Ranch Rush 2 - Sara's Island Experiment
best time management game i've played yet
like ranch rush, which this game resembles, this game is extremely carefully thought-out and executed. the graphics are cute and nicely designed, the sound is great, the voice is nice to listen to (but not annoyingly chatty), and there are so many possibilities for how to set up the "farm" that the game just doesn't get boring. unlike many games i've played, which are designed to make you figure out EXACTLY which steps the designer had in mind and to execute those steps in PRECISELY the correct order OR ELSE, there are a number of approaches that you can use to progress from one level to the next in this game.
all my comments for "ranch rush" apply here, too. addictive to play, but in a fun and engaging way. a most pleasant adrenaline rush.
March 28, 2012
Excellent, well thought out and highly addictive time management game. What I loved about this game is that when you fail a level it is pretty easy to work out where you went wrong and tackle it a different way next time.
The level of challenge builds slowly allowing you to progress well without failing too often, but meaning the later levels are a really good challenge without feeling impossible.
The game is as much about strategy as being quick off the mark - I've found that my reactions are just not fast enough for some of the other time management games but I managed to finish this one and it was still difficult but refreshingly, difficult without being frustrating.
Good length of game with plenty of repeat value.
Very much recommended but I am warning you - soooooooooooo addictive!
December 30, 2011
Love This Game!
An excellent sequel to the already brilliant 'Ranch Rush' game! I found it to be even more challenging then the first one, with lot's of added features and the levels getting increasingly more difficult, making you want to keep coming back for more, more, more!
January 19, 2012
It's a really great game !
This game is very interesting and never boring! I quickly became addicted to this game ! Very good graphics. No one can hate this game !
June 5, 2012
Another Great Farm Challenge for TM Fanatics
This sequel is a great leap for the characters and the storyline; all kinds of new things to do from the original. There's plenty to do and much to think about as you develop your farm, crops, animals, and products. What I like about this game is that you get your daily list of things to gather or produce and then you move on to the next day. There's plenty of new things to do each level -- the best levels are on Sunday when you get to get off the ranch and go fishing! Great break from the game of farming! The little senarios between weeks are well-told and have great graphics. Humorous characters with funny little quirks keep you interested in the game behind the scenes. You don't really have to click like a maniac to get the levels completed (a definite plus for me). Best thing about the game is that you actually have a scoreboard and are given trophies, as well as achievement lists. When you play the game the next time, you get to add to the trophies and achievement lists -- great game from a great company!
February 15, 2012
This game does a great job of continuing from the first game (also excellent). It has the same mechanics but a different feel to it. This game is similar to my farm life and hobby farm if you've played those, but this series is my favorite and also the hardest in my opinion. During each level you have to fill an order, including things you grew, things from animals and things from machines. It is very challenging in the later levels and expert is truly that... expert. Which I appreciate. The storyline is cute and developed, they actually thought about it and it's not a throwaway like a lot of time management games.
February 10, 2012
Addictive Fast-Paced Gameplay
Cute graphics, challenging game play. Only thing I didn't like was not being able to go back and repeat a level once it was passed. Also appreciated the underlying storyline message about the Heroine growing natural foods and the bad guy being someone who was promoting a miracle weight-loss pill. Great message for the younger audience.
February 26, 2012
yeah!!!!!!! : D
I used t play this game all the time but then our game disk brok :(
buuuuuut now iv found it again and i love it i love the first 1 to
I love the whole idea of farming its like diner dash on a farm ......
well kinda : P
November 19, 2011
Super Excellent Gameplay
This has been one of my all time favorites. I can't wait to see a Version 3 or 4.
February 10, 2012
So fun and addictive!
I am absolutely in love with this game! I have re-played it several times and keep going back for more. :)
I like being able to choose to play in regular or expert mode. (I am still working on the challenge of completing expert mode without failing an order.)
One thing I really like about this Time Management (TM) game, vs. some others, is that I can set up my "play field" however I want. You want 3 banana crops? Great! You want 13? Great! It's your choice.
The graphics are really cute. And just wait til you have an encounter with a goat or a duck. ;)
Besides the daily orders to fill, two days of the week bring something a little different. At the "Island Market" you can earn extra money or you can use it to plan ahead. There's also a fishing day. It's a cute little break from the daily farming.
The one, and probably only, thing I don't like about this game is that some of the trophies can only be accomplished with the Collector's Edition (CE). The CE also includes a Free Play mode. I'm honestly thinking of upgrading to the CE simply because I love this game so much.
March 10, 2012