Look for the Magic Crystals while breeding you Special Horses!
The story of this game is about a meteor that stroked the earth a long time ago. It broke into several crystal pieces and our grandfather found two of those pieces. He discovered that they had special powers on horses but no one believed him. He gave those crystals to us (his grandchildren). You can choose a boy or a girl and you’re the heirs of his old farm. You have to breed special horses (you start with a Pegasus and a Unicorn but you can also have a Fire Steed, an Ice Steed and a Demon Steed). While you breed these animals, you’ll have time to upgrade buildings and enter in races and make some quests.
This game had all the potential to be amazing. The story is interesting and the horses are really different, but I was so disappointed when I played it!
First of all, it’s most likely that your problems start even before you enter the game. I had a (really) hard time to make it work and I have a powerful computer. So, my advice is if you get this game, don’t put the graphics or the resolution in the maximum otherwise, you won’t be able to play because all the colors get blurry. Once you get this right, you arrive to your farm. In here you’ll find 5 Buildings that can be upgradable. In the Stable you can breed, feed and groom your horses. Keep in mind that the game doesn’t have any kind of animation, so you’ll only see some sparkles but it looks like you’re not doing anything. Two of the buildings that I really had high expectations were the Barn and the Blacksmith. These are the only references to the magic crystals that you will find. They allow you to create magic potion to cure the horses in case of illness or make magical horseshoes that develop certain characteristics of the horse (like speed, stamina, etc). Despite all of this, what really disappointed me was the fact that you work hard to train your horse (actually you simple need to click the arrows keys in every exercise, but this will bring your stats up) and you never see all that training in action. Both Competitions and Quests are made off-screen and without you watching them.
So basically, the game doesn’t have many animations, the only reference to the magical crystals are while making horseshoes or portions and it gets boring really fast. The cool part is actually the weather and the seasons changing in real time and as the graphics are mostly OK, this looks beautiful.
My primarily advice? Try out the Demo available free in Steam and then make your decision… And, well, I’ve played it and I haven’t found any difference between it and the full game. And doesn’t even have a time limit! So it’s worth the try 😉