Ballad of Solar
I really like this game. Another one u can go back to get expert levels. I bought this one!
May 10, 2013
Fun, Semi-Timed Gather/Build Game
Two Gameplay types... Adventure (Some Timed, some Not).. & Heroic (ALL Timed)
Nice Stotyline with Decent Toonie Graphics & Sound.
Music OK too.. I even turned it up for awhile :)
Better than Many TM Games
Burned a Credit before Demo over
March 27, 2013
Such a cute game!!
I love the graphics, they were very colorful and nice to look at.
The sounds are great, no annoying voices. All the voices they used are pleasant.
I loved the game play... it can be challenging but it can be easy in other parts.
Overall I would say this is a great game to get if you love TM games because it will keep you busy!!!
I bought the game before I was done with the demo!
March 27, 2013
Nice TMgame for a change
The graphics are ok, I have seen better. I like that it is a combination of adventure and gather resources's games.The music is pleasant and the explanations are easy to understand and to interact with. All in all a win for me and I prefer TMgames.
March 27, 2013
A Very Nice Surprise
i am not a tm person i have some when i went thru that stage of game playing years ago...put this was in my "games you'll love" section so i looked at it and read the synopsis and tried it and after i played my hour demo i spent the 6.99 for it and i hardly every pay full price!
the story was original and very nice for a tm :)
graphics was clear
i liked the cheekiness of the some of the characters
dialog and voices were very well done as well
for me this was a very addictive game went thru it twice b4
i finally quit for the night lol
Very wonderful game!
and u do get 2 choices of level of play i always play the easiest one cause i like to play as leasurely as possible
hay i am lazy lol hope you give this game a try and have as much fun playing it as i do cause it is one i will play over again =^.^=
Happy gaming all you fishies!
April 8, 2013
Solid TM adventure with medieval fantasy story line.
Save the Princess, Save the world! A hearty adventurous time management romp through a cursed medieval land.
The game works well for those relatively new to TM games and want something absorbing, not too ridiculously hard, and with an actual interesting story-line that develops over time.
A solid TM game which you can play timed or casual. I played timed over the course of about a week. So the game length is decent. If you don't complete on time, that's fine. You can carry on, but you don't get a pretty gold star on the map, is all.
What creates and enhances the play-ability of this game are: the bright crisp cartoon graphics, engaging story-line, quality voice acting, entertaining conversational banter between characters, and great medieval atmospheric music and sound effects.
Game play is absorbing and needs focus and attention. Generally you should find yourself constantly clicking. If you find yourself in a long 'waiting' situation, then 8/10 times this indicates you need to rethink you strategy if you are playing on the timed Heroic difficulty.
So, go forth brave TM adventurers, and dig, beat, potion and chop obstacles out of the way to get your your Princess Lumina!! <Trumpet Fanfare>
April 7, 2013
A new type of time management
Same old rules, but a really big effort to change from classical time management games. You must be very attentive what and when to proceed, a lot of steps need a tool, a character and to get them you need a precise path in a very short time. I am playing it right now, and from the begining the expert mode is hard. Your heroes are a mage, a troll, a prince and each can accomplish different tasks.
March 28, 2013
Not bad, not the best
For me, this was a fun game to play through once. I played the whole game in the un-timed mode. (There is a harder, timed mode, as well.)
It is an asset/resource management game. You need to help Prince Solar defeat the evil one, rescue the princess, etc. You do this by clearing roads, rebuilding buildings, defeating evil spirits, rescuing fairies and people.
Unlike normal TM games, most levels require some interaction with characters on that level. (Get the old man some honey, rebuild houses for the locals before they will tell you where the secret path is, etc). Also, on most levels you need to get to and open boxes that contain useful items, like a shovel or an ax.
This game is very order specific. By that I mean, first you need to open a box to get a shovel to fill in a hole to get to the gold to open a trunk to get... etc.
Cartoon graphics are great
Sound is great
Voice overs are good and can be clicked through
Game play is pretty typical
The characters you meet and who sometimes accompany your are well done. I love Yord, the troll.
The animations are well done.
I love that you only need to scroll over items to pick them up. No clicking required!
As far as I could see, you can't screw up so badly that you can't finish a level. You can exceed the time limit, but you can still finish the level.
If you scroll over something, the game will provide info, like what path to clear to get to it, what the box contains, etc. That is very useful, because the paths are not always easy to figure out.
Most reviewer pointed out that each level is divided into sub-levels. If you miss getting the gold on sub-level 3, you have to start at the beginning again. You can't just replay sub-level 3. I didn't mind this so much, since I really wasn't playing to get the gold.
My biggest complaint is this. The game is confusing. For example, there are these weird plants on several levels. On one level, you have to water the plants before you can get what you need from them. On other levels, no watering and you get a root. On other levels you get the flower.
On some levels Treants are bad. On other levels you have to help them.
To complete some tasks, (visiting shrines, talking to people, breaking up rock piles) three circles appear (Solar, Yord and the magician) and you have to choose which one to send, even though the game tells you which one to send. (Yord to break up rock piles.) I intentional sent the magician to cut through a log, once. It worked and did not seem to take any longer. Don't know what the point is.
Also, there is a little phoenix (looks like chicken little) that will supply you with dynamite. On some levels, you have to catch a fish and give it to the phoenix, before he will give you the dynamite. On other levels, he just gives it to you.
There is a blacksmith that shows up on certain levels. If you provide him with the necessary parts, he will combine them to make something useful. Some combinations make sense. The top and bottom of a club to make a club, for example. On other levels, the combinations make no sense what so ever.
Since time is of the essence, being confused about how to proceed isn't good.
There are many other examples I could give, but I think you understand what I am saying.
Overall, I thought this game was enjoyable, but having played through once, I am done with it and will delete it.
There are some great ideas in it and if the programmers can make it a bit more... don't know what. Logical? I think they will have a winning format.
I recommend this game.
May 7, 2013
Nice twist on Time Management
This is a cute game. You have a choice of playing in Adventure mode or Heroic mode. In Adventure, only part of each level is timed (and they are very clear which is timed and which is not). In Heroic, each level is completely timed. I played it through both ways. Some levels were relatively easy, but, overall, it was challenging to meet the time constraints to get the gold star. This is a good game for beginners on up!
The only downside is that there are only 30 levels.
April 24, 2013
Good TM game
I bought it. But i love TM games. It is the best but it is still good. I like it.
March 31, 2013