The Fifth Gate - 5 Wonderful Places
PlayFirst have released a new title for the time-management genre fans. The Fifth Gate is the new game.
The gates and their number mentioned in the name are the way for you to get out of the mystical realm in which you find yourself locked up.
The main character's name itself ties her up to gardening.
The main character Eden is a young girl who is very good at gardening in the whole Fairy Kingdom. One morning she finds herself kidnapped by a foreboding woman named Morgana.
Eden is promised to be set free on a condition that she would grow big plants for Morgana. The plants are also to be kept from the insects and dying in order to complete tasks and brew potions set by Morgana and earn the five stones to open the various worldly gates.
Once you have a stone for the fifth gate, you are free to go. Even though than sounds like just grow a garden, it is actually more complicated than that. You won't just have to take care of the flowers and plants, but also of managing your magical finances in order to best suit Morgana's needs, as well as those of the garden and plants.
The Fifth Gate features five separate gardens, each with 14 tasks of various duration. Each task can take a certain amount of time to be completed.
It is very nice that each garden is so unique. The environment is different as well as the plants, the plant-devouring creatures, the spells and potions, the game play mechanics.
Morgana's goals for you are not all the same, which keeps it fresh. Those may include a certain number of blossoms or exotic potions or certain plants to be added or certain creatures to be eliminated. Helper plants and upgrades are offered for your use in order to keep up with these goals.
The game is fun and full of many things to make it a great time-killer if you like to do it time-managing.
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