What can be said about this game that has not already been said.
Addictive - Yes
Fun - Yes
Weird - Yes
It is one of those simple games that after playing a few islands you think just one more and youíre there for another 4 hours.
The way the game works is simple at each stage there is 3 islands and you have 100 people to use to divide up for conquering each island, but be careful as the computer doesn't seem to follow these rules and Iíve been outnumbered many a time! These people will breed and generate more when on the islands but a decent amount will give you an advantage.
You will then be given a choice of location on an island the best location is paramount as some of the spaces don't have many resources so make sure you choose a good location!
Once on the island it is a very simple game management system.
If you leave people doing no task they will breed, the more you have the more you get. This logic works the same with the mining of resources as well which is needed for the construction of weapons.
Research is a little different though. The more people that you stick on a project the faster it will be researched BUT some projects can only be researched when you have either mined the appropriate resource to build it or reached a certain tech level.
game starts with your guys starting out as basic cavemen and working their way up through the middle ages then modern day and beyond, but with each progression of islands youíre starting level begins higher and the level you can reach also gets higher. I still get a smug sense of satisfaction attacking someone with high end weapons against someone who hasn't even got out of the middle ages yet!
One of the good things about this game is that expansion is VERY easy. Move an army into an unoccupied area of the island they will eventually build a new base which will be back at the starting tech level but they will have all their weapons stacked up to save manufacturing them HAHA!
Attacking is the one thing in the game I do not like, it goes once again on sticking as many people as you can in attack and tech levels donít seem to make that much difference sadly. Altogether it is still a game I can go back to and play whenever I want a good laugh without much thought