Face All the Danger and Adventure of the Wild West as You Fix Up the Family Railroad
DFG Exclusive Review Summary
- Unique concept and story full of interesting, quirky characters that can't help but draw you in with their charm
- The gameplay can get rather deep once you build up your town and get your citizens specialized with certain skills like woodcutting or gold mining
- Controls and game mechanics are quite simple and easy to use
- Graphics are greatly improved while retaining the cartoonish appeal of the series
- The game takes a little while to develop and the first hour or so can be a bit dull
- Certain objectives, such as collection tasks, can take some time and it doesn't help that you can't change the game speed
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Face Adventure in the Wild West!
When Anne and Henry Turner are asked to rebuild the family railroad, get ready for some wild west fun as they face bandits, kidnappings and interesting characters! Help them create a thriving community and figure out what happened to their father.
Help Your People Thrive
In this resource management game, play as Anne or Henry. Command citizens to collect resources while you build farms, houses and more and rescue people from bandits or kidnappers.
Accomplish tasks, like repairing Mrs. Turner's farm or building a well. At first, tasks will be easy so you can learn how to play but the difficulty level and excitement ramp up after about an hour so you won't want to quit playing!
Build Strategies and Enjoy the Adventure
This game will challenge you to create strategies for resource harvesting and building. The charming Turner family will keep you laughing and intrigued as you delve into the interesting storyline. Enjoy the adventure of the wild west in this memorable game!
If you think you can handle the dangers of the wild west, then download Westward IV: All Aboard now!
Westward IV: All Aboard Review
Westward IV: All Aboard continues this series adventure/strategy gameplay with a cast of charming characters and intriguing story. Step into the shoes of either Henry Turner, the family grease monkey with dreams of running his own rail line someday, or Anne Turner, the prettiest girl in the West whose favorite pastimes are lassoing jackrabbits, blasting old bottles with her trusty rifle, and helping out with the family railroad. Join them as they rebuild the family farm and search out the disappearance of their railroad mogul father.
Intriguing Story and Characters
One of the main draws to Westward IV is the rather intriguing story and characters that can't help but draw you in with their unique charm and hilarious antics. This all unfolds through some rather interesting gameplay and an easy to use interface. The gameplay is slightly different than other strategy titles in that you mainly control your main character to build houses, fight off bandits, and repair rail lines until you can recruit citizens to work for you.
Easy to Play
The interface is incredibly simple and pretty much all actions are controlled by the mouse, making it quite easy for new players to get into the action. The graphics are also greatly improved over previous versions and yet still retain the cartoonish charm that the series is known for. Also, you can zoom and rotate the camera around which is quite useful once your town gets really bustling.
A Bit of a Slow Start
The only downside to Westward IV is that it can take an hour or so for the action to really develop since the first several missions only give you control over your main character and perhaps a few extra townsfolk. This means that some of the mission objectives can take awhile, especially collection quests such as getting enough gold and wood to save a struggling wagon train. Without the option to speed up the game speed, such objectives can be a bit boring and could turn off some players if they don't stick with it to reach the later levels.
Conclusion - Fun Wild West Adventure
Overall, Westward IV provides a rather fun and entertaining adventure/strategy game. You get a sense of nostalgia with its version of the Wild West that is bright and colorful, full of friendly characters, and where the hero always prevails. Its characters and their tandem quests are interesting and engaging with plenty of quirks and some hilarious moments.
With its simple controls and interface, it is a great game for players new to this genre of gaming and can be enjoyable for even more experienced fans.
- Review by Alex
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