Royal Envoy 2 Collector's Edition
Another Great TM Game!
Loved this version. Many more challenges and new buildings made it more challenging than the first version. Too bad it took so long for the sequel to come out...hope we don't have to wait another year and a half for the next one!
The only thing I wasn't crazy about was that you could not upgrade the houses more than once in this version. I kept wanting to make houses 2 or 3 stars..
January 5, 2012
This is the type of TM game that I like. Multiple smaller quests along a path,
November 11, 2012
Would have loved it if I hadn't played the first
This is a really good TM game. The problem is I don't like it as much as the first one - they've added in quite a lot of 'action elements' (e.g. you don't use taxpayers any more, there are mini games) which I think detract from the gameplay.
September 8, 2012
fun strategy game
it really made me think how to get the points to move on to the next goal .
July 11, 2012
The first one was better in my opinion, but still a lot of fun
The play action of this sequel is identical to the first one. Royal Envoy is one of my all-time favorite games, so I was jazzed when the sequel came out. The visual/sound quality and level of challenge matched the first game. I really liked the fact that the collector's edition gave you an additional 60 levels, giving you more bang for your buck, just like the first one did.
The only reason why I didn't give the game 5 stars is because I feel the developer got a little lazy with this version. There was no real storyline like the first one. Also, the additional 60 levels was a repeat of the first 60 levels. It would have been a lot more fun if they had changed the goals in the expert mode.
In any case, the game is definitely worth buying!
January 29, 2012
Good, but different, sequel
Royal Envoy doesn't disappoint as a time management game. Royal Envoy 2 picks up most of the good parts of the first game, but apart from the storyline and graphics connecting the two, they might as well be different games! It plays very differently - for one, you'll be much more busy with the mouse than you were in the first.
However, beware. The game does have a tendency to forget to record your progress through a level, and you may have to replay one several times in order to have it register the completion of one or more tasks.
January 26, 2012
Graphics was great, did not act up like the prior Royal Envoy Games that I played from here. Was truly amazed at how much better overall this game is compared to the rest.
December 31, 2011
game was great but the price is too high i did enjoy the game very much i enjoyed the first one too great game
December 31, 2011
Time management games
Ihad a lot of funn with the game. The story behind is a bit different due to the other time management games. I would recomend the game to buy it.
December 30, 2011
Good resource/time management game
This much-awaited sequel to RE1 is a mix of clear-the-obstacles and city-planning, and you must complete your tasks within the allotted time. Your resources are also limited, so the callenge becomes to find the best way of doing things - do I need to build a Sawmill to get wood first, or some houses to earn gold?
Your overall mission is to re-build the 10 countries of Middleshire, and the 63 different levels give you quite a variation in what types of quests; some require a bit of strategic thinking, others are more quick-paced.
Your produce-buildings and houses will drop wood/food/money directly on the ground, and you must click to pick it up. The same goes for wood chopped, food picked, treasure found etc - so this game has turned into a clicka-clicka dash-type game at times. This made the game slightly less enjoyable to me, but players who like the more frantic TM games will perhaps like it better.
All in all I found this game to be easier that RE1 - you have more resources available faster (if you click fast enough), the timer is gentler and some levels had a "only one correct sequence" feel to it that made some quests somewhat boilerplate.
Minigames are incorporated into some of the quests, typically the last one of each 'country', and that added to the variation of the obstacles in general.
As mentioned, there are 63 levels, and if you get gold time on the levels in normal mode you will unlock Expert mode, where you can play the levels again, but with a more punishing timer.
Get achievements, both in the normal mode and in the expert mode -such as "build 500 houses", or "win 10 snowball fights".
It is a very good game on its own, but gameplay in this one has become more focused on clicka-clicka and speed, and less on strategy - this made the game a bit repetitive and less challenging to me.
But it is long, characters are interesting and nicely done, a lot of fun (written) dialogue - and re-play value is excellent if you want to win all the achievements.
Well worth a try.
December 19, 2011