Royal Envoy 3
Previously unknown Islands have been discovered and they have an abundance of fish, pearls and GOLD! The Islanders are willing to become part of the Royal Union in exchange for building them real houses, naturally the King is more than willing to help out the fellow islanders and collect their taxes. You are given goals for each level and you need to collect berries and build markets in order to feed the workers. You will need wood to build houses and repair bridges by either cutting trees or building sawmills, the sawmills and markets require you to click on them and choose how many products you want to produce. Houses can be upgraded in order to collect more rent. Different buildings will be available to build as you progress and this Standard Edition still has available achievements but no built in Strategy Guide. Personally I don't think you'll need the SG because there is a very good tutorial that will take you step by step and show you exactly to play this game, envoy!
June 20, 2014
The Best Yet
absolutely fun ! a few new things and lots of levels ...for me there could be even more lol
If you like the first once you will enjoy that one for sure.
it is easyer with the mouse to work no more clicking on every coin ;):):)
hope there will be more.
June 20, 2014
Best Bang For Your Buck!
As lazy as some game creators are getting, giving little time in the game, using cheap graphics, playing copy cat.... I have to say Royal Envoy 3 is outstanding in all fields! Plenty of fun time traveling to many islands. Graphics are super, challenges are ever present but not nerve racking, storyline works well. I really can't say enough good about it. It's fun for young and old. Anybody knowing me, knows I don't give good reviews easy, but this game is top notch!
June 29, 2014
lots and lots of levels
over a hundred levels to play! If you like the other Royal Envoy games, you will like this one too.
July 3, 2014
Love the Challenge
This game is fun and challenging. After beating all levels in regular and expert mode with 3 stars, I am still working on mastering all the achievements -- so still have hours of fun ahead.
I love that the goals on many of the levels are broad, allowing the player to develop his or her own strategy for achieving them.
July 19, 2014
And We're Off to Claim an Island for the King!
I truly enjoyed this game. An upgrade from the previous ones in this series. Loved the inflated looking cartoonish characters more than anything!
The King of Islandshire has sent his subjects out to discover a new land. A message comes back to the King that a series of islands has been found - an archipelago - and the Chief of these islands agrees to let the King rule and the King, in return, will build up the island with houses, cottages, farms, sawmills and much much more.
As I said, I love the inflated looking, cartoonish characters. The colors were so bright and cheerful looking, as well as being very realistic (for example, the grass was green (or brown in the shade), the bark of the trees was a nice brown, everything just perfect.
Had to turn the sound down due to puppy sleeping but the background music was upbeat and positive. It positively made the workers work - lol! The sound effects were great, trees being cut down (sorry, tree-huggers), buildings being built and even conversations could be heard - perfect!
Build, build and build some more. Cut down trees, work the gold mine and the forestry and make sure you have enough workers and food and wood to do everything necessary. There is a task list and since your time doesn't start until the first task is assigned, strategize a little before you start the level. You will build everything you need and upgrade as you go along as well. And read the little tips after and before each level, they really do help immensely. You can choose to play a "relaxed" level whereas you can continue to play after your time runs out. You can also restart or replay a level if you feel the need.
There is a very short tutorial just at the beginning of level 1 and possibly into level 2. And there is a "relaxed" mode which I didn't find very relaxing at all. There are also Achievements you can earn (a boatload of them). HAH! Boatload ------ a frigate of crew members - HAH - islands - I slay me.
Now, if I seem to like this game so much, why did I only give it 4 stars. Well, I'll tell you why I took a star away ------ First, I think it would have helped a lot if every time a new item was unlocked (or the ogre needs to be fed to clear the rubble, for example) we get SOME type of tutorial, help, something. Also, I'm a bit OCD and even though on the "relaxed" mode of play I can continue to play after the time runs out, there are still stars awarded - up to 3 depending on how well you did. If I'm playing "relaxed", there shouldn't be the competition (even if it's self-imposed) of trying to get those 3 stars on every level. It would drive me nuts!
So, for the above reason (and yes, some of you may think it's stupid), this Glam-ma will not be purchasing this game. However, I DO encourage everyone to try this demo - it's an hour long (a very quick hour) and it's absolutely free to try. I think you will enjoy it much more than I did.
June 20, 2014
Very well done
A great sequel to a good line of games.
June 23, 2014
As usual with additional sequels in TM franchises there is a huge familiarity within the game-play. The tasks are familiar, the speech is familiar, the maps are familiar, everything is well familiar.
I am not sure though on this one whether familiarity is breeding contempt or whether it is like a comfort blanket, I think that there is just enough for it to be given as a sequel and that yes the program makers have done just (emphasise on that word), to be able to warrant a sequel, as the challenges are quirkier than before and the overall game-play does in my opinion seem to trundle along a little quicker.
Even though you get the 'extras' in the CE addition, I think after playing the levels in the SE then would you really want to play any more? I know that it kind of ties up the loose ends as it were, but having only once bought a CE TM game, I didn't think it was worth the extra money, having trialed both versions, I think in this instance the SE is probably the better version, especially if you can get in via a code, money off etc. I mean you can always find helpful tips on the forum of the game, should you wish to do so.
I can recommend the SE version but not the CE and I sincerely hope that this would be the last sequel for this franchise unless the program makers perform a serious overhaul for the next instalment.
June 30, 2014
More of the same
Not a bad game if your playing Royal Envoy for the first time, but just exactly like Envoy 2. Don't buy if you have any of the others. Just more of the same. Fun game and I love time management games, I was just hoping for some different challenges in the next level up.
June 21, 2014
I try to like these games
Being a bit stuck in the HOPA rut, I am trying hard to branch out into other genres and trial these TM games when they come out now (I used to just hurrumph and ignore them).
They are engaging in as much as you get drawn in to the objectives for each level, but...
* They are SO repetitive (cut down a tree, cut down another tree, pick some berries, pick some more berries)
* Each time you send a worker off they say exactly the same thing, there is no variety.
* The music is just awful.
Yes, you can replay to increase your stars, but then it would be just more of the same, but (presumably) quicker.
For info, although this is not the CE, there are still achievements to be earned, mostly relating to earning a minimum number of stars at each location, or building a set number of types of building.
I will keep trying, just in case there is a new approach developed. Maybe a worker will say "Oooh, berries to pick" rather that "More work!". I live in hope.
Meanwhile, do try this if you like this genre, or you haven't tried one before. But if, like me, you like a story and some variety, give it a miss.
June 20, 2014