Weather Lord: Hidden Realm
A slightly different take on the 'build houses, collect resources' theme.
I liked the characters!
It was different in that you have to control your weather during the game to achieve your goals. You build houses to increase your work force!
There are also 'ogres' to defeat! You can hire a warrior to do this for you, but remember to send him back to camp to charge himself up!!
I have only played the hour demo so far, but was quite sad when it turned off (a good sign!)
Yes, an interesting game all in all. Will I buy? Hmmm yes, possibly.
May 29, 2013
Surprisingly good so far but have to self learn
I enjoy these games and was very pleased to see that you could play this one past time. The characters are well-drawn. There just isn't much direction as to what building does what and with what help. A little trial and error will tell you but it would have been nice if they had been a little more explicit. I like the weather aspect which sets it apart from the usual put out the fires, dig up the lakes.
May 29, 2013
Great little TM game that's just short of greatness
I enjoyed this fun TM game despite it falling short of greatness. There weren't any technical glitches, it involved very little learning curve and it's accessible to all levels. There were however just a few misses that stop it from being great.
- Easy to master game functions
- Some strategy required on mid to high levels to achieve gold
- Quick movements with palpable, fun game play
- No difficulty setting (I achieved gold on all levels within 3 days)
- Brevity (relates to point above, not necessarily the number of levels)
- No bonus or additional challenges after achieving overall gold (IMO this should be included on ALL games, not reserved solely for CEs)
Fun variation on standard TM fare with inclusion of weather theme as strategy challenge. Spot on for beginner-intermediate. Limited challenge for advanced. Short-lived fun for $7.
May 31, 2013
But not for me - lol. This is a game where you are the weatherman - literally. You are on an island inhabited by ogres and you are taking over. You have to find the weather artifacts to get the weather you need going (because we all know it's not always sunshine and butterflies) and find wood, food and gold, hire workers and a soldier to fend off the ogres while you build and repair various buildings, etc. This has all the fun and variety of a "build-it" type game with the added action of needing the weather to assist you. I do not believe this is good for beginners because I'm fairly good at build-it type games and this one had me - I just was not fast enough to keep up. But, that's why the FT is offered so this glam-ma says please go for it.
May 29, 2013
Great Little TM Game
I didn't particularly like the first game in this series and passed on it but after playing the demo for this one only 30 minutes I decided it was a personal buy for me. As many have stated, it is a gather, build and advance TM game that requires a strategy as you progress through the higher levels. I like the elements feature, as it's very different from what I've encountered in other TM games. While the tutorial isn't great, if you don't turn off the "Show Hints" option, it will help you as new aspects are introduced. It's a timed game with no Relaxed option but you can finish each level, and can replay any that you want to get the gold on. While it may not be every TM player's cup of tea, I liked it. With the few decent TM games that are ever offered, this one was welcome to me as something a bit different from the others; battling various beasties. Demo it and try it for yourself. You might like some of the unusual aspects of the game that would make it worthy to you as a buy.
May 30, 2013
Better Than Most TM Games!
Like many other reviewers, I did not like the 1st version...BUT this one is great! The game is challenging without being frustrating.....interesting and really fun!
You should try the demo....then be ready to BUY! I bet you will.....:)
June 8, 2013
My first ever review. I only ever play TM games and certainly don't consider myself an expert but I was a little disappointed with this game. Fantastic graphics and concept but I don't think it was too hard. There were a couple of levels I needed to replay a few times to get gold but on the whole it doesn't build to the same level of difficulty as some TM games. A good game but not a great game.
June 7, 2013
I enjoyed this game
Lot's of fun to play, I actually completed the game much sooner than expected. I liked having to add rain/sun to grow your food or freeze a lake....that was different but fun. A few levels had to be replayed to attain expert time. I'm a HUGE fan of time management games and enjoy the challenge of getting the best time I can. Overall, I liked this game and purchased it immediately following my free 1 hour play time.
June 19, 2013
fun but confusing
No voice over or music
Graphics are good
No hint button in this game. The directions to me were a little confusing at first. Lots of reading to do at the beginning and at the end of each segment.
Pretty much a kids game and they may not get it without adult help. Cute game just not that great on directions for the younger crowd. Lots to do and get for money and food but and running around to get it but was not what was needed at the time. I think it may be to hard for a child to play and get the achievements with out help.
May 29, 2013
Better than the first one
I remember playing the first Weather Lord, and disliking it greatly. It seems the developers did a major overhaul here. This is a builder-time management game. In addition to collecting resources, you can also use weather elements, such as sun, wind, rain, etc. to help grow your plants, clear fog, etc. There is a timer, however, you can keep playing past when the timer runs out. You are able to click ahead for tasks. The tutorial was sketchy at best. The goals for each level are not real clear... not all your goals for the entire level are seen when you first start a level. The graphics are ok, however, they could have made things a little bigger (and my eyesight is perfectly fine lol). It appears that there are 50 levels. For me, it was an ok game. Nothing earth shattering. I continue to wait for a good TM game that grabs my attention. This game however, will definitely please some TM fans.
May 29, 2013