Adelantado Trilogy: Book Three
Hands Down the Best TM Game
I've downloaded just about all the TM games for trial and most all of them are so tedious and boring I got rid of them quick. The Adelantado Trilogy is super cool with it's click and drag feature and wide game board to play on. The graphics are incredible and the music fits the story to a "T".
You can play untimed or relaxed, normal or hard mode which is a plus in my book.
What I like best is that you are the boss who oversees the production workers. You have them build the sawmills, gardens, farms, granite mines, watch towers etc. and then the workers go about doing their jobs without you having to constantly click on them to do their jobs. You also don't have to constantly click on food items on the trail or "income" money or any of that stuff. You are free to go explore the territory and interact with the Indians. You do need to upgrade buildings and refresh them periodically however, so you do need to keep an eye on your workers and what they're doing. And you start out with several workers in a house, not just one.
There is a lot of clicking you have to do in the sense that you need to clear the fields of bushes so the workers can build the structures. You also need to break open many clay pots and wooden barrels to find gold hidden inside and other special items you need to advance in the game play. This feature keeps you busy while your workers increase the amount of the resources.
Gotta say that the addition of dinosaurs and cavemen for distraction is kind of weird in my book since they didn't even exist then but I guess some people like that feature. I also don't like it when Don Diego breaks open a wooden barrel or a clay pot that has a bomb inside. Then he's down for the count until the worker from a healer's hut comes to his rescue. But that's really just a minor issue.
I play this game over and over and am challenged every time. Loads of fun and well worth your money. Simply the best!
April 13, 2014
Great fun! I loved all three of the Adelantado series! It combines time management with strategy! Thoroughly enjoyed playing these!
April 4, 2014
all 3 are great games have played them over an over pitty no number 4
April 1, 2014
I'm just sad this is the 3rd and final game. They found a formula that worked and it just didn't get old.
February 9, 2014
Love this trilogy
I like the pace of this game. I don't mind buying a game that you get actual play time. There is a mission but you can take many different paths to get to the finish line. Love that they fixed some time consuming things from the rest of this series.
February 4, 2014
Worth playing all three Adelantados!
Based on the positive reviews I found here I decided to try Adelantado and I started with the Book One. I liked it so I continued with Book Two, which was even better and I ended up playing Book Three few days later. It is a well ballanced combination of advanture and time management/strategy. If you remember the game Settlers, this is very much like it, but the controls allow you to explore on your own, smash jugs cut bushes and discover secrets, which I consider to be one of the best challenges, together with achieving the expert time. If you love adventure games, but are tired of solving the hidden object places, this is just right for you. And for many other reasons.
January 19, 2014
well worth it!
I came across this game and read the reviews....it got me thinking that I should give the first 2 a go before I bought this one. I mean if there's a 3rd chapter of this game it's got to be worth looking into right? And right I was...this game is amazing! Just when you think you're going to beat the clock there's ANOTHER cavern to explore or ANOTHER task to be done for an Indian chief. I bought 1 and then 2 and 3 straight after. Very addictive and like other reviews have spent nights going 'one more level and then I'll go to sleep'. I would highly recommend this game and congrats to the creators for your time spent factoring in great graphics, hauntingly beautiful pan music and telling a great story. p.s. the way the cavemen dive back into their holes is hilarious!
December 29, 2013
I am still playing it and am totally thrilled, the full trilogy was great and that last "book" doesn't disappoint: it really gives you food for thought on the strategy to adopt to get there, the graphics are just awesome, the level difficulty is challenging without feeling impossible...I wish I could tone my enthusiasm down but I can't, it is just a fantastic game and I hope to see many more like that by the developers in the future. Enjoy!
December 28, 2013
Adelantado Trilogy a must buy for strategy and TM lovers alike.
I love this series. If you don't have one and two buy it! This is defiantly a strategy game. I appreciate the relaxed mode. Make note there are hidden treasures you can hunt for in each chapter. I have yet to find them all. You build, hunt, chop, smash and fulfill quest for natives in this fun filled game. Always make sure you have enough man power. I recommend this game with high scores. Try it and see for your self . Swim on fishes.
December 27, 2013
FINALLY - Book THREE!
I have patiently waited and waited for the third installment of this game, and here it is right in time for Christmas.
Let me start by saying, YES, there is a RELAXED mode but you can make it as challenging (time-wise) as you'd like.
Overall, the same as the previous two, build huts, uncover secrets and treasures, get food, collect orator stones and help the natives. They have improved on some of the gameplay and the hidden items are many and extra hidden. :-# Yes, there are dangers in the way of cavemen and maybe even those big behemoths? Time will tell.
As far as the buildings are concerned, they can still be built, upgraded and demolished. And... there are new ones!
My hour trial was over before I was ready, and I was able to make it through two large levels #taking my time to find all the secrets). This game will keep me entertained for hours and hours. Enjoy!
December 23, 2013