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Addictive little puzzler that nobody seems to know about!
on December 6, 2012
Let me first say that this might be the most under-the-radar North American release for the 3DS in its first two years. Literally no publicity has surrounded this title and it takes some deep browsing to even find it available for the 3DS on any online retailer, including Amazon.
Don't let that dissuade you from picking this great little title up! While this title is really more of a DS game (the 3D is hardly used except for a few throwaway cut scenes), it still provides loads of gameplay and replay value for the 3DS crowd.
If your familiar with any match-3 game, then your familiar with Cradle of Rome 2. It's more than just a "Bejeweled-type" game as some might label it. There is challenge, meaning and strategy in all of the games 100 levels and you will tempted constantly by that "one more try" compulsion that could keep you playing for hours. There are personal challenge and achievements within the game, but really, the meat and potatoes is to get through all 100 levels and build up Rome. It's so simple yet so effective.
The game is five-star for me because it kept me playing. Getting through all the levels will easily get you around 20-25 hours of playtime (or more, depending on your skill). After that there is an Adventure and Blitz mode that, while not as fun as Story mode, could suck away a few more hours.
This is one of those few games that just taps into the addictive nature of a good puzzler without needing to do anything else. There isn't much in terms of graphics. There really is no "story" in Story mode. Music is ok, but nothing special. But it's sooooo dang addictive.