• Publisher: Runesoft
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 319.7 MB
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Price: $5.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: Create a thriving settlement with farms, bakeries, Potteries, Mason Shops, Schools, Armories and many more. Manage your settlement and its Settlers, erect new buildings, raw materials will roll in, finished goods will roll out so you can grow more people. Watch your people walk, eat, sleep, and talk to each other for entertainment. Couples marry. Babies are born, grow up, and are assigned careers of their own.Each person is a unique character who can be assigned a career. As they go about their careers, their skills improve. As their skills improve, new careers are opened to them. Stay out of the way of your enemies or attack them when you feel there is no other option.

Cultures: Northland follows the story of a wandering band of Vikings, guided by a quartet of heroes named Bjarni (son of the famous explorer Leif Ericsson), his lover Cyra, and their friends Hatchi and Sigurd. Hatchi soon finds that his homeland is overrun by enemies. As a result, he calls upon his friends for help. The game's campaign is spread out over eight missions, and you can also play an additional eight stand-alone missions that are unrelated to the story.

Features:

-8 campaign Missions with several subquests and 8 single missions
-4 heroes that join forces to fight the final battle
-Over 30 different occupational groups, updated job and skills systems
-menus with different level of detail to fit each gamers needs and preferences
-Highly detailed 3D environment
-Extensive tutorial with step by step introduction into the game and its features
-Improved AI (for the villagers as well as for other tribes)
- 3 difficulty levels to make the game fun for everybody from beginners to experts
- Special effects like weather effects, fog, ghost units etc
02-26-2014, 11:20 PM
#2
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Looks solid! Waiting for impressions due to the price but this could well be a decent Age of Empires-like!

02-26-2014, 11:45 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 3,143
It'd be great if there was a gameplay vid.
02-27-2014, 12:00 AM
#4
I wonder if it is related to the pc game(s) from 10/15 years ago. It does sound similar. They were Settler style games.
02-27-2014, 12:24 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by Scrav View Post
I wonder if it is related to the pc game(s) from 10/15 years ago. It does sound similar. They were Settler style games.
It is http://www.mobygames.com/game/northland | http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/cultures-series

This looks to be the port of the 2002 game.

I remember playing this all to well pretty good series

Last edited by FuurinRei; 02-27-2014 at 12:51 AM.
02-27-2014, 12:32 AM
#6
This is a link to a PC or Mac version as a mouse is used but it gives you an overall picture of the game.

http://youtu.be/Vi2JEs2ZtOs

Any thoughts? Looks good but how does it play is the question.

Last edited by worldcitizen1919; 02-27-2014 at 02:50 AM.
02-27-2014, 04:40 AM
#7
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Cornwall, UK
Posts: 732
Is this similar to The Settlers? Man, I'm still bitter about what Gameloft did to that game, it could've been so good on iOS.
02-27-2014, 04:44 AM
#8
It reminds me a bit of Knights & Merchants! Looks nice!
02-27-2014, 04:57 AM
#9
Tutorial is abit of a challenge, this game is literally a direct port, including the tutorial referencing mouse clicks and keyboard bindings

This game is what settlers could of been. Only thing I think it needs right now is a resized interface. Some seriously small buttons here

Gamecenter : taeles
02-27-2014, 06:07 AM
#10
I'm on the fence with this because of the small interface. On an ipad there's plenty of room to make things larger and clearer. Its important to enjoy the game and not be struggling to read things.

Have the graphics been redone? I read the game's very tedious and mostly suited to hardcore gamers. Any opinions on this?

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