I know what you're thinking. Surely, right now the game is on sale and you're looking at the reviews to see if the game is worth $12.99-$14.99 because what kind of customer would you be if you didn't?
You see some good reviews--"Recommended! Yes! What a great game! Has some work to do, but worth it!" and so you continue to look, just in case.
Then you'll see bad reviews--"Do not recommend! No! Horrible game! Has a ton of work to do, and not worth it!" You see a couple of these, but you decide you want to make your own decision on the matter.
You'll look back at the screen shots, review some videos, and see that the game is hella cute, has a good looking play style, and an interesting concept.
You'll ignore the bad reviews and buy the game anyways.
The game is beautiful, so it doesn't disappoint on that front.
The game is fairly easy to play, so ~30 minutes in, you'll have the controls down for the most part and basic strategies for castle building.
After ~1h, you'll get bored of your first castle and start anew, with a different strategy in mind.
You'll be fairly successful with your second castle, and you'll have a lot of the mechanics behind the game worked out, making this new castle easier.
Now this is where I don't know what you'll do. I, personally, got bored of the second castle. I realized the only thing I can do is expand on my castle with what little land I had (digging/terraforming isn't as easy as it should be, so I wouldn't consider that a feature.) On top of that, building is pretty slow, so that takes a while (gets pretty boring to me pretty fast.) On top of THAT, the AI is still pretty wonky, so the Bricktrons aren't as efficient as they could be.
This game has a ton of potential, don't get me wrong. When crafting, new game modes, and just more stuff is added, I'll revisit it. But for now, I wouldn't say this game isn't even worth $10 as it is. Save your money, spend it on a more complete game.
Posted: December 18th, 2013