Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My Current Obsession - Virtual Villagers 3

Ok, I admit it. I am obsessed with Virtual Villagers 3. I was super excited when I first heard about this upcoming release. I have played both Virtual Villagers - A New Home and Virtual Villagers 2 - The Lost Children . I was able to complete the first one but the with the second one I was not as lucky. My daughter (10) did complete it though. It is safe to say that all of my daughters have become obsessed with VV3 as well. Everyone's first and last thought of the day is to check on their tribe.

This time around the game is definitely a little more challenging but don't let that keep you from giving this game a try. There are more food sources as well as new collectibles to find. I really like the fact that anyone can be chief including the kids. By far the best feature of this series of games is the fact that it is real time game play. That basically means the game plays even when you are away from the computer, but you can't forget to check on your tribe. If you do anything can happen, especially death! Your villagers can die from old age, starvation or a work related accident.

Anyways, I am currently stuck. I thought I was down for the count when my last male died a few days ago but luckily he got 3 villagers pregnant. Now I am down to my last female villager so I am working super hard to keep her pregnant so I can build up the tribe. My current food source is 15,140. I am having a hard time keeping them from harvesting fruit or fishing. I have 12 of my puzzles completed which is really good. When I got stuck the first time, I started looking for hints and tips. I found this great site, VirtualVillagers3. net that helps you with the potions as well as help with the puzzles. These tips do not take away from the game because you still have to do a lot of work, but it definitely helps.

So if you want to have a little fun with a different sim type game that runs in real time, give Virtual Villagers 3 a try. You can use the link below to get a free full version of the game or visit my gamecenter for a free 60 minute trial.
p.s. if you have any tips you will love to share, please do.

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