Virtual Villagers 2


See that picture above? Seems I’m not quite smart in sustaining the village in the beginning, huh? With 25 people in population, I had 0 food supply which is not in the least sustainable because all my villagers could starve to death.

Here is a snapshot a day later:


Gee-hee, I’ve made myself a village elder! Lols. See the totems above? One of those totems is specifically made to venerate me.

And here is the latest snapshot:


Yep, despite having all its villagers famished in the beginning of the game, I’ve managed to help it survive in the end anyway.

Virtual Villagers 2, or Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children, is the sequel of Virtual Villagers, a new kind of sim game.

Players must guide the villagers through island life, improving conditions and technology, developing sustainable farming techniques and increasing the villagers' population. The game progresses in real time, even when the game is not running, the completion of some tasks can take hours or days. The game calculates the result of the simulation during the intervening time since the last time the player played. Villagers can die due to lack of food or neglect. Once there are no more living villagers, the game is over.

I firstly thought that the changes made to distinguish this sequel from its predecessor must be little, but I found out that I was wrong.

There are a lot of positive alterations made in this VV2 version, here are to name a few:

  1. All the skills (Farming, Building, Parenting, etc.) are made to coexist with each other in VV2, unlike in VV where you can ignore “Parenting” and “Healing” skills most of the time.
  2. The puzzles are much more complicated and challenging in VV2.
  3. There no longer exists the Golden Child in VV2, which means a good thing because despite helping the villagers with farming and other stuff, the Golden Child only makes us lose the fun in playing the game.
  4. There is a new section called “Collections” that one has to fill completely in order to solve the very last puzzle.
  5. The VV2’s background music has more variations than VV.
  6. The female villagers’ cough no longer sound like the males’ ones… It really gives me the creep hearing the women cough like men in VV!
  7. The price gap between level 2 and level 3 is very large, causing a lengthened game timeplay
  8. We can change the villagers’ clothes in VV2, a feature previously nonexistent in VV. The cost for each clothe-changing to be 5000 TP may seem like a waste to some, but logically it also acts as a way to spend one’s money when there is nothing else in the “Tech” section to buy.

For me personally, the new change I like most is the designation of title “Elder” to a villager who has mastered three skills. Thus, the Elder villager’s heritage is preserved not only by his/her tombstone, but also by totem which can add an aesthetic value to the game visuals.

Another change that I like is the Stew puzzle, which enables us to experiment with different recipes to get medicines or poisons…

Now wait a minute. Why would anyone compound poisons?

Well, here’s the tricky part. For most of us who are familiar enough with the game, having a “Master Doctor” in your village is the hardest thing one could ever achieve.

Why?

It’s because the healers are needed only when people are sick, for goodness sake! Primarily for that purpose of training my doctor, I intentionally poison my villagers one by one and heal them with the doctors available almost immediately.

Kinda evil, huh? Yep, I am. If I were a God, I think those villagers would present me with abundance of offerings everyday to ask for forgiveness, hahaha…

Anyway, this is the most complete listing of recipes I found elsewhere in the net. Sorry for not giving the source here, I forgot which site did I copy-paste this from…


Ingredient sources:

  1. The green plant in the upper left hanging over the wall of stones.
  2. The blue flower at the top center just to the right of the cave.
  3. The lavender daisy at the far top-right above the sacred area.
  4. The black chain of flowers just above the waterfall on the east.
  5. The bright red flowers southeast of the dam.
  6. The large orange flower to the south of the village.


W - White Lily B - Blue Rose P - Purple Flower
V - Black Vine R - Red Herb O - Orange Blossom


Note that since B is already for Blue, then V is used for Black. V is picked because it is a black -V-ine.

Ingredient combinations:

WVV The stew made your villager very ill
BVV The stew made your villager very ill
PVV The stew made your villager very ill
VV
R The stew made your villager very ill
VV
O The stew made your villager very ill

VOO X Your villager feels no need to breathe! - PUZZLE13
PPO X Stew completely restored your villager - FILLS HEALTH BAR
ROO X Parenting skills? - Sparkly, Embracing

VVV It burns! This foul stew is very harmful.
WWV This stew is nasty, it really isn't edible
WPV This stew is nasty, it really isn't edible
WVR This stew is nasty, it really isn't edible
WVO This stew is nasty, it really isn't edible
BVR This stew is nasty, it really isn't edible
BVO This stew is nasty, it really isn't edible
PPV This stew is nasty, it really isn't edible
PVR This stew is nasty, it really isn't edible
PVO This stew is nasty, it really isn't edible
V
RR This stew is nasty, it really isn't edible
WBP X The spicy stew clears villager's nose and throat - Rainbow
BPV X The spicy stew clears villager's nose and throat - Rainbow
WRR X The stew gave your villager a burst of energy - Dancing
WRO X The stew gave your villager a burst of energy - Dancing
RRR X The stew gave your villager a burst of energy - Exercising
RRO X The stew gave your villager a burst of energy - Exercising
WBR X Your villager has to go to the bathroom - Nature is calling!
BRR X The stew made your villager tired
WBV X Thirsty! So thirsty! Getting a drink
BBV X Thirsty! So thirsty! Getting a drink
PRO X This stew gives off a very sweet smell - Sparkly
OOO X This stew gives off a very sweet smell - Sparkly
WWR X This stew is very, very spicy
WPR X This stew is very, very spicy
BBB X Wow! Is your villager allergic to this stew? - Jumpy
BBO X Wow! Is your villager allergic to this stew? - Jumpy
WWW X Your villager feels healthier after eating
WWB X Your villager feels healthier after eating
WWP X Your villager feels healthier after eating
WWO X Your villager feels healthier after eating
WBB X Your villager feels healthier after eating
WBO X Your villager feels healthier after eating
WPP X Your villager feels healthier after eating
WPO X Your villager feels healthier after eating
WOO X Your villager feels healthier after eating
BBP X Your villager feels healthier after eating
BBR X Your villager feels healthier after eating
BPP X Your villager feels healthier after eating
BPR X Your villager feels healthier after eating
BPO X Your villager feels healthier after eating
BRO X Your villager feels healthier after eating
BOO X Your villager feels healthier after eating
PPP X Your villager feels healthier after eating - Rainbow
PPR X Your villager feels healthier after eating - Rainbow
PRR X Your villager feels healthier after eating
POO X Your villager feels healthier after eating
V
RO X Your villager feels healthier after eating - Sparkly

厚山 利彦 (Toshihiko Atsuyama)  – (28 October 2007 at 06:20)  

really? what makes u like it better? it's kinda boring...

villager of the puppydog tribe –   – (26 October 2008 at 14:05)  

i like ppo

villager of the puppydog tribe –   – (26 October 2008 at 14:06)  

its vary helpful

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