Adelantado Trilogy: Book Three
Good, but no significant improvement on Book Two
I really enjoyed Adelantado Books 1 and 2, so purchasing Book 3 was a no brainer. The game stands well on its own but I was a little disappointed when comparing it to Book 2. Book 2 was a significant improvement in terms of game play from Book 1, by introducing new game mechanics (e.g., allowing you to see the number of raw materials in addition to processed materials) new buildings, and new maps. The changes between Book 2 and Book 3, however, are very minimal. There are more "secrets" to find in each level and the graphics are enhanced, but Book 3 feels more like a continuation of Book 2 rather than an improvement. It was also a lot shorter.
In summary, I enjoyed the game, but was a little disappointed that there was not much improvement from the previous one.
January 1, 2014
Color me disappointed
Let me start by saying I love the Adelantado trilogy. This is an extremely well-designed strategy game that goes way beyond the "oooh, I can upgrade my house to level 3, more income!" type of game. This is resource management at it's best.
The Aztec storyline is shrug-worthy, but what made the first two games fun is the "Bonus" level that involved (spoiler alert) spaceships and aliens! So, I was totally prepared for #3 to rock that to the end - maybe Diego getting whisked away by the aliens to help them settle some other planet. But no, total dullsville. All that - three games - and "oooh, a staff!"
So, -1 star for all the build-up and a blah ending. Otherwise, fantastic series of games - I highly recommend them!
January 27, 2014
I struggle with these games
I always look forward to playing these games-but I struggle very hard with them at times.
I have never finished a chapter in time.(But you can play on anyway, just in case you don't know.)
I am always short of supplies.
Would be helpful in the stone cutting areas to have graphics make it more obvious that the whole area is available rock. I thought just the small mounds were all there was and when they were gone that was the end of your supply. However, for some reason you can still build the stonecutters and they still work despite no remaining mounds. Doesn't make sense but there it is.
I get quite cross that only one knight is able to explore, chop trees find artifacts etc. AND HE IS TOO SLOW. I think the speed he does when he's "on the red stuff" should be his normal speed and give him a faster-than-that-speed for when he's on the red stuff.
LOVE THE CAVES graphics really capture the feel here.
Not much point in knocking all stalagmites down though.
Liked the cave within the cave ,should do more of those.
Not much point the chopping the trees and bushes this year, except to make space. So, after starting a chapter again I didn't bother- it saves time of course and there is no need to be that thorough cause there's nothing there, most of the time.
I've learnt not to get too bogged down just keep looking for the look-out plots and statues.
December 28, 2013
A good final part for a good series
I played the whole Adelantado series, and this final part did not disappoint me. In facts, this last episode is even more entertaining than the previous two.
The game keeps the usual good quality of graphics and smooth game mechanism.
There are no huge changes with respect to the other episodes, but you will discover some nice novelties, like a couple of new buildings and upgrades.
If you played part 1 and 2, then I recommend part 3 as well. If not, my suggestion is to start from part 1 in order to better follow the storyline.
February 7, 2014
After one hour you get bored
In the beginning this game is really exciting but after playing one hour or more its get bored because is the same goals in different levels. so i will not buy it.
May 28, 2014