Shaman Odyssey: Tropic Adventure - Gathering Your People
Shaman Odyssey: Tropic Adventure is the latest release to the genre of strategy games. This sim tropical island-themed game developed and published by Cateia Games gets you to guide and control a tribe of villagers.
As a tribe's shaman you are to lead the tribe to their new permanent home.
Yes, as weird as it sounds, but you are to play as shaman. After having been visited by an ancestral spirit you are tasked to reunite the tribe that had been scattered to different islands.
Reunion of the tribe isn't your only mission. You are also to take them to a place that will be their new permanent home.
The game gives you a short tutorial that seems more confusing than helping since it gives you too much information all at once. In total you are to accomplish 22 missions with certain objectives each.
Each mission is set on a small tropical island, and although the layout is slightly different each time, every island contains the same fundamentals: a beach where you can collect seashells, a grassy area where you can harvest herbs for making potions, and various constructions sites that you can click on to build structures.
Life on the islands is no different from that for us. At least the major principle works the same way - everything costs you something. So if you want to build or brew a potion for the first time you need to get the blueprint of it or collect the herbs.
And while the tribepeople are busy with building and working you run around the island searching for the seashells and herbs.
The game is not crazy challenging. Only a few levels are timed so the rest of the time you can relax and take your time.
What's a bit annoying is that having done your job you are to wait till the tribepeople finish their part, which isn't that much fun.
The game features nice 3-D graphics but the story and the challenges can be still improved.
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