Forgotten Lands: First Colony ?
My All-Time Favorite BFG Time Management Game
I make that claim in the title of my review and I just don't know why. It is true though. I simply love this game. I really love all of the Blue Tea Games that I own.
I think I like this game because it doesn't over-think itself. You have a goal -- you forget every strategy before that level and you come up with a new strategy that wins that level. It's so simple -- no extra bells or whistles, just a simple strategy/thinking game. Each time I get a new computer, the very first game I re-download is FLFC.
October 17, 2013
Deceptively deep strategy game
This game seems simple at first glance: you can recruit different types of workers to place on buildings that produce different resources, and you try to finish the level objectives, which usually involves some combination of accumulating specific resources, recruiting specific types of workers or achieving some special objective (by assigning workers to the specific task).
Complexity arises when you have to make decisions on which objectives to pursue first. Do you upgrade buildings? Recruit more workers for lumber? Recruit merchants to earn money?There's a time limit so your choices are important. I had to do some careful planning to get the expert score on a lot of the levels.
The graphics are actually pretty cute, but they're very low resolution so they just don't look good. I think using the exact same graphics at a higher resolution would have improved the appearance of this game drastically.
If you're looking for a game that has more of a strategy element (as far as casual games so) to it and don't mind the graphics, check this one out.
May 22, 2012
Mediocre at best
Looks very similar to Royal Envoy, but not nearly as good.
February 4, 2012
I'd rather replay the ones I already own
It should be noted that I like to be challenged. I'm addicted, for some inexplicable reason, to all of the MK4TP, Westwards, Royal Envoy, Totem Tribe.... I could go on. I like having to strategize before I click Go. I like the tension, the pressure, the clock counting down, the goals. This game should have been a great fit for me. I was so bored, I had to give up. The whole time I kept thinking I'd rather replay one of the ones I already own. The graphics were bland. The play tedious. The goals uninspired and not in the least challenging. It is just my opinion, but I couldn't get through this game, which you should also take into consideration. Maybe if I had stuck with it I would have liked it. But then again, I loved the above list immediately. I'm going with my gut.
February 10, 2012