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Facebook Game Reviews: Serf Wars

by: Brian Lamacraft ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

Serf Wars is a Facebook medieval style game where you build your own city. Take part in mini games to level up and decorate your city to keep your people happy.

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    Serf Wars Basics

    Serf Wars   Serf Wars offers the same types of medieval city building as you’ll find in other Facebook games. You’ll find homes, cottages, huts, farms, fields, barracks, roads and other items to decorate your city. The game has quite a few structures in it already for some variety. This game is different from other medieval city builders since you play a series of mini games to gain gold and level up in the game. The mini games are varied and there are several of them to select to play. . The use of mini games to level up and gain access to more gold and structures is an odd combination. You can collect some gold through taxes each day that you login to play Serf Wars.

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    Structures

    Serf Wars   The game has a good selection of structures for you to add to your kingdom. There are various houses such as huts, cottages, shacks, cabins, and more they come in various colors and shapes for variety. Farms provide food for your citizens but you don’t actually collect any food they just add to your food totals. Pick from corn, strawberry, potatoes, apples, melons and animal such as a chicken farm. In the game, you also have combat structures such as the barracks, wizard academy, and elf camp. Combat structures cost a great deal of gold and you’ll need to play dozens of mini games to add them all to your city.

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    Decorations

    You’ll need to keep your citizens happy by adding decorative items to your city area. You’ll find roads, fountains, colorful mushrooms, trees, wagons, circus themes, statues, and other items. You can get a very nice looking city with all the decorations in the game. The game has a great selection of decorative items but you’ll need plenty of gold from mini games or taxes to add them in your city.

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    Game Play

    Serf Wars would be a nice game except it has a major flaw to it. You can’t accomplish anything in the game without playing mini games. These games are not very fun and they add nothing to the medieval theme of Serf Wars. The games are nothing short of a chore you need to play to build anything in the game and level your city. For example, to build one soldier you need to collect food from mini games. If there were actual structures in your city that provided goods this would be a better option. The min games just don’t work for a medieval city builder. If you remove the mini games, you have the making of a great looking city builder but the games spoil what could be a fun game.

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    Graphics/Sound/Multiplayer

    Serf Wars looks nice with good color and it has a nice soundtrack. The structures are all varied and you can have a great looking city. The game will have a quest system, and a world map for some multiplayer action soon. Currently you can attack friends with your troops so there is a multiplayer element to the game in its current form.

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    Conclusion

    Serf Wars has the makings of a great game but the need to play mini games ruins the experience. These games add nothing to the game play; they are a chore, and not appealing in the least. Some players may like them but most will go back to playing games such as Evony.

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    References

    All Images from Serf Wars

    Source: Article is author's own experiences playing Serf Wars on Facebook.

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