CastleVille

8.2 Overall Score
Gameplay: 8/10
Sounds: 7/10
Graphics: 8/10

Great soundtrack. Colorful world full of charcters.

Energy runs out fast.

NOTE: this game has been discontinued. Don’t be sad, Here is a big list of games that are similar to CastleVille, check out the City Builder Games category.

Introducing a new game that takes that old square wheel and turns it round and looking way better.

Although CastleVille wasn’t out to change the social gaming world and doesn’t have a whole bunch of over the top, reach for the stars concepts or ambitions. This is a game that has been created in the framework of others before it, such as Ravenskye City, FarmVille 2, and FrontierVille. Since most won’t really notice how they made little changes and it has the best audio and visual experiences on Facebook, it just happens to be that this is an amazing game. Even though it isn’t all original, but you can say it is pretty awesome.

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Jump into a beautiful world that looks like it came from a Disney film. Although it has your basic 2D graphics, CastleVille will remind your of your favorite computer graphics movies, Tangles and Shrek and even The Princess and The Frog.

The game is filled with magic and fantasy, like talking rabbits and transformed humans, all this is possible because of some great and solid animations. You will notice that as you chop trees down, they are rocking back and forth, butterflies fly across the screen, rabbits hop through the land and even fish are jumping around in the lakes. The great thing is that it doesn’t hinder your gameplay but it does make it even better to play.

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Since CastleVille is similar to FrontierVille, you are going to start out with a small plot of land that you have to build on. You add some decorations and eventually you will have a might kingdom to rule over. You are going to have to work hard to get your kingdom, so be sure to chop down trees and mine your rocks, clear out a lot of space, and use the magic crystals your earn to unlock the areas that are covered in the evil force known as Gloom.

Gloom makes CastleVille that much better, simply because you aren’t just purchasing land to build on like CityVille, you are actually discovering new land as you fight off Gloom and his minions. You are going to come across a lot of different creatures and characters while you play. You will have quests that will help you unlock secret treasures ( usually some sort of decorative items), so this will give you that special dose of magic and wonder you were looking for.

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You can uncover any Gloom area in any order as long as it touches your unlocked land. The only way to unlock areas is usually doing special quests and meeting the requirements, like have 3500 gold, 1 magic crystal, and  5 of a certain item. The truth is you will most likely do them in order like everyone else.

You can enjoy the new crafting system that has been introduced. You can now create the things you will need in order to finish quests. Another really cool thing is that if you purchase a lumber mill and you stick it by some trees, you will have a lot more lumber on your hands. Either way it goes, you will certainly enjoy this game.

CastleVille is free to play.

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