Review: Brightwood Adventures

Available On: Android

Price: Free, In-App Purchases

Download: Google Play

Brightwood Adventures was created by developer Kiwi Inc. Upon installing this game you will find that it’s much like games you would experience on Facebook or really anything that is developed by Zynga or similar developers. The largest thing you will notice and maybe even be happy over is that you don’t have to pay real money to feel like you’re advancing in the game at all. Nor do you have to spam your friends with invites to get what Zynga calls “neighbors.” It’s strictly a singleplayer game though, so you won’t be experiencing any multiplayer features whatsoever.

As any Zynga game or in this case game by Kiwi, you’ll be building your farm or as Google Play says, “your own glorious village.” It also boasts that you’ll be able to explore the “Dark Forest.” The only complaint I have to this is it seems like a copy off of Disney’s “Gnome Town.” If you’ve read my past reviews you’ll notice that I hate it when developers are not unique at all and take inspiration off of another game. Inspirations okay, but when it plays so much like someone else’s game, it’s a bit over the top. With that said, Brightwood Adventures is much like Disney’s Gnome Town.

As far as graphics go, you will not be experiencing anything like Facebook’s graphics. This is the one thing the game excels at. Using the advanced high definition graphics of the Android platform, Brightwood Adventures is very vibrant. You’ll notice right away that this game is nothing like something you would play on Facebook. I do have to say, the high definition graphics are very nice but I feel the sounds in the game are fairly annoying. It didn’t feel like it went with the game at all and made things feel really awkward.

As far as gameplay, it’s the standard Facebook gameplay. It’s also not something that’s really not my type of game at all. I think this game more appeals to casual players that are just looking to pass some time or trying to find something less “violent” so to speak. Games like Dead Trigger and some other more “violent” games I have reviewed just aren’t the type for some people. This game kind of fills that void for those who are looking for a middle ground or something in between casual and action. So far, there has been no game breaking bugs, so it really is perfect for the casual gamer. Not to mention that game is free or anything though!

Overall it’s a pretty decent game for casual gamers, but again not my type of game. I can see where many people would enjoy this game though. It’s free and it’s developers have some dang good updates and support for the game.

If you’re into casual games I would really suggest giving Brightwood Adventures a look. I won’t guarantee that everyone will like this game as it is indeed made for casual players that would like games on Facebook or by Zynga in general.


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