Sweet Kingdom: Enchanted Princess
Cute, not the greatest, but cute...
I keep hoping for a great time management game. Loved the Royal Envoy games, the My Kingdom for the Princess games, the Roads of Rome games, etc. However, Northern Tale seems to be the only one that's come out recently that I've enjoyed much. Most of the games coming out these days seem to be hidden object/adventure ones. Sure, those are good too, but we need more good time management ones! This one is cute, and has some potential, though it's not quite up there with the ones I mentioned above.
The graphics are okay, though not great. They're not quite as good as some other games, but they're not bad either. There's no voiceovers to comment on, and the music is okay, though again, nothing to write home about. It didn't annoy me, but it didn't stand out either. The storyline isn't fabulous, but it's not awful either. Basically, it's overall an okay game, but again, not on par with some of the really good ones.
The gameplay is really similar to the Royal Envoy games, and the graphics sort of remind me of a poorer version of the graphics from that game. Your builders, however, are donkeys that look remarkably like Shrek's friend. It otherwise plays in basically more or less the same fashion, though it's not quite as challenging, and doesn't have some of the variety that the Royal Envoy games do. There are some slight differences compared to the Royal Envoy games, such as how the market works, but it's otherwise very similar. If you've played Royal Envoy or Royal Envoy 2, this is sort of like a cheap version of those - okay, but not nearly as good.
Rather than earning a gold like in other games along the lines of this one, you want to try and complete levels before the sun goes down so you can earn sunlight to improve the throne room. You can't choose the improvements, however, they're automatic. There is no option to play it untimed, though it's generally not too horribly hard to finish it before time is up. Since I've always finished it before time is up, I can't comment much on what happens afterwards. And your upgrades/bonus help/whatever you want to call them (such as speeding up how fast the workers/builders walk, that sort of thing) are earned not by just filling up on their own over time, but by clicking on stars that pop out of the buildings every now and then.
Ultimately, since I had a coupon I'd earned for a free game, I went ahead and bought it. I'm not sure I would have gotten it without that, though. It's enjoyable, but since it feels like a cheap version of Royal Envoy (with bits from a few other games thrown in), I can't say I would have paid for it. So if you've got a coupon to use up, or just really want a time management game to get a bit of fun out of (and then have around for your kids to enjoy), go for it. I'd recommend it with the caveat that I'm not sure it's actually worth paying for, but it's cute.
February 23, 2013
Sweet Kingdom Enchanted Princess
I love this game and spent many hours playing. However, on level 26 my game quit working.
The problem is the goblin needs 20.000 (I believe it should be 2,000) pieces of wood. After working hard to collect the wood the donkey wouldn't go near the goblin. I worked on this level three times with no success.
There are many people who play and achieve higher levels on Sweet Kingdom but for some reason my game has a glitch.
It was very kind of Big Fish to offer a new game but am disappointed that I can't play it anymore.
January 10, 2014
It's a "Royal Envoy" game type
April 12, 2013
It's was nice, sweet game. Good for beginners
Wouldn't buy it myself but it's cute.
February 18, 2013
I normally love these type of games, but this one was just....off. I really don't get the rave reviews, for me, it was disappointing. I should have done the trial first. Play felt stilted, not fluid at all. I tried to see if playing longer would make it more enjoyable (as I "got" the vision of the makers) but it never happened. Never bothered to finish.
March 19, 2013
Another unfun clone game
Although this didn't appear to be from the makers of Royal Envoy it is almost identical in layout and actions as that game with a few extra added things. The original R.E. was fun but I didn't care for their sequel. This game was not fun in my opinion, too much to do, and too much clicking to do it.
March 5, 2013
It just didn't grab me
I can only grind so much flour before getting bored. Nowhere near as challenging as Northern Tale as some have suggested. Played the demo for half an hour and then deleted it. Not for everyone. If you prefer a fast pace & a challenge, this isn't the right game for you. Thank goodness for demos, I appreciate not wasting my credits/money on something that doesn't suit me.
April 26, 2013
All work and no fun at all
If you are really desperate for a time management game and quality is no problem, this is the one for you. It is the bottom of the barrel for quality and fun. I played it half way through, until I realized that the first time through a level you will never get it right, maybe the third or fifth time, and then you will need about 5 minutes longer than the ?daylight? time. This game was designed to be frustrating and not to be enjoyable. It succeeds in not being enjoyable. I erased it at the halfway point. Were I retired with no life, I might enjoy this, but between jobs I look for fun; there is no fun here.
March 2, 2013
if you like this type of game get royal envoy, better graphics,game, story, everything
February 21, 2013
It`s almost like Royal Envoy but Royal Envoy is 100 times better.
February 19, 2013