When an erupting volcano destroys the village of the Halflings, they must find a new place to call home. Can they recreate a village with the same serenity?
The plot is a simplistic fantasy story and, for those of you who don’t know, Halflings are Hobbits with a different name. The game play, on the other hand, rather shocked me. I’ll admit, this isn’t the first time Big Fish Games sent me a beta-test, but it is the first time I’ve received one that wasn’t hidden object. This game is a mixture of a village sim and a time management game. You gather materials and use them to create different buildings. Then gather materials from those buildings and use them to either make more or upgrade the ones you already have. Meet the quota in order to advance to the next level. How well you do depends on how fast you complete the level and what difficulty you picked at the beginning of the game. You can pick regular, hard, or, if you’re not looking for a challenge at all, you can play the game in relaxed mode.
This game is beautiful and addictive. I’d definitely buy the game when it comes out.