Heroes of Kalevala
One of my favorite games to play again
I thought I'd submit this review after playing this entire long game again -- actually, twice -- long after I first bought it.
I want to start out by saying I hate timed games, and this game is semi-timed, in the sense that there is a timer, but there are oppotunities to stop it that do not otherwise interfere with game play. To be precise, you can stop the forward movement of the crow by making matches or blowing up bombs near it. (This is a part of the tutorial.)
The thing that makes me love this game that I really should not like is the choice of "gods" to help with finishing each level. Some levels are very hard, but instead of trying the same thing over and over, you can change the helping "god" and the level will feel different on replay.
And here is one non-spoiler secret from a long-time player of this game: you get better as you keep replaying it, so the frustration factor relating to the difficult levels goes down the more you play.
Finally, building the four villages is so much fun on its own that it gives lots of additional value to the game It's not just the rote using up of credits because that's what's expected. Each time I've played the game I've enjoyed building better and prettier villages and watching happy villagers.
To me, at least, this game has endless replay value.
June 29, 2012
Nice Match Three Game
Read the other reviews and agree with both of them.
Story very interesting - Finnish mythology.
Match three is challenging.
Building the villages is a good mental challenge.
Don't know whether to continue past the trial given the difficulty level may become impossible to complete (per first review).
May be worth a shot with a free game bonus.
January 31, 2012
This game is definitely not for me!
Some aspects of the game were fun but I hated the crow when he gets around to almost completion time and the music gets really tense and hurry up, hurry up! I don't enjoy that kind of pressure at all.
January 31, 2012
Did the developers even give this game to a casual gamer to try out???
All I can say is.......this game is insanely difficult!!!! It lures you into a sense of fun in the demo, then once you buy it - within a very short time span, it gets EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. It is totally frustrating because it is impossible to get through the higher levels!!!!
It could have been a very good game, but the unnecessary difficulty level has taken all hope of that away.
If you're into Match 3's at all, please don't waste your money on this game.
December 17, 2011
I don't understand the 5 star ratings for this game. I bought it based on the initial trial but was disappointed to learn that you buy the exact same things for each village. Apparently the more money you make, the more villagers you have but to me it's ultimately a boring game. The Finnish history is interesting though. Sorry I wasted the money on this one!
June 12, 2014