EMS01 | Added on: May 4, 2013
This one surprised. I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I do. The graphics are incredible, very detailed and lush. Most of the individual levels are long, and often involve more than one part, so it is not a quick game. An innovation is that the Solar isn't the only main character that can perform big actions. There are also a wizard type and a troll that can do the heavy lifting, as well as little guy workers. For example, if a gate needs to be open, you can choose to have Solar or the wizard or the troll open it. Very useful if there's more than one gate that needs to be opened. There are resources all over the place, including special buildings such as the sawmill or bakery. You have to collect the resources from the sawmill or whatever, but all you have to do is move the cursor over it to collect, though there are other resources you have to click on. One annoying thing is when you open a chest or whatever, you have to click on the spear or whatever is in the chest to get it. Sometimes, the path is a bit hard to see, like in the snow or desert levels. And you've got to pay attention, as there are different things going on in different parts of the level. It keeps you on your toes. The time is very generous - I haven't run out of time on any of the levels yet, though it does award stars. And there are 2 modes of play, adventure and heroic. The heroic is all timed, and adventure has a combination of timed/untimed levels (though I honestly couldn't tell which ones are untimed). And if there's a conversation going on between the characters, the timer stops, unlike some other games. This one is definitely worth playing.