Reviews and Problems with Virtual Villagers: The Secret City
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Okay, not brilliant.
msb "msb", Amazon
4 July 2012
Summary: It was good for the price for a few days of entertainment but I wouldn't pay more than a few bucks for it. It's kind of fun; it can be complicated at first figuring things out and it gets frustrating; as soon as you defeat it, though, there is little challenge left. Not something I would play over and over again but it was amusing while it lasted.
Summary: I am really enjoying the game. It installed quickly and easily. I don't care if the graphics are a bit cheesy. I can live with it. The only thing is, if you don't use some of the walkthroughs online for like potions, it is extremely difficult to advance. But mostly, its a good challenge.
Summary: This game can teach kids patience and actual reasoning and thinking skills. There are no list of rules to play the game so u have to "figure out" what ur supposed to do. Basically, ur population can't increase too highly if u don't have enough houses. This is common sense and relates to real life because real humans would die sooner if they do not have shelter.
Summary: This game is a highly visual and intellectually rich panaroma of life in a simple village with few perks. The intuitive choices you make on behalf of the inhabitants of the village are very entertaining. However, just like all people everywhere you have those who won't go along with your choices for them, they refuse, they walk away or they go to the beach. Waiting for the children to 'grow up' so you can train them in a discipline is very close to reality.
Summary: However, my download was lost on my laptop somehow. So, I spent $7 for nothing. Now, I'm stuck buying the CD and having to wait until after Christmas to get it. I am not happy with the shipping this time around. Too long of a wait!
Summary: I won't lie, I'm one for instant gratification. The characters simply move too slow! While you see there is plenty to do and more than enough villagers to help out, you find yourself doing more waiting than playing. Played it for about 2 days before I was bored stiff.
Summary: The game is fine. It's a bit monotonous. I haven't played any of the other Virtual Villagers, so this review is really more for folks that don't have an existing opinion about this series. I will say that I purchased this game at Amazon, but didn't realize that it wouldn't work on for Windows 7. There are some folks online that say they got it to work, but I didn't. Well, the folks at Amazon refunded my money. Pretty awesome.