Excerpt: I hope you have been enjoying the humorous trailers for A Game of Dwarves as much as we have at Family Friendly Gaming. This PC game asks: "Can you dig it?" And it has no relation to Booker T. This game is all about building your empire.
Summary: It’s been quite some time since there’s been a new dedicated minion management strategy game, a genre arguably kicked off by Dungeon Keeper and then perfected by Evil Genius. Developer Zeal Game Studio and publisher Paradox Interactive, a publishing house well known for its niche strategy titles,...
Excerpt: In A Game of Dwarves, you play as the dwarven prince who has been cast out of his father's castle unexpectedly. The king grumbled something about him needing to get off of his "fluffy bottom" as he threw him out.
Pros: Good humor and voice acting
Cons: Too much digging, this game gets stale quick
Conclusion: It’s unfinished, it doesn’t communicate vital information to the player very well, and – let’s be honest here – it’s all more than a little repetitive. Every level just feels like you’re doing the same things over and over again.
Excerpt: Dwarves live underground where it's dark and dank and they mine for gems and gold and minerals... which isn't a problem for them, as they can see in the dark, they like it dank, and enjoy mining for gold and gems and minerals.
Excerpt: A Game of Dwarves is a fun little casual game that has you taking charge of your own clan of dwarves and working your way through a series of levels as you retake the lands that were once part of the Dwarven Empire.
Summary: Right now as I write this I have a vast plethora of dwarves excavating out their new home, kept happy by glorious ale trees and tables stacked to the heavens with food. No unfortunately this is not real life it’s me playing the recently released “A Game of Dwarves”!
Conclusion: Kid Factor: This is a pretty great little game for kids who like to construct things. (OK, there is an “Ale Tree” as a special download, but these are dwarves after all…) Most of the quest objectives are communicated in dialogue scenes (almost no voice acting) so reading skill is necessary, but...