Nice review of the upcoming game We Rule. Farmville on FaceBook really had no depth nor much social interactivity. They introduced the fertilizing and gift giving for the Christmas tree. I stopped playing in Dec 2009, so I don’t know what they’ve done past that, but it was just a clicking nightmare. I think it’ll remain a casual game due to its Facebook roots. We Rule, on the other hand, seems like a great mix of social and strategic. I’m glad NewToy has is creating to a different niche, namely that of the more serious social gamer.

Now, the casual iPhone gamer is likely already curious. But why should hardcore gamers care about We Rule? Well, consider that We Rule is being developed by New Toy, which is a small studio of former Ensemble employees. Yes, the Ensemble that made Halo Wars and Age of Empires, so think of the pedigree before dismissing We Rule. Besides, the rest of us would like to have you as a neighbor, too. Especially if we need to place an order for cupcakes and you're the only person awake with a bakery.

via We Rule Preview – iPhone Preview at IGN.