Weather Lord: Hidden Realm
Good for a builder game
I saw the title of the game and was thrilled to see a sequel to Weather Lord. I loved the first one and couldn't wait to get started with the sequel. I should have looked at the screenshots first though. I was greatly disappointed when I realized it was nothing like the first game, but instead another builder where you collect food and resources etc.
The game is still enjoyable enough, though as mentioned in other reviews the tutorial is a bit lacking. I didn't even realize there was one until halfway through the first level. If I hadn't played these types of games before I might have been a bit lost at what to do.
I did find that I enjoyed having to use the "weather" a bit to accomplish certain things such as using rain to water the crops to get food. It was a nice twist to the traditional builder platform. Overall I will probably purchase the game, I just wish I had realized before getting overly excited that it isn't really a sequel in a technical sense.
May 30, 2013
Okay Pathway Game
Along the lines of MKFTP: clear paths, build structures, defeat enemies...Not a bad game, but a little dinky and not very thoughtful. The levels are short, simplistic, and tediously similar to one another. The weather aspect is cute, and the makers might have had something here if they put a little more time into it. Also, the game is prone to crashing.
Not sure if the two games are kindred, but the (first?) "Weather Lord" (as opposed to "Weather Lord: Hidden Realms") was a better game in my opinion.
June 13, 2013
Directions and tutorials are NOT optional
I am no stranger to TM and builder or strategy games. Those are my favorite genres.
With that said, I found myself rather lost and annoyed in this game.
Some instructions would have been AWESOME. This game has some differences from regular builder games. I missed gold on most of the levels and had to replay them because instructions were nonexistent.
One sentence here and one sentence there does not equal instructions.
Is it better than the first Weather Lord? Ubetcha! That doesn't mean much since the first one was AWFUL. Ugh!
Would I recommend buying this? No way. I wouldn't waste a credit on this game. I would only buy this as a daily deal and that is questionable.
Every game should have some basic instructions. Is that too much to ask?
May 29, 2013
Not such a challenge
This is a typical Time Management Game. Somewhat enjoyable but a big disappointment in its challenge. I went through the entire game with only having to replay 4 levels to reach gold. Would have enjoyed it a lot more if were more challenging
June 5, 2013
The game is overall lots of fun. There is no tutorial. It would be very helpful if there was a tutorial. I also wish it was longer. One thing that was a little stupid was that in one level, there was a wooden obstacle that could not even be reused.
May 30, 2013
The graphics are good.
The music doesn't make me want to bash my head in which is a plus.
This is not really my favorite style of TM game.
There are just so many of these types and they start looking all the same to me.
I personally can't see me buying it for myself, I can't really see me playing it that often.
But if this is your kind of TM game then give the demo a spin.
May 30, 2014
Just too easy
The game was ok. Neat story idea, but was too easy for my taste. There was only one level that I even had to play twice to get the top rank on.
September 4, 2013
I'm a big fan of building games, but this one is a good example of why I find one-hour trials so inadequate. There is some level of fun, but the difficulty progression makes no sense. When you get further on into the game, there are some levels that are quite difficult (or annoying, at least), and then suddenly, a really easy level. Neither the story line nor the graphics are interesting enough to lend the game any charm. It pales in comparison to my other building games. I didn't even bother finishing the first time around.
September 30, 2013
I guess I'm in the minority, but I found this to be a strange addition to the Weather Lord series (actually, I wouldn't really consider it a sequel at all).
I liked the original Weather Lord & find this one to be confusing & unoriginal. There are plenty of builder games (Northern Tale, Great Wall of China, Kingdom Chronicles, etc...)- & I like that type of game, but I liked the originality of the original Weather Lord game & this one is too odd for me. I played the hour trial & have no desire to continue. But, I'm always happy to see something that isn't an HOG, so I'm glad there's something else as an option & very glad that others are enjoying it.
I just wish it were a true sequel & not a complete reimagining of the series.
May 29, 2013
This game is along the same lines as My Kingdom for the Princess, et al, (you collect food, logs, artifacts and build houses, mills, bridges to complete a timed goal etc) but if you haven't played these games before, you'll find the tutorial leaves a lot to be desired. Even I found it a bit confusing, but managed to figure it out rather quickly. I don't play with sound, so I can't comment. I only played for 30 min. so I can't really say much about the storyline. It might get better as it goes along, but I don't want to guess at how to play any game, It's a "no" for me, but judge for yourself.
May 29, 2013