This strategy builder can be a little tricky if you try to build too fast. While I was expecting something similar to the Colonization game from the mid-90s, this was more like the Virtual Villagers series, but with a trade aspect added.
I really enjoyed this game, and the pirate invasion minigame done as a variation on the theme of Angry Birds was just too funny. This is one game that could keep me going for hours, but we must remember not to build too fast, or we’ll have homeless settlers, and they tend to be just useless until we get some more housing going. That can be be tricky in itself. Keep your colonists busy, and you should not have any problems, because the more goods you have to sell to the Olde Worlde, the better off you’ll be.
I also like how easy it was to keep track of the colonists in the little window on the left edge, and how you could easily move them to where they needed to be to take care of their simple needs like hunger or socialization. They learned their skills quickly, and can be moved to other jobs when many hands are needed to make light work. If you remember those retro building sims of the mid 90s and are wanting to try an upgraded version with a cute plotline, The Promised Land is definitely what you have been waiting for.