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.
Excerpt: Ah, the artistic person! Sometimes it seems they grow on trees. But until the artist becomes prominent enough for us common folk to know their name it is a long journey to the top. And for some this journey takes them to so-called artist communes or colonies – places where groups of artistic types hang out and try to create something great. Have you ever wondered what really goes on in there apart from the obvious sex, drugs and rock and roll?
Pros: Beautiful graphics with changing seasons, Very addictive gameplay, Involving storyline
Cons: A bit too simplistic, Not much to do, Ends far too quickly with no replay value
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.