Years Later, Still Dissappointed
If you're looking for something to spend chuncks of time on, save your money for another game. Originally bought this instead of one of the Virtual Villagers (which I highly regret# because My Tribe was so fun during the 1 hour demo. After that hour it all goes downhill.
What is suppose to be fun is more stressful than anything else. The major flaws #villagers don't mate unless YOU tell them to, and they will starve unless YOU mark the trees for harvest# makes leaving the game running while I sleep for the night suicidal. I often awake to see 95% of my villagers aged and no children to continue the tribe.
What are suppose to be mysteries to solve are almost a joke. They either reward you with a potion ingredient #most of which are purely aesthetic and pointless anyways# or science points #which after you unlock everything its pretty much useless#. The game boasts you can travel to new islands but there really isnt any point unless you want to unlock the rest of the mysteries which as I explained above, give out pitiful rewards.
The "hundreds" of new islands are basically reandomly generated and look almost as identical as the next. They all contain trees, rocks and everything else you need which offers next to no challenge #lets have an island without trees or rocks and see how we fare?#. Theres also an inability to construct roads or really rotate the buildings to at leastbuild a beautiful village. The islands are too small and the buildings are too large and blocky to really give way to creating a beautiful looking village. I was expecting something more Sims-wise when it came to construction and customization.
The little variety this game offers is aesthetically and even then the selection is limited. There are only 3 styles of huts, 7 kinds of flowers to plant #don't even bother, they are a waste of labor and your villagers won't plant them unless u CONTINUALLY drop them on top of the dirt mounds# and about 10 different styles of tops/pants altogether. You can change their hair style if you feel so inclined but there really isnt much point to that either sincewhen they get old their hair turns grey regardless.
I was expecting a much more complex game with infrastructure and much more scientific upgrades #theres only 12 upgrades, all of which are pretty much predictable# but all I got was an island version of dress me up that attempts to disguise itself as a simulation game.
I've played this game on and off over the past couple of years and everytime I've tried to become engrossed in this game I left wondering why I wasted my ten dollars on this.
You're much better off buying Insaiquarium Deluxe or Plants vs.Zombies. Don't waste your money on this. Or much better, just play Farmville, at least that is a bit more bearable.
December 28, 2011
Honestly the dumbest game I ever played...
I am sorry, because for some reason this game is rated very highly, but it is dumb. There is practically nothing to do! You assign jobs to the tribe, pick up moondust or stardust, open a crate or a barrell, and other than that you go off and leave them alone. If you want to play God to a virtual tribe for about 15 minutes a day (All I can do before I get too bored and have to go on to something else.) then this is the game for you. oh, yeah, they won't reproduce unless you tell them to. There are a couple of "mysteries" to solve on each island - with practically no hints of any sort or any idea of how to do it. You occasionally get recipes for 'potions' to create, but they aren't saved anywhere so you had better write them down. I bought this without doing the usual trial and I always regret it when I do that. I got it based on a recommendation that it was similar to The Promised Land, and it doesn't even compare - at least not favorably. Made me with there was a money back guarantee, and I normally rate games much higher than this!
October 22, 2012
Not at all like Facebook version!
So disappointed! First downloaded the trail version. Right after download, program said I timed out! Not getting to try first, but thinking it was the same as game on Facebook, I purchased it. I was so very disappointed! It is nothing! Like the Facebook version! It is very, very boring! I'm not concerned about the small amount it cost, I just want the other version. I've already removed it from my computer as It is just such a horrible game! Where is the other version!
March 24, 2013