Terribly cute little village simulator
A group of people find themselves stuck in a strange mountain valley and must do their best to acquire resources and live long enough to figure out how to get home. If you like Virtual Villagers' Tree of Life, you will probably like this a lot. It's very similar in its division of labor between adults and children, but adds a few quirks like matching villagers by horoscope sign. The graphics in Gemini are better, Gemini explains its concepts better, and it gives you a lot more to do, so I judge this the superior game. I liked how quick it was to learn. Some things are a challenge to figure out unaided, but mostly it's just an adorable Robinson-Crusoe type of simulator. Gameplay is smooth, there's a feeling of progression throughout the game, and it's consistent with other games of its genre. Plus, it's really cute.
July 3, 2012
It's Virtual Villagers but cuter and with better graphics! I really enjoyed this game and wish they'd make sequels.
February 29, 2012
repetitious game with little to no challenge
When I started playing "Gemini Lost", I thought this game might be fun, but after having played it for several hours and finally completing it, I unfortunately have to give it a poor rating. The game is "cute", but otherwise not very engaging. The world you are in with your little people is all too small, and lacks surprise elements. This game is a cassical "building your society" game where you can specialize your workers and increase their skills. Each character comes with a preference regarding where to work (4 options) and whom to marry, according to their zodiac sign. I really liked that idea, but after some time it gets quite repetitious to drag a character on the chaptel and selecting a mate. I would have liked some more variances: It would be great if the characters would age (for example, someone being 85 years old at least having grey hair), but once they are 18, they don't change at all until they are dead. Also, a change between night and day would have been nice. It takes far too long to collect enough wood, stones and science points to move on, so you end up staring for long periods at your people with nothing to do - they feed themselves and go to bed when they are tired, so there is really nothing to do. There are some mine-games, but they are far in between and far too easy. The music is boring and too many characters look just like the next one - no plus points for sound and visuals from me either. No game for me, I'm sorry. You just stare too much at your characters who basically don't need you.
July 23, 2012
Such a different game!
I really enjoyed playing this game. I liked the idea of marrying people and waiting for people to mature in order to contribute to the community. I do believe they could have made this a phenomenal game with a little more effort, but as it is it is certainly one of my funnest games!
November 19, 2011
Excellent social/strategy game, i love it!
Excellent social/strategy game, i love it!
March 14, 2012
Perfect Strategy Game!!
I love Virtual Villagers games and had avoided this game because it looked too "cute." Boy, was I ever wrong! I completely fell in love with the adorable characters and especially liked the way they stayed on task (unlike some of the V V characters). The storyline actually lead to an outcome for the characters (with V V once the puzzles are completed, etc., the villagers just keep on running in the background of your computer unless you remove the game). The tasks were challenging, but not impossible to figure out or accomplish. I didn't have to find a "walk through" just to be able to move on in the game.
I hated it when the game ended and wish they would come out with another one. I keep on the lookout.
March 10, 2012
I hated having to get off the game so I could get my rest for work!
January 27, 2012
Game with NO ending?
Okay I played this game twice in one day, yes one day, was so easy. Now I love these types of games. There could have been more things to upgrade, research, and explore. The sad part of this game was the ending, I sent my people home and all it said was .... " To Be Continued"?!?! Like seriously? what was the point of all of that? Hence why I played it twice to see if I done something wrong the first time round.. So sorry to say If I can play a game with little instrustions twice in a day, dosen't say much for the effort that was put into this one.. Shame could have been a good game, and hey you might like it, but please demo it first..
Cheers.. Kate.. Qld
January 19, 2013
Keeps your interest!
I really liked this game reminded me of virtual villagers but a bit easier. :)
October 1, 2012
Great game. Not one you can play over though.
May 13, 2012