Tribloos 2 is one of those games that are a pleasure to play. It’s really peaceful and provides quite the laid-back experience amidst all of today’s more violent games.
This is a time management game. You’re tasked with getting stuff done in a certain amount of time using the provided Tribloos. This usually entails building a certain amount of buildings or collecting a certain amount of items. For example, I may be tasked to build three homes, each of which adds five Tribloos to my workforce, or I could be tasked with making bread, which is a multi-step process for the Tribloos.
The game does have a story to it, although negligible. Trey’s village is in danger due to storms. Yes, rainstorms and such. Matilda the dragon, who usually blows the storms away, is too tired to blow away these new storms and the Tribloos are now tasked with protecting themselves from the dangers ahead. I don’t see how this story actually plays into what I do in the game, however. Does making bread help protect the village? Now that I think about it, this may be because they’re stockpiling food, although I’m unsure.
The game’s graphics are all hand-drawn and look fantastic. The Tribloos themselves look great, as do the game’s various buildings. Oh, might as well throw the backdrops in there as well, which are all very well done. The game also has its own original soundtrack, which was excellent. I wonder if the soundtrack is available for download separately?
The game has plenty of content to go around, for a game of this scale at least. There are 90 levels. Each takes a couple of minutes to beat on average. This is, however, if you just play through the game without the goal of getting all perfect scores, which I had difficulty with. A lot of times I would simply run the clock until I got a bronze rating, not on purpose though. I’m obviously doing something wrong with my time-management here, not that I have any in reality (okay, maybe I do).
Overall, this game is quite a treat. It may be lost in the flood of indie games coming out these days, but I can give this game my recommendation. It may not be for the more hardcore gamers, but I certainly enjoyed it, and I consider myself one.