The Forest Manager II

Player Rating3.61/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 52 ratings since 12/05/2015
played 58 times (finished 24)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

The sequel to The Forest Manager that covered pathological forest issues, this game is similar but covers entomological concerns. This game has been created for educational purposes and is intended to be used as a study guide for Entomology. This game is intended as a serious study guide and should only be played by those with a forestry background or with a desire to learn about forest and insect. The base of this story will be British Columbia, Canada.

Player Comments

Well this was certainly as informative as the first game in the series, and the slight change in all of the questions that were being asked made this feel like a proper sequel in a way. The writing in this game remains cohesive, and the questions being asked made me really have to think as to what the correct solution would have to be in the scenarios presented. There is some semblance of narrative with the progression of the story, but this still was very much like a quiz in which the wrong and correct answer were given and had to be chosen accordingly.

This story-game still does feel like it's more suited for those that are already knowledgeable about the subjects in this, because there's not much in terms of explanation for the reader on the things that they might be unaware of. It seems like only a correct answer or guess in some cases is what tells them that they were correct, and I assume that someone would be able to learn from that fact, right? The information in this story-game like the first is definitely interesting, but from the standpoint of something that is supposed to be a sequel, I expected the information to be relayed a bit better in ways.

I was unaware that I had a desire to learn about the subject of forestry before I experienced the games in this series, so despite the somewhat lack of clarification in some parts this did succeed in providing me an interest in learning more about the things from this story-game myself.

Despite some of the things that I may have found myself not really being a big fan of, I do believe that this is something that has value for the Edutainment genre on this site. I think that also applies to the site as a whole, as the information here was provided well enough in my opinion. I really found myself enjoying this story-game while reading through it, and it certainly left a pleasant enough feeling once I read through the last page of this writing.

A pretty good job overall, Graham. :)
-- TharaApples on 11/25/2017 12:25:31 AM
Well, I once again guessed every infection, but had no clue what the cures were. Cool.
-- Steve24833 on 9/22/2016 5:22:18 PM
No choice whatsoever. Should not be a CYOA. Though it somewhat educational though, so a 2/8 from me.
-- SonicTurboTurtle on 3/26/2016 1:53:01 PM
Decent writing ability, the game clearly states upfront it's meant for people who already know about forestry.
It isn't a study guide, though, it's more like a practice exam.
For a game to be "educational" it should provide you with information and explanations- not just ask you the question and tell you if you're right or wrong.
-- Sethaniel on 4/1/2014 11:29:54 AM
Eh. Not my thing, but cool. Also, it's spelled "pheromone"
-- Kiel_Farren on 3/31/2014 8:30:21 PM
In formative, but not very exciting.
-- alienalpha on 4/18/2013 1:11:24 PM
Pretty good. I learned something at least. It would be great if you had separated your chunks of texts with paragraphs.

5/8
-- Xt1000305 on 4/11/2013 11:51:26 PM
This is an improvement on the first :)
-- BerkaZerka on 4/11/2013 12:29:54 PM
It works well, from what I could understand (mostly random guesses for me), but for a serious game, the fail pages were slightly random at times.
-- Aman on 4/11/2013 7:41:54 AM
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