* Artwork/animation: 10/10
The artwork in this game is absolutely stunning. The animations are very cute and simple. Simplicity can cause some games to lack entertainment and a good foundation but it works very well in this case. I enjoyed them the whole way through.
*Hours to complete: 10 hours on average
I was able to beat the game and complete all challenges in the game within 10 hours.
*Story line: 10/10
The story line is very simple and cute. You're starting a new civilization on this, "promised land".
*Game play: 8/10
You don't get to choose where the buildings are placed, as there are already slots where they are automatically pre-placed. However, you do get to choose the amount of citizens you want at a time; you can buy them whenever you have enough money/reputation points and you can choose their job. You can choose when and what to discover as a technological advancement when it suits your needs. It's a slower paced game so patience is a must. I duducted points on this category solely on the fact that the trading notifications are quite annoying. When the old land is in high demand for an item there will be a notification telling you which item is in demand. Then, your advisor lets you know there's only a minute or so left to finish the trade. After the timer runs out, there is a notification after that either says good job for trading or to trade next time. The notifications are a great concept and I like the fact that it's meant to be a reminder, however, after you've been playing the game for five hours straight it just becomes more of an annoyance than helpful.
The price today, 2/23/2015, is at $6.99. I would honestly and easily pay $15 for this game so the fact that it's under $10 is great.
I love this game an I totally recomend it if you like games where~
> you can build your own civilization
> you like slow paced or casual games
> you enjoy art work
> you love games under $10