The Golden Years: Way Out West
This is a great game, loved it. I had bought it before bigfish games got it and came up against problems in level 22. You'll know what i mean when you get there but, you don't build three service buildings you build 3 commercial buildings.
Anyway, this game is addictive and sooo much fun, and i believe the voice acting of the main character is done by the same woman who does voice over for the Nancy Drew games, so it's very good voice acting.
January 11, 2012
Cute Little Game
Worth the money. Over 40 levels of game playing fun.
January 13, 2012
I really liked this game, however, I was disappointed in the amount of play time that you really get out of it. It seemed like it got easier rather than harder, which any fan of time management games knows that isn't any fun! The graphics also could have been much better. All in all, I had a fun time playing it and wished there were more levels or at least more challenging levels. I'd buy another if they come out with a sequel.
January 18, 2012
Like it a lot
First buy of 2012...good game, nice graphics and challenging.
January 12, 2012
Great game, but not very challenging
This game is a lot of fun but if you are looking for a challenge, this is not it.
February 10, 2013
Absolutely loved this game!
Playing it again for the third time. This one is charming in storyline, scenes, HOs, shooting bandits that pop up, finding sheriff's badges, etc. I'm so glad I got this game because I have really enjoyed it.
September 15, 2012
Visuals were really good on this and the story line is good too. Gameplay is fun and quite addictive, although some of the levels weren't too challenging. Thanks to the person who advised about level 22. Really helped me out.
January 21, 2012
I love this game. I am having a lot of fun. There are a couple of scenarios where I can't figure out how to win the Expert level which is a little annoying. If I know how, but need to develop skill I am fine with that. This one, though, has levels where it just doesn't seem possible to get the expert rating. I will keep trying though because it is fun. I wish there were more games as fun as this!
January 20, 2012
Fun to play. My only complaint is that I wish it had another level of difficulty. Would love to play through again with more difficulty
January 16, 2012
Fun Strategy/Building Game, But With a Caveat!
This is a fun and challenging strategy game, but it has some serious problems. It's nothing at all like the Westward series, and is more like Royal Envoy in terms of game play. You have to figure out how to meet the goals in each level, which of course starts out easy, and gets more challenging as levels progress. It's even more challenging if you want to beat the time to get the expert level.
While I do like the graphics, sound, game play and challenge, what I do NOT like is that there's absolutely no help information anywhere on the types of buildings and what's required for them to be built and functioning. The only way to figure out how the buildings work is trial and error and deduce it on your own with zero help from the game. When you can't place a particular building somewhere, or if you place one and its not working, its almost impossible to figure out. I find this very frustrating. This should be included in help/instructions available from the main menu, or a pop-up window when you hover over a building with your mouse on what's required for the building to function. It's not intuitive, and it doesn't make sense.
I already purchased this game, but had I known the frustration I would endure trying to figure out what should be explained by the game itself, I would not have purchased it. For that reason I can't recommend this game.
January 19, 2012