I absolutely adore this app for many reasons.
1. It is ACTUALLY a sandbox game!
Many games are labeled ‘sandbox’ while you have to buy and work super hard for every little thing.
2. It doesn’t cross the difficulty meter.
When it comes to sandbox games, there’s a meter of difficulty.
Easy, fun and frustrating/boring.
When a game is easy, you have absolutely no limits including having to work for a certain item. Often, the game becomes boring due to lack of motivation. (Difficulty meter should end here.)
When a game is fun, it is like this app. There is a currency needed to unlock certain items, but not too many and gaining the currency is simple.
When a game is frustrating, you have to work so hard and have to unlock almost everything to make a simple house. The annoyance becomes to repetitive that the game becomes boring and pointless. These kinds of sandbox games aren’t even sandbox games.
3. It boosts creativity.
I feel very calm and happy when I play this game. Even when I don’t use wood or food to get anything, I have a vast variety of materials I can use to build. This was my dream game for so long, and I’m really happy I found it. A bunch of ideas soar through my head while I play this game. No, I’m not saying you have to have 300 IQ to understand this game and it goes over the typical player’s head, I’m saying this game is great for EVERYONE. It’s super fun and you don’t have anything to brag about to make others feel poor. If this game was super popular, nobody would shame others who don’t use wood or food.
In conclusion, this is probably the best game I’ll ever play. Highly recommended.
(Edit: This game is still wonderful, but I do think that it could use a few more animals. Also, the gates don’t really open or human NPCs don’t open them. This is an extremely endearing game, I’m still playing it now.)