Royal Envoy: Campaign for the Crown Collector's Edition
GREAT game & even got it on sale!
LOVED the game, going back & trying to improve my levels. It's a timed mode, which I generally "don't" like, but it is still doable. 1 think I "loved" about the game & that was: if you need help, you don't have to exit the game & go on-line & search through the forum. All you have to do is click on the "?" on the top right corner & the help is there!!! That was fantastic!!! Got this game on sale & have no regrets!!!! No freezing screens or wobbly screens!! Love it!!! Waiting for the next one. Good quality game & great price!!!
September 22, 2013
Royal Envoy - As Fresh & Fun As Ever!
I almost hate to admit how many hours I spent playing the first RE game. And I have a feeling this may happen again with the 3rd edition of the series.
The game has a new storyline with the same fun main characters and backed up by some new ones. You must help the King get back his 100% rating in all his lands to win back the crown from the evil guy.
The levels start out in familiar territory but quickly go to new and different (and very fun) iterations. I find that some levels are too easy, meaning that I can easily get 3 stars with plenty of time left, and others I can barely make 2 stars. I'm about halfway through the main levels.
The graphics, music and voiceovers are superb. The variety in the levels, though, is what I think is the real standout in this edition.
Also, the CE has an excellent step by step walkthrough should you be scratching your head and just not able to figure out a level.
All in all, if you like time management/strategy games, I highly recommend you try this (and the other) editions of Royal Envoy. They are addictively fun!!
September 11, 2013
Another Fun & Giggles Royal Envoy
BASED ON DEMO
I sometimes wonder if I should give up my obsession with HOPAs and transfer my allegiance to wonderful builder games like the Royal Envoy series. This addition is hugely fun, for all the reasons the other two were such hits.
I love having my name included in the royal command to ?fix it?. I love the overacted voiceover and the whimsical cartoons. The art continues to be of a high standard, and the music is ?jolly?.
Most of all I love that I can play this game without a time limit, or I wouldn?t be able to play at all!
A pretender to the throne has demanded an election to see who should be king. The king requires us to conduct a political campaign to ensure he wins the election. The ?bad guy? is going around taxing and destroying, all in the name of the king, so you will have to rebuild towns etc. to prove your king?s integrity.
We are ordered to take Cedric along with us, which is handy, because he has (of course) just finished a training course on political campaigning. *ironic smile*.
The game play is almost a replica of the earlier games, including many of the locations. The big difference is that earnings from our buildings can now be gathered in by a simple sweep of the cursor. No more clicking.
The chapter end summary is not detailed, as the first one was. There are again the usual achievements and trophies.
It?s been quite a while since I played the others, so I?m sure to have missed something, but these and the differences I picked up from the demo.
This is a CE, so of course we must have some extras. There is a walkthrough, which at first I thought was pretty silly, there are so many ways of beating the levels. But in fact it gives really good and relevant tips. There are wallpapers and an animated screensaver.
And there are 30 ?The King?s Challenges? I don?t know what they are because they are unlocked only when you?ve finished the game. (which means I'll never see them!)
For only the second time since I joined Big Fish, a non-HOPA goes on my ?must-have? list. Can?t wait to get totally immersed!
September 7, 2013
Could have been more
If you've played any of the RE games, you've played this one. It is very very similar to RE 2. Yes, it does have its cutesy parts, however, I think Playrix could have done a bit better in giving us something at least a little different. Music, voice overs, etc., are all the same. I would not buy this as a CE. Yes it offers the wallpaper, strategy guide, etc., however I don't feel that's worth 7.00 extra. I may eventually get this if it comes out as a SE and is on sale. Otherwise, this is a no for me.
September 7, 2013
A ROYAL ELECTION!
A Royal Election must be held to determine who will rule the Kingdom, the King or an evil man by the name of Swindler! The people must decide but Swindler doesn't play by the rules and is destroying their houses and collecting taxes in the name of the King! It is up to you to help them rebuild their houses and cottages and repair bridges and piers to win the hearts of the people. This is a fairly easy game with clear goals to accomplish such as upgrading 4 cabins and collecting 15k in gold. You need to hire workers, build sawmills gather food, produce wood and buy supplies at the market. The graphics are very good, bright and colorful and the workers don't say repetitive annoying things. I think people of all ages will enjoy this game.
September 7, 2013
Great Game, But.............
I enjoyed the demo. The graphics were good. The strategic challenges stretched your imagination, preventing boredom. The storyline was a fun. Everything was a step up from the simplistic repetitious nature of too many in this genre. Unfortunately, lacking an untimed mode, necessary for the younger members of my family, prevents me from buying it. Much of the competion has recognized that an untimed mode increases market. Pity that the developers of RE do not. To be fair, I recommend this game highly for those who do not have this requirement.
September 11, 2013
liked this one as much as the previous ones...but nothing different about it that would rate as collectors edition and the extra cost. would have bought it except for that. otherwise a great game
September 8, 2013
Hurrah for RE3!
I've enjoyed the previous Royal Envoy releases, so I was looking forward to this one. It did not disappoint! Yes, it is very similar to the other two, but that doesn't take away from the audio and visual beauty of this game.
Snarky commentary and a new King vs. Swindler storyline make it fun and funny.
Not a lot of challenge as yet (played thru first 7 levels on demo). Hopefully that will change.
Was disappointed by the RE II CE edition, but I am so jazzed to play this one, I don't think I will wait for the SE.
September 7, 2013
More like a continuation of RE2 than a new game
There are a few new things thrown in, but most of the artwork and scenes are the same as Royal Envoy 2. I do find the level of challenge to be a bit less than the previous games--on the first play-through, I've gotten 3 stars on the first try on almost all of the levels, where the others made me try a lot of them several times before getting there. If you're expecting something different from the previous games, you might be disappointed, but I think this is still a fun game.
September 10, 2013
I played the demo ,it ok I have the 2 others royal envoy but I will wait a little bit and carry on to check the reviews before I purchase
September 14, 2013