I love and hate those Virtual Villager games that the company Last Day of Work, LLC make. Their are about four games in all in the series with each having a different story and puzzle the player must figure out before their entire village dies from hunger or disease. I think depending on the game decides how hard the challenge is.
For example, I thought that Virtual Villagers 2 was super hard because almost every villager was a child. If you haven’t played these games before then I must tell you that children can’t do anything except run around and pick items on the ground. So, I have to wait painstakingly for them to grow up and hope that they don’t starve to death.
Another thing that will get on my nerves would be that whenever one of them is trying to master a skill or trying to discover something new, it would take forever. When I say forever I mean a couple of hours and unlike the Sims games that we all know and love, their is no fast forward button in the Virtual Villager games. I wish their was one, but their isn’t. So, the only thing that you can do is get out of the game and come check on them later.
The more villagers you have doing the same thing, the faster the process goes. But, you’ll find that some of the people you control are really, really stubborn and will try to do anything else except what you want them to do. When that happens I practically make it my life’s mission to get them to do it no matter how much they don’t want to until they give up. Its like me saying to them,” I do believe I control this game, not you.”
Even though, I say this and that about the game I still find myself drawn to them. Also, I hope that they continue to make more Virtual Villager games in the future.
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