Mixed feelings with this game
I enjoyed this game from the perspective that it was an interesting and unique sim style game. You have to grow different critters called sprouts so they can build things and collect items. You also have to grow food and make it rain for the sprouts. If you are nice to the sprouts, they will offer you gems that you can use to do different things.
The turn-off about the game was that the sprouts actually did this worshippy-offering thing when they gave you the items. It just struck me as weird.
Also, you have a set number of tasks to complete, and once you are done, the game is pretty much over. Normally a sim game can go on indefinitely with certain aspects. Not so with this game.
Granted, the sprouts are really cute, especially the baby ones. But the whole worship thing just comes across as weird. Add to that the limited nature of the game play, and the game is just not as good as it could be.
February 17, 2012
Decent graphics, takes too long.
The little sprout thingies are cute and they talk to you. The graphics are decent. They take WAY too long to build anything. The very first thing you build takes like 15min with ALL of them building. It'd be okay I guess if you could turn it off and they'd keep going, but nope. Plus, there's nothing to do while they're building. I didn't even bother finishing the first building...BORING!!
March 28, 2012
watching sprouts grow - very slow game
This game is a very slow game in which you spend most time watching your sprouts do different tasks and waiting for the next thing to happen. The gameplay is too slow, and the whole map could be easier to navigate, too.
Your task is to supervise a buch of sprouts, take care of their needs (food, fun, education, sleep, ...) and to build a flourishing sprout society. The idea behind it is fun, but since the gameplay is so slow, one looses quickly interest. Once a task is accomplished (like building a building - which takes nearly all the adult sprouts to accomplish this, and still a lot of time), you can't upgrade the buildings or do more with them, which is unfortunate. The sprouts also seem to be unable to acquire skills which would make them better at specific tasks, although there is a school. The interaction between the sprouts is also absolutely minimal - if brought together, they "dance" for a short moment with each other and then go back to doing noting, unless told otherwise. You have to find gems, butterflies and flowers on which you drop one of the sprouts to get food, motivation or curiosity - or once in a while to get a gift with which you can unlock special powers. However, since you either have the map in very close-up or far away, it gets annoying moving around and searching first for one of the items, and then for a free sprout.
The visuals are very adorable. The music/sound could be more engaging.
I played the whole demo, but wouldn't buy the whole game (except for maybe really young players).
March 9, 2012
I loved this game! The back story is great and it is very fun and intriguing to play... Good sound, visuality and options! I especially love the way you can get, over time, to places you can see but can't go to. Very good! i would recommend it highly...
May 10, 2013