Building the Great Wall of China
And the Wall's Came Tumbling Down!
I tried to like this Game but I could not. The biggest problem with this Game is that the Character's just aren't "cute" and so we don't really relate to them.
The Graphics of the buildings are dull and lack character. I found it a chore to actually do all the tasks - unlike my Kingdom for the Princess (which is the best Time Management Game ever) where you actually enjoy doing all the tasks! The music was monotonous and I eventually had to turn it off because I couldn't stand it anymore.
I'll give this one a miss, but I'm sure there are others who would enjoy it. No Buy for me.
November 28, 2012
A good game but.......
I really like this game except for the fact that there isn't a relaxed or untimed mode to choose. This is my relax and have fun time; not my stress out and hurry time. Sometimes you want to play timed and other times you don't. So that being said, I would have definitely bought this game if the relaxed or untimed mode would have been in there but since it is not, I decided to pass on this one much to my disappointment.
November 30, 2012
Boring & Repeating
When I played this game for the free hour, I liked it because it was different. Once I bought it, I noticed the scenes were basically the same thing. The people are small & run really slow. I can only play it for a limited time because I start getting headaches due to constantly squinting my eyes. If I could return, I would.....Sorry BF.
April 20, 2013
This is a game like My Kingdom for the Princess or Roads of Rome, but just not as good. I only played the one hour trial and it left me without the desire to play further. There was not much challenge and the dragon click-fest irritated me to no end. I also found the screen went quite blurry at times, which was annoying.
December 14, 2012
Not Good Enough
The game is similar to My Kingdom for the Princess, Island Tribe and others of the build the village type. You gather materials to build a road or on this case the great wall. However, I didn't feel the graphics were good enough for this game. Also unlike other games, you could not multi-task, which was irritating.
December 13, 2012
Just like so many others
When I decided to take on this casual building game based on a very important time in China's history, I expected something pretty amazing, but what I got was a frustrating recycle of the Roads Of Rome with an Asian paint job. We have a desperate emperor looking to defend his country from northern invaders, Mongols, instead of Germanics, a young man trying to prove his worth, this time an architect, instead of a general, and a princess caught up in the middle between her family and the man whom loves her.
This strategy building game runs pretty much off the standard formulae for these kinds of games. Build your work camp, send working out for supplies and build places to get or make supplies, farms, sawmills, quarries, hunt for treasures, and deal with bad guys or exotic creatures. This time, the creatures that have the little workers running in fear are dragons. While this is a nice change from the regular Western-style building game, there are many other kinds of games out there like it, and they all have one main thing in common. That timer! It seems that they give you more tasks to do with each new level, yet the same amount of time to do them in. If some of these gaming companies could tweak that, maybe they might sell more of these types of games, and then those whom test the games might buy them. As for me, I'll be leaving Building the Great Wall of China aside for now. That timer was the joykiller for me.
December 11, 2012
not bad but not great either
You need to get all resources to build the wall. You need to plan before you make a move. It's similar to Northern tale but that one was heaps more fun.
This game is not bad at all but not that great either. The objects were tiny and lots of times the screen goes dark - I know it's night time but what's the point of going into night mode when clearly the workers cannot stop and must keep on working for us to get the 3stars? Having said that it is quite challenging to get 3stars on all levels. Clearly it's not as easy as it looks. A good TM game.
Not buying this - there are better TM games than this. But give it a go....still great fun for an hour.
December 5, 2012
Could have been improved, but not bad
I agree with other reviewers that the main frustrations are:
1. Inability to queue tasks
2. No timer on the buildings so you don't know how long until goods will be produced, which makes it hard to manage your time in what is after all a time management game
And I personally didn't see the point to the dragon. It comes across destroying your buildings but there isn't any strategy you can use to combat this, you just have to keep mindlessly rebuilding.
That said, it's enjoyable enough.
December 3, 2012
It isnt my favorite
I get so excited when games like this come out and expect that I will buy it before I try it. This one however was slow. You cant pre click so you have to wait until someone is back home before you can assign another task. It was alright but I was easily able to get three stars on each level I played in the trial. I still enjoy this type of game over any other so will most likely still buy.
November 28, 2012
Great idea - disappointing play
I am a devoted fan of this type of game. This has a great story but the music is terrible and the game play is just so-so. There are boring mini-games and really annoying, pointless fast click requirements. No relaxed mode nor play after the timer runs out. I still give it three stars, however, because I do prefer this type of game to the HOGs that come out constantly. And I did buy it.
November 29, 2012