Big Bang West
This was an OK game
I played the hour demo, and was so bored i had to take a break. The story line is non-existent and the Sheriff or other characters kept popping up in the bottom right corner and you could not get rid of them.
The levels are basic and i beat the first 15 in Gold time. All you have to do is basically have a large population and provide other buildings for the town. And its the same for all the levels.
The music and graphics are OK but could be improved. I wont be spending my credit on this game
May 19, 2013
A TM/building game set in the wild west. Tutorial is ok. Maybe could have been a bit more explanatory as far as citizens in the town, etc. Graphics are ok but it's set in a wild west kind of theme so everything is kind of brown. The game is timed and you need to build houses, a sheriff's office, lumber mill, etc. to achieve your daily goals. Not hard yet to get gold on each level. Not sure how long the game is. For me, the game was just ok. :))
May 14, 2013
Not a good strategy game
What bothers me the most is that one can't see how much wood or stone one needs for building a building. So how can I anticipate how much materials to purchase? Its like shooting in the dark. And this animated figure pops up telling you what to do so that you can't really get into the strategy of the game cause the figure gives it away already.
May 20, 2013
Great game with ONE annoying feature
The game was great-- I love the visuals and strategy build up. However, those ANNOYING pop up hints on the bottom right just drive me crazy! They take up so much space on the game. Other than that, it's well worth it and fun.
October 3, 2013
Great fast fun, but pretty simple
Big Bang West was a little different from some of the other strategy building games I had run across before. like most, you had an assignment you had to complete to get a gold reward by doing everything within an allotted amount of time. The thing I did like about Big Bang West was that the timer bar was not visible, therefore, you could play it a little more relaxed. You were to build little Western towns with residences, saloons, mills, and dry goods stores and such. Pretty much ran the gamut of American 19th Century Western culture here. You have advisers popping up, telling you what you need, and what you are missing to get them, from workers to lumber and more. You even get hire lawmen and they do their best to get the bank robbers and other outlaws.
The thing is, even if this does seem like other city builder games you had played before like Caesar or Pharaoh, it moves much faster. The graphics are pretty average, and your towns can build up pretty quickly. Before you know it, you'll have a map dotted with little towns in the desert Southwest along a blue ribbon of a river on that old map. The only sound you pretty much hear is a saloon piano, and the occasional gunfight. It follows Hollywood's rules for living in the Wild West to a T. While there are other Western building games out there, I did find this one to be pretty fun, despite its simplicity. Maybe the simple rules are what makes it that way.
August 8, 2013
Big Bang or Mediocre Thud?
The game has potential but falls short in a few ways.
I liked the idea of it all, the goals were straightforward, but I still felt some confusion several levels into the demo. Did I need 5 sheriffs to upgrade this building? No. Apparently I needed the town to be level 5...
As other reviewers noted, the pop-ups were annoying and intrusive during game play.
I never even noticed the reward posters popping up until halfway through the demo, it was so tiny and out of the way.
The music was fun, the graphics were bleh. I guess in the old west everything was dirt and....brown (as another reviewer pointed out - which made me chuckle).
There is strategy to it, and I did find some levels challenging, but in the end it just didn't sit well with me.
I'd definitely recommend trying the demo first to see how you'd feel about it.
July 9, 2013
I grew bored with this game quickly.
I expected something like sim city but no such luck.
Good kids game though.
June 9, 2013
Big Bang West
Hmmm ok, I guess! For those of you who enjoy the building games it's one of the better ones! Loved the music .. I usually get half way through the demos and have to turn it off ... but liked this one!
I'm not considering buying this particular game but I certainly wouldn't put anyone off trying it either ... each to their own! Pleasant enough way to spend an hour x enjoy x
May 14, 2013
Poor graphics and confusing categories
I thought that this game had very poor grainy graphics and the building categories are very confusing.
May 14, 2013
I love TM games ,but this one was so boring I could hardly stand it. Only played 15 minutes. had to get out.
May 17, 2013