Many Years Ago
Wish there was more
This is a cute game with nice graphics, but it's a shame there's so little of it. The mini-games that become available here and there actually take longer to complete than the game itself! If there's a successor, it should really have at least twice as much basic game play. Compared to games like Virtual Villagers or Roads of Rome, it's all over in a flash...
April 7, 2012
Short main game but good mini-games - great resource game for a beginner.
My favourite games from ERS is always their non hidden object game and this is fun especially for me who loves strategy games but am useless at timed modes and this doesn't have any, which as a beginner I love.
I rated it 3/5 for hardness as a beginner, so it's not hard and even I found quite easy. If it didn't have the mini-games I'd have given it a more solid 3 stars - good but not stellar. This is a resource strategy game with a tutorial, you can see all the playable area in the demo although the left hand side is locked at the beginning.
You unlock mini-games as you progress which will earn you resources or you can just come back and replay at any time. There is a progression bar for each mini game and it shows you how many variants there are - there are a lot.
- with character moving along the board like hidden wonders of the depth. I don't usually like match 3 but ERS has made me love them because of how they are done.
timed pipe puzzle (variant)
- I love pipe puzzle and there are loads of different configurations. I usually don't like timed elements but this made it more interesting and harder as you went along.
Like hidden wonders of the world if you've played that. Some are on top of others to make it harder.
There is a slider which is the same design.
There are two set mini-games (it doesn't change and once you've done it, it's over) - a simple jigsaw and a spot the difference.
If you don't like them you can skip them and you don't need to play them. If you don't like mini-games then there are better and longer strategy resource type games out there but if you do and don't mind an easy short main strategy game then it is fun and worthwhile, especially for a DD.
I wish there were more things to do and places to uncover in the main game and would have liked it to be longer but they won me over with the mini-games which I wasn't expecting.
April 27, 2013
Why No Part Two
I wish they would put out a second part soon...
I also hope the next game if there is one will be much bigger and allow a player to walk away and it keep working on its own, kind of like the villager games or My Tribe...
It is a fun and it holds my attention which is what I look for in these kind of games.
Keep up the great work...
June 18, 2012
Pretty Good Game
Quite Fun but rather short. Nice in game graphics and reasonable sound quality. the storyline is quite good but but only okay.
February 13, 2012
fun game but too short
I really loved playing this game but I beat the game itself in 2 days.. yes there are a few minigames in the game I did not complete. I wish they would make a part 2.. like a new world wherever they sailed off too. my kids love this game as well and it seemed alot more fun for my 10yo.. lasted longer for him since he only gets 2 hours a day computer time (4 days a week)... but all in all a fun game..
March 17, 2013
Great Strategy Game!
I loved this game. I generally like time management games but my Dr. wanted me to play some 'low stress' games for awhile. This was perfect and it's a game my grandchildren can play and really enjoy. It's a perfect beginners game except for being a little too short. I hope you have a follow up game that's longer but at about the same level of expertise so that the children will still be able to play it without too much difficulty. We all loved being able to customize our chief and lay out our village. I enjoy the mini games as well. It's a little break away from the primary game and they let you earn materials and experience to improve your villagers. Thanks for a game well done!
September 14, 2013
So so game
This game is cute simple and easy.
December 2, 2011