What is Townsmen about?
Develop your tiny village to a grand medieval empire with a thriving economy and happy villagers! Find spots for mining ore, harvest the crops of your farms and collect coins as taxes from your folk. Build jousting fields, taverns, marketplaces and beautify your city with impressive statues, magnificent monuments and lush gardens. But there are also dangers lurking close by. Bandits are in the area, looking to plunder and pillage your peaceful town. Build barracks, guard towers and recruit brave soldiers to protect your citizens from harm. You rule the whole empire from your castle and make sure your inhabitants have fun and stay happy!
I like it, but despite scenarios it always plays the same way. It's like a little year, only without any real opponents. The bandits only rob you, which only causes you economic damage. Graphics and sound is like Anno 1602, quite passabel in the Iso look. As I said, there are scenarios, of course also endless games. Interesting are all the steam achievements, without which the game would otherwise get boring faster. The 5x time is good, if you have built the whole automation buildings, the fast forward works quite well, as long as you don't want to build anything. All in all a neat game, it just lacks a little variety in the scenarios, since you usually just have to build everything and you have to scrape together certain amounts of resources. For a few Euros that's ok, you don't have to go through everything, if you lose the desire after a few rounds. But you get a little motivation through a level system, with which you can unlock new building levels and unlock further improvements. This makes huge cities possible later on. Rating: 7 / 10