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The Lost Tribe (DOS)

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Educational
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Written by  :  PCGamer77 (3028)
Written on  :  Jun 11, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

A fun little edutainment program in the tradition of Oregon Trail.

The Good

This game has similarities to Oregon Trail, King of Dragon Pass, and even Sid Meier's Pirates!, offering the player a chance to make management decisions in a historical/mythical setting. The result is a blend of RPG, adventure, and strategy. Oh yeah, and you have an online reference to all things prehistoric, which is where the meat of the education is in this educational game.

The Bad

Too much mouse clicking. Random events that you deal with are few, so there is too much repetition. Also, there are frequent well-intentioned attempts at comic relief that are highly anachronistic. This might confuse and distract children from the history here, and it isn't all that funny anyways.

The Bottom Line

Not the best educational game I've encountered, but it is actually fun to play, which puts it in the same elite class as Oregon Trail and Carmen Sandiego.