Musings From Us Entries For Time Management Games

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of Software / Time Management Games that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Farm to Fork

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Farming Simulation, General Musings, Software, Time Management Games by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

I have played some farming simulations in the past, and many of them have been slow moving, or have time requirements that are just far too unrealistic. Farm to Fork is none of those things, and is one of the most refreshing farming sims I have come across in a very long time. You start off as four fresh young dudes with a failing farm that just needs a new opportunity to get your goods into a new market. One is considering the situation as he checks out the bags of wheat and the loaf of bread he has been nomming on while is buddies are having a spell of financial depression. The light bulb goes on, and soon the farmhouse is a production area where the freshest ingredients right from the farm become bread, salads, and so much more to bring variety to this little farm.

Bella Design

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Time Management Games by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★☆☆ 
Graphics:★★★☆☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★½☆ 

While Bella Design is pretty mediocre as far as sight and sound goes, it rocks on the fun factor, because you get so caught up in taking care of everyone from farm fashionistas to high-maintenance Hollywood glam celebs. You just want to keep going on with the storyline because you never know what will happen next.

While the regular gameplay is similar or other fashion time management games, the places you run the business at are not. You start in a country farming community, selling lots of Western wear. The pattern runs somewhat similar to other games at first. Move the customer to fittings, then accessories, then cash out, etc., lather, rinse, repeat. Every few levels, though, the game throws a little surprise at you, and there is a sale on at Bella’s Boutique. This is a fast dash for cash, but it really breaks up the monotony of the somewhat repetitive levels. Also, when you do switch areas, the game changes a little bit, so it never really gets boring. Hence the good value and fun factor scores. If you are wanting a fun fashion game, then Bella Design fits perfectly!

Viking Saga: New World

This entry was posted in Adventure Games, Casual Games, City Builders, Software, Time Management Games by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

This version of the Viking Saga series by Realore Games is the third installment featuring the adventurer turned king, Ingolf, and how he sets about to take on a whole new world when things are looking kind of bleak in Iceland when an epidemic sweeps over the kingdom. This game will take you from the shores of western Iceland to Greenland, and on beyond all the way to the Amazon rainforest, and that is quite a journey. Along the way, you deal with your workers, natural disasters, wild animals, and persnickety druids. So, it seems that the New World is not all that different of an experience than any other in the life of a Viking. Go along, build new settlements, but be wary of things that are going to slow you down in this new wilderness.

Kingdom Chronicles Collector’s Edition

This entry was posted in Adventure Games, Casual Games, Software, Time Management Games by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

While this game did run the same kind of format that many builder/time management games do, it was clear to see that this was created by same artists that gave us the 7 Wonders series. In Kingdom Chronicles, we follow a young man, John Brave. He is quick to act with wisdom and determination to rebuild his kingdom from the coastline to the castle when he learns that it has been taken over by an evil lord, Moomrabac, and his mercenaries.

Campgrounds: The Endorus Expedition Collector’s Edition

This entry was posted in Casual Games, City Builders, Software, Time Management Games by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★☆☆ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★☆☆☆ 
Fun Factor:★★☆☆☆ 
Overall:★★¾☆☆ 

While I did find the first version of Campgrounds to be fun and cute, Campgrounds: The Endorus Expedition Collector’s Edition seems like the same old city builder, even if it does attempt to throw some kind of adventure background into it. Building and upgrading these little campsites while searching for some kind of ancient treasure on some forgotten islands seems to be a bit too much to take on for one person, but we are to help our nerdy redheaded heroine, Addie, run this business while keeping up with some people that have arrived on these islands to take on The Endorus Expedition. I did not find it to be very endearing.