Summary: There are MANY differences with Cradle of Egypt, the first being an untimed mode. This will be a definite hit with many Match 3 fans. It doesn't make the game itself any easier, but it does remove the stress. Awem also added lots of special extras in the gameplay when multiples of the same resource are matched, when multiple combos are made, etc. Resources have been beefed up and the power-ups and have also been changed and made more useful.
Summary: This game has a new element not found in Cradle of Rome 1 or 2 that totally changes the way you play the game. For that reason alone, it gets five stars. Yes, it's very similar to Cradle of Rome but again, because of that element, the way I play has totally changed. I don't want to say what it is so it spoils the surprise for others.
Summary: The ability to play in untimed mode makes this a very beautiful, relaxing game! The graphics are stunning, to say the least. But if you like the challenge, play in timed mode and collect fun trophies!