It’s more of the first game, only with minor irritations removed, the way you build things made clearer (it’s now more obvious which factory you get specific items from), less to-ing and fro-ing (you get helpers that can carry building parts, and even build buildings, for you), and three different kingdoms to help out.
So, really, it’s the same as the first game but nicer to play. Which is all you want from it! Lovely and relaxing, genuinely funny, and a high Columbo Factor to keep you playing. I still have one achievement to get, but I’m not far off that.
Also! First day of 2011 and first completed game of 2011! Total play time, just under 6 hours.