Relaxing and challenging
This game is truly an exhale of calm. I love the music and the subject matter. I love cross breeding plants to try to find new breeds. I only knocked a point off fun factor because sometimes I'm impatient for the plants to grow. But like virtual villagers, it's time based. It's the sort of game you enjoy slowly and let it work for you while you're away. While you're playing you can catch butterflies, care for your plants and sell in the market.
The music really makes this game the wonderful game it is, however. :)
December 6, 2011
This is an excellent game. I enjoyed it when I first played it, but upon playing it for the 2nd time, I discovered it's true value. This is a game where you can spend a lot of time trying to discover the 6 magic plants. At first I found the slow pace annoying, but now I enjoy that feature. I play this game on the side while working on other tasks on my computer and even while playing other games that are also somewhat slow paced. This was my first Last Day At Work game, and it has me hooked as one of their biggest fans. The game is easy enough for a beginner to play and challenging enough for even the highest level of skill.
December 20, 2011
I first started playing Plant Tycoon 5 years ago, and it's still one of my favorites. I love how well-executed the cross-breeding aspect is. If you are nerdy enough to compile a cross-breeding spreadsheet (like me), you realize that there are actual "genetic" patterns in play! The soundtrack is soothing to boot. With so many possible species, this game is sure to keep you engaged for a VERY long time.
August 29, 2012
Not for everyone, but I loved it!
If you've played fish tycoon it's a similar type of game. You start with a few normal seeds and average soil etc. As you cultivate and sell plants you gain money to buy more rare seeds, better soil etc. You can cross pollinate which sometimes gives a better plant other times gives a plant prone to disease that costs more money in bug spray and nutrients or dies before you can sell it. In the normal window you're just watering and planting. In the selling window you watch the creepy people come shopping with heads that swivel 360 degrees. (Pretty funny actually) You can upgrade all you tools, buy decorations for the selling area to attract more customers and catch bugs for a collection.
It's not fast paced, but you can speed time (remember to set it back! I think the clock continues when shut down if I remember correctly, so stop it when away) It's fun to see what plants you can create!
June 2, 2012
I just love this game, it is slow pace, but I always have fun watching my plants grow, discover new species, and even catch the bugs!
If you are a plant fan, you will love this game.
December 22, 2011
The most gorgeous game ever
This is one of my favorite games. The graphics just cannot be beat. The challenges of trying to find the correct seed combinations to create magic plants are quite difficult, especially as you advance. Whoever designed this game did an astonishing job.
It's not for those who like fast paced games, but you can start seeds and come back to them-and you will!
I gifted this game to my nephew, whose mother generally abhors all computer games. Even she had to admit that this one is clever and beautiful. He loved it!!
July 16, 2012
I absolutely love this game!
This game is not for the impatient. But it is so engrossing...if you like plants, I think you will love this game. You have to watch them, feed them, kill pests, fertilize, etc, and do it as the plants grow. You can leave the keyboard to do other things and when you come back the plants will have grown, produced seeds and so on. Thank goodness you can set the time so that if you turn it off for 20 hours you don't come back to find everything dead. (I killed everything the first time.) The details are amazing. And you sell them in a nursery, but only when they are ready. I think this may be my favorite game of any, and I have LOTS of games from BigFish.
December 19, 2012
Great game as ususal!
I love all Last Day of Work games but have to say this one is my favourite. If you like gardening and playing Virtual Villager or Fish Tycoon, you will love this game! Like gardening, it takes patience but it's worth it.
July 16, 2012
fun like this game
forgot all the stress of external life.
November 12, 2011
Best of the best!!
Love this game and hope they come out with a second one!! If you love fish tycoon you will love this game just as much.
May 20, 2012