If you enjoyed Dreams of a Geisha, Tales of the Orient: The Rising Sun should be the right pick for you. Not only that it is from the same developer, it has a similar theme and an almost similar storyline. Regardless of these similarities, Tales of the Orient is a great Match 3 game!
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Name: Tales of the Orient: The Rising Sun
Release Date: 15 April 2014
Developer: Green Sauce Games
Tales of the Orient has a fairly typical storyline for a Matching game, with your main task of rebuilding your village. The game is set in Japan and therefore, it has some Japanese vibe in it. The cutscenes are hand-drawn and although are not very exciting to look at, they do feature voice-overs.
Tales of the Orient has splendid visuals, bright tiles, beautiful backgrounds and sharp graphics. However, there are times when we feel that the game is a little too bright and we have to strain our eye to see the tiles properly. The music is very relaxing and charming and of course, it is Japanese-styled.
There is nothing especially unique about Tales of the Orient: The Rising Sun. Nevertheless, the whole experience is extremely pleasant. The game featured three game modes which can be changed at the start of each level; Swap, Pop and Chain. The tiles and the background wallpaper varied very frequently so each board never looks the same. There are some cool bonuses to use and difficult obstacles to overcome as well. As if the game is not challenging enough, Tales of the Orient comes with limited moves. Fortunately, you can earn extra moves by restoring the buildings in the village; also, if you are not yet familiar with the game, you can switch to Relaxed Mode as you wish.
Tales of the Orient: The Rising Sun is an extremely challenging yet surprisingly entertaining Match 3 game. The developers sure could have added some more creative features to distinguish this game from the rest of the crowd; still, it is awesome as it is.
Graphics: 4.5/5 Stars
Sound: 4.5/5 Stars
Originality: 3.5/5 Stars
Gameplay: 4/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 4/5 Stars
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