Outta This Kingdom
Younger People Would Love This
It wasn't as challenging as I personally like, but I could see how younger people might get a better kick out of it than I did. I didn't like the separation of tools - some you just use and some you had to select to use. I didn't see the point in doing that. One thing I find very annoying is not being able to skip over "story lines" or written dialogue. I don't mean to sound so negative, this was a good and enjoyable game. Just not my personal style.
April 19, 2013
A Bit Confusing
normally i don't write a demo review but since this is a new game i'll give it a go. i reached level 8 or 9. it's similar to MKFP and ROR, etc.
clear roads, build huts, saw mills, farms, information centers, and bridges, defeat enemies, etc.
what i found confusing is the mechanics. some items go into inventory and when used you have to double click to make it work. other items go into your tent and need just one click to use.
certain characters can only do certain actions, ie: only the cat picks up food. bubbles appear above the action telling you what you need.
gold, wood, food and crystals are staples.
the goals are tabbed with the buildings to buy so you need to switch tabs to see your goals which i did not like!
the story moves along with different characters talking to you before and during each level. i'll let you find that out when you play the demo.
demolish buildings, upgrade huts, buy more workers. also, the different huts earn rent gold and have citizens in them. some levels require a certain number of citizens.
if the game mechanics were more uniform i'd give it a 4 star rating since it would be more fun instead of frustrating when i forget i need to double click!
perhaps i would get used to it if i bought the game and continued playing. i do have a free game coming to me but i'm really on the fence with this one.
please try the demo before you buy because you just might have the same trouble getting used to it.
March 6, 2013
Meant to be Humorous
This game brought back memories of the cartoons I watched as a kid. (Remember the Super Friends?) That was a long, long time ago in a day of simple dialogue and no explanations of weirdness needed, so I'm pretty sure the writers were aiming to make fun of that genre - which they have done effectively.
The game is designed in the style of Roads to Rome and Kingdom Chronicles, though the gameplay itself is much less complicated. The artwork is bright and colorful and the music and sound effects are not bad. I left them on.
This would be a good game for young children as it's very easy and they won't be put off by the silly dialogue.
March 6, 2013
Not a challenging game, very basic game to play. If a girl driving down the road in a pink cadallic with her cat and singing horribly doesn't convience you to exit the game then you might be okay with the rest of the game which in my opinion was boring. All you have to do is click on an object such as, a neatly cut and stacked firewood pile, (which is highlighted and blinking) your character leaves a tent picks up the wood and goes back to the tent until you click on the next pile of rocks etc. and off he goes again. Sorry a no go for me!
March 8, 2013
Not Sure Why I Bothered
I played the demo version of this game, and found it mildly amusing. I purchased the game wirh a Club Credit. I kept trying to give the game an opportunity to entertain me. Sadly, that just never happened. I believe the instructions are confusing and the game play is silly. I agree with some of the reviewers that this game was made intentionally silly...but...I don't think it was meant to be so silly as to be insulting to a serious gamer. But, it was.
March 7, 2013
Just an okay game
After about two levels of this game, I became bored. This is game is great if you are looking for a mindless game, but don't look here for challenge.
April 13, 2013
Only for children
Strange setting, strange tasks, strange characters and enemies.
April 12, 2013
I usually love this kind of game but really did'nt like this one.You can't skip the instructions and your told how to do each move, ok if your a newbie but really annoying if you know the basics. Can't comment on the sound as I don't have it on.Found the cartoonish drawing alright for young ones.I have all the Island tribe series & royal envoys but feel this game is a step backward.
March 6, 2013
Simplistic, ugly and weirdly insulting
I can't explain why I felt like my intelligence was insulted by this game. Actually, I can. I feel like this goofy and visually underwhelming game was trying way too hard to convince me that it was funny, graphically amazing and intellectually stimulating. It failed on every level. It truly is a lame, shoddily-put-together rip-off of infinitely better games like the "Roads to Rome" series and other superior games of that type. Spend your money better than on this embarrassing mess. Try Roads to Rome 1-3, My Kingdom for the Princess 1-3, Island Tribe 1-4, etc. This one is a waste of...everything.
March 6, 2013
an interactive children's comic book
I gave it a try. I'm a fan of either HO games or classic TM games, one for relaxation and the latter for some challenge, but this was neither for me. The story line wasn't fun enough to make it worth the characters' constant interruptions, and there was no strategy involved in the game play. It seems to be popular but I can't bring myself to recommend it.
June 29, 2013