I bought this game on sale and it was.. sort of alright for the first 20 minutes. After that it's just a boring mess though.
+ Character customisation is very basic and quite limited but there's a couple of interesting options to make.
+ The art style for the game is interesting and it's quite well done. It doesn't interest me personally, though.
+ Nice concept for a game.
+ Fruit ninja style minigame is fairly fun because of the physics but it's also quite pointless.
- Has quite a lot of game breaking glitches.
- Expensive at full price (or anything less than a heavy discount) for the amount of content that's here.
- Very repetitive and slow gameplay which has you standing around a lot doing nothing for a lot of the time.
- The trading system in the game is unbalanced. Items such as seeds that you need at the start are so expensive that it takes around half an hour just to buy one seed.
- The english in the game is atrocious. It's obviously not the developers' first language so it's acceptable, but hardly one sentence in the game is spelt or worded correctly.
- The single music track in the game isn't anything special and is quite repetitive.
The first time I played the game, the first 20 minutes went alright, i'd finished the tutorial and I got onto the main game. Then I exited the game and came back to it, and my save file had somehow become corrupted and the game had saved me at the last section of the tutorial but some of the main characters were invisible so I couldn't actually progress.
After I started the game a second time, I got onto the actual main part of the game and honestly, it's just boring.
There's 3 "sections" to the game; Collect ingredients (apparently mostly by farming), restraunt simulator where you serve customers, and then a fruit ninja minigame.
The fruit ninja game from what I could tell was alright but completely pointless and too difficult because the recipes required you to chop so many ingredients in 10 seconds which didn't even appear on time for you to chop them up, nevermind to add them into the bowl as well. You get a star rating but if you had anything more than 10 seconds (which was impossible to get anyway), you only got 1 star for the dish, and it seemed to have no impact on the dish.
Unless i'm missing something, the game is ridiculously slow. There's not really any sense of direction in the game after you start serving customers in the restraunt, You "trade" with customers and they give you an order of what they want to eat, and then sit at the tables eternally. I had a customer sitting at the restraunt taking up space for 3 days because I had to wait for the ingredients to grow for what she wanted to eat.
The controls are awkward. I don't think there's a way to actually drop items from your basket without actually using them up or adding them into your chest. Double clicking seemed to be involved a lot and it didn't seem to always work.
"combat" is horrible. I'm not sure why it was included because it doesn't actually fit in with the game and the zombies don't even really pose as a threat. It's just annoying to have to find something to throw at the zombies when they appear, and for the first hour of the game it seemed to be only one zombie a night that would appear.
There's a trading system in place which allows you to barter for items. But the items that you have to actually buy are so costly that I found myself giving away pretty much all of what I had just to be able to aquire a single seed.
Also, the customers at the restraunt will ask you to cook them things that you haven't even unlocked yet, and if you accept you'll have to have them wait until you've actually unlocked it, and then wait even longer so that you actually have the ingredients to cook it.
There looked to be some sort of exploration aspect to the game but I haven't gotten that far because the game hasn't actually asked me to explore for any reason yet.