Building the Great Wall of China
Having played 30 minutes of the 1 hour trial, I don't think this is going to be a 'keeper' for me. I have heard others say that this is akin to the Royal Envoy series and to a certain extent they are correct (and possibly also the 'build-a-lot' series of games as well), what kind of put me of this game though was that every level you had to build a wall, and complete other tasks (such as collecting statues etc). This is all well and good but to me there doesn't seem any point to it as with the Build-a-lot series you advanced houses and you had varying tasks the further on in the game you went. With this every level the main task was to build a wall, I didn't feel I was progressing or that there was any advantages to completing the levels, so in the end I didn't and quit out of the game.
I thought it might have been akin to the 'Monument Buildings' series of games in that your task was to build the 'Great Wall of China' and you would get historical background as well, but alas this was not to be the case (though the graphics were a lot more rendered and professionally done than the 'Monument' series.
If you like Royal Envoy and the Build-a-lot series of games then this is certainly worth trying, just bear in mind that the one recurrent goal in each of the levels is to build a wall.
December 28, 2012
I only played the trial and it took me a minute to figure out what to do. I play the Build-a-lot series games so I put two and two together. First and second levels are simple as if walking you through gently for what's to come. I made it up to level 6 by the time the trial was over and by then it became pretty challenging. I had 3 workers by this time so I found myself all over the screen keeping them busy while watching the timer.
My cons: the workers having to return to camp after every task instead of just going on to the next task. This waste a lot of time but that's why it's in the time management category. The stone quarries appear to be the last building to become available to construct. This is tricky because the Great Wall is made of stone and this resource is greatly needed. So I found myself having my workers gather berries and wood in between until the stone quarry was available so I could continue with the wall. Time bonus and speed boost helped A LOT!
I'd recommend this game for someone whose looking for a decent time management game. It's fairly easy to understand and once you get going you'll discover your own flow to complete the levels. The graphics, although not eye-popping and glittery, more like a 90's version of N64 games, but hey, this isn't Red Dead Redemption or Black Ops 2. enjoy
December 27, 2012
Fun time management game. Good replay
Didn't have to click your hands to death. Thought and planning was required to reach goals
Gold on each level was attainable. A few levels were a real challenge and had to be played several times to get gold
Nice graphics too.
I enjoyed it.
December 26, 2012
I want to start off by saying that I'm glad I bought this game and that I have thoroughly enjoyed playing it. As a matter of fact I have played it completely through twice since I bought it just a short while ago. However, there are two things I do not like about the game.
1. When resources are recharging you can't see how long it is until they are finsished. I use this to gage my next move.
2. You can not queue moves and this is frustrating at times.
But all that aside the game is fun and I have enjoyed playing it very much. Worth the time and money if you are just looking for a fun, TM game. Challenges are there but not overwhelming. Check it out.
December 25, 2012
Fun but impossible to get gold
This was a fun game that I have played now three times, and still I have no gold levels beyond the first mini-puzzle. I couldn?t beat it and I finally quit trying. The timer still runs in relaxed mode but if time runs out you may still continue without winning any trophies. So be it. It was still fun when I gave up trying to even care what the time was. I blame my little men for being too slow. Good graphics. Good fun.
December 24, 2012
The game was fun to play, but it does not have enough levels. I didn't feel that I got enough play for the price.
December 24, 2012
Good game... except
I liked the game - storyline is good, easy to follow, but challenging too. Just wish you'd speed up the workers a bit. gets a little boring waiting for them to return from the other side of the wall... maybe more bonuses? bonuses that refill? .
December 22, 2012
Not an originial
It's not bad but it's similar to other games where you have to harvest food, gather wood and stone and build and collect things. The only thing original was the story line.
December 15, 2012
I enjoyed this game, so different from what I usually play, looking for more
December 15, 2012
Too Short, Too Easy
I was able to complete all levels in a day or two, with three stars in all but a couple of levels. I much prefer the Royal Envoy model, where you start out in Regular mode and go through 60 or so levels before you have access to Expert mode. This one only has 39(?) levels and once you've done your best on each, you are done. Since new TM games are few and far between, I'd still recommend this one if you have a credit or are completely bored. It will keep you busy for a few hours.
December 14, 2012