Summary: Overall, The Promised Land is a thoroughly enjoyable game. It presents a good challenge and kept my interest throughout. The music was enjoyable and provided enough variety to not get too repetitive. The graphics were believable and provided a colorful and vibrant landscape.
Excerpt: As Americans, the pursuit of happiness is a theme near and dear to our hearts and that makes Boolat Games’ cute new strategy title, The Promised Land, right up our alley. Casting us as ambitious pioneers, it allows us to follow in the footsteps of our forefathers by traveling to a new world to build...
Pros: Cute graphics and animations. Relaxing music. Intelligent AI.
Cons: Ill-timed tutorials. Insufficient help text. Occasionally clunky interface. No way to make processes go faster.
Excerpt: The Promised Land is the newest title from Alawar Entertainment. The new strategy game tasks you with building up a civilization using the resources of a foreign land with a limited amount of crew members from your ship.
Excerpt: When the world was to end, the gods sacrificed themselves to create Grim Angels, and save the world from Ragnarok. Asgard and Utgard, heaven and hell, battled it out a thousand years ago. Now, Utgard threatens to rise up again in Riviera: The Promised Land .
Excerpt: Riviera: The Promised Land is a unique RPG experience for the Game Boy Advance in which the player takes control of Ein, a grim angel of the realm of Asgard. With his familiar, Rose, and another grim angel, Ledah, at his side, he embarks on a journey for the land of Riviera to actuate the...
Excerpt: The Gameboy Advance, the tiny little handheld that could, has been something of a revelation for RPG fans alienated by the ever-increasing glitz and glamour of the high-powered Sony and Microsoft consoles.
Excerpt: In 2002, Japanese developer Sting produced an RPG for Bandai's Wonderswan Color entitled Yakusoku no Chi: Riviera , which saw two years later a port for the Gameboy Advance, and the next year, American localization as Riviera: The Promised Land thanks to Atlus.