Heroes from the Past: Joan of Arc
This game is great -- different from most -- you have choice of relaxed or timed. The objects you gather or eliminate from boards vary. When you get enough gold you help Joan build her town.
March 23, 2013
Fun and Soothing
Fun Match 3 for some down time or getaway. Help Joan of Arc build a city and protect her people (It helps if you manage to forget what eventually happened to Joan of Arc).
Pro's - fun challenges with different layouts, pleasant sounds (the items falling sounds like old-school typewriter keys and it's comforting), good graphics. Nice flexibility - 3 different ways to make the matches, lots of choices how to solve things.
Con's - They bring out the all "bombs" way too early - so you basically work with the same tool kit for the whole game. Music nice background but repetitive.
Overall, a fun way to kill time and chill out.
March 16, 2013
addictive 3 match game
As my title says this game is really addictive.
All you want from a 3-Match is included in this game.
The one hour demo was gone in a second!
April 24, 2013
Nice Matching Game
Love the background music. There's 3 modes of matching you can pick from. Overall, nice game.
March 13, 2013
I really liked this game, it took several days for me to complete and it has 3 different ways to play the game. Its a lot of fun.
April 12, 2013
Not much of a story, but the levels are good. Wish it was longer.
April 8, 2013
Entertaining match 3.
Help Joan of Arc to build a city for the people who are suffering, bring shelter, food and work.
You can play timed or relaxed.
Story is well done, with good sound and VO.
You can choose to swap, pop and chain mode.
On each board has a goal, and as you earn money, you will buying houses etc. for the city.
Not really challenging, but is relaxing.
A game that provides hours of enjoyment.
February 26, 2013
Rebuild Joan's Village
This review is only on the demo -- I haven't decided to buy yet or not. It is based on the same premise as the Cradle of Rome and Cradle of Persia, but not nearly as much fun. You basically make matches to get money to improve the village with houses, farms, sawmill, etc. But the improvements are only based on money, and it takes a while to gather enough $$$ to make the next improvement. It does have a timed and a relaxed mode, which I like, and allows three types of matches (swap, group or chain). It has the challenges of ice squares and boxes to break, as well as powerups of axe, bomb and more. I like this game -- I just wish it were more exciting!
February 26, 2013
This game has as much to do with Joan of Arc as the man in the moon has with a nice ice cream.
I hope every one has read the real history and dosn't take a vehicle to drive a game as the real thing. Don't mind me, I love history, and I get a bit cranky when films and telly change the facts. The only thing the film Braveheart had with William Wallice is that it all took place in Scotland.
Sorry, I'll put away my soapbox now.
The only difference between todays game, and yesterdays is the music is much nicer today.
It's an easy game to play. I think a better childrens game than for adults. When my gold standard is the fishdom games, heroes from the past pails quite a bit.
Still, for what it was, it's an okay game.
Oh, there's the soapbox again.
Check out the music, it won't be what you expect. Found a piece by Richard the lion heart. Most depressing music Iv'e ever heard.
February 26, 2013
Player's choice of challenge
Oh, of course I bought it -- it's a Match 3, my fave kinda game! And it has some decent features?
Timed and Untimed Modes -- can switch between boards
Swap. group and chain modes -- can switch between boards
Some interesting game mechanics
Hidden sections you must unlock
Earn coins to build the town as you play
Not so great features?
Not exactly Widescreen -- side bars are filled with stone walls
Graphics are colorful -- not as sharp as I would like
Music is repetitive
Game play feels repetitive
So far I am doing all the work -- not sure when Joan will show up.
Follow up upon completion:
The town built itself with the help of my financial support. Joan showed up periodically to laud the progress and finally to proclaim the town safe and prosperous.
This match 3 was much too easy if you play it in swap mode. One of the achievements is 'Use each mode (swap, group, chain) to complete at least one board.' I tried the other two modes -- even in the beginning they were challenging; toward the end, near impossible. Does practice make perfect? Go through the entire game once and you can "Free Play" any of the 100 levels in any mode.
So I guess trying to play most of the game in only group and or chain would make the game extremely hard. Maybe someday I will try that?maybe not. (3.5 stars)
March 1, 2013