It's too negative - started out as fun, but ends up being too dark and not so funny + it's close to impossible to win the last part of the game
July 26, 2013
Not as much fun as the previous game in series
This game stops you if you don't finish in time. You can't go on and play the next round and come back to try for a gold win.
I got stopped about 1/2 way through the game, so I am sure there is some trick I am missing, but I get tired of loosing and finally just quit playing. I love this type of game, too.
For me it was a waste of money and time as I usually finish every game.
August 14, 2013
Just different window dressing
Same ol' Build-A-Lot game. I really thought it would be creepier, you know. The audio track was full of wind blowing and random shrieking. Lots of wordy exposition that I just couldn't bring myself to care very much about. Not really a lot of "mystery" in the game at all. How did the game mechanics relate to the story at all?
Overall, I give it a "meh" and a pass. This one isn't moving me.
March 28, 2014
Sorry I bought it
The 1 hour trial lured me in as I have BAL 1, 2, 3, 4 & Vacation. I enjoyed them and thought I would this one too (which I did at the beginning). After purchasing and getting farther into the game, I found out how wrong I was. I got through to Expert level 5 (making less than 1/2 in expert time). I am so frustrated with this game. I really dislike having to replay some levels a dozen or more times just to complete it and you cannot move on until the level is completed before time runs out. This is the first game I am truly sorry I bought. The level of challenge is Excellent if you consider wanting to tear your hair out a "challenge".
January 23, 2014
Too short, only 90 minutes of play
This Build-a-lot follows some really great predecessors and this time disappoints. I hate timed games and pressure and deadlines like I have at work, so I look for fun games. This is not a fun game, really, because with only 4 levels, I was done in 90 minutes. Maybe the adventure mode is different, but casual play was a letdown. As soon as I finished the dumb, but required, tutorial, I entered casual play and 90 minutes later I am done. This game is not worth buying because of its brevity.
July 26, 2013
Same old, same old
Nothing different here to the other Build-A-Lot games. Found it boring and repetitive. Don't understand the theme of the game, doesn't add anything to the genre.
Have said I would not recommend this game, however if you have not played any of the other Build-A-Lot games you might enjoy it.
July 16, 2013
Disappointing outing for the failing series
I've been with BAL for years now, but this game is just a new coat of paint on it's predecessors. Any minor improvements made to the game were over shadowed by a bland story line and absolutely no major change in game play. Sorry folks, but after nearly a half dozen of your games I don't want to "know" what to expect any more. What made BAL4: Power Source great was that you now had the added element of ensuring there was enough power to your town not just building and selling homes. What made the Medieval version good was the change in home styles and the addition of farms (two types), bad water/grain issues and new buildings.
This game takes away from the genre as it brings absolutely nothing new to the table.
July 17, 2013
I did a beta test on this and I was really disappointed. Nothing different from the other versions.
July 16, 2013
AGAINST OTHER GAMES IN THE SERIES, FOUND IT VERY BOREING, NO NEW IDEAS
July 27, 2013