Jane's Realty 2 - Lot's Of Changes
Sim-like games will always draw people to themselves because all of us dream of controlling our life and sometimes other people's lives. Some honestly believe that it's possible, some don't but meanwhile there are also those who are actually experiencing it playing games like Jane's Realty 2.
This strategy game from Realore Studios is very different from it's predecessor.
The game covers about twenty-seven
levels, each with its own completion goals.
These goals are usually
very simple things, asking you to build particular types of houses
or earn certain amount of money. The game keeps track of how long it takes you
to reach each level’s goal, awarding Expert status to players who can
beat levels in less than a certain amount of time. But if you don’t
care about getting Expert on a level you can take as much time as you like
to beat it.
The gameplay has been completely changed and Jane only appears the menu screen. This difficulty change makes Jane’s
Realty 2 more playable than its predecessor, on the whole. It didn't just grew in difficulty as you progress through the game, it really
just became a bit more complex.
Each level asks you to earn money by
building houses and decorating them well enough that tenants will rent
them. This is trivial at first and can be very tricky later on, when
you have to get tenants into more expensive houses. Levels may also
call for you to repair landmarks, build roads, or erect special
buildings that offer bonuses.
The graphics are simple (2D) but attractive as well the controls. Each level’s map is broken down into tiles on
a grid, and different levels are grouped together by location. Every time
you are playing at a new location, the first thing you do is clearing rocks and
trees away from areas where you want to build. This will cost you some resources, which you spend both on repairs and on building new houses.
You also need to spend money on erecting buildings, so most levels have
a few pre-positioned houses you can quickly get tenants into.
Going from level to level may seem a bit boring as the gameplay is a bit repetitive. The music sounds like the game was intended to be a relaxing one though.While placing buildings on the map is simple, the
interface is such that it’s very easy to accidentally bulldoze a new
house when you’re actually trying to decorate it for tenants.
In other words the trial version must be the best way for everyone to decide if they want more than a demo.
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