have the food so you have to think it out in advance!
January 31, 2012