The Tiny Tale 2
Fun game full of whimsy
You're going to either love or hate these over-the-top characters. The gremlins make funny noises (reminded me of the aliens in Mars Attacks!) and the sorcerer guy says completely ridiculous things as he casts his spells and fights bad guys. I found it amusing, but could see why others found it intolerable.
It's different from other TM games in that you're not rebuilding a kingdom, which is a nice change. I also liked that getting the level done in time meant that I could modify my characters and have them look different in the game.
A few flaws kept the game from being 5-star worthy:
The storyline is boring and takes WAY too long to set up in the beginning.
The graphics aren't great.
Once you figure out a few strategies, the game loses it's challenge. Then you're just left with trying to beat the developers time. (a nice option, but not my cup of tea.)
June 25, 2014
Fun casual game
This game is a lot like Royal Envoy in gameplay. Its one map where you have to complete certain goals using your gremlins and wizard. After you meet the goals then you go to the next map. The music and sound effects were nice and cheerful.
Your can outfit your character with an array of different clothing options earned thru playing the game. You can set the timer to on or off. I have to say the developers game time was crazy fast. A little to fast for my liking. The only one I got under there time was the tutorial. Doh!
The graphics are nice looking and very colorful. I enjoyed the game. If you enjoyed Royal Envoy then your going to like this game.
June 19, 2014
It's an Ok game
After the first few boards in the trial period I knew I wasn't going to buy, but I went ahead and continued on until the trial shut off. I think it's cute and may be perfect for tweens and early teenagers. The noise many of them made was horrible and made me want to shut off my sounds. I always turn off the music, so I have no idea how that sounded. I've never once played the music portion in any game.
This is one of those games that I'd play for free, but not buy it. I don't have any kids left in the house, so no reason too.
June 10, 2014
Love the Game, hate the bugs
Could be great game if all the bugs are fixed, the main one that gets me is the rescources that can not be collected especially the ones that are needed to complete a level.
August 7, 2014
I don't see these as time management firstly. I understand that you have a time limit, but so do bubble poppers and match 3 games.
the gremlins noises were cute....for about half a level.
The graphics at the start were horrible as well. Maybe they were trying to go with a paper craft/retro look?
I miss the old TM games like Diner Dash. These new 'click on this bush, run to cabin, click on this bush, clear this log to get to next road' games overly boring. There isn't really any challenge to them other than basic planning
June 25, 2014
I loved the first game, I loved this game, until the bugs. It is not worth it to buy this since you cannot complete levels without restarting the levels over and over. We've complained in the forums, but no one is answering. You have tasks to do to complete the level, but the tasks aren't getting updated on the checklist, so you cannot continue.
July 17, 2014
Big Fish...are you listening???
OMG, what do we have to do to get some decent TM games? I'm so disappointed. I'm so desperate that I tried this out, even though it was already evident this was going to be a fail. Why, oh why did I put myself through this agony?? Come on guys...I've been with you for years and the quality of games offered has really gone downhill. Give us a break, please, and get us something worth playing.
June 3, 2014
I have never given a game a "1" rating before, but everything about this game is simply awful, from the music to the unlovable characters and the incredibly annoying background noises they constantly make. Perhaps very young children would enjoy the game, but I doubt it. For me, it was not even worth the time spent trying it out -- and I played for 5 levels thinking it had to get better. It didn't.
June 3, 2014
The Terror Continues....
I really liked the first one - at first. But the problems with the first one were from aggravations cause by 'intruders' whereas this game it's the 'unrealistic time limits'.
As someone who is very familiar with TM games and has been able to achieve gold in every level of Royal Envoys and Island Tribes - I know how to beat a challenge. That being said - I found myself running out of time on the first level. I appreciate that games get more difficult as you progress. But the first level?
This is a great game IF you don't care about gold time - since you can finish levels even after time runs out. But I like the achievement of beating the clock.
I say try the demo. If you don't care at all for beating the clock, it's a great game. Otherwise, it's a pass. There are plenty of other more enjoyable TM games here on BFG.
August 11, 2014