Settlers of the West
3 Cheers for Settlers of the West!! Great TM Game!
This fishy was soooo happy to see a TM game this morning instead of the usual HO game! I love the game. The graphics are fantastic, storyline is well written and humorous, and directions are easy to understand, but to wordy in my book. It maintains all the standards of a building TM game, but has added features that make it totally different. I had my card out to purchase as soon as the trial was over. I wish BF would give us TM lovers a special day, such as TM Tuesdays, so we could look forward to at least one new game weekly instead of the sporadic offerings of late. It's been well over 2 weeks since the last TM game with many, many HO games in between. Keep them coming BF!
October 1, 2013
The game is challenging enough that I will use my credit. It takes planning to complete a level. I do not appreciate all the conversations and pop-ups but they also provide clues so I endure them. I really like the game. The graphics are good and the music okay. There is no time limit which is a plus.
October 2, 2013
This is the hardest game I've played and am still playing. In other words, I didn't give up, it's too much fun! Some things are a little hard to figure out but the forums help with that. And don't expect to get gold the first time you get to a new spot. Takes a lot of thinking and replaying and trying new stuff. If you have problems advancing, go back to your first 3 towns and get gold there. You get to pick your character and wow does that poor girl bounce in the wagon ruts! Usually after I finish a game, it gets deleted from my computer. This one is gonna be here for a long time!
October 4, 2013
Refreshing, not what I thought.
This looks like a typical build game but it isn't. It's completely different and refreshing. I gave it a try thinking I would be boring, thinking it was a same old same old. It's quirky, has different challenges and is generally fun which is what its meant to be. Definitely buy this one.
October 1, 2013
Great TM game
I found some of the comments below giving the game a low rating confusing. Reviewers were complaining about the challenge even at the novice level, and yes, it is a challenge even at the novice level. But there is an option to play at the relaxed mode, which is not timed and which opens up the entire map for play. Did they not notice that they could play it relaxed and untimed? If you do play at the challenge mode, you have a choice of difficulty from novice to expert. I seriously suggest starting at the novice level as it is not that easy to get gold on all the levels. Yest, I had to replay some of the levels to up them from bronze to gold or silver to advance on the map. But it is doable. I love how you can use the mules/horses/oxen in the mines/lumber/farm and even the trading post. But you do need a human to be the builders/doctors/researchers/sheriffs. Sometimes you have to juggle how many human buildings you need vs the the stables to complete the level. It is a bit confusing sometimes to know what all the goals are. A couple of times, I thought I was finished when another goal popped up. The best way to complete the level is to meet the goals in order and not jump all over the place, though you can normally save the sheriff/jail building until the end. Someone mentioned you needed to drag the worker to the doctor's office. That is incorrect. If you do have the doctor's office, the worker (including the animals) will go by himself. Someitimes, it seems as if the workers aren't producing as much as they need to. The trick to that is to improve the buildings they live in, not just upgrade them (upgrading adds more workers to the building, but it doesn't make them happier); it makes them more productive. All in all, this is one game that has a lot of replay value. But if it gets too hard, you can switch to the relaxed mode at any level.
November 12, 2013
Very challenging to get gold on all levels
I thought this was a very challenging game. I have yet to finish it since I can't stand not getting gold on all of the levels and it has taken multiple tries on many of the levels. It was a little difficult to understand everything at the beginning, but the more you stick with it the more it all makes sense. I love games that I can't just whip through the levels all of the time.
October 7, 2013
Hard but not Impossible!
Absolutely love this game and most TM games in general. It is true that this game requires a bit more thinking and planning but overall I found it challenging. I was able to complete all levels with 'diamond' time after playing consistently over a few days. The story line was cute and although there weren't very many tips I still enjoyed the game play. I highly recommend this game to anyone with some time to kill and the willingness to be patient and think a bit!
March 3, 2014
Loved this game
I was pleasantly surprised by the challenge this game provided. I am always aiming for the gold on every level and this is one of the few games that I have not been able to do that on... yet! I still have one level on silver, 3 on gold and all the rest on platinum. A few games released nowadays are over and done with in a few hours, this is actually worth the money I spent on it. I will be going back to it every now and then to try and get those last achievements. Not one to be immediately deleted from my computer, unlike so many others!
November 29, 2013
I bought this game a little over a month ago, and I still haven't beat it yet. That is saying a lot, I usually finish TM games within a day or two, but this game is very challenging. The graphics are good, and the music is not too annoying, but the time to finish gold is tight, and you cannot advance with out getting gold stars. Once you have gotten a gold star on every level, you can go back and play each level again for diamond time, I have gotten a diamond star on every level but the last level (the time limit is 20:30, that is twenty minutes and thirty seconds). I believe more levels will be unlocked once diamond time is achieved on every level. Oh, and I am playing on Normal difficulty, I cannot imagine what the challenging and pro player levels are like. I do recommend this game, only if you are ready for a challenge, and are patient enough to replay levels.
November 20, 2013
Almost didn't try this one!
Because of some the low ratings I almost passed this one up. I'm glad I tried and bought it. Lots of fun. A little different than other TM games, but that's part of the appeal.
October 3, 2013