"Cutesy the graphics may be, but with the enemy’s farms in flames and a crater the size of Manhattan now occupying the centre of their village, I couldn't help but chuckle at the sinister undertones... A refreshingly spirited and ultimately enjoyable take on a genre" [- GGSgamer ]
"Idol Hands is trying to revive the god game genre and really seems to have done a fun job of it. This would be a fantastic starting place for someone looking to get into RTS games, with the style and theme making it clear and accessible whilst managing to stay satisfying while you're experimenting with the fire and explosions." [- Playfire ]
Now is the perfect time to get your hands on Idol Hands!
Thanks to the amazing feedback from the community, IDOL HANDS gets its first major update which is now LIVE and includes the following:
The implementation of WASD and arrow keys for moving forward, backward, left and right. You will also still be able to use the left mouse button to drag the landscape if you desire.
The ability to zoom the camera in/out using the mouse wheel or the -/= keys.
The ability to press the right mouse button to rotate camera but now with the added ability to use the more traditional conventions of moving the mouse left/right.
The ability to skip the initial start-up videos by pressing any key.
The ability to skip each of the four tutorials using a Skip button.
The addition of the following extra key mappings for using with the WASD keys (previous key mappings will still also work):
o 1 = Rain
o 2 = Lightning
o 3 = Earthquake
o 4 = Meteor
o 5 = Volcano
o Z = Lower Land
o X = Flatten Land
o C = Raise Land
Idol Hands is a strategy game where you gradually take over the world by guiding your people and defeating other gods.
You are a god in a time of many gods. Rather than having direct control over your people’s actions, your people will live their own lives; placing buildings, growing crops, and micro managing themselves.
Without you, your people are directionless!
Your powers will provide them with usable land, protect them from attack, and control nature to their benefit.
With your help they can grow and prosper; allowing them to increase the bounty of their harvests, and learn skills to eventually forming an immense fighting force that you can unleash upon your enemy’s population to wipe them out, leaving any other god powerless and defeated.
Play God with a nation of followers ready to respond to your command.
Shape a beautiful and fully-3D land as you see fit, carving out your perfect world.
Feel the power! Unleash massive natural disasters, striking your enemies down before you.
Play the game in the way that you want to. Multiple strategies mean that no two games will ever be the same.
I bought this the day it became available, trying to fill a void that another studio created. Good god games are really hard to find, because so many rarely focus on all the great aspects of that type of game. Terrain control, weather control, deities, good v. evil choices, minion control, asset control, expansion and growth. Idol Hands has some good focus, but falls short of some others, which makes the game seem repetitive. It has good good terrain control, it has some creative god powers, it had developers that listened. It has bad minion control, bad expansion and growth, no deities and everything else is simply, meh. Developers fixed a lot of complaints, like camera control, key mapping and the overly long tutorial. For its current price, it's a decent experience, but any fan of Lionhead might want to steer clear.
Unlike most other Real-Time Strategy games, Idol Hands makes players literally feel like gods with the ability to control the weather and summon disasters. The environment is also dynamic, changing from every decision made. Unfortunately, that's all the game has to offer as it does not offer anything else new in concept and is too limited by it. There's no way to control the people to ensure their survival, nor really "communicate" with them. Also, after experimenting with the weather and disaster controls, Idol Hands becomes repetitive, which is what the other two reviews (at this time) say. I am neutral on the graphics, some may say it's subpar or say it's decent but I find them still appealing nonetheless. In conclusion, I give this game a C- for having a good gaming concept but more content and gameplay elements would have helped Idol Hands to achieve higher ratings.
This is like Godus, Populus etc, but the game get boring really quick. Graphics are...okay, but you can find better games out there at the same price or even less.
Right in this game! You are your own God as you have decided to reign fire and brimstone onto all who disobey or just plain don't like! If that us not your forte, you can also train "your humans" to do whatever you want! it's time consuming, down-right unethical, and a lot of fun! Pick it up and be your own God today!
I thought this game would be awesome. At least from the trailer. But after playing some time it gets repetitive quickly. There's lack of missions, characters and control. The voice acting is kinda shaky. But the good thing is the terrain control is alright. I wouldn't recommend this game badly to anyone. But if anyone wants to play the game they should at least try it out. It's a fun game to play !
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