Archie: Riverdale Rescue
Could be better
I've always enjoyed reading Archie comics so when I saw this game, I knew I just had to get it. However I am disappointed. This game has really nothing to it and there isn't much you can do without sending characters to do multi-hour tasks.I'm only on level 10 and I've already got >75% on the Riverdale rating, so all that's left for me to do is the quests. At first the quests required little time to complete, but now they seem to take anywhere from 8-20 hours and require lots of soda to speed up, so unless your very willing to spend real money on sodas, you're stuck waiting hours for various actions to be completed. It takes quite a while to level up and even upgrading buildings (takes about 20-24 hours)gets you little experience. If you only want to spend 10 minutes a day on a game then this one fits, but if you want one with lots of things to do I would avoid this.
May 23, 2014
No much to it.
I'm a big fan of Archie and his pals going waaaaaay back, so the game looked like a wonderful trip down memory lane. The graphics gave me hope it was a ''life story'' type of game whcih I guess it is, but much too slow care about anyone's progress.. After cleaning up the town a bit during the tutorial, I settled in to play and found not a whole lot there. Tasks were things like ''bake a cake'' or ''eat candy'' with no visuals of the quest as the characters seem to just walk around randomly. When you start a quest, a ''spin the bottle'' wheel/game hits you in the face. I played it a couple of times before I realized each play it cost me a ''soda,'' the game's speed up currency. Now, it may be worth it to play the wheel, but I didn't realize I had an option . ''Uh oh,'' I thought, ''this one's going to be another money pit.'' It just didn't seems worth it to me to get involved.
I can't recommend the game, but please try it for yourself.
February 18, 2014
Want my time back
I would have given this a much higher rating if the whole play hadn't reset itself and I lost 17 levels of progress. It is addictive and I ended up spending more time than it was worth because it reset to the beginning, which is a problem other users seem to be having. Like all "free" games, the game is set up to encourage players to spend real world cash, but there are in-game methods of raising those funds which is nice. The fact that the game reset after acquiring one of those premium items is suspicious. I am hoping the issue is a bug that will be fixed as the update looks promising, but I would rather not waste anymore time when it appear it may be lost.
March 4, 2014
Frustrating - Re-starts
First time I played, I thought I did something wrong and the game started back at the beginning. The next time, I was making serious progress into the game (lvl 7) and then when I started the game - everything was lost and I was back at the beginning. Don't want anything to do with this game until creator fixes the save game or restart issue. I like it, BUT.
May 1, 2014
The only challenge is patience
I like the whole idea of the game but when you think about it this game requires only clicking and no thinking. You click on a quest, run through the conversation, send the appropriate characters to a location and then wait 2-24 hours, maybe longer. what is the point of waiting this long for an event to complete? where is the fun in that? I can never even have more than 6 events running at the same time because they all involve the same characters or locations. It completely lacks strategy and the only fun thing you can do is fix up the town once you have unlocked more items from the shop but by then I am sure anyone would be exhausted of this game.
March 20, 2014
Not for me
It was difficult to navigate and even with the tutorial I wasn't quite sure I knew what I was doing. I set all the characters up with tasks and then sat back and said "Now what?". I pay for a monthly membership to BigFish, so I think I will stick with the high quality games I usually get from them, where I can play as long as I like without having to wait for a task to finish. This game might be fun for some, but I didn't enjoy it for my PC. Maybe as an app game for a phone it would be better - if you could scroll around and get to each person's house easier.
March 29, 2014
cute but no go with the restarts
I got to half way to level 14 without buying any sodas and it crashed. When I say crashed, I mean the game restarted at level 1. Tried again and it crashed a day later almost to level 6. While playing the game was cute the 96 hours for one upgrade is not, get real. That is why with several weeks of this game behind me, I advise you to skip it. The levels get longer and longer and unless you buy lots of soda the fun runs out very quickly. The levels are all geared to get you to buy lots of sodas. It was cute enough to make me want to see the entire board uncovered at the start, but not now. Big waste of time.
May 2, 2014
It's so bad.....
It's so bad, it was on my machine for about 10 minutes. Then, POOF! It was gone.
February 27, 2014