Excerpt: I am a fan of life simulation games and even though I prefer the somewhat more hardcore titles like Spore or other Sim-something titles, I must admit that I enjoy playing Virtual Villagers or Virtual Families , too. And Artist Colony has something of both types of games, obviously with a bit more focus on the casual type of play and the family-friendly environment.
Fresh artists' lifestyle sim has some suggestive themes.
Common Sense Media
14 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Artist Colony is an enjoyable and pleasantly different simulation game which contains some very adult themes, including alcoholism and sexual affairs. The general gameplay -- which involves cleaning and restoring an old art colony, while training artists and having them create new works -- would be fine for kids otherwise, but those soap operatic plotlines need to be taken into consideration.
Conclusion: Even though not a particular masterpiece, Artist Colony is a solid game that adds flavor to the casual life sim genre, with an original approach, an interesting story and a huge array of possible things your characters can create. Add to that a simple gameplay and its overall charming aspect and you’ll have a title both the older and the younger members of your family could enjoy – especially if they’re into such games.
Conclusion: ein gelungenes Zeit-Management-Spiel geboten, welches sich für alle Altersgruppen eignet. Die Geschichte wird im Spiel durch kleine Zwischensequenzen weitererzählt, so dass am Ende eine schöne Geschichte zusammenkommt. Wer dieses Genre mag, kann hier einen Kauf wagen.