Jewel Legends: Atlantis
Not For Me
This has the potential to be a fun game, except for the time it takes for explosions to clear so the board can be seen. Having to wait while they clear is frustrating, as you can't look ahead to work out the next move. Poor design, and not for me.
May 20, 2013
I own all the Atlantis games and was excited to see a new one. Downloaded the free trial. It is a good match 3 game but I find the new colors too bright and distracting. Will probably not purchase this game
June 6, 2013
Boring Match 3 and no Story-line
While you might be taken in, as I was, by the graphics during the demo, don't buy this game.
There is no story-line, the power-ups are almost useless, you can't buy anything with the coins you earn (they are used up by the power-ups, but since these are so random, they hardly help at all), and who thought that it would make sense to have to play more and more levels to be able to construct the last buildings?
The graphics would be cute, but the buildings of the city are far too small, and since there are no inhabitants moving around, no fish swimming through, and nothing happening at all, it gets more and more boring.
The levels themselves are quite difficult to solve, especially since the lousy power-ups hardly help (have I mentioned that already?), but most are so similar to one another that you have to take it on faith that you're not playing the same ones again and again.
All in all, this game is not worth its price.
September 5, 2013
I finished the game in 140 levels, never lost a round. I did restart a few that were going nowhere -- choice is available and allowed without penalty. I had 225,000 points left over despite the high cost of using power ups.
The game play never changed -- swap match 3 with single chains, double chains, double tiles to uncover, bring one brick to the bottom. The boards did get more complicated, and I did have to buy extra time. On only one board did I buy extra time twice.
The game remained boring but at the same time oddly addicting. Perhaps it was just wanting to get it over with that kept me going.
Even the completed Atlantis was boring. And, thank goodness you could turn off the tutorial! The merman helper was weird and his voice ever so annoying.
This is one Match 3 I will never replay, ever.
June 2, 2013
Not an attractive game
Though I was a little bored after 15 minutes of playing this game, I decided to give it a chance and played the whole hour, thinking and hoping it would get better and more interesting. Well, it didn't! The graphics are not very well done, even the power-ups were not that good. You have to rebuild Atlantis, but you get only one brick for each level, so you have to clear many boards to build one house. I like match 3 games because they are usually relaxing but I also like a little bit of challenge. Didn't find any here.
May 19, 2013
Not enough challenge
Not nearly as good as Cradle of Rome 2.... great graphics but 3/4's through game it got boring. Weapons are poor and not enough variations on the board.
June 19, 2013